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THE GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Grove is a new Cottage Grove church growing vibrant faith in children, families, and community.
First, let us start with a welcome we really mean.
Come as you are — you’ll be welcomed
We strive to reflect God’s love to all.
be who you are — you’ll be celebrated
We honor the sacred worth and dignity of persons of every age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental capacity, education, economic, and marital status. 🏳️🌈
explore where you are — you’ll be encouraged
We recognize that faith is a journey of trust & transformation, where beliefs are formed and reformed in community.
So why start a new church in Cottage Grove anyway?
At The Grove – Cottage Grove, we want to create space for the wide variety of experiences that people have with church.
Maybe you haven’t been interested in church but are looking to build meaningful relationships, good things for your kids, or ways to help make your community a better place to live.
Maybe you felt you needed to leave the church or never felt welcome in the first place.
Maybe you have been told — explicitly or implied — that there is something wrong with you.
Maybe church has felt stale and routine with little connection to your real life.
Maybe the words and the practices you’ve experienced when you’ve walked into a church building have felt so unfamiliar that it seemed clear that you didn’t belong.
Maybe you’ve been part of a church but find yourself looking for a church that better fits with your values.
Maybe you got into a pattern of not going to church but would go to the right one.
Whatever the case, you are NOT alone. And we are starting a new church in Cottage Grove for people just like you — looking for meaningful relationships, good things for kids, and ways to make our community an even better place to live.
We are all loved. We all belong. We all can grow goodness.