RIDGELINES

October 14 – October 20, 2017

The online connection to the Autumn Ridge Church Community.

This Week

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT AUTUMN RIDGE

| 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. NO Kids’ Club on Wednesday, Oct 18 – Fall Break
  • 1 Thing: Prayer
  • Save the Date: Sunday, November 19 – Parent-equipping seminar on Entitlement

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic (Grades 6-12):  Sunday, October 15, 5:30-7:00pm
  • Middle School Life Groups: Sunday, October 15, 5:30
  • High School Life Groups: Wednesday, October 18, 6:30pm
  • High School Glow Paint Party: October 8 
  • High School Retreat: October 27-29
  • Middle School Extreme Olympics: October 29
    Registration for both events is due by October 22

| men

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

| women

  • #WhenLifeStinks Bible Study: Wednesdays, 9:30am & 6:30pm, Common Grounds Cafe
  • Side By Side (medical spouses), Fridays, 9:30am, Summit Room

| fusion (Single Young Adults)

  • Tuesdays, 7:00pm: in the Lighthouse

| missions & local outreach

| general events & classes

  • Financial Peace University: Sundays, 9:00am – Upper Room
  • Adult Bible Study: The Reformation: Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
    The class will look at the historical and social context of the reformation and the Scripture that propelled it forward.
  • Evensong: Sunday, October 15, 6:00pm in the Timothy Chapel
  • Unity English (English language class): 9:00am, Den Rooms
  • Precept Study: Book of James: Tuesdays, 9:30am & 7:00pm in Luther Room A
  • Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:30pm in the sanctuary
  • Celebrate Recovery: Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room
  • CPR/AED Class: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6pm, Maninka Room. Register online.

General Events/Classes

Class series is three weeks long and all classes are offered three times each weekend. Pick the time that works best for your schedule. For more information visit the membership page or e-mail Membership@AutumnRidgeChurch.org.

Saturdays, 7:00 pm and Sundays, 9:00 & 10:30 am
October 7/8, October 14/15, October 21/22

•  Our history, God’s gift of salvation
•  Our purpose, personality and beliefs
•  Our organization and where we’re going
•  How God made you for His purpose


Sunday, October 15, 6pm in the Timothy Chapel


OASIS (Senior Adults), 

October 17

Elizabeth Lodge from 1-3pm

Old fashioned cookies, cider, table games, hiking, Hymn sing
No cost
Call Linda Ferguson by October 16 at 282-7113 if planning to attend.


  • Financial Peace University: Sundays, 9:00am – Upper Room
  • Adult Bible Study: The Reformation: Sundays, 10:30am – Upper Room
    October marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The class will look at the historical and social context of the reformation and the Scripture that propelled it forward.
  • Unity English (English language class): 9:00am, Den Rooms
  • Precept Study: Book of James: Tuesdays, 9:30am & 7:00pm in Luther Room A
  • Volleyball: Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal: Wednesdays, 6:30pm in the sanctuary
  • Celebrate Recovery: Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room
  • Side By Side (medical spouses): Fridays, 9:30am, Summit Room

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

CONGREGATIONAL NEWS

Words cannot express our gratitude for all the ways our ARC family has shown concern and support after the death of Bob Sawtell. –Susan and Woody Roland, Grace Sawtell

We extend our sympathy to Henry Poterucha and Jeannnie Carter and family, whose son and brother, Mike, died on October 6.

When filling out a Connection Card or providing us with an updated mailing address, please give us the complete address. Our front desk staff are sometimes miracle workers, but they’re not often mind readers.


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.


Our Giving To God

Giving to God’s work last week: $65,894

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)

STUDENT MINISTRIES

Mosaic meets on Sundays in the Lighthouse.

  • Mosaic (6th-12th Grade): Sundays 5:30pm

Missions & Local Outreach

Missions and Outreach

Bonnie Davids will be traveling to Honduras in November to visit Nueva Esperanza. If you are interested in joining her for this opportunity to see what Carlos and Barbara do on a day-to-day basis, contact Bonnie at bdavids@centurytel.net or 507-259-5230.


This Weekend: Sandwiches and Sodas with Pastor Banush from Kosova in the Common Grounds 12-1 pm on Sunday, October 15.

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

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

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Saturday Night Dinners

OCTOBER 14TH
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER MENU

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Artichoke Chicken
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Dinner Roll
Dessert:
Pumpkin Pie

OCTOBER 21st
SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER MENU

Lovingly created by Chef Craig!

Flat Iron Steaks
w/ mushroom sauce
Roasted Vegetables
Fingerling Potatoes
Bread Pudding