In the summer of 1854, local Presbyterians, felt the need for
preaching in their vicinity, secured the services of DR. Septimus Tustin who
lived in Washington DC. He would preach to gatherings in a grove near Halls
Cross Road's in Aberdeen, MD. In the winter the services were held in a
building near the site of the present church building. There was enough
interest in the services to build a brick building in the grove in 1856.
Grove continues to reach out to our community in many ways. Each summer we host a Vacation Bible School which is attended by children in our community. Our thrift store offers clothes and household goods for anyone interested. The Deacons offer a Food Cupboard every Wednesday for anyone who needs food for their families. A luncheon called Martha's Meals is served in Groves Mitchell Hall every Thursday. Grove and 5 additional churches rotate food service for Martha's Meals. Grove also collaborates with Harford Family House offering use of the Monroe Building for classes and events. Every Christmas church members also participate in a gift giving program with Harford Family House; providing stockings with gifts for children within the Harford Family House Program. Many groups also use the Monroe Building as a meeting place. Currently Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Alcoholics Anonymous and Harford Hammers use Grove as a meeting place.
Groves concerns are not only local!
We help support 4 mission families ( 2 in Cameroon, 1 in France, and 1 in Czech Republic) and supports a young boy in the Philippines. Through One Great hour of Sharing Grove supports Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, The Presbyterian Hunger Program, and The Self-Development of the People Program of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Grove also supports the work of our Pastor as a member of the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance national Response Team.
Grove also hosts Sunday School classes, special classes, and Women's Circles; which help us grow in Faith and Understanding.
In all of these ministries, we are upheld, encouraged and guided by the Holy Spirit. Each Sunday we celebrate God's victory over sin and death in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
We invite you to come and WORSHIP WITH US!