Frequently Asked Questions
What can I wear?
Please be comfortable. There is no dress code at Grove. Come in sneakers and jeans or suits and leather shoes. We don’t believe Jesus cares what you wear, and neither do we. Just come with an open heart.
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We are located in West Chester, Pennsylvania within easy reach of most of Chester County including Westtown, the borough of West Chester, the borough of Downingtown, Exton, Upper Uwchlan, Lionville and beyond. We currently offer three services each Sunday.
How long are the services?
Our Sunday services are about 1 hour long. During the thirty minutes between services, everyone has time to enjoy coffee and connect with others in Fellowship Hall.
What do you do?
A typical worship service at Grove will include announcements, some singing, and music as well as prayer and relevant teachings from the Bible. Occasionally we share video clips and other media as a part of a lesson or celebration. Each service is a little different. 8:00 AM & 9:30 AM are more traditional services with organ music and hymns typically sung in the sanctuary. Communion is offered at the 8:00 AM service each Sunday and typically once a month at both the 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM services. The Tabernacle Choir sings at the 9:30 AM Traditional service. The 11:00 AM Arise! service celebrates God with a contemporary flair and usually includes music from our praise band as well as an inspirational song from the Youth Choir. The 8:00 AM service is discontinued starting with Memorial Day weekend and resumes after Labor Day weekend throughout the fall, winter, and spring.
Where do I go?
Straight through the main doors, you will find a lobby. Bear directly to the right and you will follow the hallway to its end to reach the Sanctuary. The 8 AM & 9:30 AM services are held in the Sanctuary. If you are arriving for the 11 am Arise! service you will bear directly to the left, past the stair well and into Asbury Hall. If you are early or have children to drop off, head straight through the double doors and slightly to the right where you will find Fellowship Hall where coffee awaits you and plenty of folks who will cheerfully guide you.
Is there parking?
At Grove, we have ample parking on the same side of the street as the sanctuary. The main parking lot is situated between the cemetery and Boot Road. There are a few additional parking spaces across the street adjacent to the church office which all should feel free to use. We offer handicap parking close to the main entrance, and there are also spaces that are designated for Visitors.
What do you offer for my kids?
There is always something going on for children and teens (youth) at Grove. We provide nursery care for all services and the nursery can be found on the main floor through the second set of double doors, to the right down the hallway. The door to the nursery is on the left side of the hallway in Room 108. On Sunday mornings there is Sunday School for the 9:30 AM service, except on the Sunday (once a month) where Communion is offered. Elementary and Youth age children are invited to stay in the service with their parents and experience Communion together. On other Sundays, during the 9:30 AM service, kids generally join their parents for the beginning of the service in the Sanctuary until the Children’s Moment, and then are dismissed to go to Sunday School. Middle School and High School youth start their Sunday School classes at 9:30 AM and those classes meet upstairs. They are in Room 208 for Middle School and Room 210 for Senior High.
Do you ask visitors to stand?
No, we do not ask you to stand. We have no wish to embarrass you or make you feel uncomfortable. We do hope you will fill out a visitor’s card or let us know you are visiting so that we can make sure you find everything you are looking for. Most of all we hope you feel welcomed and accepted whenever you come.