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 September

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

General Announcements

Greenhouse Lock-In
Don’t miss our 4th annual Greenhouse Lock-In happening on September 30 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. All elementary and middle school students are encouraged to attend and invite a friend that doesn’t attend church regularly. It will be a fun-filled night and a great opportunity to hear and share the Gospel. We need LOTS of volunteers to make the night a success so contact Margie Ehrhardt at margie.ehrhardt@gmail.com or Lynette Washington at (803) 622-2791 to get involved and RSVP your students.

Volunteer Breakfast and Training
All Greenhouse volunteers should plan to attend our fall training complete with breakfast on Sunday, September 25 at 8:30am. In preparation for the training, be sure to read through our Volunteer Guide which helps you understand the expectations we have for families and volunteers. It is our hope that you will feel more confident in your serving roll as we give you more information and training. Thank you to all our wonderful volunteers who make the Greenhouse an amazing place for all our children and families.

iFriend Program at UA
Our elementary students learned about being a welcomer in July. A welcomer is someone who makes friends with people who come to the USA from other countries. We can share our life with them and learn about theirs. This can create opportunities to tell them about Jesus. Please consider getting involved in the iFriend program on campus so your family can be welcomers. It only takes a once a month commitment for one school year. “Adopt” an international student and include him or her in a family outing or holiday. Maybe you can ask them to cook something they enjoy from their country and you can share your family favorites. For more information go to http://international-students.uark.edu/events/ifriend-programs/friendship-family-program/index.php

Potter’s House Looking for Volunteers
Potter’s House is a local non-profit in Fayetteville that is committed to seeing the full community of Northwest Arkansas educated and engaged through relationships. They are looking for healthy volunteers to join their ministry, with the goal of working together to change the outlook of education, employment and knowledge of Jesus in our community. Specific areas of need include:
– Preschool volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays anytime between 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.
– Tutors on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
– Small Group leaders and host homes on Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30 pm or 4:00 – 6:30 pm.
– Youth Development volunteers and host homes on Thursdays from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
To find out more information on how to give or become involved, please contact Kelsey Friend at kelsey@pottershousekids.com.

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
“…I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.”” Psalm 31:14 (NIV)

Bible App 4 Kids
Hey friends! How do you show faith? I show faith every day, when I trust and obey! This month we will look at “Abraham’s Big Test” – when God asked Abraham to give his only Son Isaac back to him. I’ll show super-de-dooper faith in God by remembering…God keeps his promises. Check out your child’s take-home Adventure Book each week to see how they learn to answer the question, “Who made you?”

** Transplants **
(Kindergarten through 6th grade)
What’s the Big Idea for the 2016-17 school year? “What’s in the Bible?”
In “Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?” our students meet Buck Denver and his friends and join them on a journey through the WHOLE Bible.
From the creator of VeggieTales®, Phil Vischer has set out to teach kids (and parents!) the story of the Bible – God’s great rescue plan! We know the stories of Moses, Noah, David, and Jesus, but in this groundbreaking new series, we see how they all fit together to tell one big, redemptive story.
Every 5th Sunday, students will take a break from “What’s in the Bible?” to work at studying a passage of scripture like they would study any other non-fiction writing. We will include homework throughout the year for families to study together at home. Our goal is to help our students better engage with what God is saying in his word so they can become a fully-devoted, world changing follower of Jesus.

Weekly Lesson summary
Week 1: Stories from Genesis – the first book of the Bible – and the definitions of salvation and redemption
Week 2: Old Testament Canon, and hear stories about Abraham’s descendants
Week 3: Moses’ stories from the book of Exodus
Week 4: Stories about the Israelites from the book of Exodus, and discover the Old Promise and the New Promise

Parent Take Home Card
The key verse will show up in the parent take home card each week. Spend some time reviewing what your student(s) learned and be sure to complete the homework and bring it back the following Sunday to claim a prize.

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.