God's Love Reaches

Hello there Kid's Grove Families!

Kid's Grove at Common Ground has put together a very exciting At-Home World Expedition called "God's Love Reaches". This is a fun-filled virtual 5 day experience for the whole family to enjoy from the comforts of your very own home.

Each daily video includes a message from a Common Ground supported missionary family, a bible story portion, and family friendly activities.
As part of this experience we have created Explorer Play Packs for local kids to receive, that will have some fun goodies and supplies needed for activities. In order for a child to receive an Explorer Play Pack, we need you to register all kids interested in participating that are between K-6th grade. (As long as there are Explorer Play Packs available, the registration will be active.) The link to register is:

Stay at Home Expedition- Day 1- Journey to Albania

Stay At Home Expedition- Day 2- Adventures in New Zealand

Stay At Home Expedition- Day 3- Voyage to Cameroon

Stay at Home Expedition: Day 4- Trip to Oaxaca

Stay at Home Expedition: Day 5- Tour of Thailand

“They will be called Oaks of Righteousness, planted by the LORD
to glorify himself.” ‭‭

Isaiah‬ ‭61:3

In Kid’s Grove at Common Ground: 

Our Mission is:
To demonstrate God’s grace to all children and empower them to walk with Jesus Christ right now.

Our Vision is: 
To be a place where all children can G.R.O.W. by learning to use: God’s Word to shape their actions and lives, Relationships to nurture their growth, Outreach to serve God and others, and Worship to interact with and experience God.

The inspiration for this ministry comes from the book
“The Oak Inside The Acorn” by Max Lucado. 
In the book Little Acorn sees himself as very small and he's unsure of what he's supposed to do in life. Eventually, he grows into Big Oak, but he still wonders about his purpose. Though he tries as hard as he can, he can't grow oranges or beautiful flowers like his friends. Finally, he discovers that his mighty branches were created for a very special purpose!

Children will see that all they need to do is to
"Just be the tree God made you to be."
In Kid’s Grove we want to walk alongside kids (and their families) as they grow. We want to help them grow closer to God and each other, while learning that God uniquely created them for a special purpose. We want to help each child identify their unique gifts and how to use them to serve God and others. We encourage children to be who God created them to be.
“Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, ‘I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Matthew 18:2-4

At-Home Children’s Church:
We regularly post story videos, activities, and songs with Grandpa Bill to a private Facebook group - email Mrs. Joy if you would like to become part of this group!
Mrs. Joy Pace-Allen -

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We embrace our multi-generational and multi-cultural congregation that truly is a community becoming family.
We choose our Kid’s Grove curriculum around the same topics and conversations that our adults are having through the sermon series and growth group studies. 

Kid’s Grove at Common Ground, A Covenant Church

Sunday's at 10:30am

We love and miss you all! Please see our Facebook group or subscribe to our email list to stay connected with your church family during this time of social distancing. 

Joy Pace-Allen
Children’s Director

cell: +1 (503) 302-1540

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