UMC Radford

Worship Options

Indoor Worship begins at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings. 

If you wish to worship at home, click here for Sunday morning Worship Online.

Print your bulletin here!

Find us each week at Grove UMC Radford on YouTube.

December 2021

        Church office closings for         Christmas and New Year holidays


November 2021




November Food Drive

Every November, Grove conducts a food drive for the Radford Food Bank. This year our food drive will be in memory of Grove member, Katherine Martin. Our Grove family has been giving generously to the food bank throughout the entire year, and we have received word that we are the only church that has been donating. We thank you for remaining faithful.

Please contribute one or more of these items:



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

Check out the many opportunities we have to serve others at Grove United Methodist Church:

October 2021

Holston Conference announcement

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:

  • Why use storytelling in preaching?
  • Basics of public speaking and preaching
  • Using parables
  • Preaching the story
  • Using humor

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

September 2021

Trunk or Treat 2021!

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.

September and October sermons will feature Grove's favorite Bible Stories!

Send your favorite bible story to Pastor Jan (       or call 540-639-2807, ext. 2 and leave a message.

August 2021


The churches in the New River Sub-District are invited to get a team together for a day of sprucing up the grounds at our Wesley Foundation RU 1022 Downey Street on Saturday, Aug. 7.

Bring your shovels, rakes, weed eaters, etc. Breakfast will be available starting at 8 am and lunch will be provided.

Please call the church office for contact information.


We are looking for members who are willing to serve as readers for Sunday worship services and virtual services. The readings will include reading the call to worship, opening prayer and scripture readings. 

Please email or call the church office if interested.

July 2021


‚ÄĘ 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.
‚ÄĘ Additional seating is available in the Fellowship Hall for those who wish to increase their social distancing.
‚ÄĘ You may join in responsive readings and prayers.
‚ÄĘ If you are masked, you may join in singing congregational hymns.
‚ÄĘ Offering will continue to be at the exit doors following the service.

Join us for Bible Study

The Letters of Peter

    Thursdays 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Beginning July 8, 2021 

Facilitated by Rev. Dr. Jan 

in the Fellowship Hall



Mondays 6:30 pm via Zoom
We will be reading together


by Rick Rouse and Paul Ingram

May/June 2021

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!

April 2021


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 time?....come anyway as we will be reading passages together

- Let me know you are going to join us by emailing me at 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.






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."

March 2021

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!

February 2021

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

January 2021

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
  • bring them with you to worship next week and drop in the offering box

January 24, 2021


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


  • 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.

December 2020

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


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.


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!

November 2020


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!

 Amazon Link                                  NPR Link

July/August 2020

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.