Archive for December, 2011

New Johnson County UMC plant needs your help

Posted: December 22, 2011 by efenster in Information

    One of the Indiana Conference’s newest church plants–The Grove United Methodist Church–is getting ready to launch weekly public worship in January.  Its pastor, Rev. Tony Johnson, needs your help.  (See his message below.) 

If you can attend the church’s new worship services, they will be held each week at 10:30am.  At the least, let’s all keep this church and Tony in our prayers in the coming days and weeks.  Pray that God will move in the hearts of many who are in need of a new church home and that they’ll respond to The Grove’s invitations!  — Ed Fenstermacher

Message from Rev. Tony Johnson…

Hello friend.

I pray that this message finds you well. I will be completely straight forward with my request. I would like to ask you for your help. I am not asking for money…so rest easy.

As you know…Melissa and I moved to the south side of Indianapolis in February to start a new church called The Grove. God has been very good to us in our efforts and we know that He will continue to do so. Our official launch season begins on January 1st. We are launching throughout January with a series called “Start Over”. We are so excited about this series and look forward to building positive momentum throughout the month. This is where I ask you for your help.

A large part of building momentum is simply having as many people in worship as possible in January. We are seeking to have 3 groups of people with us in worship. Group #1 are those people on our launch team. We have those. Group #2 are those who will be visiting The Grove as a guest. We will have them as well. Group #3 are those people we (myself and our launch team members) call friends. That is you.

My request is quite simple. Please join us in January for worship as often as you can. I am fully aware that some of you would have to travel a pretty good distance to worship with us so I understand if attending one time is all you can manage. We appreciate your support.

The Grove is reaching unchurched people for Jesus Christ and I never cease to be amazed at how He is using The Grove and the people at The Grove to further His name. On one level I am asking you to help me and my family start strong and establish security in our new community. On a greater level, I am asking you to be a part of starting a new church that will reach new people for Jesus Christ.

You can rest assured that every time you visit The Grove…you are building the Kingdom of God.

Please pay us a visit…or 5 throughout January and support this new movement of God in Center Grove/Greenwood, IN.

We need you to help ensure that The Grove starts strong. Please…no matter what your plans are…follow this link ( and answer the simple 3 question survey. It will take you 2 short minutes (if that). Thank you for supporting The Grove and the movement of God on the south side of Indianapolis.

If you have any questions…please…by all means…email me at or call me at 317-771-0664. I would be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Our worship location is Maple Grove Elementary: 3623 W Whiteland Rd, Bargersville, IN 46106.