Hope you are enjoying the rain! I climbed up mount Rubidoux with Natalie and the boys the other day (trying to get the baby out of Nat) and Riverside was green as could be. It’s a beautiful time of year and we hope you are enjoying it. This weekend is going to be a good one. The sun will be out, football playoffs will be going on, and best of all Pastor Tom Lance will be preaching. Tom has titled his sermon, “When Temptation Comes Your Way”. Read Luke 4:1-11 and you will be ready for the sermon. Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!
Grove Family Night
Tonight we start back up with our Grove Family Night from 6:30-8:00 p.m.This isn’t just something for individual families; this is something for the entire Grove Family. That means you! We have something for everyone: men, women, youth, and children ministries are all offered. In every ministry there is a great lesson and time to connect with others in the church. Dr. Dan Wilson from Cal Baptist University will also be teaching a class on Philippians in Room D-4 tonight if that is of interest to you. We hope to see you tonight as we do our best to grow closer to God and to each other as a family!
Small Group Experience
For the Home Groups winter season launch, we will continue with a Small Group Experience on January 15 and 22 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. here at The Grove for only two more weeks and then the plan is to propel these groups into host homes. This launch is for people looking to get plugged into a new home group. Here you will experience the culture of our sermon-based small groups and get connected to others looking to join a group as well. All you need to bring is a Bible and message notes from the weekend sermon. Refreshments will be provided. Children’s programming through 6th grade will be available. Please register online here. If you have any questions, please contact Trevor Christmas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next baptism is Sunday, January 22, after the 10:45 a.m. service. This weekend we will have our “Talk on Baptism” after each service by Guest Central and answer any questions you might have regarding baptism. We will also have you fill out some paperwork the church needs. Come join us and learn how to be baptized. If you have any questions, contact Andy Gibeault at email@example.com.
Are you looking for a place to use your God-given talents and gifts? Come to our Ministry Faire in the Gym after services the weekend of January 28/29 and find a place to get connected doing what you love to do while blessing others. The different ministries will be represented and Grove staff and volunteers will be there to meet you and help you find the perfect place to serve. Everybody Can Do Something!
The Grove 5k Fun Run
We invite you all to join us on Saturday, April 1, for our first ever The Grove 5k Fun Run. This will be a run around our campus and the surrounding areas and will be a fun family event for our church and our community. We are asking everyone to “Save the Date” so you can begin to train for this event. On the Welcome Counters there is a training flyer of how to get in shape for a 5k. If you have any questions about this event, contact Andy Gibeault at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great Wednesday!