The Grove’s Weekly Message from Tom – July 19, 2017

By July 19, 2017 July 27th, 2017 Tom's Weekly Email
To my Grove family,
Weekend Message
This week we have a guest speaker who is related to our very own Jenni Price. Jenni’s Dad, Pastor Walter Price, will be speaking on Saturday night and Sunday morning. The title of the message is “Taking It to the Next Level In Loving Your Enemies”. If you will read Matthew 5:38-48 ESV, you will be ready for the message.
Need Relief from the Heat??

Water Mania is this Friday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m. We will have 5 water slides, a dunk tank, and DJ Ricardo from Moozkit Entertainment will be playing music for us. The Hub is selling pulled pork sliders and chicken finger meals. In addition, Bacon Nation, JoJo’s Grill-A-Dog, Family Funnel Cakes, WeBePoppin’ Kettle Korn, and Kona Ice food trucks will be here. At 8:00 p.m. we will move into the Worship Center to watch the movie “Finding Dory”, so bring your chairs and blankets and join us for a fun summer evening.
The Hub
Are you attending Water Mania this Friday with your friends and family? If so, you are in luck! The Hub will be serving pulled pork sliders, corn on the cob, and chips for $5.50. We will also have chicken nuggets with applesauce and goldfish for only $4.50. We look forward to seeing you there! On Saturday evening, The Hub will be serving chicken parmesan over spaghetti with garlic bread and salad for $9.95. The special includes a homemade dessert and a drink. On Sunday, the breakfast special will be a croissant ham and egg sandwich, and the lunch special will be Naan bread pizza. Finally, did you know that The Hub and Amdo Coffee Bar are on Instagram? Be sure to follow us for more information on weekly specials, and all other happenings in the Hub!
Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Class
The next Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts class is THIS Friday, July 21, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 22, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., in D-2. The two-session class helps define the area of ministry for which you have a passion, what gifts God has given you, and the style of serving within which you will function most easily. Register here.
Starting Point
Starting Point is where we want you to begin, whether you are new to The Grove or have been coming for a while. It is an opportunity to learn about The Grove including an overview of what ministries and programs we offer and how you can become better connected. Join us onSunday, August 6, at 9 a.m., in Room D-3. Register here.
Visiting Missionary Needs
Several of The Grove supported Missionaries are returning to Riverside. These home stays can vary from a single weekend to a few months. During this time they need places to stay and vehicles. If you are interested in hosting a missionary or allowing them to use a vehicle, please contact Colleen Haller.
Youth Soccer League: September 5 – November 11
Registration is open for our Youth Soccer League at www.thegrove.cc/sports; space is limited. There are only three weeks left to register so don’t miss out. July 31 is the last day to register. The 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. This league is for ages four years old (as ofSept 1) to 8th grade. For families with three+ kids or if you are interested in coaching (we will train if you don’t have experience), please contact Kendall Brown  before registering.
Job Opening
We are currently hiring for the position of Network Systems Specialist. The Network Systems Specialist works alongside all The Grove staff and volunteers by effectively maintaining and troubleshooting technical systems. Click here for a full job description or to apply.
2018 Israel Tour
Our 2018 Israel Tour will be October 22 – November 1, 2018. It will be hosted by Pastor Daniel Bishop. We are already one-quarter full for registrations for next year’s Israel trip! If you have been thinking of going, we don’t want you to miss out. Click here for brochure information and registration. 
See you all Friday night and this weekend