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 October
Growing kids in God’s grace and love to lead them toward a fully-devoted, world changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
What an amazing night! We had 100 kids exactly in the church enjoying all kinds of great fun. Thank you to every volunteer who gave of their time to make our 4th annual lock-in a huge success. We are already talking about next year. Mark your calendar for September 29, 2017 so you don’t miss the fun next year.
“Mini” All 4 One Service Weekend
We are excited to plan our second bi-annual All 4 One weekend of service on October 22 and 23. A sign up will be coming, but please mark your calendar and plan to participate in one of the following serving opportunities. All of the ministries where we will be serving are led by families at The Grove Church.
– Laundry Love Springdale – 1:00 to 3:00
– Art in the Park – Saturday 2:30 to 5:00
– The CALL Clothing Closet – 1:00 to 4:00
– BK Homeless Ministry – 9:00 to 10:30am
– Betty Jo Block Party – 3:00 to 6:00
Contact Lynette Washington to get involved through serving and/or donating at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
** 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.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little, can also be trusted with much…” Luke 16:10 (NIV)
Bible App 4 Kids
Hey friends! How can I do big stuff for God? I obey God more each day! This month we will look at “A Baby in a Bush” – God’s story through the life a Moses. I can do big stuff for God…when my parents trust me. Check out your child’s take-home Adventure Book each week to see how they learn to answer the question, “How can I do big stuff for God?”
** 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: The third book of the Bible – Leviticus, and hear stories about the holiness of the Israelites.
Week 2: The Rules of Leviticus, and learn the definitions of ritual and ethical rules.
Week 3: Hear stories from the books of Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Week 4: Hear stories from Deuteronomy and review stories from the first five books of the Bible.
Week 5: Non-fiction study of the key passage
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.