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 May
Greenhouse in May

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 May
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, May 15 1:00 – 4:00
• Laundry Love Springdale – Thursday, May 19 5:30 – 8:00
• Art in the Park – Saturday, May 21 2:30 – 5:00
Email lynette@thegrovechurch.org or text (803) 622-2791 to sign up and ask for more information.

“Jesus Storybook Bible” Reading Challenge
Let’s continue reading through the Bible together as families of The Grove Church. We will wrap up on May 22 with a big celebration including a photo booth for fun family photos. The bibles are yours to have free of charge so pick one up if you have not already.

A Look Ahead to Summer
• Greenhouse Free Library – Beginning in June we will offer a free library book exchange filled with parenting reading as well as children’s books – leave and book or take a book. We ask that you return it when you are finished so others can benefit too.
• Blessing Bags – Transplants students will begin collecting toiletry items and snacks to fill blessing bags for our first ever Neighborhood VBS on Betty Jo Dr.
• Neighborhood VBS – June 21-23 in the evening on Betty Jo Dr. We will need volunteers and we invite Grove families to attend.
• Kanakuk Kampout – June 27 – July 1 at Mt Sequoyah – www.kanakukkampout.com

** 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
“…He has given me the power of the Holy Spirit” [whoosh] Romans 15:19NiRV

Bible App 4 Kids
Hey friends! Why does God’s Holy Spirit live in you? God’s Holy Spirit gives me power! This month we will look at “God’s Wonderful Gift” – The Holy Spirit comes! God’s Holy Spirit gives us power to live like 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 take a walk through the book of Acts with the “What’s in the Bible?” curriculum. Students will learn things ranging from where Acts is in the new testament to why God sent the Holy Spirit and how the Holy Spirit equips us.

Week 1 – The Holy Spirit is for all who follow Jesus
Week 2 – Pentecost, and discover that they can build God’s kingdom with the help of the Holy Spirit’s power.
Week 3 – Saul/Paul and the spreading of God’s Good News
Week 4 – Paul and how we can help spread God’s Good News.

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.

Memory Verse: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8

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.