Our traditional services are at  0930 AM at Union Grove and 1130 AM at Willow Grove  on Sundays.

Our other regularly scheduled  ministries include :

  • Adult  bible study
  • Varied  children, youth, and adult gatherings
  • Prayer chain

This prayer group brings specific prayer concerns or praises for individuals, the church, missionaries, etc. before the Lord daily.  Our prayer team is made up of a committed, faithful group of Groves Church attendees. 

  • First Sunday is Communion Sunday,  Second Sunday is Union Grove Fellowship at 1030am,  Third Sunday is Collection of food for Mission Teens at Union Grove.
  • United Methodist Women participate in hands on missions, monthly meetings and district events.
  • The Edith Camp Good Neighbor Fund supplies community needs
  • Sunday School - Three age-based children's/youth Sunday school classes weekly
  • Children's Community Choir brings special music during worship
  • Support of missions locally, nationally, and internationally, visitation and communion to shut ins, Bible Based with lots of Hugs and Love


Special events includes


  • Lenten Soup Dinner & Worship once a week for 5 weeks during Lent with other local churches plus Passover dinner 
  • Easter sunrise service and free breakfast at Union Grove.
  • Annual Birthday Party at United Methodist Community of Pitman
  • Spring fundraisers including Golf outing  and Beef  & "Root" Beer dinner
  • Annual Church picnic
  • Summer Vacation Bible School every August
  • Backpack Blessing before the start of the children's school year
  • Yearly Church anniversary celebrations : most recently the 163th Anniversary celebration of Union Grove Church and 213th Anniversary celebration of Willow Grove, October 2016
  • Food Baskets for the needy at  Thanksgiving & Christmas 
  • Fresh Veggies and Fruit to Church celebrating Thanksgiving for donation to Mission Teens of Norma.
  • Children packing "shoe boxes"  for Operation Christmas Child
  • Winter concert free to all each December most recently singer from Italy Dec 4, 2016
  • Filling  church w/Poinsettias for Christmas each December
  • Christmas Eve Family Service with families sharing in worship

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Groves Ministries is member of the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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