This is Mark sending out the weekly newsletter on behalf of Pastor Josh being on vacation this week. I hope that you all had a great week and are enjoying the last few weeks of summer. The new school year is almost here, and a brand new year of Word of Life is coming up, so that means that we have lots going on around The Grove! Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up over the next several weeks!
Our featured Event: Hoedown at the Hege’s: This coming Wednesday (August 8th) we will be having our 2nd annual Hoedown at the Hege’s! This event was a blast last summer as we ended our summer program strong with games, food, worship, and testimonies. We don’t expect anything less this summer, and we hope that each of you will be able to make it! We will be having games such as volleyball, basketball, corn hole, and more! We’ll be serving hot dogs for dinner and will have a special service with testimony times from our students and Pastor Josh will bring a back to school message to us. We’ll also be showing the final episode of Summer Slasher! You won’t want to miss it! The hoedown will be from 6:30-9:00 P.M. A bus will be leaving from the church at 6:15 P.M. You can also drive to the hoedown or get dropped off if you choose to do so.
Ø August 10 – Leadership Seminar – If you are interested in being a Grove leader for the 2012-2013 year, please make plans NOW to attend this meeting. The times of the meeting are 5 pm until 10 pm at the fellowship hall. This is for prospective college and adult leaders. I hate to use the word mandatory, but we need all leaders at this meeting! If you miss, it is likely that you will get behind. We will have fun, food, and sessions. Please R.S.V.P. by responding to this email!
Ø August 15 – Parent Night @ The Grove – This is for all parents who have students who attend on Wednesday nights or Sunday’s. It is important that you make plans to attend, because we are starting some new things this year, and we want you informed. Let’s pack out the night with parents! We will meet in the fellowship hall from 6:30-8 pm. We will have worship, a time of Q&A, food, and fellowship. Hope you will join us.
Ø August 22 – WOL Kick Off – This is the opening night of WOL @ The Grove for our student ministry! Students will find out who their small group leader is, and this night will be huge. We have pizza ready to go, and we will cast the vision for the Grove. Make sure that your student is present for this night!
Ø September 14-15 – Lexington/Winston Salem Mission Trip – We are still working on the logistics for this trip, but we want every student and leader to make plans to attend. We want to be missional and intentional in the city that God has us in so make plans now as we take the Gospel to our city! We are working up some work projects, visitation, and service at different organizations in our community. We will let you know a final price asap! Plan on sleeping in tents! It is going to be Crazy!
We are trying to keep you as informed as possible and keep the cost as low as possible. If you ever have questions or want quick information regarding the Grove, check out our facebook page or check out the website here. You can also follow us on twitter (@ugbcgrove) for instant information regarding the Grove. We love and appreciate you. We count it a privilege to partner with you this year. If you have any questions about our student ministry, please contact Pastor Josh anytime with the info provided below.
Student Pastor, Union Grove Baptist Church