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The Experience


It's unbelievable at times... but things that seem impossible to us are possible with God.

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The Experience


It's unbelievable at times... but things that seem impossible to us are possible with God.

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Wednesday - Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Please note that while we strive to be open in spite of the severe weather, there may be evenings we close early in order to get our volunteers safely home.

A Note from the Director...

 

Christmas 2017

 

With the year drawing to a close, here are a few thoughts concerning the state of ministry we see happening here in Greenville. We get excited when talking about this.

A week or so ago we had two visitors here at Fresh Grounds from Clarksburg, West Virginia. One is a coffeehouse owner and the other his pastor friend. The pastor had experienced Fresh Grounds a year or so ago and had been trying to explain our ministry to others but decided it would be better to visit.

They came to Greenville and we talked about Downtown Ministries. We talked about things like; volunteers at Fresh Grounds from sixteen or seventeen different churches, five churches working together on a summer day camp for kids, a summer mission week with over two hundred volunteers doing over a hundred projects, incorporating the beauty of our Creator with the arts at Sans MOCO, they were stunned.

We were then met with questions and statements like...

 

               “Churches working together on a corporate mission, that wouldn’t happen in our

town.”

 

              “The arts and the coffeehouse, I’d love to make that happen at my shop.”

 

               “These people behind the counter are all volunteers? You would pay them if you

could, right? No? Really! They want to volunteer?”   

   

               “This place is amazing.”

 

               “How did this happen?”

I know I’m an optimist, even an optimist to a fault. But I sense that we are seeing God move significantly in our town.

I believe in the sovereignty of God. I believe that He acts or moves when and however He pleases. I also believe that He is more apt to move when churches are unified as opposed to when they are bickering amongst themselves or when we put competition behind us and become more concerned with the souls of the unbelievers than trying to get unbelievers to attend “my” church on Sunday morning.

I see this happening more and more in Greenville and when visitors began to look around they see it too. It’s a beautiful thing.

As we enter this holiday season, let’s praise God! Let’s rejoice together. Jesus Christ came. For us.

Let us also continue to be praying that this is only the beginning. That together we seek Christ all the more. That we become more and more open to His leading, for His glory.



Merry Christmas

Marty Johnson

Fresh Grounds in a nutshell

In order to flesh out this vision, Marty Johnson the director of Fresh Grounds has stated that this
must be “a ministry that happens to be a coffeehouse, not a coffeehouse that happens to be a
ministry”. Our sign refers to “caffeine for the soul”. In order to start your day off right, we
provide a friendly smile along with your drink. Our desire is to wake you from slumber with a
great espresso and help you to find “living water so that you will never thirst again”. 

As a relaxed welcoming environment where you can stop by to enjoy your favorite beverage, we offer a venue that is accepting yet potentially challenging. This is a place where customers
engage one another in nurturing relationships, and where you might find activities that are
foreign to the local watering hole. Maybe you are just looking for engaging conversation. We
will take the time to listen and if you like, pray with you. 

Open Wednesday through Saturday, we cater to all tastes. We provide specialty coffees, 
luscious lattes, mochas, espresso, hot chocolate, and smoothies in amazing variety. We have
boutique carbonated beverages, bagels, biscotti, baked sweets, brownies, cakes, quiche, soups and sandwiches. We also provide seasonal specials to invigorate your imagination as well as your palette. 

We offer something special for all ages and tastes by sponsoring distinct community events. 
Through our encouragement of the arts, people can experience cultural diversity from poetry
readings to art exhibitions as well as live music of many genres. We want to provide a wide
cross section of community expressions. We are family-oriented with an area designed
specifically for children to enjoy and various board games for kids of all ages. 

How do we establish success? We’re not sure, but we prepare every drink with love for you to
enjoy, with the hope that we can whet your appetite for the love that has changed our hearts. We know that the fields are “White unto harvest” and that these are truly “Fresh Grounds”. 


Volunteer Gathering 2015 - The Body of Christ working TOGETHER.

Volunteer Gathering 2015 - The Body of Christ working TOGETHER.

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Available at Fresh Grounds - FREE

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Our volunteers clocked in over 22,000 hours in 2014 alone!

Desire to Serve


Our volunteers clocked in over 22,000 hours in 2014 alone!

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