June 17 – June 23, 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
  • Day Camp at Camp Victory: June 19-23 (camp is full). Drop off at 8am and pick up at 5pm each day at Autumn Ridge,

| students (Grades 6-12)

  • Mosaic Summer Kickoff: Sunday, June 18

college-aged (ages 18-24)

| men

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

| women

  • 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
  • Volleyball, Tuesdays, 6:30pm – CENTER Gym
  • Celebrate Recovery, Fridays, 7:00pm – Upper Room

General Events/Classes

Woman2Woman Mentoring

Are you an older woman at ARC?  If so, there is a ministry at ARC for you:  Women2Women.  It is based on the Titus 2 concept of older women mentoring younger women.  If you would like to find out about mentoring,  call Kathy Baxter at 407-206-0171 or e-mail her at hkbaxter@charter.net.  We would like more of you to have the opportunity and blessing of this ministry.  Interested?  Make contact ASAP.  We are finalizing our mentor groups.

 FAMILY CAMP: July 30-August 4

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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
  • 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 Julie Herrera-Lemler whose grandmother died recently.

We extend our sympathy to Charles Graham whose son, Stephen, died on June 6.

Congratulations to Stan and Laura Wheatmen on the birth of a son, Steven Gary, on May 18.

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: $63,304

Children (Infant-5th Grade)

Wednesday Night Clubs

We are currently on Summer Break.

September – May: 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

Mark your calendar for next week, Refugee Sunday, June 25. We will have Sandwiches and Sodas in the Common Grounds Café immediately after the 10:30 service. Come and find out what local ministries are doing to welcome refugees and how you can get involved. We will welcome Arrive Ministries, Somali Adult Literacy Training, Catholic Charities, Team Rochester, and more.
Don’t miss it!

Men (studies, events, etc.)

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.)

Women’s Bible Study

We have just completed our school-year study. Look for information soon about a summer study.


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

A Minute of Vision for Men: 365 Motivational Moments to Kick-Start Your Day

~by Roger Patterson

This book will help you connect with your purpose. It’s written so you can start your day on the right foot, focused on what matters the most…spiritual vision.

Another Kind of Courage

~by Steve Bundy and Doug Mazza

This book is filled with insights, encouragement, hope, strength, and personal stories  that will guide men who find themselves in situations they never expected: leading a family affected by disability.

Saturday Night Dinners


Created by Chef Craig!

Shrimp & Andouille Skewers
Rice Pilaf
Baked Stuffed Peppers


Join us in the COMMON GROUNDS for a delicious homemade breakfast created by Chef Craig!
Served from 8:30 to 11:00
$8 for adults / $4 for kids ages 5-10 / 4 and under eat free!

Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Sausage – GF & DF
Breakfast Potatoes – GF & DF
Mini Muffins
Mini Bagels
Apple Juice
Orange Juice


Created by Chef Craig!

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple & Sage
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Carrots
Carrot Cake