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Worship for the Week

Three Ways to Worship

Worship Times
  • Sunday, 8:30 am - Outdoor and Drive-in
  • Sunday, 10:00 am - Indoor in the Sanctuary - If capacity is reached, overflow space available in the Fellowship Hall with a live view from the sanctuary. You may also choose to move to the fellowship hall to have flex seating allowing additional spacing.
  • Continue to Worship from Home during the week
Children in Worship
Children are always welcome in worship, but if you are looking for other opportunities while you worship. Please note that we are currently following the CDC recommendation that unvaccinated children ages 2 and up wear a mask.
  • C.O.W. (Children's Own Worship-ages 3 and above) - During both the 8:30 am outdoor service and the 10:00 am indoor service, children are invited forward to hear a special Children's message and then may depart to C.O.W.
  • Faithcare (Nursery-ages under 3) - is available during both the 8:30 am and 10:00 am worship for the younger children.

Please keep the following in mind

  • Fully vaccinated individuals will NOT be required to wear a mask during worship, at either outdoor or indoor worship! Note that wearing of a mask is not definitive that persons are unvaccinated, some people may choose to wear a mask in public settings.
  • Please consider that some people, although they are ready to be back to in person worship, may NOT be ready for hugs and handshakes so we ask you to be aware of individuals personal space.

We will continue to use best practices and adjust our guidelines as guidelines from CDC, the Commonwealth of VA, and the VA Conference of the UMC continue to be updated.

**Important Reminder for the Day of Worship**

On the day of worship, take your temperature. If you have a fever above 100.4 degrees, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, GI issues, chills, or new loss of taste or smell, please enjoy the opportunity to worship from home. Please contact the pastor if you would like to have a prayer time together.

The Pastor is In at Starbucks
Wednesdays, 8:00-8:45 am

Stop by to see Pastor Chris to touch base, have a prayer, or just say hi! No need to schedule an appointment, just stop by anytime at the Twin Hickory Starbucks on Nuckols Road on Wednesdays from 8:00-8:45 am.

Altar Flower Calendar

Thanks to all who have provided altar flowers for our outdoor worship. There are a few weeks available in the next few months to place flowers in memory, honor or celebration of a person or special milestone. We have a long standing community relationship with local florist Coleman Brothers which helps to keep cost at $22.00 for the flowers. You may sign up on REALM to select a date.
Children's Ministry - Infants-5th Grade
Questions? EMAIL Kate
Calling all rising 6th graders - see below to make sure to signup to get the weekly Youth Update. You are welcome to begin participating in the youth ministry starting July 1!

Family Outdoor Movie Night
Friday, June 25, 8:30 pm

Bring your chairs and blankets to sit outside with your family to enjoy a movie on a big screen. Plan to arrive 8:15 to get settled. Please register for planning purposes and let Kate know if you have any questions.

Shalom Farms
Saturday, July 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Families and children of all ages have the opportunity to work together at Shalom Farms to harvest vegetables to help improve the nutrition of others. Event is limited to 12 volunteers. Please register and let Kate know if you have any questions.

Camp Pray and Play
July 12-16(Ages 3-rising 1st grade)
August 9-13(Ages 3-rising 1st grade)

Camp Pray and Play is offering three summer camps for ages two through rising first grade. Each fun themed camp (Polar Bear camp kit, Zoo Choo Choo, and Our Earth) presents the opportunity for children to experience God's love through Bible stories, music, games, crafts, silly skits, and more. Please see FLYER for additional details. Email KATE for more information.
REGISTER for Zoo Choo Choo(July12-16)
REGISTER for Our Earth(August 9-13)
Youth Ministry - Grades 6-12
Questions? EMAIL Frank
Rising 6th graders are welcome to attend all our summer opportunities beginning on July 1. Be sure to signup to receive the Youth Update weekly email below so you  can keep up to date.

Keep Connected with Youth Ministry

If you don't currently receive the Youth Update email, be sure to sign up by clicking HERE to keep up to date with all that's happening with youth ministry.
Click HERE to view the most recent Youth Update with details on how you can connect and all that is happening throughout the week and looking ahead.
Adult Ministry
Questions? EMAIL Beanie

Knitting Ministry
Last Tuesday of Every Month, 2:00-4:00 pm

The Knitting Ministry will resume on June 29 at a new regular day and time. We will meet at 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen. Contact Margaret Phillips at 527-7857 for more information or to join this group.

Sewing Seeds of Hope (SSOH)
Wednesdays from 12:30-3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

Please donate clean used or new pillowcases for dresses.  Add pillow cases to the wicker chest on the front porch of the house between the Fellowship Hall and Church Office labeled for the SSOH; pick up kits there to be completed; and leave completed projects inside too. Join us every week to cut, measure, label, package, and sew various projects. Questions? Email Pam Kugel or call 804-364-7250.

Finding Your Joy at Shady Grove

Are you wondering about all of the programs and ministries that go on at Shady Grove? Do you wonder how you could be more connected? Maybe it is a one day mission opportunity in our community, a bible study, decorating the church for holidays, maintenance and repair work on our church property or serving through prayers and ministering to fellow church members. These opportunities and more are great ways that you can serve and grow in your faith journey at Shady Grove. We want to help you “FIND YOUR JOY” at Shady Grove. We have fellow members that would love to talk to you about how to be more connected. To learn more, please click HERE.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

For those needing God’s encouragement, Prayer Shawls are available to share. A shawl can be picked up either at worship the last Sunday of the month or at the church office during the week. EMAIL Dana or call the office to make arrangements to pickup at the office. Crafted with care and wrapped and bagged for safety, a prayer shawl is an expression of care for those in need of comfort and a reminder that they are in thoughts and prayers.

Baby Bundles

Baby Bundles are special bundles prayerfully created by our church family as a way to welcome new SGUMC babies with God's love. If you are interested in being part of this ministry or if you know of babies, please contact Kate Bishop, Polly Rowan, or Beth Lighthiser.

Keeping connected through Realm!

Realm Connect is a great way to keep connected, register for events, keep track of giving and make contributions online and more!
Already have a Realm login? Don't forget to LOGIN and make sure your's and your family member's profiles are up to date. You can also edit information and keep connected with the Realm Connect app for your mobile device. Download from the Apple APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.
Don't have a Realm login? Send an EMAIL to get connected and then you will receive an email invite with a link to get connected.
Click HERE to learn more about Realm.

Schedule of Events

Click HERE for a schedule of all events listed on the church calendar!

Order Your SGUMC Nametag!

It is now possible to order and pay for a Shady Grove UMC nametag online, using Realm! Click HERE to order. The cost is still $8.00. Nametags take two to three weeks for delivery, at which point you will be able to pick it up from one of the welcome centers on a Sunday morning. Questions? Contact Donna Noble. EMAIL DONNA

News from the Virginia Conference

Want to stay connected to news from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church? Check out past issues of the E-Advocate weekly news! You can also subscribe to receive directly to your inbox by completing the subscription information on the E-Advocate webpage.

Ways to Give

  • Give Online - Click HERE for either a one-time donation or to setup recurring donations through secure giving with Ream Connect
  • Text GivingText serve to 73256 to get a secure link to give 
  • Amazon SmileAmazon has a program called Amazon Smile that gives 0.5% of eligible purchases back to non-profits in the form of a rebate. Simply start shopping at AMAZON SMILE. Log in to your Amazon account as you normally do, search for the Amazon Smile account labeled, Shady Grove United Methodist Church and be sure to choose the church in Glen Allen, VA! Once selected, this setting remains with your account. For all future Amazon shopping, just be sure to start by going to AMAZON SMILE  to login to your account. This is not an endorsement of Amazon by the finance committee. This is a means for those interested to provide additional support to the general fund and ministries at SGUMC. Questions? Contact Frank Basil at  804-360-2600. EMAIL FRANK
Questions about giving, making  a new pledge, or updating an existing pledge may be directed to Pam Sweeney, EMAIL or call 804-360-3907, ext. 123
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