At Shady Grove UMC we have a place for YOU!

Take a look at all the adult discipleship opportunities through the week at SGUMC:

9:30-10:30 a.m.  Seekers Sunday School (Chapel Bldg, C-3): Join this group for various short term series throughout the year.  Contact Jeff Samford at
5:00-6:00 p.m. Rowdy MOM’s Sunday (EB 201): This group offers fellowship, support and discipleship to mom’s who wish to deepen their relationship with God while exploring life’s daily challenges, big and small. Led by Sarah Hardymon,

1:00-3:00 p.m.  Betty Fairbanks Circle (EB 201): This circle of women meets on the second Monday of the month for fellowship and service.  Contact Nancy Lowe at 716-0517 or

6:00-7:00 p.m.  Missions Committee (EB 201): A committee meeting on the second Tuesday of the month to fulfill the “Great Commission”, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  Contact Teresa Gagliardi at or Rita Nuckols at   Includes:
  • Adult Mission Trips: For adults and youth age 16 and older with their parent.  Sunday, May 6 - Thursday, May 10, 2018, Appalachia Service Project in Brenton, West Virginia. Expected cost is $410-$425. Financial help available if needed. Contact William Butler at      
  • Operation Christmas Child:  Reach out to others around the world, sharing God’s love and making disciples without leaving Short Pump, by filling a shoeboxes with school supplies, toys, hygiene items and a note of encouragement for a child overseas suffering due to disaster, disease, war, terrorism, famine or poverty, you can change the world! Contact Dottie Chilton at
  • Habitat for Humanity: This nonprofit Christian organization is committed to eliminating substandard housing through the rehabilitation and building of simple, decent homes for those in need.  Contact Eric Fales at
  • Shalom Farms: A regional food security, community development project of United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond (UMUMR) which includes a community farm project with the goal of helping low income inner city neighborhoods in Richmond. Contact Sandi Shriner at
See the Wednesday Nights webpage for information about all Wednesday night programming.

6:45-7:45 a.m. United Methodist Men’s Devotions (D.O.G. House): This men’s group meets each week for bible study and fellowship. High School guys welcome! Contact Brian Gagliardi at  
6:00-7:30 p.m. SGUMC Book Club (Library):  This group meets on the second or third Thursday of the month for discussion.  The group is on break for the summer, but will reconvene in October 2018. Contact Lauren Adkins at
6:00-8:00 p.m. United Methodist Men’s Dinner and Meeting (Fellowship Hall): Helping men to grow in Christ, so others can know Christ. Join the men of our church the first Thursday of the month for dinner and a guest speaker.  Service opportunities throughout the year. Contact Dave Adkins at
7:00-9:00 p.m.  Knitting and Crochet Ministry (in homes):  A talented group of crafters that create and pray over tangible examples of God's hope, love and comfort - prayer shawls, lap blankets, hats, scarves, and baby blankets. They meet the last Thursday of every month in rotating locations. All skill levels welcome! Contact Margaret Phillips at  

9:45-11:00 a.m.  Women’s Bible Study (Chapel Hall): Rev. Beanie Kelly leads this group of ladies in discipleship, fellowship, and support. In September-November 2017 the group will study Karen Kingsbury's The Friends of Jesus. Contact Debbie Hockemeyer at  

Other Groups, Ministries and Missions:
ARMFUL:  Adoptive Richmond Moms Fostering Love is a support and mission group. Contact Jody Flogel at
Caring Clothes Closet: The Caring Clothes Closet is a local outreach designed to address the immediate needs of people here in our community by providing free clothing to families experiencing financial difficulties or crisis. Learn more at
The Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove: Offering individual and group instruction in many facets of the arts for all ages, faiths, and skill levels. Located in Chapel Building. Visit
Dinners for Eight: A comprehensive fellowship group meeting as smaller groups of eight in homes on a rotating basis to make our large church family feel cozy and connected. Contact Debbie Hockemeyer at  
Health Cabinet: Join this committee and help bring more offerings for sound bodies, minds, and spirits to SGUMC. Contact Caroline Walters at  or Patti Hudak at
Marilyn Munday Library: Free check-out to church members of all ages, with books on a wide variety of topics! Located on second floor of the Education Building.
Recreation Teams: Our current offerings include men’s softball in the spring and men’s basketball in the winter. Contact Lauren Adkins at  to get new women’s and co-ed groups or more men’s groups off the ground!
Senior Adult Ministry: If you are age 50 or older and want to have fun, then the Senior Adult Ministry is the place for you!! Join us as we gather for fun, fellowship, food, and knowing and growing together in Christ. For information contact Bob Phillips, or 527-7857.
The Sophie House: A non-profit organization that offers supportive services for single women and women with children. Located in the Jim Thurman Mission House at SGUMC, 4771 Shady Grove Road.  Contact Rebecca Blackwell at  Learn more at  

EB = Education Building