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
Visit the Doan flower and cattle farm in Blountville to connect with others and learn about local sustainable farming and other practices.
Meets: every other Sunday at 2:00 pm.
Hosts: Roy and Linda Doan
Alpha is a safe place to explore basic and big questions about the Christian faith. This class meets periodically. Email with interest!
Women’s Dinner and Prayer
This group of women spans generations but shares meals, conversation, and prayer once a month.
Meets: in person, third Thursday of each month at 6:00 pm
Leader: Penny Cochran
The Chapman Canopy
This intergenerational group gathers to share some time in conversation and some time studying a book of the Bible or a relevant topic.
Meets: every other Friday at 7:30 pm via Zoom
Leader: Dave and Cindy Chapman
College Women’s Group
This group of college-aged women meets weekly for study, fellowship, and prayer. Led by a Milligan professor, they would love for you to join!
Meets: Sundays at 2:30 pm via Zoom
Leader: Kristen Mudrack
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step recovery program for people struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. CR is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.
Meets: Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm via Zoom
Leader: Doug Fox
Young Adult Canopy
This group gathers for meals, conversation, prayer, and games. Folks from post-high school through thirtyish are welcome to join!
Meets: Saturdays via Zoom
Leader: Chloe Garbe
This is a group of widows who meet for fellowship, connection, and prayer. Whether you are a widow of many years or are facing being a widow for the first time, you're welcome to join. They are currently staying in touch and making plans for gathering again.
Leaders: Carol Norris
The Calling Group
This group serves Grandview’s shut-ins, those in the hospital, and those in need of pastoral care. They are not meeting in person, but they stay in touch via email and phone calls.
Leaders: Becky Allsop, Sue Wise, Lorna Crouch
Intergenerational Women’s Group
This group of women ranges widely in age and life experience, but share connection and encouragement with one another twice a month. Women of all ages are welcome to gain and share wisdom from varied life experiences.
Meets: first and third Thursdays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm via Zoom
Contact: Anna Jones