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c76c35a2-bf22-4371-82e6-27365a99b799Community Meal
Second Thursday of the month, 5:307:00pm
Contact: Jeff Wills at willisthe@yahoo.com
Meets in the gymnasium
Share a good meal with friends, meet your Hickory Grove neighbors, learn about programs… all for FREE! Come when you can, leave when you need to.

 

 

 

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Evening Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15pm
Meets in the Charlie Floyd Room
Contact: info@thegrovecharlotte.org
We’ll read, pray & ponder 2nd Peter. Meets in the Charlie Floyd room.

 

 

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Morning Bible Study
Thursdays, 10:30-11:45am
Meets in the Session Room
Contact: info@thegrovecharlotte.org
We’ll read, pray and ponder Philippians together. Meets in the Sessions room.
 

 

hopeWomen Of Hope
Second Saturday of the month, 9:30-11:00am (WILL NOT MEET IN JULY)
Meets in the Session Room
Contact: Rebecca Hart at rebeccaeheart@gmail.com
A monthly women’s gathering for spiritual growth, study and friendship.

 

 

 

ClassicBreakfast_regMen’s Breakfast
Third Saturday of the month, 9:00-10:00am
Meets in the Fellowship Hall
Contact: Lamar Thomas at lamar@washcycle.com
A monthly men’s gathering for spiritual growth, study and friendship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friendship-Trays-Logo-MobileFriendship Trays Assembly
Monday – Friday, 9:45-Noon
Meets in kitchen in the gymnasium
Contact: Libba Hicks at lhicks520@yahoo.com
The Grove is a distribution center for Friendship Trays drivers who deliver nutritious, health meals to our sick, elderly and handicapped neighbors on the East Side.

 

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Seeds Of Faith
Contact: Rebecca Hart at rebeccaeheart@gmail.com
Our mission with this garden is to create a lasting project that brings people of all ages together to learn, work and fellowship in Jesus’ name to create something bigger than ourselves and benefit the community. We want to make this garden an outdoor learning experience where the community can come together in God’s love to work and learn with our neighbors.  The Grove launched the Seeds Of Faith gardening ministry with the help of a few church members and volunteers, the assistance of a local SDOP grant, and the desire to engage our community and create a sustainable neighborhood outreach project. This is our mission. We need volunteers to support this outreach project.  Help us grow!

 

unnamedFreedom School Volunteers Needed
June 19-July 27
The Grove is proud to be a summer host site for the Children Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools®. Freedom School mission is to engage, educate and empower children to succeed in school and in life through quality, year-round educational enrichment programs. They work with community partners like The Grove to offer summer programs to improve academic achievement, reduce dropout rates and inspire the love of reading. Freedom School Partners is committed to serving the children who most need and can least afford summer programming. Below are places where we need your help:

Breakfast Team Leader Contact: tkiagood@yahoo.com We serve 30 healthy breakfasts over the summer.  We need a volunteer to sign up folks to prepare and serve a meal OR donate money or supplies.

Harambee Team Leader Contact: ccooper212@gmail.com Harambee is a swahili word meaning ‘let’s pull together.’ It’s a high energy workshop/pep-rally hybrid. Each Harambee includes a read-aloud and we need someone to to sign up special guests from the church and community to read a story to our scholars. Afternoon Activity Team Leader Contact: pastorkate@thegrovecharlotte.org This summer we’re coordinating 18 on-site activities for our scholars.  After a morning of reading and learning activities, afternoons at Freedom School are for fun!  We need a volunteer to plan camp-like activities for our scholars–water day, board game competitions, scavenger hunts, team building games, etc.  The more creative the better!

 

Food Pantry

Pastor’s Pantry
Contact: info@thegrovecharlotte.org
The Pastor’s Pantry provides basic groceries for East Side residents in specific need of short term food assistance. We do this on a case by case basis and recipients need only meet a few basic requirements. We’ve already helped so many make ends meet. The Grove community is invited to regularly donate non-perishable groceries so that we have plenty to give away to those in need.
 

 

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Room In The Inn
Every other Friday, December through March
Contact: Rebecca Hart at rebeccaeheart@gmail.com
In partnership with Urban Ministry Center, The Grove opens its gymnasium and facilities to provide shelter and food for the homeless during the winter months. The simple goal is to keep homeless people from freezing on cold winter nights. The greater goal is to provide a more personal relationship to homelessness and gain a deeper understanding of the complexity of the issue. We invite volunteers to help set up beds and tables, prepare and serve dinner and a brown bag lunch and/or stay overnight with our homeless neighbors.  This is your invitation to come serve the homeless alongside us.
 

 

Holy Hoops

Holy Hoops (THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD)
Saturdays, 1:00-3:00pm - Men & Youth (ages 15 & up)
Saturdays, noon-1:00pm - Boys (ages 9-14)
Meets in the gymnasium
Contact: Antwane Good

The Grove opens its basketball courts to the community in this new guys sports group. Holy Hoops is weekly time of recreation & connection with other men and boys in the neighborhood. It’s free to play, any male is welcome and each gathering will end with a time of prayer.

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