October Gathering Update & Worship Leader Getaway

It's been a full harvest season at The Grove. Between our monthly Grove Gathering, October Artist Getaway, and this Thursday's Grove Online Class, Becoming A Thriving Artist, it's been a rich season of new friendships and fruitfulness. 

Here's the latest... 

October Gathering with Aaron Blanton & Jason Leith

At The Grove's October Gathering, between musician Aaron Blanton on guitar and Jason Leith presenting several pieces of artwork from his Sacred Streets exhibition, Roy said, "It felt like we ate two main dishes."

Both Jason and Aaron (accompanied by his buddy, Nate) led us in a great evening of worship, prayer and the challenge to pursue artistic endeavors utterly dependent on God.  

For his senior art project at Biola University, Jason literally took to the streets in downtown Los Angeles by drawing charcoal sketches of homeless people in Skid Row. Once his portraits were completed, Jason and his friends created a massive gallery in the back of the Union Rescue Mission for a three-day show for the homeless. Jason shared amazing stories of God ministering to the homeless through his artwork. We're so proud of Jason's heart for the poor and his desire to see them lifted out of poverty through beauty.

Aaron Blanton is a Grammy nominated, three-time Dove Award winning recording artist who offered an incredible new set of songs. Mixing humor and a fresh perspective on not singing "worship cover songs," Aaron brought it on with great music and storytelling. Click here for more info about Aaron's music and his upcoming events.

Save the Date!

Next Grove Gathering is Nov. 11, Monday evening, 6:30 PM.

Jason Leith and his artwork from Sacred Streets. 

Jason Leith and his artwork from Sacred Streets

Singer/songwriter Aaron Blanton leading worship with fresh, original songs.

Singer/songwriter Aaron Blanton leading worship with fresh, original songs.

Jason used cardboard, steel drum lids...anything he could find in the streets to create his portraits. 

Jason used cardboard, steel drum lids...anything he could find in the streets to create his portraits. 


Worship Leader Grove Getaway-November 4-6, Big Bear

It's not too late to register for next week's Worship Leader Getaway to Big Bear. Be good to your heart and register today... click here for registration details!

Great friends and conversations at our October Getaway to Lake Elsinore.

Great friends and conversations at our October Getaway to Lake Elsinore.

Nothing like lingering over a good meal. 

Nothing like lingering over a good meal. 

The kitchen and lake-view living room make for relaxed hangouts. 

The kitchen and lake-view living room make for relaxed hangouts. 


Join Us This Thursday... Becoming A Thriving Artist

The newest Grove Online Class
This Thursday, October 31, Noon-PST, 3 PM EDT
Phone & Online Listening Options (One-hour class, only $9.99)
Click here to register now.

Everyone is alive, but not everyone thrives. Becoming a Thriving Artist is a dynamic online class designed to help you understand what it means to become a thriving artist. Led by Grove Founder and author, Joey O'Connor, this Grove online class will give you inspiring insights to help you grow in your life, craft and thriving life of God.

In Becoming A Thriving Artist  we will explore...

  • Lessons from the Olive Tree
  • What are the Attitudes of A Thriving Artist?
  • How does A Thriving Artist Cultivate their Life & Work
  • The Daily Practices of A Thriving Artist 
  • The Community of A Thriving Artist