To my Grove family,
I hope to see you all this weekend when Pastor Daniel Bishop will be preaching on baptism. He is calling his message, “A Refreshing look at Baptism”. If you will read Matthew 3:13-17, Romans 6:1-14, and Mathew 28:19-20 you will be ready for his message this weekend. If you missed Pastor Matt’s message last weekend on communion you need to hear it right away. You can go to the home page of our website and click on the sermon right from the home page. You will be blessed. This weekend is the second sermon in our “Symbols” series.
I want to thank each and everyone of you who have a Grove bumper sticker on your car. As I was driving down the street the other day in a matter of three to four minutes I saw ten Grove bumper stickers and just smiled. It made me happy to see how we are proud of our church and want to let people know. Thank you! If you want a bumper sticker you can pick one up any weekend at the Welcome Counter.
Grove Family Night
Grove Family Night begins Wednesday, September 7, from 6:30-8:00 p.m., including KIDS Explorer Club (infant-kinder), KIDS Adventure Club (1st-6th grade), Jr. High, High School, Men’s and Women’s Bible Studies, and our new elective class taught by Dr. Dan Wilson. (The Women’s studies will be studying the book of Daniel this year, and the Men’s studies will be on the second half of Acts.) Women’s Bible Study also meets on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., starting September 8. There is something for everyone! Registration will begin soon.
ROCK! The Arts: Musical Edition
ROCK! The Arts, a fun and engaging after-school program for 1st—6th graders that encourages and equips kids in their talents as artists, will begin on Thursday, September 8 from 4-6 p.m. This year the kids will be focusing on a Christmas musical, “All About that Baby”, to be performed at the end of the semester in December. Early registration for the semester, now through August 31, is $50. After August 31 the cost will increase to $60. Registration is now available online by visiting: www.thegrove.cc/register. Contact Amy by e-mailing email@example.com with any questions.
If you are interested in being baptized on Sunday, August 21, come to our “Talk on Baptism” meeting after one of the services this weekend. Pastor Daniel will be teaching on baptism during this week’s services and The Grove will have baptisms the following Sunday after the 10:45 a.m. service and also after the 5 p.m. service. Join Pastor Andy after a service this weekend to sign up to be baptized. He will be available to meet after each service. It is our desire for all believers to be baptized.
Premarital Counseling Class
Are you or someone you know getting married in 2017? The Grove’s upcoming premarital program will help engaged couples of any age get their marriage off to a healthy, Biblical start. This two-session class will take place at The Grove Corner on Saturday, October 1 and Saturday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. The cost is $100 per couple, though each person registers individually. Please pre-register by clicking here. For additional information, call The Grove Corner at 951-571-9096.
Volunteer Request for The Knot
The Knot is a monthly youth group designed to mentor and bring community to Foster Teens after their Teen Leadership Camp. Join us the third Sunday of each month and pour into the lives of these teenagers through sports, relationship, and fun. Experienced speakers will also encourage them in Christ’s love. You must be 23+ to volunteer. For more information or to sign-up to volunteer, please contact Hannah McKee firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hub Special
On Saturday night, August 13, from 6–7 p.m., the special will be spaghetti and meatballs served with garlic bread and a beverage for $7.40 plus tax. There will be a dessert of the chef’s choice for all guests. Our free “Uncrustable” peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit cup, chocolate chip cookie, and Kool-Aid juice packet is for our guests 12 and under with an adult entrée purchase.
Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend,