By: Pastor Jon Donohue
The Fall season is kicking off at The Grove campus with a bustle of activity.
The building continues to experience minor renovations as the months roll by. Included in these are the filling of the oil tank out back behind the building, the repairing of termite damage underneath The Grove’s community room, and various other smaller projects. Thank you to all who have participated in the past renovations and who are a part of the current projects.
September 11th is The Grove’s public launch day in the new building! Since July, The Grove has been in the building working out the kinks of settling into a new building. This includes determining things like chair placement and flow of foot traffic, parking, room usage and classroom needs, best use of the worship space, sound and tech dynamics, main foyer layout and coffee table placement, etc. While we would never say we have it all figured out, we are well along the way to understanding how to best use our new space. Because of that, we have invited the community to join us for worship on the 11th. About 1,500 mailers arrived in mailboxes around the new church building on September 7th. The Grove family was also challenged to invite friends and family for this big event.
Coupled with our public launch day, The Grove is hosting a ministry fair in the community room after church. The ministry fair will provide all in attendance with an opportunity to explore the various ministries of the church, from worship team, to welcome team, to Kidville, to connection groups. The fall is a wonderful time to jump into ministry life, so we want to be sure to provide people with simple ways and great opportunities to do so.
The Grove’s new facility is starting to be recognized by outside groups as well! Beginning September 19th, Young Life will be meeting in our building every Monday evening. We’re very excited about this opportunity, since partnering with other community groups is a big part of our vision for ministry. We also plan to host EHA and The Grove’s monthly craft nights, as well as other possible EHA and Grove groups that are interested in using the space.
If you have yet to do so, or haven’t visited for a while, come on by on a Sunday morning and see what God’s been up to at The Grove! Thank you for all the ways you have prayed for us and contributed to this movement since our launch in October 2014. It’s a joy to be one church with two campuses who impact our communities with the love of Christ!