The Grove’s Weekly Message From Tom – May 10, 2017

By May 10, 2017 November 19th, 2019 Tom's Weekly Email

To my Grove family,

Weekend Message
This weekend I will be preaching as we continue our series in Ecclesiastes called, The Pursuit of Happiness. I am calling my message this weekend, “So You Think You Are in Control?” If you will read Ecclesiastes 1:2-11 and 15-18, 3:1-15, 7:13-14, and 8:15-17, plus all of Numbers 11 you will be ready for the message. Pastor Trevor Christmas is preaching Sunday night and calling his message, “Finding Happiness Throughout Life’s Many Seasons”. If you will read Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, you will be ready for Trevor’s message.

Questions from Last Week’s Message
Many of you have been asking for the questions from last weekend’s message on “Significance and Happiness”. We have provided them here for you in case you didn’t have the chance to take a picture or write them down. We hope they will help you in your pursuit to live a significant life. If you were not able to see the weekend’s message, you can find it here.


What are the most significant things in my life?
What is my motivation for significance?
Am I toiling to be acknowledged by God or by others?
What would God tell me is my greatest priority right now?
How can I have an eternal perspective in how I live my life?
What do I want to be remembered for?

Would God say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant”, right now?

All Church Prayer and Worship Night
Our All Church Prayer and Worship Night is next Wednesday, May 17, from6:30-8:00 p.m. Please come and join us as we praise God and celebrate all that He has done in our lives and the life of our church. We will give thanks and share updates on the Love Offering. As we continue in The Pursuit of Happiness, we want to be a people who find ourselves happy in the Lord. God is worthy of our prayer and praise. Will you join our church in the pursuit through prayer and praise? This is an all-church gathering and children are invited to join us in service. Programming will be available for infant through 2nd grade only.

Weekend Mexico Trips
Our weekend family Mexico trips are quickly approaching! Our weekend trips will be July 7-9 and August 11-13. Join us as we travel to El Nino, Mexico, to serve the local community through a painting project and a community outreach BBQ. This trek is a great opportunity for families, small groups, or individuals to come and serve together. The cost for this weekend trip is $150 per adult and $75 for kids under 10 (kids under 2 are free). We are excited about this discounted price for kids and we hope you will consider bringing your family along for this incredible experience. If you are interested in going on one of these trips, please email Niki Boaman for an application.

Hospitality Ministry Coordinator Job Opportunity
Our vision for The Grove is to create an inviting community space for visitors, church members, and guests. The Hospitality Ministry Coordinator works alongside the Hospitality Ministry Director by being front and center, providing a warm welcome to all who attend The Grove, and by connecting visitors in meaningful ways. Click here for a full job description and to apply.

Network Systems Specialist Job Opportunity
The network is a crucial part of The Grove’s ministry to equip the church in carrying out Jesus’ commission to reach the whole world (Acts 1:8). The System Administrator works to maintain and troubleshoot all Grove network systems. Effective technical systems are integral to aiding all Grove staff and volunteers to impact our target community. Click here for a full job description and to apply.

Youth Auction
The weekend of May 20/21, the High School and Jr. High departments will be hosting a silent youth auction and all proceeds go toward scholarships for our students at The Grove to attend summer camp. There are many great items up for bid including a $20,000 CBU scholarship, three $1,000 Woodcrest Christian School scholarships, a two-night stay at Big Bear Village, Angels game tickets, and more! Be sure to check out the Auction before and after services the weekend of May 20/21.

College Summer Nights
College Summer Nights is back every Thursday night starting June 1, at6:30 p.m., in B-100. This event is for college-age adults looking to get plugged in this summer. We will have a time of Bible study and discussion, worship, games, and events. Be sure to check out our Instagram page @groveyoungadults to get more details.

Sidewalk Under Construction
If you use the north parking lot, you may have noticed that the sidewalk along the church office building has been closed. We are making repairs to the sidewalk in order to improve safety. The work should be done in no more than three weeks. We’re sorry for the inconvenience to those of you who regularly use this sidewalk going to and from the D classrooms. Your understanding is greatly appreciated!

At the Hub This Weekend
On Saturday evening, we will have Chicken Chardonnay with garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables for $11.95. There will be a dessert Saturday night of the chef’s choice for all guests who purchase the special. 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. Sunday, we will only be open for GRAB AND GO ONLY from 8:00-9:15 a.m. due to our Mother’s Day Brunch that begins at10:00 a.m. with the last seating at 1:30 p.m. See below for more details about the Mother’s Day Brunch.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Hub
This is the last week to get your presale Mother’s Day Brunch tickets! If you purchase your tickets ahead of time, you have the option to make a reservation with Adrienne Bardos or Natalie Pecoraro. Don’t wait until the last minute to plan your day for that special woman of influence in your life. Come out and enjoy our new shade sails in the baptismal courtyard along with a delicious brunch. We will have our omelet bar, a carving station, many delicious entrees, and sides, along with a dessert station. Please clickhere to view the menu. Tickets are on sale now at the Hub or order online. We can’t wait to serve you!

Did you see this picture of the beautiful rainbow and our cross shot by Philip Cheng last Sunday night?

See you all this weekend. To all my buddies out there, remember this Sunday is Mother’s Day. Remind your kids and loan them some money.