At Shady Grove UMC we have a place for YOU!
We offer a great variety of classes and groups for adults. Learn more at Adult Discipleship, Missions, and Music and Arts pages.
Also see the What's Happening page for more information and you may email Beanie Kelly if you have any questions.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships: Discipleship that Deeply Changes Your Relationship
Mondays, January 18-March 8, 7:30-8:30 pm
Would you like to develop mature, loving relationships with others this year and beyond? Examine Pete and Geri Scazzero’s book as we address core biblical principles guiding us into an experience of discipleship affecting our lives and relationships. Capacity to love increases by incorporating stillness, silence and Scripture as daily life rhythms.
The Book of Acts
Thursdays, January 14-May 27, 7:00-8:00 pm
Join this in-depth study of the Book of Acts, examining each of the 28 chapters, taught by seminary trained Kerry Alberti. Examine the story of the early church, its leaders, controversies, and theology. What can we the church of 2021 learn from this fast growing early church? Enjoy clips from the Visual Bible, actors depicting the story as quoted directly from the NIV.
Sundays beginning February 21
Join the Shady Ladies on Sundays to study Adam Hamilton's book, Simon Peter. He left everything he knew to follow the rabbi. His passion helped to change the world. Take a closer look at Simon Peter this Lent, as we see his doubts, fears, and courage. Reach out to leader Lauren Larkin for details of this study.
Sundays, February 21-March 28, 9:00 am
Ready to walk with Jesus during Lent? The Seekers Sunday School Class will study Adam Hamilton's The Walk. In his book, Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are essential in Jesus’ own walk with God. Learn how to incorporate these practices in your daily walk, as well.
The Art of Lent
Tuesdays, February 23-March 30, 10:00-11:00 am
Enjoy Sister Wendy Beckett’s inspiring book called The Art of Lent: A Painting a Day from Ash Wednesday to Easter, led by Joyce Lancaster.
Note: If you order your book on a Kindle, it is easy to see details of the paintings as you can expand them with just a touch.
The Grace of Les Miserables
Wednesdays, February 24-March 31, 6:15-7:30 pm
During our six weeks together, author and pastor Matt Rawle helps us dive into six ideals found in the story of Les Misérables - grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love, and hope. During our Lenten journey together, we will read our book, watch a video, and discuss how our faith is challenged by these calls to action in our world, in the name of Jesus.
Jesus: A Pilgrimage
Thursdays, February 25-April 29, 5:45-6:45 pm
Head to the Holy Land with Father James Martin through his book, Jesus: A Pilgrimage(please order book). Martin, a Jesuit priest, is a gifted storyteller and a bestselling author. Kathy McLaughlin enjoyed the book in a class with Pastor Chris so much that she has felt led to offer this class again to help others get to know Jesus better.
Entering the Passion of Jesus
Fridays, February 26-April 2, 10:00-11:30 am
Join the Friday morning Women’s Bible Study to read and discuss Amy-Jill Levine’s book, Entering the Passion of Jesus. Levine writes, "This Lenten journey challenges us to examine our consciences and find out how deepening our relationship with Jesus and the Bible brings us into closer relationship with others and the world."