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This week's message is "Leaning on a Great Cloud" from our series
Final Instructions, sharing guidance for enduring in the life of faith,
from the book of Hebrews, based on Hebrews 11:11:29-12:2
Weekly Worship Times
9:30 am - Traditional Worship - in person and live streamed

Worship in the sanctuary or watch the live stream on our YouTube Channel or later at a time that is good for you on YouTube and our church website!
Children ages 3 - 5th grade will begin in worship and depart with their teachers to Sunday School after the Children's Moment.
11:00 am - Modern Worship - in person
We will worship in the Fellowship Hall with C.O.W. (Children's Own Worship) and Nursery care during this time. Children will begin in worship and depart with the C.O.W. leaders after the Children's Moment.
Current COVID-19 Policy
The Shady Grove United Methodist Church Council regularly monitors the Covid-19 data as part of trying to ensure the health and safety of our community. The Covid-19 positive case numbers, as well as hospitalizations, have recently increased in Henrico County. The church council will monitor these numbers in the coming weeks.
In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who may have a higher health risk to consider wearing a mask while indoors. We also would ask that if you have been exposed to anyone who is positive for Covid-19, or if you are not feeling well, to please stay home and take advantage of online worship. This will help to slow the spread to others and help to protect the vulnerable in our community.
Click HERE to view county specific data and recommendations from the CDC.

Thank you and stay safe,
Shady Grove UMC Church Council

Global Missions with Path International
Sunday, September 11 during Worship

Friends from PATH International will be at church to share about what God is doing in Uganda and Ethiopia. PATH International has a vision to end the global orphan crisis as they work with orphans, their families, and communities to transform lives. We will be offering the opportunity for you to sponsor a child and be a part of this great ministry. We look forward to welcoming the team from PATH and supporting their important work. Please watch this VIDEO to learn more!

Mary Poppins Jr.
Friday, August 12
1:00 and 7:00 pm

Disney’s Mary Poppins Jr will be presented by The Center for Creative Arts Musical Theatre Camps. This is the final week with a new cast of children and youth bringing this beloved classic to life! Church members and friends are encouraged to attend the1:00 pm performance if your schedule permits to allow more seats for the evening performance. Admission is free.

Richmond Hill Service Day
Wednesday, August 17, 9:00 am

All ages, rising 3rd graders and up, are invited to serve at Richmond Hill. Meet at SGUMC at 9:00 am with a bagged lunch and water bottle and travel down to Richmond Hill to help with outdoor or indoor work. Wonderful opportunity to invite friends. Questions? EMAIL Kate.

Flying Squirrels -- Faith Night and Fireworks
Thursday, August 18, 6:00 pm

Faith Night includes faith-related, pre-game music and player testimonials and fireworks after the games. Come alone or bring the whole family to sit with Shady Grovers in section 212. Please PURCHASE tickets early to ensure availability, $10 for general admission. Parking is $5 (cash). Register so we can be on the lookout for you!

Life Line Screening
Friday, September 9
Fellowship Hall

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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.
Children's Ministry - Infants-5th Grade
Questions? EMAIL Kate

Third Grade Bibles

Third graders will receive a Bible with their name embossed on the front cover. Please EMAIL Kate by August 15 with the name as you would like it to be printed.

Kindergarten Ice Cream Get Together
August 16, 4:00 pm

Kindergarten Ice Cream Get Together at Gelati Celesti, 11805 West Broad Street.

Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 21, 9:30 and 110:00 am

Children are encouraged to bring their backpacks to worship to receive a special blessing as they enter into a new school year.
Youth Ministry - Grades 6-12
Questions? EMAIL Rebecca

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.

Shalom Farms
Saturday, August 27 9:00 am

Please join fellow Shady Grover Youth for a morning of harvesting and working on the Farm! Please register so we know who to expect -- a group of 15 individuals are requested -- great for community service hours. Register or Questions? EMAIL Rebecca
Adult Ministry
Questions? EMAIL Beanie

Follow us on Instagram

The Instagram for our adult ministry is shadygrownups2.
Opportunities for a Single Day or Evening

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death
Sunday, August 14 1:00 pm
St. John's Church

Join us at the historic St. John's Church, 2401 East Broad St., to watch a reenactment of Patrick Henry's famous speech at the1775 Second VA Revolutionary Convention and enjoy some music. Entrance is free, donations accepted, and are on a first come-first served basis. Following the performance, we will have a bite to eat at the Oak and Apple,1814 East Main St. 
Short Term Classes and Groups

Meet and Eat

Let’s make new friends and deepen friendships with those we know already! During the months of September, October & November, a group of 6 will MEET and EAT. Join the fun as a couple or single with the ability to host a total of 6 people.
We’ll coordinate the group of 6 monthly. You pick the date for whatever meal you wish. The time for meeting is completely up to the group each month. Questions? Laura Jarrett at 804.334.4489 or
Watch for details to register to be a part of a group!

Max Lucado's 3:16 - The Numbers of Hope
Wednesday, July 13-August 31 6:15 pm

Read and discuss the marvelous book called 3:16-The Numbers of Hope. In 3:16, Max encourages us to study closely the “Hope Diamond of the Bible”: John 3:16. Max says, “Every time I recall these words, they are fresh and as stunning as my first encounter with them. The mind-bending awareness of God’s limitless love, his incalculable sacrifice, and the priceless teaching at the core."
Ongoing Classes and Groups

Art and Scripture
Tuesday, 10:00 am

Understand how scriptural messages can be seen through art, usually paintings - of all styles.

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

The next meeting is on Tuesday, August 30 at 4521 Meredith Creek Dr. Glen Allen from 2:00-4:00 pm. Questions? Call Margaret Phillips, 804-527-7857.

Sewing Seeds of Hope

The SSOH work done on the Christmas Child Boxes Project has been great, and ending numbers needed are in sight. Kits are in the Hope House bin to continue reaching the goal. In July and August there will be no in-person meetings. We will resume meetings in September to help those needing something we can make to bring comfort and love to those experiencing pain, loneliness, loss, or in other kinds of chaos. Thanks to each of you working and serving others with your hands, feet, and prayers.
Music Ministry
Questions? EMAIL Sylvia

Fellowship Hall

Testify RVA Vocal and Band Teams would love to have you join us! TestifyRVA leads worship at The Well, our modern worship on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. If you are interested in singing, or you play an instrument, EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for more information.

Christmas Cantata Choir
Wednesdays (dates below), 7:15-8:45 pm

Please consider singing in this year’s Christmas cantata, “And There Was Light,” created by Joseph Martin. High school youth and adults are welcome! We will begin September 14 from 7:15-8:15 pm! Rehearsals continue on Wednesdays through December 14 and will be presented December 17 at 7:00 pm and December 18 at 9:30 and 11:00 am. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper to get your book and part audio.

Sanctuary Choir
Wednesdays (dates below), 7:15-8:45 pm

Join the sanctuary choir in July and August as we move into our summer schedule of biweekly rehearsals on Wednesday, August 10 and 24 from 7:15-8:45 pm. Email Sylvia for an anthem packet.

Praise Kids
Sunday, September 18 & 25, October 2
Sanctuary, 4:15-5:00 pm

Join our Praise Kids for our first session this fall as we prepare to sing in worship October 9. This choir is for Children in Grades K-5. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for more information.

Youth Explosion Choir
Sunday, September 25, October 2 & 9
Sanctuary, 5:00-5:45 pm

Join our Youth Explosion Choir (Grades 6-12) this fall! There are 3 rehearsals, dates noted above, and we will sing in worship on October 16. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for more information.

Gideon's Call
Wednesday, October 5, 12, & 19
Sanctuary, 6:30-7:15 pm

Gideon’s Call, a male vocal ensemble, will be singing in worship October 23. Men, ages high school and above, are encouraged to join us. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for more information.

Alpha Omega Ringers
Sunday, November 6, 13, 27
Education Building Room 204, 5:00-6:00 pm

Youth and adults are invited to join us for Advent and Christmas Handbell Ringing! We will be ringing in worship on December 4 and in our community on December 11. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for more information.

Altar Flowers

There are still a few dates this year for placing flowers in memory, honor, or celebration of a loved one or event at traditional worship on Sunday mornings. We have a long standing community relationship with local florist Coleman Brothers which helps to keep cost at $22.00 for the flowers. Questions? EMAIL Frank. Click HERE to sign up and select a date.

Gift Cards to Support Youth Missions
Sunday Mornings

Just a reminder that you may still purchase gift cards to support youth ministry. Many cards are loadable to apps (Starbucks, Dunkin’, Panera, Wendy’s, and Taco Bell…just to name a few), so convenient to load and support us at the same time. Ordering times may be delayed due to cost increase in shipping. Bring your check or cash and see Cindy on Sunday morning in the narthex! Questions? EMAIL Cindy

T-shirt Collection

We need the shirt off your back or out of the corner of your closet! We're collecting t-shirts in any CLEAN condition (new, gently used, stained and ripped) and in ANY SIZE (kids - adult) for the Caring Clothes Closet, Sewing Seeds of Hope and to make jump ropes for Operation Christmas Child. Please leave your CLEAN t-shirts on the Hope House porch located between the Fellowship Hall and Church Offices. Questions? EMAIL Dottie

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. Crafted with care, a prayer shawl is an expression of care for those in need of comfort and a reminder that they are in thoughts and prayers.

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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