April 22 – March 28, 2017

The online connection to the Autumn Ridge Church Community.

This Week


| children (Infant-Grade 5)

Don’t know where to go? Check out the Children’s Welcome Desk in the lobby.

  • Saturday, 5:30pm: Infant – PreK
  • Sunday, 8:30, 10:00, and 11:15am: Infant – Grade 5
  • Barnabas (Special Needs)Sundays, 10:30am
  • Kids’ Club (preK-Grade 5): Wednesdays, 6:30pm
  • American Heritage Girls (ages 5-18): Monday, May 1, 6:15pm
  • Trail Life USA (boys K-grade 7): Monday, May 1, 6:15pm, Timothy Chapel
  • 1 Thing for April: May Baskets.
  • Kid’s Club Grand Finale: May 10, 6;30pm

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (6-12th grade): 5:30pm, Sunday, April 30
  • Middle School Life Groups: 5:30pm, Sunday, April 30
  • NO High School Life Groups: Wednesday, May 3

college-aged (ages 18-24)

  • College-Aged gatherings: Sundays, 7:30pm, Lighthouse

| men

  • Men’s Bible Study Fellowship: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – Upper Room
  • Men’s Coffee Club, Discussions and Presentations: Wednesdays, 9:30am – Upper Room
  • Wednesday Men’s Study: 6:30pm – Upper Room
  • Men’s Bible Study: Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room

| women

  • Women’s Bible Study: Wednesdays 9:30am & 6:30pm. Life Group gatherings
  • Side by Side (medical spouses): Fridays, 9:15am – Summit Room

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

| general events & classes

  • Adult Bible Study: Book of Hebrews, Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL), Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Wesley Counseling Room
  • Choir Rehearsal, Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Sanctuary
  • Volleyball, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery, Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room

General Events/Classes

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  • Adult Bible Study: Book of Hebrews, Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL),Tuesdays, 6:30pm, Wesley Counseling Room
  • Choir Rehearsal, Wednesdays, 6:30pm – Sanctuary
  • Volleyball, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery, Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room

Church Community News (Announcements, Letters, Employment, etc.)


We extend our sympathy to Gene Frank and his family whose step-mother, Ann, died on April 20.

We extend our sympathy to Mary Van Peursem whose mother-in-law, Phyllis, died on April 20.

HeeJune Shin presents 40 paintings at Cascade Meadow, May 1-June 30 at Cascade Meadow. She received McKnight Artist Grant to promote the Nature Center through her paintings. Artist reception is on May 20 at 1:00 PM. heejuneshin.com.

We are currently hiring for TWO full-time positions:

   – Children’s ministry Assistant
– Early Childhood
(nursery – preshool) Director

Do you have a heart for children? For job descriptions and position requirements, visit the children’s webpage: AutumnRidgeChurch.org/children

mercying-definitionMercy has been defined as “love in action.” Whether you want to show that love in action in the Autumn Ridge community or in the broader community, we have options for you, your family, and even your Life Group.

Have you found opportunities for Mercy-ing?
Use a Connection Card to drop us a note and let us know – so that we may encourage others to find their own opportunities.

Hire a Student

Do you need help with a project?
Hire a student to help. Money earned goes toward summer mission trips.
Info on the Student webpage.

Our Giving To God

Giving to God’s work last week: $59,931

Children (Infant-5th Grade)



Wednesday Night Clubs

6:30 – 8:00pm for PreK-Grade 5. Meet in the Children’s Wing.

DiscipleKids Weekend Classes

Saturdays at 5:30pm:

Classes for infant – K15 Preschool
Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am:

Classes for infant – 5th Grade
Elementary students are encouraged to attend class for one hour and then attend a worship service with their families during another service.


BARNABAS Ministry, Sundays @10:30

Barnabas is a Sunday School for children and teens ages 5-18 who have special needs.  Barnabas exists to glorify God by sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word.  The Barnabas class meets every Sunday during the 10:30 service in the Mannika Room.  If you are interested in participating in the program, please contact the Autumn Ridge Children’s Ministry Department.

Trail Life USA

Our regular meetings are the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month (with monthly Hit the Trail! activities at other times). We meet from 6:15 – 7:45 PM in the Upper Room.

Helpful details:  

Cost is $76 (includes shirt); for more information or to register, contact trail.life@arnoldzoo.org

Helping Hands

The Children’s Ministries Department invites adults of all ages to minister to the children of Autumn Ridge Church through their Helping Hands Ministry. The purpose of Helping Hands is to assist the Children’s Department in preparing and organizing materials for their programs. Helping Hands normally meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 9:30 am -12:00 pm. If you are able to lend a hand once or twice a month, please contact Elann Wright at 288-8880 ext. 116 or email her at Wright.Elann@AutumnRidgeChurch.org.

Students (6th Grade-HS Senior)


Mosaic meets on Sundays in the Lighthouse.

  • Mosaic (6th-12th Grade): Sundays 5:30pm
  • Middle School Life Groups, Sundays, 5:30pm
  • High School Life Groups: Wednesdays, 6:30pm

Support our Students’ summer missions trips. Hire a student for personal, household, neighborhood, or business projects.

College-Aged (18-24years)

Sundays at 8:30pm in the Lighthouse

We are young adults between 18 – 24 years old who are striving to help develop each other into devoted disciples of Jesus Christ that love God and serve people

Weekly gatherings will include:
Worship time, thought provoking subjects, debates, small groups, games, community bonding, and growing together in Jesus!

In the Lighthouse at Autumn Ridge Church (2nd floor of the CENTER).

Missions & Local Outreach

Missions and Outreach

Join us as we welcome Gwen R back from Cote D’Ivoire. She will share some of her experiences with us at the next Sandwiches and Sodas immediately after the 10:30 service in the Common Grounds Café on Sunday, May 7.

Men (studies, events, etc.)

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship

Tuesdays, 6:30pm in the Upper Room

Wednesday Men’s Study

6:30pm in the Upper Room

Men’s Coffee Club

Join a group of men, led by Dick Larson, who meet every Wednesday for coffee, donuts, and discussions or presentations on a variety of subjects.

Wednesdays, 9:30am in the Upper Room

Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study

Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room

Women (WBS, MOPS, Women's event, etc.)

A New Season of Women’s Bible Study

Unity of Love: A Study of 1 Corinthians

January – May 2017

wbs-jan-20171 Corinthians show how the Christian life lived in community works best when the foundation is Jesus Christ.

Women’s Bible Study draws from all ages and meets both mornings and evenings on Wednesdays from September through May. We have a dynamic teaching team of six:  Lorie Dahlstrom, Juli Fischer, Svea Merry, Angie Pankratz, Gretchen Steer, and Jann Wright.  Each week includes a teaching lecture followed by Life Groups for discussion, prayer, and community.  A full children’s program for preschoolers is provided in the morning, and the evening session occurs during Kids’ Clubs, so you can attend without having to arrange childcare.  Women’s Bible Study is free of charge.

Women’s Bible Study Winter/Spring session: January – May 2017

Register online at AutumnRidgeChruch.org/register.
For more information contact Jennifer Ouren at


Side By Side, a non-denominational women’s bible study meeting at Autumn Ridge Church on Friday mornings, is looking for individuals interested in helping with childcare. Both substitutes and regular childcare workers needed. Hours are 9:10-11:30. This is a paid position. Teens $15, Adults $25 each Friday during the academic school year.

Contact Meghan Olsen meghanolsen@gmail.com

Christos Bookcenter

You Are Not Alone: Hope for Hurting Parents

~by Dena Yohe

You would go to the ends of the earth for your child, teenager, or young adult in the midst of crisis. The author offers ways to maintain relationships and ideas for keeping up emotional and spiritual well-being.

Overwhelmed: How to Quiet the Chaos

~by Kathi Lipp & Cheri Gregory

Feeling overwhelmed when you’ve got too many projects on your plate and too much mess in your relationships? The authors show five reasons why we become stressed, why social media solutions don’t work, and how to can create a plan that works for you.

Ministry Partners (Next Chapter, Serenity House, Celebrate Recovery, etc.)

 We have no information from our ministry partners at the moment.


Saturday Night Dinners


Created by Chef Craig!

Boursin Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Seared Bacon & Brussel Sprouts
Mashed Potatoes
White Sauce
Poached Pear Creme Angliase Puff Pastry


Created by Chef Craig!

Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Potatoes (gluten, dairy free)
Baked Ham (gluten, dairy free)

Fresh Fruit
Mini Muffins

Orange Juice
Apple Juice


Created by Chef Craig!

Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Potato Salad
French Fries
Fresh Fruit
Ice Cream