Events

CALL FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES – July 22 & July 29

Grove will be collecting supplies for CrossOver Clinic on July 22 and July 29. You can bring supplies to the main entrances and place them in the bin at each entrance. Be sure to encourage family, friends, and small groups to partner and help families in need this school year!

Supplies needed:
Backpacks, loose leaf paper (college rule), #2 pencils, primary pencils, pens, yellow highlighters, crayons (24 count), colored pencils, washable markers, Elmer’s glue bottles, glue sticks, composition notebooks, spriral notebooks (70-100pg), 1 inch binders, 12 inch/cm rulers, blunt scissors and large erasers

Keenagers – July 24    Meet in Rm 105
Our senior adults, the Keenagers, will meet at noon in room 105 for lunch. The program will feature Pastor Chuck Ward presenting an overview of First Steps our class for church membership. Plan to invite a friend and to bring a favorite dish to share.

FIRST-FRIDAY SHABBAT :  August 3
5:15pm  First-Friday Prayer Meeting (105).  6pm  Shabbat (Gym) Guest Speaker: Mark Jenkins “Israel and the Church – A New Paradigm”. Please bring a covered dish, no pork or shellfish.
RSVP: mary.crostic@grovechurch.net by Tuesday, July 31.

FAMILY PICNIC AND POOL PARTY – AUGUST 3
The party will be at the Teachey’s house from 5-8pm, eating at 6:30pm. Everyone please bring a side dish to share. Paper products and burgers and dogs will be provided. Register at groveave.com/students

FATHER•SON CAMPOUT, AUG. 16-19
We are going camping at beautiful Sherando Lake in the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy God’s creation through hiking, swimming, fishing, and other activities. Register at groveave.com/students or at the Next Gen booth.

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

 

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.

• 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

NEW 31-DAY PRAYER GUIDE AVAILABLE
Designed to help you pray daily for the work that our Lord is doing
among the generations and nations. Pick up a NEW guide in the foyer
on Sunday or download this weekend at 
groveave.com/missions

WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER

No Wednesday Dinners during the summer – See you in September!

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

BIBLE STUDIES

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

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

        Women’s Wednesday Bible Study will resume in the fall. Watch future bulletins for summer gatherings.


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!

 

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 

·  CentriKid Camp- July 16-20, 2018.  Please pray for our 3rd-5th grade and sponsors. We are looking forward to this time of fun and worship together!

• AWANA WORKERS NEEDED
AWANA begins Wednesday, September 12. Our training meeting for ALL leaders will be Wednesday, August 29.   AWANA  is a great place to serve, invest in the next generation, and grow in Christ.  Most positions require little weekly preparation just a willing heart to share the love of Christ. It  is going to be an exciting year in AWANA. Volunteer cards are available at the NextGen booth.

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.

GROVE STUDENTS

SUNDAYS
·  9:15 am – MS / HS CONNECT (GYM)
·  
11 am – Worship with Church Family (Sanctuary)
·  6 pm –  MS/HS Encounter (205)

WEDNESDAYS
•  No regular evening activities

HOMESCHOOL FAMILY CONNECTION (HSFC)

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

GROVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
▪ Please view our school event calendar for upcoming 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

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

150 YEARS OF FOLLOWING JESUS

Following Jesus – yesterday, today and tomorrow

A book chronicling  the 150 years of God’s faithfulness throughout our history as a church was made available on Sunday, May 6. If you have not yet done so, please pick up a copy in the foyer as a keepsake and reminder that just as He has been faithful in days past — He will be faithful in the days ahead as we follow Him!

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!
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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