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 December

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

General Announcements

Christmas Soles
Please join us this Christmas season as we collect new sneakers for Leverett Elementary students and other kids in NWA. There will be a Christmas Soles tree set up in the lobby where you can grab a tag or two and purchase shoes and socks. Look for all the details in the lobby the next 3 Sundays.

Parent Partners
Don’t miss the opportunity to serve in your child(ren)’s classroom. We would like to ask ALL parents to sign up to serve once every 6-8 weeks in the Greenhouse. This will achieve several goals that we have for our families.
• Ensure that we have the appropriate number of volunteers in every classroom every Sunday for the safety and security of our children
• Ensure that we continue to provide a quality faith experience for our children
• Help parents connect with the curriculum we teach to promote more “faith talks” at home
• Create a “take your parent to school” experience for our children to show off what they do each week
Please email lynette@thegrovechurch.org or text (803) 622-2791 to let me know you are all in to help make the Greenhouse the best it can be. We will also have in person sign ups starting this Sunday so you can create your own schedule and chose the classroom that best suits you.

Sick Child Policy
Cold and flu season is here again. Please take a few minutes to review our sick child policy posted on the bulletin boards in the Greenhouse.

** 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
“Morning, noon and night, the Lord hears my voice.” Psalm 55:17 NLT

Bible App 4 Kids
Hey friends! When can you pray? I can pray all night, all day! This month we will look at “Voices in the Night” – God’s story through the life of Samuel. I can talk with God to learn about him. 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: Review Genesis through Ruth and hear about King Saul from 1 Samuel.
Week 2: Learn the stories of King Saul and King David from 1 Samuel.
Week 3: Learn the stories of King David from 2 Samuel and the definition of repentance.
Week 4: Christmas Day – join us at 10:30 for brunch and fellowship to celebrate Jesus’ birthday

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.