UWF Tea at Draper Blooms
We met at Draper Blooms on Thurs, June 15 for a lovely tea service. There were 10 women present, including both UWF members and guests from the congregation. We are taking a hiatus for the summer and will resume meeting in September. Missing from picture Delores Smith
HOLSTON ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 Representatives
Libby Watts, Ila Schepisi , Jan Nicolson-Angle, Linda Clifford, Terica Fisher
Join Grove and Pastor Jan for a 10-week Summer Sermon Series THAT WE MAY KEEP FAITH.
Help us celebrate by being a part of the planning team for this BIG Celebration! Mark your calendars for our first planning meeting on June 11th following 10:00 am Worship!
Fellowship and Coffee Before Worship
Come grab a brew in the fellowship hall and catch up with Grove family members before worship.
Supporting NRVCA Radford Food Bank is one of the many wonderful ministries of Grove UMC. Bring your nonperishable canned goods and drop them in the collection boxes in the narthex.
Grove UMC volunteers bi-monthly with the Community Table meal outreach program. Volunteers are needed every Saturday in June from 1:30 - 4:30 pm to cook, serve, and deliver meals to persons in our area. Grove’s Community Table coordinator is Susan Lesko. Martee B. coordinates the 3:30-5:30 delivery to our Grove members and we need more people to deliver! Contact Susan L. or Martee.
Volunteer at the Radford Clothing Bank in July and assist in operations or help recruit volunteers whether inside or outside of Grove. Two volunteers are needed for each shift. Sign up on the calendar in the Narthex or call Jean Carson at (540) 639-5268 or (540) 818-9495.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursdays 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Thursdays 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays
Grove United Women in Faith
The UWF are having tea!
DRAPER BLOOMS TEA GARDEN
Thursday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m.
We are having a Sandwich Tea. The cost is $18.00 per person (20% gratuity is added to all services) Please join us.
Let Linda Clifford know by June 13th if you can come.
Support Grove by Fundraising
For Spring Cleaning or any time for cleaning inside or outside, Ultimate Cloths are what you want. They’re being sold by the United Methodist Men and all proceeds will be used for a program at Grove. Contact Bob Boggess at email@example.com or (540)577-7760.
If you shop at Kroger, be certain to register with them and they will send to Grove a portion of all you spend there. We currently get a check from Kroger once a quarter and these funds will help with our General Operating Budget and/or a special project.
Save the Date!
Sunday, July 30th at 10 am Worship and Picnic in the Park Bisset Park, Shelter Two
Invite your neighbors, relatives and friends! Wear your casual summer clothes, and join us for a time of informal Worship followed by food and fellowship.
Please bring a covered side dish to share.
(no refrigeration available in the park)
Help us prepare by calling the church office at (540) 639-2807 with your anticipated numbers or if you would like to volunteer.
Change for Children
Each Sunday in May
Each year, UM churches give loose change to benefit children's ministries in Holston Conference and other United Methodist related ministries around the world.
Donating our loose pocket change will enable Change for Children grants to be awarded to support new and existing ministries with economically disadvantaged children (birth to age 12) and their families across our UM connection.
Grove is looking for persons interested in being a part of the Mission Pie at Grove UMC. Interested in leading or being a part of a team? Keep reading! ------>
- Clothing Bank—Helping with inviting volunteers and/or assisting in the month of July to work at Radford Clothing Bank — coordinator Jean Carson
- Food Bank— Assisting with encouraging Grove members to donate to our Food Bank collection box and, during the week, help our current coordinators to deliver collected food to Radford Food Bank in downtown Radford — coordinators Anna and Bobby Frye
- Community Table— Grove UMC volunteers bi-monthly with Community Table meal outreach program. Volunteers work in teams to cook , handout, and deliver meals to persons in our area. — Grove’s Community Table coordinator is Susan Lesko, meal delivery to Grove UMC members Martee Buchanan
- Thanksgiving Dinner — For several years Grove UMC has hosted a community wide Thanksgiving Dinner. We are looking for a person or persons to coordinate or who are interested in being part of a team to re-vision the possibilities for this mission to our community. For more information, contact either Pastor Jan (Chair of Nominations) or Dave Winston (Ministry Board Chair)
There will be a Mission meeting in June to further discuss our plans.
Families First are On the Case as they learn and grow together.
METHODISM STUDY: “What Being United Methodist Means” begins February 12th after worship. A five-week study that covers United Methodist history, doctrine, and polity. Call the church office at (540) 639-2807 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Materials provided.
Families First meets on the first Sunday of each month after Worship in the Youth Room in the Lower Level.
Confirmation Class will begin on Sunday, February 19th. The class will take place in the youth room in the lower level from 4:00-5:30 pm.
If you are interested in enrolling your child (12 years and older), contact Pastor Jan at (540) 639-2807 ext. 2 or email@example.com
February 22nd at Grove UMC
Wesley hosts a pancake dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by the service at 6:30 pm.
COLLECTING FOR FOOD BANK
Bring your non-perishable canned goods and drop them in the collection boxes are in the narthex.
The church office will be closed Wednesday, February 8.
BOOK GROUP: Meets Monday evenings at 6:30 pm on Zoom. If you would like to join us, please contact Terica Fisher at (540) 357-1016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER GROUP:
Interested? Contact Barry Anderson at (540) 639-1018 or email@example.com.
Please join us for the February Board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 16th @ 7pm.
Part-time Nursery Worker position would require the employee to be present in the nursery every Sunday and coordinate other nursery workers and volunteer schedules.
Part-time Financial Assistant position requires at least three years of experience in financial accounting.
If you or someone you know is interested in these positions, contact the church or apply to our listings on Indeed.com.
The city of Radford is working on our sewer and water lines at the entrance of the church. Access to the church is blocked as well as the water and sewer turned off in the building. The church is closed today. If you have urgent business, contact Pastor Jan can at (540) 589-9118 or Dana at (540) 505-6929 who are both working remotely today.
Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.
• Contribute to Grove’s Administrative Board’s Buchanan/Tazewell Flood Fund by making a check out to “Grove UMC” earmarked “Buchanan/Tazewell” and dropping it in the offering plate or mailing it to Grove UMC 1020 Tyler Ave. Radford, VA 24141. Money will be collected through September 1st.
• Donate cleaning buckets or money to purchase cleaning bucket items (Please make check to “Grove UMC” and earmark your check “flood bucket.” The list of items may be found in this month’s Greeter and on the table in Grove’s narthex.
• Give online through the Holston Annual Conference Flood Fund at https://holston- reg.brtapp.com/2022HolstonFloods
• Serve as a work team volunteer. Currently work teams are being accepted in Tazewell. More information coming soon. Contact the church office or Pastor Jan if interested.
UWF will be taking a summer break!
The Grove Book Group started its newest book. The book is Caste - The Origins of Our Discontents, by Isabel Wilkerson.
As we have just begun our discussion on Caste, we welcome anyone to join us via Zoom July 11th and every Monday night from 6:30-8 pm for what will probably be the rest of the summer. We will not have the Book Group July 4th.
Please contact Pat Brown for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at the Grove Organ.
Grove Book Group meets via Zoom.
Coming July 10th!
Now meeting on Saturday!
Lift every voice and sing!
Radford High School: Sydney Schepisi and Beckett Smith
Auburn High School: Eli Burda
It has been very distributing and shocking to see in Ukraine the destruction of cities, the slaughter of innocent men, women, and children, the inhumane treatment of fellow human beings due to the invasion by the Russian army. We, as a Christian community, ask ‘What can we do?’ to help. The most common answer is ‘Pray for Peace.’ While that is a standard and meaningful response, it alone does little to relieve the suffering of the people of Ukraine. UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is currently providing tangible relief in terms of food, water, medical supplies, etc. as well as people on the ground to help both those who have fled Ukraine and become refugees and those who have remained in their homeland. The Administrative Board of Grove United Methodist Church (GUMC) believes it is important to support in a tangible manner the relief efforts in Ukraine through UMCOR. Our members individually have already contributed to UMCOR but we believe we need to do more. We will pray for the people of Ukraine but the Administrative Board of Grove UMC as a community of Christ set a goal of $5,000 to donate to UMCOR for Ukraine relief. We, the members of that Board, request that all who believe in this relief effort consider joining with us. Grove UMC will collect donations through the Lenten season and will dedicate our entire Easter offering to UMCOR for Ukraine relief. Should we not receive the entire goal from individuals, groups, organizations, etc., Grove UMC will provide the remainder of the $5,000. Our hope, of course, is that we will receive more than the goal of $5,000 and the entire amount will be provided to UMCOR to aid in a small manner toward the massive amounts required for relief efforts that must continue for many years.
Pray for peace and contribute to relief.
Community Thanksgiving is an annual tradition at Grove. This will be our 17th year offering our community a Thanksgiving meal. We will plan to serve 300 meals as we did last year. We plan to follow the same COVID protocols that we used last year.
Our meal will be drive-thru pickup. We will deliver meals to our First Responders and the Women's Resource Center. We will also deliver to any church member who is unable to come pick up a meal. Please call the church office and let Dana know that you need a meal delivered. We need your help with making desserts, and we will need volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal. Also, the cost of the meal will be more this year. Due to COVID and supply chain issues, the cost of food has increased. As in previous years, I challenge you to sponsor a meal. We estimate the price will be $6.
A $20 donation will help us feed three people on Thanksgiving Day. Make your contributions payable to Grove UMC and write Community Thanksgiving on the memo line. We appreciate your support. There will be sign-up sheets in the Narthex in the coming weeks to volunteer and to sign up to bring a homemade dessert. Your generosity never fails.
- Grove UMC Missions Team
Register now for our Ultimate Storytelling Conference on November 8 & 9. This will be a hybrid event: In-person at Dublin UMC and live stream via Zoom.
Join Bishop Richard Looney, Rev. Kim Goddard, and Rev. Charles Maynard for this two-day event to learn the in's and out's of storytelling and how it can be used in your preaching, teaching, and everyday life.
Here are the topics our extraordinary speakers will be telling us about:
In addition to the plenaries, there will be breakout rooms and panel discussions.
Registration is only $15 and clergy will receive 1.0 CEU credits. Certified Lay Speakers can also receive credit for attending. (Certified lay speakers wishing to re-certify with this course should also purchase and read "Dancing With Words" by Ray Buckley. This book is available through Cokesbury, Upper Room books or Amazon.)
You don't want to miss this event, so sign up now.
Monday, November 8, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, November 9, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The congregation is invited to come out on Sunday, October 31, between 3pm and 5pm to celebrate Halloween with our preschoolers and children in our community.
We would love for you to decorate your trunk for the children and dress up in a costume. This will be an outdoor event.
You are encouraged to wear gloves when handing out candy or treats to the children. We need lots of decorated vehicles for the children.
I hope you will plan to join us and make this a fun activity for the children. Be sure to pass the word along and invite your friends and neighbors.
• Mask wearing is optional for those vaccinated. Maintain appropriate distance with your neighbor. Appropriate distance is defined as the distance with which you and your neighbor are comfortable.
• Additional seating is available in the Fellowship Hall for those who wish to increase their social distancing.
• You may join in responsive readings and prayers.
• If you are masked, you may join in singing congregational hymns.
• Offering will continue to be at the exit doors following the service.
Come Worship With Us
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Rev. Dr. Fowler-Marchant
will be bringing the message
“In the Meantime” 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.
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 email@example.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.
Yes Online Worship - here
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.
NO 10 am INDOOR WORSHIP
YES 2 pm OUTDOOR DRIVE-IN WORSHIP, or Online worship
We will also have an opportunity to
Rev. Dr. Jan C. Nicholson Angle welcomes worshippers to the Outdoor Worship Service - 2:00 pm every Sunday at Grove.
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.
THIS SUNDAY JANUARY 3RD UPDATE
- 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.
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.
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!
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...
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.