JOY - Just Older Youth - Senior Adult Ministry



JOY@SGUMC stands for Just Older Youth at Shady Grove United Methodist Church. After all, isn’t that what our “Seniors” are, an older “youth” group? A group of disciples who are looking to learn more about God, more about themselves and their peers through worship, study and service.

We have put together a schedule of JOYfilled activities for the 2018-2019 year! Unless otherwise stated, our monthly meetings will start at 11:00 am on Wednesdays in the Fellowship Hall at SGUMC. Plan to stay for a few hours of faith, fellowship, food, and fun. Our meetings will usually include a covered dish meal. If it is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, BRING DESSERT to share! Everyone else bring an entree or side to share with the group. For special guest speakers or causes we will occasionally take up a love offering.

Our meeting includes a covered dish meal. If it is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, BRING DESSERT to share! Everyone else bring an entree or side to share with the group. RSVP to Betsy Katko at 804-360-5057 or


Help assemble pillowcase dresses for little girls in Africa and stay to learn more about missions around the world. February 17, 2019 is Global Missions Sunday at SGUMC!

Wednesday, March 20
Good Vibrations Singing Group

11:00 AM in the FEllowship Hall

SGUMC's very own Polly Rowan is part of this co-ed choral group whose mission is "to provide a musical journey of insprational message through popular, patriotic, and seasonal music."

Wednesday, April 17 - Holy Week
Day Trip to The Bible Museum

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the newest museum in Washington DC! The Museum of the Bible, which just opened in November 2017, documents the narrative, history and impact of the Bible. With 1150 items from the museum’s permanent collection and 2,000 items on loan from other institutions and private collectors, the museum claims to have amassed one of the largest assemblies of biblical artifacts and texts in the world. It features some of the most advanced exhibit technology in the country. In addition to the exhibits, the museum features a beautiful, two story glass roof with a biblical garden and theater. Once arriving, enjoy a guided tour that will focus what there is to see on each floor. Then enjoy the afternoon exploring the museum at your leisure.
  • We will depart SGUMC at 8:00 am and return to SGUMC at 6:00 pm. 
  • Your Tour Cost Includes: Round-trip Motor Coach Transportation; Entrance Donation to the Museum of the Bible & Tour; $10 Meal Voucher; Tax & Gratuity on Inclusions; Refreshments served aboard the coach en route home; Driver Gratuity.
  • Total Cost: $99.00

Wednesday, May 15
UMC Kits for ConferencE

11:00 am in the fellowship Hall

Let us support The Annual Conference of the Virginia United Methodist Church who will be collecting Relief Supply Kits. Come learn more about United Methodist Committee on Relief. Do you know all that they do?

Questions? Call or email:

Lauren Adkins, Director of Adult Discipleship - 804-212-7195 or

Pam Kugel, Co-Facilitator of JOY@SGUMC - 804-364-7250 or

Betsy Katko, RSVPs for JOY@SGUMC - 804-360-5057 or