The Grove’s Weekly Message from Tom – August 24

By August 24, 2016 Tom's Weekly Email

To my Grove family,

Weekend Sermon
This weekend we conclude our “Symbols” series and my message is entitled, “It Is Much More Than a Symbol”. I will be preaching on the cross. Pastor Phil Maberry will be preaching in the Sunday night service. If you will read 1 Corinthians 1Deuteronomy 21:23, Matthew 27, and Colossians 2:13-15, you will be ready for the message this weekend.

Are You Coming Tonight?
Tonight will be a very special night as we have our Volunteer Appreciation & Training including dinner for all Grove volunteers. Regardless if you volunteer one hour a month or 25 hours a month this night is for you. In addition to a great meal we have a fantastic “Team Grove” tee-shirt for every volunteer. We would like it if you could let us know you are coming and you can do that easily by clicking here. I have a short 15-minute message I want to share with everyone who comes and then we will split off into different groups for training. Sorry, we don’t have childcare tonight as we want all our volunteers in the meeting.

Ministry Faire
In addition to our volunteer training tonight, this weekend following each service in the Gym we are having our annual Ministry Faire. This is a time to look at all the ministry opportunities that are available. Without you we really can’t be all God wants us to be. We are asking that every person who calls The Grove their home church to volunteer for one main ministry to which you give a 110% effort. I know we have a ministry that will fit you, and as you serve God through The Grove you will bring Him glory. Please make sure to drop by the Gym this weekend and check out the opportunities after each service. 2,000 donut holes were ordered so you will have a little goodie waiting for you as you walk through our Ministry Faire.

Women’s Bible Study Is Now Open for Registration
We are moving to a system of pre-registration for Women’s Bible Study this year. We hope this will make the first couple of weeks run a little more smoothly for everyone. So if you have an account for thegrove.cc you can sign up for your Bible Study table by clicking Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, then select the table you would like to join. If you are unsure of where you want to sit, you can pre-register without a table preference. If you don’t have a login to register you will need to set one up by clicking here. Just enter your name information; use your current email address; and then enter a password (twice). Press “Create an Account”. Once you register for this account, you’ll probably have to click the confirmation link within the email the church will send, and then you’ll be able to sign up for any event at The Grove, including Bible Study. (Children’s and Early Childhood Family Night pre-registration should be open within the week.)

Singles One-Day Conference
This huge Singles Conference, “Navigating the Single Life”, will be Saturday, October 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be a full day of speakers on relevant topics including Love Languages and The Mathematics of Dating. The featured guest speaker is Pastor Thomas Rose of OC Singles for Christ Church and worship music will be provided by the band Lost and Found. The cost is $25 in advance and $30 at the door. A continental breakfast and lunch are included. Click here to register. For more information, please email Kathy Corn, Antoinette Babers, or Tom Durbin.

See you all tonight and this weekend.

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