What's new at The Grove

Attention, Parents of Youth! If you have a 6th-12th grader this fall, we want to help you point them toward a life-long relationship with Jesus! We would love to know how we can help you, tell you of some things we have planned, and pray for the school year together. Please join us for a short gathering at East Hills this weekend, Sunday, August 18 at 7p.

Memorial You are invited to a memorial service Graduation Party for Lorraine Bodin, Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1:00p, at the East Hills campus, with a reception to follow.

Bapstravaganza This will be an all-church gathering with no other worship services that weekend. We will all meet in Tam O’Shanter park, in the area where we had lunch last year (we are unable to use Rister Stadium). We will be setting up folding chairs for closer fellowship during worship and baptisms. If you’d like additional comfort, bring a chair pillow. HELP NEEDED for Bapstravaganza! - Grillers with grilling tools - Grills for the grillers - Setup crew on Sunday morning (8a) - Haulers with trucks and/or trailer to transport chairs and tables If you would like to help or if you would like to be baptized, let us know! Contact: steve@thegrovealliance.org or josh@thegrovealliance.org

Congregational Meeting We need a special congregational meeting following the worship service, on Sunday, Sept 8. Please join us for this important potluck lunch as we consider new bylaws and a new Ministry Board. We don’t anticipate this to be a long meeting, but will need members attending to vote. All are invited to join the conversation!

ALPHA Alpha will be starting next month on Tuesday Nights. If you have never heard of Alpha, check out this website: alphausa.org. Alpha is like “Discipleship 101” that considers the basic concepts of following Jesus, so make plans to part of ALPHA, beginning September 17.

Missions Corner We received a THANK YOU note written by a group of the new missionaries we are helping to send. You can see it on the shelf in the Welcome Center by the coffee!