Grove

UMC Radford

Service Times

We are offering two options for worship.

Indoor Worship is back beginning November 1, 2020; 10:00 am. Please check this website home page or church emails for announcements of closures due to COVID numbers. 

Print your bulletin right here before you go!

If you wish to continue your worship at home, click below for the link to each weekly sermon.

Sunday Morning Worship Online 

You can find us each week at Grove UMC Radford On YouTube

Contact Information

Phone 540-639-2807
Email radfordgroveUMC@gmail.com
Address 1020 Tyler Ave Radford, VA 24141
 
Cub Scout Pack 46 by Grove United Methodist Church

Come Worship With Us

Sunday, May 16, 2021

10:00 am

Rev. Dr. Fowler-Marchant

will be bringing the message

‚ÄúIn the Meantime‚ÄĚ Acts 1:1-11

 

Rev. Dr. Fowler- Marchant, an ordained elder in the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, is a sought after speaker and author of Mothers in Israel: Methodist Beginnings Through The Eyes of Women. She has served both in the UMC and Presbyterian churches. Currently she serves in England with the British Methodist Church.

 

There will be an introductory meeting for the study this Saturday May 8 at 10 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

The introductory meeting is just that, an opportunity to learn a bit about the book, consider the study format, and discuss best days and times for our subsequent meetings.  

Days, times and format (virtual or in-person) of the study will be determined by the participants. 

Interested or have questions and can't make it this Saturday?  

Let me know either via email or by phone 540-589-9118.

New Book Study

Sometimes the best way to deal with stressful situations is to move your feet! This 40 day journey allows participants to experience God through a biblically inspired journey of physical activity and spiritual reflection. Curriculum starts May 2nd with the first meeting May 9th at 6:30 pm. Led by Adam McAllister.

The Christ Walk Crushed study will take place Sunday evenings 6:30 pm, hybrid. The study begins on May 9th, but be sure to begin your personal readings on May 2nd. You may pick up the book during office hours or Sunday after worship in the administration office.

Please call the office to sign up!

 

Let me extend a personal invitation to join me in a brief 5-week study of the book of James.  James is one of those little books (5 short chapters) in the New Testament, that can have a major impact on our life.  

Our study together is very informal.  Each week we will read a chapter and come together to discuss.  Frankly, it is just plain fun to get together, read scripture, and share our thoughts and questions.

Here's the scoop:

- Meeting is hybrid (in person Fellowship Hall and zoom)

- Wednesdays beginning April 28 - that's this week :)

- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

- Materials needed:  A Bible, pen, and journal (need a Bible? we can make that happen!)

- Please read Chapter 1 for this week....no time?....come anyway as we will be reading passages together

- Let me know you are going to join us by emailing me at groveumcpastor@gmail.com OR by calling the church office 540-639-2807.  If you are planning on joining via zoom it will be important for you to let me know ahead of time so I can send you a link.

Focus for Each Week:
Chapter 1: Portrait of a Christian Life
Chapter 2: Honest Relationships and Practices of Faith
Chapter 3: The Language We Use
Chapter 4: Cravings 
Chapter 5: Real Security
Have a great day and hope to hear from you soon.

Blessings

Jan

We are excited that as more and more of our members are being vaccinated, our numbers at the 10 am service are increasing (masked and socially distanced at 6 feet).  This has led to a decrease in the attendance of our 2 pm Drive-In Service.  After speaking with those who regularly attend the 2 pm service, we have decided to discontinue the afternoon Drive-In worship as of May 2, 2021.

We are mindful and committed to keeping our church family safe.  In order to do so we have made the following additions for our 10 am service.

- in addition to the sanctuary, the fellowship hall will be made available for worshipers who wish to increase social distancing.  

- Partitions between the Fellowship Hall and the Sanctuary will be open.  

- we invite those who are gathering in the sanctuary for worship to enter through the main entrance double doors

- those who prefer to increase social distancing may enter through the outside entrance to the Fellowship Hall  (entrance is on the left side of the building by the handicap parking).

- we will continue to provide masks and hand sanitizer for all worshipers as needed

 

May 2nd is a communion Sunday.   We will continue to provide individually disposable pre-filled cups (wafer and juice) and remain in our seats as we receive.

 

 

 

Ready for Grove UMC Maundy Thursday  6pm

Spring cleaning going on inside GROVE UMC as two dedicated servants work in the Library/Conference room


Gardeners in the Grove are back! On Fridays at 9:00am we share a short devotion that focuses on creation care followed by a time of working on the grounds at Grove. Work on an area of your choice as long as you wish. In the spirit of Teresa of Avila, "Our hands, God's love."

This group, along with Martee B. (not pictured) from our Grove Mission Team were good stewards who helped serve 50 meals to our Radford High School football team prior to their Saturday March 20th afternoon game. Grove UMC loving our Bobcats.

March 14, 2021

We will not be having indoor or drive in worship this Sunday, March 14, 2021. Please join us online for worship here.

Thank you Anna - We love you!

Join Grove for our Virtual Ash Wednesday service on February 17, 2021

 

Ash Wednesday Program

 

Ash Wednesday Service

February 14, 2021

We will worship:

 INDOORS at 10am

DRIVE-IN at 2 pm

February 7, 2021

NO 10 AM Indoor Worship
YES 2 pm Drive-In Worship (depending on weather - watch emails)

Yes Online Worship - here

Both indoor and outdoor services for Grove have been canceled, due to impending weather for Sunday, Jan. 31.

As this inclement weather moves in stay safe, check on one another, and hold one another in prayer.

Sunday January 31st is also a 5th Sunday when we receive a special offering for Holston Home. If you wish to give to support the work of Holston Home, please make your check to "Grove UMC" and mark for "Holston Home."  You may send via methods listed above.

For further announcements, see this week's bulletin.

Remember, this is our Commitment Sunday so, if you have not had an opportunity to fill out your commitment cards, please do so.  You may:
  • drop them by the church office 1-3 Monday or 9-1 Tuesday - Friday.
  • mail to Grove UMC 1020 Tyler Ave Radford VA 24141
  • email to groveumcfinance@gmail.com
  • bring them with you to worship next week and drop in the offering box
 

January 24, 2021

NO 10 am INDOOR WORSHIP 

YES 2 pm OUTDOOR DRIVE-IN WORSHIP, or Online worship

We will also have an opportunity to 

Pray Together 
Sunday January 24th 
3:30 pm
We have room for up to 10 persons to gather in the sanctuary at 3:30 pm.

Rev. Dr. Jan C. Nicholson Angle welcomes worshippers to the Outdoor Worship Service - 2:00 pm every Sunday at Grove.

January 17, 2021

No 10 am Indoor Worship due to Radford's COVID numbers which are up again 73.2/100K.

WE WILL HAVE 2 pm Outdoor Worship.

Links to: 

Online worship

Bulletin/Call to Prayer information

Commitment Card 

Commitment Letter

January 10, 2021

NO 10 am Indoor Worship due to Radford's COVID numbers which are up again 74.8/100K

WE WILL HAVE 2 pm Outdoor Worship.

Online worship

THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 3RD UPDATE

  • local COVID saturation rates for Radford are at 53/100K
  • we will NOT have indoor worship

January 3, 2021

- WE WILL HAVE DRIVE IN WORSHIP AT 2 PM Sunday January 3rd.  Please join us! For Drive In Worship, as you enter the driveway you will be offered a pre-filled communion cup and wafer.  Following the sermon we will receive communion together.  Everyone is asked to take their empty cups with them and dispose at your home.

-Online worship                                                                                                                  For Virtual Worship you will want to gather your communion elements from home and have the ready as we prepare to worship together.

Communion Liturgy and Order of Worship links here.

UPDATE: Christmas Eve Drive-in Communion Services (4pm, 5pm) are cancelled.

12-19-20

Dear Grove Family,

We will not be able to join together for INDOOR worship this Sunday (12/20/20). Radford's COVID saturation numbers remain elevated. As of 12/19/20, numbers are 58.4/100K, therefore NO INDOOR WORSHIP 12/20/20.

We WILL JOIN together for 2 pm OUTDOOR WORSHIP on 12/20/20.

Remember the two Christmas Eve Drive In Communion Service opportunities:             Christmas Eve 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm.

WE MUST HAVE RESERVATIONS FOR THESE TWO SERVICES IN ORDER TO PROPERLY PREPARE COMMUNION.  COMMUNION WILL BE RECEIVED IN INDIVIDUAL PRE-PACKAGED CUPS.

Call the church office at 540-639-2807 to make your reservation today.

Oh Come Let Us Adore HIM!

Click through the slide show to see the    <---preschool children enjoying their new books. 

Thank you Grove!

For December 13, 2020

If you have seen the news reports, you know our COVID numbers in VA are at an all time high.Our Radford COVID saturation rate as of today is 63.1/100K.  Our Grove UMC protocol for indoor worship is that we are 40/100K or below.
While we will NOT be having our 10 am indoor worship this Sunday we invite you to worship with us
- Virtually On-Line by clicking the link here
- Drive-In Worship at 2 pm on Sunday (no reservation is required and you are invited to remain in your vehicle, or if weather permits, sit outside your vehicle masked and socially distanced.
God bless each of you and know that YOU ARE MISSED!
Blessings, 
Jan

 

Scenes from Grove's Community Thanksgiving meal 2020

For those interested in the Grove Community Thanksgiving Meal - we will be taking reservations through Wednesday, November 25th. (540) 639-2807

Some beautiful pictures from the Gardeners in the Grove final fall day!

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Mr. Clay Carson is getting the outside of the church ready for our Drive-In Worship services, beginning July 19th.

Our offices are currently closed, but the finance team continues to be hard at work. Thank you Linda and Sandra!

Getting Ready!

The Radford City Public School Pre-K children and teachers are coming to Grove.

Volunteers have been working hard to spruce up the indoor and outdoor space to welcome them.

This wasn't in the job description...

Some (not pictured) working, like Santa's elves, weeding and trimming behind the scenes in preparation for cooler weather.

Although Grove UMC is closed for indoor worship, this small group stepped inside the fellowship hall to take a quick socially distanced and properly masked photo to say, we are all working on and looking forward to the time we will be together again.

Nancy Pridgen loving on one of our plant beds at Grove.

Brief 'parking lot meeting' hello from Pastor Angle, Pat, and Carolyn. 

Frank Herzog and Greg Stokely are dedicated grounds volunteers that keep Grove looking beautiful on the outside.

Lynn Wright helps to move hymnals to prepare for the day that we will be able to attend church in our own sanctuary.

A few pictures from our small group, 

"Gardeners in the Grove."

 

Pre-K loving Grove as they collect leaves to take back to their classroom where they will graph them by color. 

 

Thanking God for for our community connections.

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