Events

SINGSPIRATION – FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 7pm (Rm 205)

Featuring Floyd Lane and Country Traditions with special guests, Angela and Alayna Sounders.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – THURSDAY, May 3

Come join this mid-day prayer gathering in the worship center as we pray for our nation, our
community, the generations coming up, and the nations all around us.
If you can’t attend in person, join us on Facebook Live!

150 YEARS OF FOLLOWING JESUS – SUNDAY, May 6

Former Grove Pastors, Ron Boswell and Vander Warner,  will join Pastor Mark as we look at God’s faithfulness throughout these past 150 years. An outdoor “Luncheon on the Grounds” will immediately follow the service. The church will provide the main entree. You provide the potluck! *In the event of rain, the event will be moved indoors.

Click here to RSVP or come to the Welcome Center this Sunday in the Foyer to register!
Learn more about Grove’s past by viewing (4) videos dedicated to the history of the congregation since it’s birth in 1868. Click here and scroll down to watch!

 

WORSHIP MINISTRY IS HIRING!
Seeking an enthusiastic, computer-savvy, Christ-follower to manage the Worship office.   Reports directly to the Director of Worship and Music.

Description and requirements found here:  groveworshiprva.com/careers/

 

CAMP SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS NEEDED
Each year we see God working in the lives of kids and students through camp. Would you consider donating so another may attend? The cost for a week at camp is $350.  A gift of any amount will be greatly appreciated! Note “camp scholarships” on your gift.

 
3 CIRCLES EVANGELISM TRAINING

Has begun in all of our Sunday morning and off campus community groups.  Learn how to clearly communicate the gospel and turn every day conversations into gospel conversations!  Email Austin Aker if you don’t have a group but want to join for the training!

MEN’S SOFTBALL STARTING UP!
Interested in playing on the team? Sign up /Information: Foyer after 11am service or Paul Garland

 

STOCK GIFTS – BROKER CHANGE
For those of you who make gifts to Grove through stock transfers, please note that we have changed our broker effective immediately. Our new broker information: groveave.com/online-giving

 

OFFSITE PARKING/SHUTTLE TIMES

We will no longer be using the Beverly Hills Shopping Center for remote parking. Please use the lot at Virginia Commonwealth Bank (across from the church). The shuttle will run from 8:00am-9:15am and 12:15am-1:00pm

 

FIRST STEPS – A NEW PATH TO GROVE MEMBERSHIP

Sundays, 9:15am (Parlor). Four sessions required for membership that help you come to know who Grove is, what we believe, where we are going and how you can go with us. Join any Sunday! Contact firststeps@grovechurch.net   New and want to learn more? About Us

HOPE TREE FAMILY SERVICES

An opportunity to learn more about being a foster parent at the Foster Care Orientation Session on April 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (The VA Bapt. Resource Center, 2828 Emerywood Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23294)  Information: 804-201-9006 or ShannonU@HopeTreeFS.org

ADULT WORSHIP TEAM – JOIN THE TEAM!

Sing? Play an instrument? Now is a great time to join the team!
Rehearsals: Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. * Instrumental Team – audition
required. Contact: Sherri Matthews for information.

DISCOVER LIFE IN COMMUNITY

It’s a great time to join an On-Campus or Off-Campus Bible study community group!  Visit: groveave.com/connections/groups/ or contact Austin Aker to find out how to get started!

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE THROUGH GROVE

GROVE READING FRIENDS Read with a child at three local elementary schools. Choose 30 min. per week or 30 min. twice a month between: 7:50-2pm.  Information: Rod and Jann Murchie

• STEPHEN MINISTRY Are you or someone you know hurting or facing a life crisis? If you or someone you know could benefit from having a caring person visit you once a week, every week to listen to you, encourage, and pray for you, in confidence. Contact Bob at (804) 986-2498 or Bob Solomon.

• EXPERIENCE ADVENTURE IN SERVICE – Central Asia Mission – April 14-23 We have an opportunity to assist a church planting team in Central Asia. Will you invest ten days in following Jesus to join in this work to make disciples? Contact adventures@grovechurch.net for more information

• HOSPITALITY MINISTRY – We are in need of a few more folks to help on Wednesday’s with prep and cleanup for dinner. If you’re looking for a really fun place to serve please contact robin.houchins@grovechurch.net

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

Contact Robin: 804.740.8888 / GroveDinner@grovechurch.net
RSVP:  Noon on Mondays (OR place bulletin insert in the offering plate on the Sunday prior)
Cost:  $5 per adult and $3 per child
· April 25 –Chicken Casserole, Green Beans, Stewed Apples, Cheese Cake
· May 2 – Ham Steaks, Mac & Cheese, Steamed Broccoli and Hot Fudge Cake
· May 9 – Soft Tacos, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Chips and Salsa and Sopapilla
· May 16 – Baked Ziti, Garden Salad, Garlic Toast and Brownie
· May 23 – Hamburgers, Pasta Salad, Baked Beans, Chips and Yellow Cake

 

KEENAGERS LUNCHEON
Our senior adults, the Keenagers, will meet on April 24, 12pm (Rm 105).   Our program will feature The Finneys in concert.  John and Frankie Finney love to share their faith through song and they have done so for many years up and down the East Coast.  Plan to invite a friend and to bring a favorite dish to share.

 

BIBLE STUDIES

SINGLE ADULT MINISTRY
· Sundays, 9:15am – Bible Study (Rm 219)

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
·
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm (Rm 166) Study of 1 Corinthians
·
Thursdays, 9:15-11:30am (Rm 166) Study of 1 Corinthians A great way to build relationships with other women and grow deeper in your walk with Christ. Whether you’ve studied the Bible for years or you’re exploring Scripture for the first time, you’ll find a welcoming place to gain confidence and discover practical ways to apply Scripture. Bring your Bible and join us!

MEN’S MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY
· Wednesdays, 6:30pm (Rm 172)
· Sundays, 6pm (Rm 169) · Stop by the M2M Men’s Ministry table in the Foyer for a listing of our current studies!

PRAYER & BIBLE STUDY:
· Wednesdays, 6:30pm (Parlor)  All are welcome!

MOMS CONNECT

Sundays, 6pm (Rm 166/167)  Moms of all ages with kids of all ages can come to connect, be prayed for, and be encouraged! Childcare available for 3 and under.  Info: Tara Cahoon

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHOIRS

Click Here To Register
· JOYFUL NOISE, 3-4yr *Must be potty-trained (
Sundays, 6-7:15pm – See You in September!)
· SHOUT TO THE LORD, K5-1st
(Sundays, 6-7:15pm,Rm 123- See You in September!)
· PRAISE KIDZ, 2nd-5th (Sundays, 6-7:15pm,Rm 005)
· MS CROSSWALK, 6-8th (Sundays, 6-7pm, Choir Room)
· HS ANTHEM, 9-12th (Sundays, 6-7pm, Rm 105)

GROVE KIDS 

·  AWANA
· · · · · · Sparks/T&T (Wednesday nights, 6:15-8pm, Rm 05)
· · · · · · MS Trek (Wednesday nights, 6:15-8pm, Rm 205)

· · · · · · CLOSING CEREMONIES, May 23, 6:15pm (Worship Center)

·  CentriKid Camp- July 15-20, 2018. *Completed 3rd-5th grade. Registration has ended. We are looking forward to this time of fun and worship together!

·  VBS – June 24-28, 6:15-8:30.PM
· · · · · · Discover Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future in TIME LAB VBS!
· · · · · · 60 more volunteers are needed.  Volunteer cards are available at the Next Gen booth.
· · · · · · REGISTER FOR VBS

GROVE STUDENTS

·  SUNDAYS · · · · · · 11am – Worship with Church Family (Sanctuary)
· · · · · · 6pm – Crosswalk MS Choir (6th-8th)
· · · · · · 6pm – Anthem HS Choir (9th-12th)
· · · · · ·
7pmMS/HS Encounter (Gym)
· 
WEDNESDAYS
· · · · · ·
6:15pm – Awana Trek (Rm 205)
·  SPECIAL EVENTS
· · · · · · July 7-13 – Senior Trip. Registration Ongoing. Info: GenBooth
· · · · · ·
June 18-22 MS/HS CAMP (Completed 6th – 12th) Registration is now closed.

 

HOMESCHOOL FAMILY CONNECTION (HSFC)

· May 3 –Used Curriculum Sale
· May 12 –Family Homeschool Picnic
· Ongoing – Art, Field Trips, PE

Information / Join: www.HomeSchoolFamilyConnection.org
Contact Stephanie:
homeeducators@grovechurch.net

GROVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

· April 27, 6pm
GCS Art, Talent and  STEM show. This is a fantastic opportunity to see Grove’s talented students present their work.  Please be sure to join us for a great evening.
· April 30-May 4, Spring Spiritual Emphasis Week – 
Join with us in praying for spiritual renewal for our students.
· May 3, 12:15 National Day of Prayer. Please join with us during this time of needed prayer in the Worship Center or on Facebook Live
· Mondays, 8:20 am – Join us for student led chapel
· Fridays, 8:15 am – Parent / Administration Coffee & Prayer
· Please check the Athletic Calendar for upcoming games!
· Keep up-to-date with school events! GCS Events Calendar

 

E-NEWSLETTER IN YOUR EMAIL
If you have given us your email address and you are not receiving the E-Newsletter, please check your spam filter. Subscribe: Elaine Wilson

 

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS
8:30am-4:30pm     Monday – Thursday
8:30am-12:00pm   Fridays

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER UPDATES

NBC12 Closing List or Twitter: @GroveAvenue  for weather-related changes to the church schedule. We also will have a screen on the front page of the website updating any closings to the building.

 

BULLETIN ARTICLES
Announcements must be submitted no later than 12 noon on FRIDAYS (One week in advance of bulletin).  Requests should be 1-2 sentences long. Up to 75 word count may be requested for WEB, please mark this clearly in the same email. Note: Information is subject to being altered or shortened due to space. Submit to:  bulletin@grovechurch.net
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