April 21-27, 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-Grade 5
  • Sundays, 9:00 & 10:30am: Infant-Grade 5
  • Barnabas (Special Needs): Sundays, 10:30am, LC102
  • Wednesday Night Kids’ Club: 6:30-8:00pm.
  • April 1 Thing: May Baskets

| 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:

  • 6th Grade Transition: May 16, 6:00-8:00pm, Bowlocity, register online

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
  • A Time for Women Craft Retreat: Saturday, April 21, 9:00am-4:00pm in the Summit Room
  • 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

  • Plan ahead! End of School Year Food 4 Friends Big Boxes. Big boxes for the end of the school year food gift to our backpack families at Bamber Valley and Harriet Bishop will be available to pick up and fill May 5-6 and 12-13.

| 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

Large Events (concerts, conferences, etc.)



Devoted Hearts – SOLD OUT!
April 27-28


General Events/Classes


Attend all three weeks of the ArchWays classes.

Class is offered three times each weekend – switch class times as needed to fit your schedule.

Saturday (7-8 PM) or Sunday (9-10 AM or 10:30-11:30 AM)

Week #1 ~ April 21/22   |   Week #2 ~ April 28/29   |   Week #3 ~ May 5/6

To sign up for ArchWays fill out our membership application on our website at AutumnRidgeChurch.org/membership. If you have questions about the ArchWays classes or becoming a member, e-mail us at Membership@AutumnRidgeChurch.org


  • 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 Ron Engebretson and his family whose father, Walter, died April 13.

Our Giving To God Last Week: $ 70,854

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

Beth R. will be with us this weekend, as she transitions from long-term service in Guinea to home assignment here in the US. Find her in the lobby and learn how you can support her as she adjusts to this major change.

Jim and Jan have ministered in SE MN for almost 50 years. They were recently privileged to share the Gospel with a local Hispanic family, who then immediately put their trust in Christ! What an exciting experience and reason to praise God. Keep them in your prayers as they faithfully continue to share Christ in the world around them.

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

When God Doesn’t Fix It: Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without   

~by Laura Story and Jennifer Schuchmann

The authors examine the brokenness of heroes of our faith, showing that despite their flaws, God used them in extraordinary ways; not because of their faith, but because of his faithfulness. 

A Perfect Mess: Why You Don’t Have to Worry about Being Good
Enough for God

~by Lisa Harper

This book applies the ancient truths found in Psalms to our contemporary lives. She takes truth, stirs it with grace, and sprinkles it with her gentle and warm writing style.

Saturday Night Dinners

APRIL 21st

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Garlic Bread Sticks
Fresh Salad

APRIL 28th

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Scalloped Potatoes
Ice Cream & Cookies