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UPCOMING EVENTS | WAYS TO SERVE | LAST BUT NOT LEAST

This Week in Worship

Be the Change: Stay Low

Scripture: Matthew 5: 5; Acts 15: 1-12
The early church had to resolve difficult problems and settle disagreements with each other. The key to their success was not just the conclusions they reached but in the way they entered the conversation. Come learn the secrets they discovered.

Don't Miss This

Youth Ministry Kickoff
Sunday, September 23

From 5:00-7:00 pm in the main parking lot. Join us for lots of fun, games, food, and more! Friends are always welcome. There is no cost for this event, but we will collect donations for Barnebas, our Compassion International child. Question? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK


Youth Ministry Registration for 2018-2019

This is the best way to keep up to date with all that is happening with the youth ministry, as well as to register for Winter Retreat and Summer Mission Trips. Please help us keep up to date by completing the online registration form. Also needed is the SGUMC Release Form for the current year. REGISTER ONLINE NOW | DOWNLOAD RELEASE FORM

Fall Adult Discipleship classes in full swing this week!

It’s not too late to sign up for one of our many tried-and-true and some brand-new small groups and bible studies. Visit our website to read all about what groups and classes are available this fall at SGUMC: www.shadygroveumc.net/adultdiscipleship! DOWNLOAD BROCHURE

Name Tags

Anyone wishing to order a SGUMC name tag may sign up on the clipboards at each of the welcome centers. Cost is $8.00 each. Payment may be in cash or a check made out to SGUMC with "name tags" in the memo section. Orders are usually filled within a few weeks. Questions? Contact Donna Noble. EMAIL DONNA

Praise Kids and SonShine Singers begin this week

Praise Kids for children in grades 1-5 begin rehearsals Sunday, September 16 from 4:15-5:00 pm in the sanctuary. SonShine Singers for ages 3-Kindergarten begin rehearsals Wednesday, September 19, from 6:15-6:45 pm in the education building, room 106. Packets for the year are available in the church office or at rehearsal. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper at scooper@shadygroveumc.net.. EMAIL SYLVIA

Cleaning Buckets and Saturday of Service is October 13

Consider packing a cleaning bucket for delivery to the UMCOR warehouse to replenish their supplies for hurricane clean up. The missions committee is offering instruction sheets in the foyer of the sanctuary and fellowship hall. You may pack a bucket on your own, or sign up to bring supplies to the Saturday of Service, or sign up to participate in the Saturday of Service projects using the Sign Up Genius: tinyurl.com/y7p85tje. Questions? Contact Gregg Butler in the office at 360-2600 or Rick Dodge. EMAIL GREGG | EMAIL RICK

Children's Sunday School Teacher Opportunities

Some openings remain to serve as a Sunday School teacher for children age 3 through grade 4. Contact Kate Bishop or Beanie Kelly if you are interested in joining a team! EMAIL KATE | EMAIL BEANIE

New! Register for New and Existing Groups on Realm!

If you have not already, make sure you create a login on Realm by requesting an invitation to join. It is the number 1 goal of Church Council to get 50% or more of our membership active on Realm. We will be going live soon with many Groups and Events. You will be automatically added to groups for ease in communication and have the ability to pay for books/curriculum through Realm. Send an email to realm@shadygroveumc.net to get connected. Learn more at www.shadygroveumc.net/realm.

Children's Ministry Online Registration

Please take a couple of minutes register your children, infant through grade 5, for Sunday school and other children's ministry activities: tinyurl.com/18-19SGUMCregistration.

Bistro Dinner

Join us for dinner at the Shady Grove Bistro from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the fellowship hall. RSVP on our website by clicking the link “RSVP for Dinner” at www.shadygroveumc.net/shady-grove-bistro, or call 360-3907, ext. 46 by noon Tuesdays. Adults: $7, Child: $3, Family (parents & children): $20. Menu for September 26 – pulled chicken barbeque, grilled street corn pasta salad, edamame succotash, dessert. Kids’ menu – hot dogs or chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, fruit. Volunteers are needed to serve in many ways, if interested contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK

Spirit Night at Corner Bakery Cafe

Make plans to come to the Corner Baker Cafe, 11000 West Broad Street, on Thursday, September 27, from 4:00-7:00 pm to support Youth Mission and Rise Against Hunger. Just mention Shady Grove UMC Youth and we will receive 15% of the total purchase. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK

Christmas Cantata Choir rehearsals are underway

Join the choir on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm as we rehearse for our Christmas musical drama, Behold, A Savior! Youth and adults are encouraged to be a part of this short term choir opportunity. The musical will include monologues as well as nativity non-speaking drama. If you would like to be a part of the choir or drama, contact Sylvia Cooper. Behold, a Savior! will be presented on Saturday, December 15, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 16, at 9:30 and 11:00 am sanctuary worship services. Rehearsals for the Christmas musical choir offer child care and continue through December 12. EMAIL SYLVIA

The Golden Notes 

The Golden Notes is a senior adult handbell choir for ages 55 and older that rehearses on Thursday morning at 10:00 am. This handbell choir will focus on outreach in our community, bringing the joy of music to local assisted living programs. The Golden Notes will create a program that includes sacred, secular, Christmas, and patriotic music. Its mission is to spread fellowship and goodwill through music. No musical experience necessary. Contact Sylvia Cooper if you are interested or have questions: (804) 360-2600, ext. 40 or EMAIL SYLVIA

Praise Kids and SonShine Singers

SonShine Singers for ages 3-Kindergarten continue rehearsals Wednesday, September 26, from 6:15-6:45 pm in the education building, room 106. Praise Kids for children in grades 1-5 resume rehearsals Sunday, September 30 from 4:15-5:00 pm in the sanctuary. Packets for the year are available in the church office or at rehearsal. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper at scooper@shadygroveumc.net.. EMAIL SYLVIA

Youth Explosion Choir

Youth Explosion Choir for youth in grades 6-12 begins next Sunday, September 30, at 5:00-6:00 pm in the sanctuary. This choir will sing in worship on October 14 and also prepare for Youth Choir Jam weekend beginning at 4:30 pm Friday, November 16 and concluding Saturday, November 17, with a 3:00 pm free public concert. Youth Choir Jam will be held at River Road Baptist Church. Contact Sylvia Cooper at scooper@shadygroveumc.net to join. More information: http://www.youthchoirjam.org/.

Knitting and Crochet Ministry
Thursday, September 27

Knitting and Crochet Ministry meets Thursday, September 27, from 7:00-9:00 pm at Elaine Ratliff’s home, 5009 Belmont Park Road, Glen Allen. Even though stitching a shawl, a scarf, or a hat is a small thing to do, God uses each to offer comfort, love, and warmth. These shawls are available from the altar on the last Sunday of each month! We hope you’ll come to our meeting. We thank those who have stitched a shawl at home and gave it for our ministry. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips at 527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET

Third Grade Bible Presentation moved to 
Sunday, September 30

Third graders will be presented their Bibles during the 9:30 worship service in the sanctuary. DOWNLOAD FORM

UMM Dinner and Meeting
Thursday, October 4

Join the United Methodist Men for our monthly meeting on Thursday, October 4. Pastor Chris and Mike Matthews will be giving us an overview of the Strategic Planning Committee and what they are hoping to accomplish through their efforts. Dinner is $10.00 with doors opening at 6:00 pm and dinner served at 6:30. Chef Mike will be serving BBQ ribs, sides, and dessert. Childcare provided if needed. To RSVP or hear more about the UMM, contact Dave Adkins. EMAIL DAVE

Children's Christmas Musical, Straight Outta Bethlehem

Straight Outta Bethlehem will be presented on Saturday, December 1, at 4:00 pm, and on Sunday, December 2, at the 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services. This musical is for children ages 3 years old as of September 1 through grade 5. Praise Kids (grade 1-5) begin rehearsals Sunday, October 7, 4:15-5:00 pm. SonShine Singers (children ages 3-kindergarten) will sing choruses of all the songs, and begin rehearsals Sunday, October 28. Drama rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 4:30-5:45 pm and begin October 3. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper or Beanie Kelly. EMAIL SYLVIA | EMAIL BEANIE

Two Information Sessions on A Way Forward
Wednesday, September 26 and Sunday, October 7

If you have questions about the Commission on a Way Forward, the commission’s reports going before General Conference 2019 or GC 2019 itself then save the date for “A Way Forward: a Q&A event with Bishop Sharma D. Lewis, the Rev. Tom Berlin and Ms. Martha Stokes." The 90-minute event will be held on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 pm at Reveille UMC, 4200 Cary Street Rd, Richmond, VA 23221-2526. Bishop Lewis, the Rev. Berlin and Ms. Stokes will share their thoughts as well as moderate questions on these topics. You can watch from home as the event will be livestreamed and archived for later viewing at https://livestream.com/VAUMC/COWFQA 

A smaller information session will be offered on Sunday, October 7, 2:00-3:30 pm for the members of Shady Grove, Reveille, Welborne, and River Road UMCs at River Road UMC, 8800 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229.

The United Methodist Church's Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. Learn more about this topic at www.umc.org/topics/general-conference-2019-special-session.

Support Shalom Farms with the purchase of pansies

The Missions Committee offers you the opportunity to purchase pansies in a multi-colored flat (32 plants) for $20 from the United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond Auxiliary. Contact Sandi Shriner to place your order by Thursday, October 11, sds210s@verizon.net or 405-3351. Flats will be available for pick up on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21.

Happen'n Hallows Eve
Saturday, October 27

It is starting to feel like fall in the air so you know Happen'n Hallows Eve is just around the corner. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 27, 4:00-7:00 pm. There will be something for everyone - trunk or treat, cakewalk, music, games, food and much more. There will be a few new events - musical chairs, mummy wrapping and a youth scavenger hunt. Look for more information to come along with donation and volunteer opportunities. Looking forward to a great festival!

5th Annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament
Rescheduled for Monday, November 5

Due to weather the 5th Annual Wayne Samford Memorial Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday, November 5, at the Dominion Club. Benefiting The First Tee of Richmond and The Flying Squirrels Charities. See the church website, www.shadygroveumc.net/golf, for details. Questions? Contact Jeff Samford at 804-612-0582 or EMAIL JEFF

Fundraising Gift Cards

Remember the SGUMC Youth Ministry Gift Card program for all your shopping needs! You can purchase gift cards at face value and the youth ministry receives a percentage of the sale. Check out the selection every Sunday morning in the sanctuary narthex between services.

Register your Kroger Plus card to benefit the Youth Ministry, details at www.shadygroveumc.net/youth-documents.

College Freshmen Addresses

We will be putting together a small care package to send as they continue on life's journey! PROVIDE COLLEGE FRESHMAN ADDRESS
 

Got Pictures?

Please send any Shady Grove UMC pictures you are willing for us to use on the website, eblast, and social media to pictures@shadygroveumc.net.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 23

Regular Worship Schedule
Children's Christmas Musical Auditions

From 1:20-4:30 pm in the sanctuary. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Youth Ministry Kickoff

From 5:00-7:00 pm on the Shady Grove Campus main parking lot for lots of fun, games, food, and more! Friends are always welcome. There is no cost for this event, but we will collect donations for Barnebas, our child we support through Compassion International. Question? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK
 

Wednesday, September 26

Bistro Dinner

Join us for dinner at the Shady Grove Bistro from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the fellowship hall. RSVP on our website by clicking the link “RSVP for Dinner” at www.shadygroveumc.net/shady-grove-bistro, or call 360-3907, ext. 46 by noon Tuesdays. Adults: $7, Child: $3, Family (parents & children): $20. Menu for September 26 – pulled chicken barbeque, grilled street corn pasta salad, edamame succotash, dessert. Kids’ menu – hot dogs or chicken nuggets, mac and cheese, fruit. 

Wednesday Night Schedule

  • 5:15-6:15 pm Dinner in Fellowship Hall
  • 6:15-7:15 pm Adult Classes in Education Building (Visit www.shadygroveumc.net/adultdiscipleship to sign up.) 
  • 6:15-7:15 pm Faithcare for infants to age 2 in EB 111
  • 6:15-7:15 pm Bible Zone for grade 1-grade 5 in EB 209/210
  • 6:15-6:45 pm SonShine Singers for ages 3-kindergarten in EB 106
  • 6:45-7:15 pm  Sprouts for ages 3-kindergarten in EB 105
  • 7:15-8:15 pm Christmas Cantata Choir rehearsal in Sanctuary
  • 7:15-8:45 pm TestifyRVA rehearsal in Fellowship Hall
  • 8:15-9:00 pm Sanctuary Choir rehearsal in Sanctuary

Thursday, September 27

Golden Notes Rehearsal

From 10:00-11:00 am in room 206 of the education building. The Golden Notes is a senior adult handbell choir for ages 55 and older. No musical experience necessary. Contact Sylvia Cooper if you are interested or have questions: (804) 360-2600, ext. 40 or EMAIL SYLVIA

Spirit Night at Corner Bakery Cafe

From 4:00-7:00 pm at the Corner Bakery Cafe, 11000 West Broad Street, to support Youth Mission and Rise Against Hunger. Just mention Shady Grove UMC Youth and we will receive 15% of the total purchase. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK

Knitting and Crochet Ministry

From 7:00-9:00 pm at Elaine Ratliff’s home, 5009 Belmont Park Road, Glen Allen. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips at 527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET


Sunday, September 30

Regular Worship Schedule

Third Grade Bible Presentation

9:30 in the sanctuary


 

Ways to Serve and Give

Gift Cards to Benefit Youth Ministry

Be sure to check out the gift card table on Sunday mornings in the sanctuary foyer or download an order form to see many other cards you can purchase. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK | DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM 


Community Service Hours for Youth

Consider serving with our mission partners at The Sophie House or the Caring Clothes Closet! www.thesophiehouse.org | www.caringclothescloset.org

Last But Not Least

2018 Church Goals

A connected church, a serving church, a church where we grow together in Christ. This is the direction the Church Council, in dialogue with the ministry areas of the church, hears God calling all of us together as Shady Grove United Methodist Church to move toward in this ministry year. So, let's all join together in these church-wide goals.
  1. Getting connected: Our goal is to have 50% of our membership sign up with Realm. (Send a request today to realm@shadygroveumc.net)
  2. Serving inter-generationally: Here we build on a strength by embracing a congregation-wide mission effort through education and the joining of our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.
  3. Growing together in Christ: Our goal is to increase the number of members participating in a small group at SGUMC by 20%. So, let's get connected; let's get serving; let's get growing together in Christ.
"God who began a good work in us will be faithful to complete it." ~ Philippians 1:6
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