The Greenhouse

Welcome to the Greenhouse!

Our mission in the Greenhouse is to grow our kids in God’s love and grace to lead them toward a fully-devoted, world changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

We value our youngest church members and have created an environment to help them get connected to God and stay connected to Him for a lifetime. We encourage our classroom teachers and helpers to build trusting relationships with the children on a weekly basis and share Bible lessons that demonstrate God’s love and the fulfillment of his promise through Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection.

We offer full childcare and children’s church at all our Sunday services for infants through 6th grade.

Seedlings – Infant through 23 months
Sprouts – 2 year olds
Buds & Blossoms – 3 through 4 1/2 years old
Saplings – 4 1/2 year olds until Kindergarten
Transplants K1 – Kindergarten & 1st grade
Transplants 234 – 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade
Transplants 56 – 5th and 6th grade (meets only during the 10:30 service)

If you are visiting The Grove for the first time, you will be greeted in our main lobby and directed to one of our Greenhouse coordinators who will walk your through the check in process quickly and help you get your child(ren) settled.

The Greenhouse in July

Growing kids in God’s grace and love to lead them toward a fully-devoted, world changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

General Announcements
Serving Opportunities in July
Packed for Success
Get ready for our 5th annual backpack and school supply collection to support families and elementary schools in Fayetteville. We are excited to partner with a couple other churches and the United Way to grow this project this year. Last year we collected over 280 filled backpacks. We need your help to reach our big goal of 1000 filled backpacks this year. If you would like to volunteer to help make this project happen, please email lynette@thegrovechurch.org.

Please keep the serving going – All 4 One – and consider one of the following events with your time and/or financial support.
• Laundry Love Fayetteville – Sunday, July 17 1:00 – 4:00
• Laundry Love Springdale – Thursday, July 21 5:30 – 8:00
• Art in the Park – Saturday, July 16 2:30 – 5:00
Email lynette@thegrovechurch.org or text (803) 622-2791 to sign up and ask for more information.

“Water Works” Neighborhood VBS
Wow! Our first neighborhood VBS was a big success. Thanks to everyone who participated at VBS and through generous donations. We had a great time with the residents of Betty Jo and our own families. Mark your calendar for October 23 when we return to Betty Jo Dr for the next block party.

Greenhouse Free Library – Check out the free library book exchange in the Greenhouse hallway. We ask that you return the books when you are finished. Feel free to donate books your family has enjoyed. Reading material includes subjects for children and parents.

** Seedlings through Saplings **
(infants through 5 years old)
Please take time during your family devotions or prayer time to talk about the Bible stories, the main point, and the key verse. Remember…the videos teach with the end in mind – life as a follower of Jesus. Be sure to talk to your kids about how to enter into a relationship with God through accepting Jesus Christ as their savior. You can also check out all the material we use in class on https://bibleappforkids.com/ a website for parents.

Memory Verse
“…it is useful for teaching us what is true…” 2 Timothy 3:16 NiRV

Bible App 4 Kids
Hey friends! What’s the Bible all about? The Bible is God’s true story! This month we will look at “God’s Good News”! God’s Bible tells the truth – you will always be God’s friend when you trust and follow Jesus. Check out your child’s take-home Adventure Book each week to see how they learn to answer the question, “Why does God’s Holy Spirit live in you?”

** Transplants **
(Kindergarten through 6th grade)
What’s the Big Idea for the 2015-16 school year? Blessed 2B a Blessing

Our theme verse for the year is Matthew 5:16 (ERV) “You should be a light to other people. Live so that they will see the good things you do and praise your Father in Heaven.”

We define Blessed 2B a Blessing as God did to Abraham in Genesis.
“I will make you into a great nation
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all people on earth
will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3 (NIV)

God uses the blessings in our lives to express his love for us, to invite us into a personal relationship with him through Jesus Christ and finally, to be a blessing so that people all over the world will discover the One True God.

Blessed to be a Blessing Series
This month we be using the curriculum “God’s Got Stuff to Do”. It is an exciting look at the 10/40 window and the majority of the unreached people groups of the world. We will use the THUMB acronym to learn about Tribal, Hindu, Unreligious, Muslim, and Buddist people groups and how God is inviting us to be a part of his mission to reach at the peoples of the world. There are 6 key roles that he asks Christian to play in his global mission – pray-er, giver, welcome, connector, go-er, sender.

Week 1 – Pray-er – pray the unreached people of the world
Week 2 – Giver – give money to support missionaries or para-church organizations
Week 3 – Welcomer – welcome international people who are visiting our country
Week 4 – Connector – connect people with needs to the people with the appropriate resources

Theme Verse: “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” Revelation 7:9

Remember…we teach with the end in mind hoping to connect each family with their unique place in God’s story and that begins with a decision to accept God’s free gift of eternal life through Jesus. Learning to share the Gospel with your kids can help lead them toward that decision in their own lives as well as help them articulate that good news to others.

I hope this information is helpful and will give you more opportunities to talk to your children about what they learn each week in the Greenhouse.