Grove Family,

The recent spread of the coronavirus has all our attention and concern. In an abundance of caution and to be as proactive as possible, we have suspended all onsite church programming through March 22nd, including Sunday morning services.

In lieu of services, we will be offering online worship and programming for all ages. You will also be able to access the sermons via our website and our podcast.

We will be monitoring new information as it comes in to make the most responsible decision possible regarding future Sunday services and programming. We will also continue to pay and support our numerous GroveKids caretakers, officers, musicians, and hourly staff during this closure.

In my 15 years of ministry, I have never witnessed the church canceling Sunday morning services. This isn’t something we do lightly, but we prioritize your health and safety, and that of those around us, first and foremost.

We are here for you and will continue to be throughout this. I know these events weigh heavily on many of you, myself included. We need to prepare ourselves for the effects of this to be far-reaching and significant in the coming weeks and months, across all areas of life - BUT I am confident we can navigate this together.

Each week we end our services with the same reminder; the church is not the building, and it is not the service - it is you living out your faith in your life.

The weeks and months that follow create significant space for us to witness to the hope we have in Christ. As Christians, our hope is in Jesus Christ - not only in blue skies and shining sun, but when the skies grow dark and the storms of life rage.

I’m not afraid, and I pray you won’t be either. Deuteronomy 31:6 reminds us why we can take heart despite these events:

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

God is with us,