To my Grove family,
This weekend, Dr. Chris Morgan, the Dean of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University, will be preaching in all of our services. It’s always a blessing to have him out at The Grove. He will be teaching throughLuke 10:25-37 as we look at the story of the Good Samaritan. He has titled his sermon, “Who is My Neighbor?” It will be a great lesson on how we canRise up and Shine to those who are around us. You are not going to want to miss it. Get ready to be challenged!
Meet the Ripkens – Writers of The Insanity of God
We showed the movie, “The Insanity of God”, last Friday. Now join us this Friday, February 24, at 7:00 p.m., in the Worship Center, to meet the creators of the movie, Nik and Ruth Ripken. They want to encourage the younger generation to stand firm and trust God. It will be an evening of worship and encouragement. All are welcome at this free event!
A Rise Up and Shine Discussion on Refugees
How can we as a church rise up and shine in light of the global refugee crisis? Interact with a panel of experts as they highlight what the Bible says about it, how The Grove approaches the issue, and how you as a Christian can respond in our community and around the world. This forum will take place Sunday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m., in the Chapel.
HANDS Team Meeting – Sunday
The final HANDS Belize Trek meeting is this Sunday, February 26, at 12:15 p.m., in C-100. HANDS men, please make every effort to be in attendance, as you will receive important information, items, and tasks at this meeting. If you have not paid in full ($795) for your trek, please plan to do so at this meeting. Contact Taylor Maberry with questions.
Rummage Sale Donations
The Rummage Sale storage bins are here so collect your treasures and drop them off next to the sea trains in the back parking lot before Tuesday, February 28. Please save your large items (furniture, exercise equipment, large appliances, etc.) for the week of February 27 to save room in the bins for the thousands of smaller items that we receive. Call 951-571-9090 x2429 to schedule large item pick up. Please NO mattresses, car seats, computer monitors, or printers.
Rummage Sale Volunteers
We need hundreds of volunteers on Monday, February 27, at 9 a.m., to help unload the bins so the sorting and pricing can begin. All Grove volunteers are welcome to help sort, organize, and price from February 27 through March 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The HUGE Rummage Sale is Friday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., andSaturday, March 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All Church Prayer and Worship Night
All Church Prayer and Worship Night is Wednesday, March 1, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Please come and join us as we RISE UP & SHINE IN PRAYER. As we continue this month to learn to love our neighbor, we want to gather together at the beginning of March to seek God’s help in loving Him and loving others as He wills us to do. We need Him to help us rise up and shine. Can you imagine what God will do through our prayer this year? You won’t want to miss this time of corporate worship and prayer. Children are invited to join us in service but programming will be available for infant through Kindergarten. Spanish interpretation will also be provided.
The Grove 5K Fun Run
Join us for a fun-filled day of running/walking in our inaugural event, TheGrove 5K Fun Run, on Saturday, April 1. We are asking all participants to dress up in costumes as we celebrate April Fool’s Day together and run/walk the 5K around our campus and surrounding land. This race will be over dirt trails, asphalt, and cement. It is truly a cross country event. We will have a one-mile loop designated for those who only want to do that. This a great family and community event. Start today and train for this 5K (3.1 miles). Pick up a walk-to-run training guide at the Welcome Counters and click here to sign up. If you have any questions, email Andy Gibeault firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Bowling League will be on Mondays starting March 13 for 15 weeks. The cost for the league is $10 each week and can be paid weekly or all at once and shoe rental is included if needed. We will be bowling at a new location this year called Round 1 located inside the Moreno Valley Mall at 22500 Town Circle, Moreno Valley, 92553. Form your own four-person team or join as an individual and we will place you with others to make a team. You must sign up by contacting Mike Braun at email@example.com. Please give him the full names of all team members or any questions about the league. Again, no money is required up front, you will need to pay $10 each week at the alley.
Our Coed Volleyball League (upper and lower divisions are available) will be on Friday evenings starting March 24. The cost is $40 for individuals or form a team from your Small Group, neighbors, or family members for $300 a team. Fees include referees and a 10-game season plus playoffs. To sign up or for any questions please contact Nathan Curtis firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you at Family Night tonight and this weekend.