February 17 – February 18, 2018

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.
See a K followed by a number (K18, K19, etc.)? The number = the year a child starts Kindergarten

  • Saturdays, 5:30pm: Infant-5th grade
  • Sundays, 9 & 10:30am: Infant-5th grade
  • Barnabas (Special Needs): Sundays, 10:30am, LC102
  • Wednesday Night Clubs: K18-Grade 5, 6:30-8:00pm
  • February 1 Thing: Service Care Packages

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (Grades 9-12):  Sundays, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Middle School Life Groups: Sundays, 5:30-7:00pm
  • High School Life Groups: Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Save the Date

  • Spring Formal: March 16

Hire a Student
Many students are eager to work hard to raise funds for summer mission trips. Be a part of the blessing by hiring a student for a job you need done!
Students available January through June 10.

| men

  • Men’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF): Mondays, 6:30pm, Upper Room – On Break
  • Men’s Coffee Club, Discussions, and Presentations: Wednesdays, 9:30am – Upper Room
  • Men’s Wed. Night Bible Study: 6:30pm, Upper Room – On Break
  • Men’s Bible Study: Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room – On Break

| women

  • Women’s Bible Study: Gospel of John. Wednesdays, 9:30am & 6:30pm
  • Side By Side (medical spouses): Fridays, 9:00am in the Summit Room

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

  • Save the Date: March 18, Sandwiches and Sodas in the Common Grounds after the 10:30am service 

| general events & classes

  • Adult Bible Study: Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Precept Study: Joshua – Conquering your Enemies
    Tuesdays, 9:30am or 7:00pm in the Luther Room
  • Unity English (English language class): 9:15am, Den Rooms
  • Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery: Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room

Large Events (concerts, conferences, etc.)


Michael W. Smith and band in concert
Thursday, March 8

Devoted Hearts
April 27-28


General Events/Classes





  • Adult Bible Study: Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
  • Unity English (English language class): 9:15am, Den Rooms
  • 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 Tricia Furlow whose mother, Vanessa Furlow, died on February 2.

I wish to thank all of Autumn Ridge for your thoughts, prayers, and cards. Praise God! I am doing well. ~Sandy Riley   

I have truly experienced the hands and feet of Christ through the many cards, gifts, calls, visits and generous meals, which all came w/ the assurance of prayers.  What a wonderful church body to be a part of.  ~Gratefully, Kenna Baber

Our Giving To God Last Week: $ 62,611

Children (Infant-5th Grade)

Wednesday Night Clubs

Wednesday Night Clubs: 6:30-8:00pm, September 20 – May 9
Those entering Kindergarten – 5th grade. Visit the Children’s Welcome Center for more information.

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


Missions & Local Outreach

Missions and Outreach

Dan and Heather G are making plans for their furlough year 2019-2020. Dan is investigating possibilities of serving at Mayo, either here in Rochester or in Phoenix. Pray for God’s providence in this process for their family; they have older children in college and high school, as well as toddlers and a new baby. There will be many transitions and details that need to come together in a move for any family this size, but more so when going from Kenya to the US.


Men (studies, events, etc.)

Men’s Monday Night BSF

6:30pm, 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 Wednesday Night Life Groups

6:30pm in the Upper Room.

Men’s Friday Morning Bible Study

Fridays, 6:00am – Upper Room

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

Women’s Bible Study

Who we are: A Bible Study group which connects you to women of all ages – 18 on up, who are meeting God and making friends.

What we do: Study the Bible through well-prepared teaching lectures, small group discussion, and friendships.

When we meet:
Wednesdays at 9:30-11:00am and 6:30-8:00pm. Our first session is Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

What else should I know? It’s free – including childcare and an excellent children’s program. Coffee and treats each week. A great way to connect with other women.


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

Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child

~by Kathe Wunnenberg

Mothers who experience loss grieve honestly and well. Find seasoned insights and gentle questions that present hurts before God, so, over time, you receive the healing He will provide.

Before You Hit Send: Preventing Headache and Heartache

~by Emerson Eggerichs

Misunderstandings in our electronic world are easy and frequent. Discover why we have communication disasters. Ask yourself before you hit send, “Is it true, kind, necessary, and is it clear?”

Saturday Night Dinners


Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Fish & Chips
Homemade Tartar Sauce
Fresh Fruit


Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Chicken Enchiladas
Fresh Green Salad