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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
  • Continue to Worship from Home during the week
Children in Worship
Please note that we are currently following the CDC recommendation so anyone that is unvaccinated, including children ages 2 and above should wear a mask indoors. While children are always welcome in worship, we offer the following opportunities for children while you worship.
  • 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 are 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.
  • All unvaccinated persons, including children 2 and above must wear a mask at all times indoors. If outdoors and distanced, masks may be removed.
  • 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.

Calling All Runners and Walkers
Virtual 5K to Support All God's Children Camp

All God's Children Camp is having their 2nd annual Virtual 5k fundraiser. You can run/walk this race anytime on August 21 or any date and time that suits you to help support camp as we break the cycle of incarceration! Take a picture of yourself and share it on All God's Children Camp Facebook page with the hashtag #agcc5k.

Sound Ministry Opportunity
10:00 am Indoor Worship

We welcome you in joining the sanctuary sound team! Training will be offered by Gil Chilton. You can also connect with Sylvia Cooper for more information.

Thank You!

I want to thank my Shady Grove Family for all their cards, prayers, and compassion they have shown me these past few weeks. This is the hardest journey I have ever been on, grieving for my daughter. But with your help I am journeying through this dark valley, knowing that our God is leading me, and all my friends are supporting me. Thank you.

Most Sincerely,
Bobbie Stein 
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!
 
Children in Worship
Please note that we are currently following the CDC recommendation so anyone that is unvaccinated, including children ages 2 and above should wear a mask indoors. While children are always welcome in worship, we offer the following opportunities for children while you worship.
  • 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.

Children's Sunday School Volunteers

Raise your hand if you love Jesus! Raise your hand if you love to have fun! Raise your hand if you love kids! Raise your hand if you will share your love of Jesus with kids at Sunday School! Email Kate to let her know that you will help.
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

Join us every week to cut, measure, label, package, and sew various projects. We are providing port pillows, walker bags, wheelchair bags, and more items to a variety of health compromised people. 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.

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.

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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