The Grove’s Weekly Message from Tom – March 8, 2017

By March 9, 2017 November 19th, 2019 Tom's Weekly Email

To my Grove family,

This Weekend’s Services
This weekend will be a very special time at The Grove as our men will be returning from their outreach trek to Belize and will be in charge of the entire service. They have a lot of great stories to tell in person and on video and a message that I know you will not want to miss. They (about 100 of them) will be the Grove choir for the weekend. This is always a very special time when our men return from this outreach trip; make sure to be here and invite a friend.

Free Fun Night for the Family
CBU has invited The Grove to attend a free baseball game on Thursday, March 16, at 6:00 p.m., vs. Dixie State. Pick up a flyer at the Welcome Counters (or you can click here to access the digital flyer for printing) and bring it with you for free admission to the game.

Hub Specials
For tonight’s Family Night, the Hub special is pulled pork stuffed baked potato with a side of cole slaw for $8.40 plus tax. On Saturday evening, the special will be chicken fajitas served with homemade beans and rice for $10.95 plus tax. There will be a dessert Saturday night of the chef’s choice for all guests. Our free “Uncrustable” peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit cup, and Kool-Aid juice packet is free for our guests 12 and under with an adult entrée purchase on Saturday evening. On Sunday, we will have a breakfast and lunch special chosen by our team of chefs. The Hub is still seeking volunteers for our events department. Please email Adrienne Bardos if you are interested.

Walk and Picnic
As part of our Rise Up and Shine in Prayer focus this month, we will have our All-Church Prayer Walk at Mt. Rubidoux on Saturday, March 25. Families are encouraged to hike Mt. Rubidoux at their leisure and at any time that is convenient for them, stop to pray where they feel led. After people have completed their hike, they are welcome to meet up at Ryan Bonaminio Park (5000 Tequesquite Ave., Riverside, CA 92506) anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to have a picnic. We will have a meeting spot at the far west end of the park near the children’s playground. Everyone needs to bring their own blanket, chairs, lunches, and drinks. No food or drink will be provided. This should be a great day of prayer and fellowship with our church family!

Love & Respect
What’s the secret to a successful marriage? This Love & Respect marriage class will look at the differences in what motivates a woman and a man. Tools for every couple will be given from this foundation. We believe so strongly in this class that we think every couple at The Grove should take it! Join us for an eight-week class through Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs’ Love & Respect series starting next Sunday, March 19, at 9 a.m., in D-4.

Bible Project
Want to cover the entire Bible within two years? The Bible Project studies the entire Bible book by book. Each week, one book of the Bible is covered in its themes and major ideas. The spring session starts this Sunday, March 12, at 9 a.m., in D-2. Click here to register.

Discipleship
Explore the wonders of the Christian life and develop a stronger walk. TheDiscipleship class focuses on living out the Christian life. The class isSunday, March 12 through May 7, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in D-5. Click here to register.

First Steps
Discover the first steps of the Christian faith. Consider this First Steps class a five-week Bible study to help you become better acquainted with God, the Bible, and some of the most incredible promises we have as Christians. The next cycle for First Steps begins Sunday, March 12, at 9:00 a.m., in D-5. Click here to register.

Small Group for Dads and Sons
Are you a dad interested in doing a Bible study with your son? Ken Green will be leading a Bible study just for dads and sons starting Wednesday, March 15, from 5:30-6:20 p.m., in D-1. The plan is to read through the Bible one book at a time starting in the Gospel of Matthew. If you are interested, click here to register or email Ken for more information atkengenegreen@gmail.com.

5K Fun Run
The Grove 5k Fun Run is Saturday, April 1, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.This is a chip-timed event and covers multiple surfaces including concrete, asphalt, dirt, and trails, while music is playing around the campus. Since this is April Fools’ Day, we encourage you to dress up in any costume you would like which will make this event a lot of fun. This run/race is for serious runners, novice runners, and walkers. Medals will be given out to the top 15 runners for both men and women. This is a family fun event so bring the whole family. This event will take place rain or shine and there are no refunds once your registration is completed. Click here for information regarding the race and to sign up.

The Grove 5K Fun Run Volunteers
We need many volunteers to put this 5k Fun Run race together on Saturday, April 1. If you are interested in helping out on the day of the race, emailAlexis Statler and she will use you. We need volunteers for registration, end of the race assistance, timing assistance, course marshals, and set-up coordinators. This will be a fun-filled day. If you are not interested in racing then help us out and sign up to volunteer. We would love to have you.

Grove Preschool Sign-Ups
Preschool registration is now open for Grove families! Please feel free to come by our Preschool office located in the A Building and register during our office hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Next week registration will open up to our community members. Thank you!

Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting will be held on Sunday, March 19, at 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel. Church members will be asked to vote during that weekend to (1) confirm both Kent Dacus and Halford Webb as new Board Members for four-year terms; (2) confirm former Grove Board Member Craig Merrihew will assume the final two years of Brad Shearer’s term; and (3) confirm current Board Member Matt Bushman will continue as Treasurer for one additional year.

Hope to see you all here tonight for Family Night and this weekend as well.