In an amazing natural phenomenon called “canopy shyness,” trees in some forests grow in patterns that allow light to permeate the forest below. The whole forest can be healthy and grow together by keeping space in the canopy. This is the idea behind Canopy at Grandview. We need friendships and communities more than ever, but we have to make sure to have the right amount of space for everyone to stay healthy. Even as our Canopy groups keep us connected and growing together, they help to uphold the health of our larger community and city.
Our Canopies are groups of less than 12 people (up to 4 or 5 family units) who connect either via Zoom or with agreed-upon in person guidelines. Some Canopy groups have an age distribution that spans decades, some “do” things together, some just sit and visit, some study the Bible, some meet in their neighborhoods, and some find still other ways to share time together. Whatever your fancy, there is a Canopy group for you. Let us help you get connected or reserve a space for your existing Canopy so we can grow together, even while we keep some space.
- In Person
- Shared Interest
- Young Adult
The Luzadder Canopy
These families join together to catch up twice a month. Join them every other Sunday afternoon to swap stories and share time together.
Meets: in person, every other Sunday at 2:00 pm
Contact: Jami Luzadder
This group gathers every other week to discuss a different movie or documentary. Genres, tastes, and takes vary widely!
Meets: times and locations for in person meetings are determined each meeting
Contact: Mickensie Neely
The Waite Canopy
This group of young kids bring their parents so that they can have a great (and loud) time together. The parents also manage to enjoy their time together (although it's usually quieter).
Meets: Thursdays at 5:30 pm
Contact: Brandon Waite
The Mestan Canopy
This group varies in age, interest, and background but they have a great time together. You're welcome to join as they spread out together!
Meets: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Contact: Mike and Patti Mestan
Tree Streets Potluck
This group of neighbors meets in the heart of Johnson City to share good food and good times. They are waiting until the pandemic is over to reconvene in person, but would love to help you get connected!
Meets: in the beautiful post-COVID future!
Contact: Brandon Waite
Something More is a group of college-aged folks coming together to chat, learn, eat and play together. We are convinced life is more than just getting a degree and a career!
Meets: Sundays from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Interyear Fellowship House
Leader: Joy Eden
This long-standing Sunday School class features a rotating list of teachers who present and lead mature discussions on a wide variety of topics. Upcoming subjects include "The Heart of the Old Testament," "How to Read the Bible," "The Theology of Life After Death," and "The Church in Today's Culture."
Meets: Sundays at 3:00 pm via Zoom
Leader: Dan Lawson
Welcome to Grandview
This class is for those new to Grandview or curious about who we are, where we've been, where we're going, and how you can get involved. Happening once a month, this single-session, one-hour class offers a starting place to join the Grandview family.
Meets: via Zoom on a flexible schedule
Leader: Brandon Waite
Faith and Living
This large and intergenerational class prays for one another and studies various topics and books of the Bible. On Wednesday evenings, the group meets for a social hour filled with games and laughter.
Meets: Sundays at 11:00 am via Zoom | Wednesday evenings via Zoom
Leader: David Roberts
Church and Community
This hour-long intergenerational Sunday School class starts class by praying with and for one another. For the rest of the class, they study a book of the Bible, discussing and applying it together.
Meets: Sundays at 10:45 am via ZOOM
Leader: Bob Hall