At Mechanic Grove we know how important family is. Whether you're a newborn yourself, managing all the changes that come with the birth of your first child, or enjoying grandchildren and great-grandchildren, we believe there is a place in the church for you. We want to help families embrace their identities in Christ and rely on him. What's more, we believe that every individual has something to offer to the church and community whether they find themselves in grade school, college, starting or ending their careers, or anywhere in between.
Kids need to know how much they are loved by Jesus as much as adults. We have amazing Sunday school classes, an active Children's church program, as well as opportunities for children to participate in Sunday morning worship. Add in our WOW Wednesdays and our summer VBS and you have some amazing opportunities for kids to get to know Jesus.
Being a twenty-something isn't quite what it was in your parents' day. We know there are unique challenges facing young adults and so young adults involved at Mechanic Grove gather to encourage one another and face those challenges together. We also intentionally create ways for young adults to be involved in the larger church. As much as young adults need wisdom from older adults, older adults need the energy and prophetic voice of young adults.
Being a middle or high school student isn't easy. There is a lot of stress. We strive to create a safe space for students to explore their faith where they don't need to be stressed about meeting demands and don't have to be fearful of being judged as they work out what they believe. Teens bring an amazing vibrancy and willingness to question the status quo and we love having them as a part of our church family.
We all know that it can be too easy to remain anonymous in a worship service with a couple hundred folks in attendance. We never want that to happen, but we know that when it does small groups and Sunday School classes are a wonderful way to connect and form friendships that last a lifetime. Being involved in a Sunday School class or small group is an essential way grow and stay engaged.
We know how important sharing a meal together is to life, family, and friendship. We also know how crazy life gets. That's why we gather on Wednesday evenings for a delicious meal and wonderful conversation. After our meal, we have engaging activities for children, a Bible study for middle and high school students, and a prayer gathering for adults.
MUSIC, DRAMA, & ART
Humans have this amazing capacity for creativity. God has granted us some astounding artistic talents. Whether you love singing in a choir, playing bells, participating in skits and dramas, shredding on a guitar, or creating beautiful works of art there is a place for you to plug in and use your talents to create friendships, enjoy yourself, and worship God.