The Grove’s Weekly Message from Pastor Daniel – July 12, 2017

By July 12, 2017 November 19th, 2019 Tom's Weekly Email
Grove family,

Weekend Message
This weekend we will continue our series through the Sermon On The Mount as I will be speaking through Matthew 5:33-37. The title of the sermon will be, “Speaking with Integrity”, as we look at taking our words to the next level. A special thanks goes out to Pastor Trevor Christmas for filling in for Tom last weekend and doing a great job with the hard topic of marriage, sin, and divorce. You should listen to his sermon online if you missed it. He mentioned Tom’s tips on how to have a great and healthy marriage. Click here to see Tom’s tips. Tom is feeling much better this week and appreciates your prayers and concern for him.

New Grove Stickers
This weekend we will have available our new all white Grove bumper stickers. It’s amazing how many people say they first heard about The Grove by seeing a Grove bumper sticker on a car in front of them. I am constantly pressuring my friends to put a Grove sticker on their car and represent our church; however, some of them have told me they will not put a sticker on their car because the red and black does not match their paint color. They have told me they would put one on if we made all white ones. Well…here you go!!! We now have white Grove stickers ready for all of you stragglers ;). Hope you enjoy them and rock them on your cars!

High School Summer Camp
High School Summer Camp starts this Sunday (July 16-21). We believe summer camp is the best opportunity we provide to connect students to the Overflow (high school group). Summer camp is a great tool for our students to connect with other students, to connect with our high school leaders, and most importantly, camp allows them to connect with God in a unique and tangible way. Click here to register for $400.

Neighborhood Day Camp
There are still spots available for our Neighborhood Day Camp next week, July 17-21. Neighborhood Day Camp is our summer camp for incoming 3rd-6th graders. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Instead of heading up the mountain to go stay at camp, we bring camp to us! It’s put on by the staff at Forest Home. The kids will have a blast each day doing large group worship, playing games, trying out the rock wall, and other high adventure activities, while learning more about God. The cost of Camp is $200/child and scholarships are available. Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact the Grove KIDS staff at

Perris Back-to-School Supplies and Volunteers
Let’s bless those in need of a little extra help this coming school year!

We need the following school supplies by Wednesday, July 26, for 300 under-served elementary students in the Perris School District for their Back-to-School Event on August 5. Please drop your supplies in the Outreach bins on the weekend: Number 2 pencils, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, large erasers, pens (blue and black), crayons, markers, tape, scissors, highlighters, index cards, rulers, glue sticks, school glue, pocket folders, composition notebooks (college and wide ruled), spiral notebooks (college and wide ruled), loose notebook paper (college and wide ruled), graphing paper, 3-ring binders (2 inch).

We need volunteers on Thursday, July 27, at 1 PM, at The Grove, to sort and stuff the backpacks.

We need volunteers on Saturday, August 5, from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM, at the Back-to-School event.

Email for details and to sign up to volunteer.

Grove Preschool Job Opening
We are currently hiring for Preschool Lead Teachers for our upcoming school year. The Preschool Lead Teacher works alongside the other Preschool staff to serve as a missionary to the kids and families in our community. If you are interested in hearing more about this position, clickhere for a full job description or to apply.

The Hub
On Saturday evening, we will be serving Chicken Enchiladas with Beans and Rice for $9.95. A delicious dessert of the chef’s choosing is included with the purchase of the Saturday special. For our guests 12 and under, included with an adult entrée purchase, is our free “Uncrustable” peanut butter and jelly sandwich, served with a fruit cup, chocolate chip cookie, and Kool-Aid juice packet. On Sunday, the breakfast special will be Chorizo and Eggs, and the lunch special will be Nachos with Shredded Chicken. Finally, did you know that The Hub and Amdo Coffee Bar are on Instagram? Be sure to check it out and follow us for more information on weekly specials, and all other happenings in the Hub!

Calicinto Camp
Our Calicinto Camp for children of incarcerated parent(s) is In need of a few men. The camp is July 24-26. We are looking for six guys who would take time to pour into these young men. There will be a camp information meeting this Saturday, July 15, at 3:00 p.m., in D-4. A live scan is required. Please contact Noland Turnage at to sign up.

Youth Soccer League
Click here to register for our Youth Soccer League (September 5-November 11). Cost is $110 ($85 for Jr. High) and includes full uniforms (jerseys for Jr. High), nine weeks of games, practices each week, pictures, awards, and a team party. There are only three weeks left to register; registration closesJuly 31. This league is for ages 4 years old (as of September 1) through 8thgrade. For families with 3+ kids, or if you are interested in coaching (we will train), please email Kendall Brown before registering.

See you this weekend,

Daniel Bishop