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Belong, Behave, Believe: When Jesus Interrupts

Acts 10:44-48 
Just as Peter starts preaching, introducing these Roman Gentiles to the truths of the faith, the Spirit of Christ rudely interrupts and, willy-nilly, just starts baptizing all these Gentiles with the Holy Spirit!

Shalom Farms Work Day
Saturday, May 25

It's not too late to sign up to join members of your church family to work at Shalom Farms on this Saturday, May 25. See details and sign up on Realm at tinyurl.com/sgumcSFmay. There is a work day planned for each month, May-October, and each is a separate registration event in Realm. Questions? Contact Sandi Shriner. EMAIL SANDI
SIGN UP FOR MAY 25 | SIGN UP FOR JUNE 22 | SIGN UP FOR JULY 27SIGN UP FOR AUGUST 24SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER 28SIGN UP FOR OCTOBER 26

Prayer Partners for Youth Summer Missions

Fill a prayer bag for a specific individual with some fun goodies and pray during our trips. Prayer Bags will be available for pick up at worship on Sunday mornings or in the church office during the week.

The types of items to include—candy (no chocolate), gum, cards, fun stuff, notes of encouragement, etc., but please do NOT include—caffeine/energy shots, whistles, weapons, etc. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK

Vacation Bible School
Online registration open!

Visit www.shadygroveumc.net/vbs for the online registration link. Explore where God’s power can take you with our VBS: To Mars and Beyond. VBS will run June 17-21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon.  Cost is $40. The To Mars and Beyond on campus program is for ages 3 through fourth graders. Fifth graders will be involved in a separate VBS effort that involves going off campus throughout the week. Questions? Contact Kate Bishop. EMAIL KATE

Register Now for Camp Play and Pray!

Sign up now for one, two, or three weeks of camp designed for your three-year-old through rising first grader. June 3-7, July 8-12, or July 29-August 2; 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Cost is $145. Learn more and download registration form at www.shadygroveumc.net/playandpray.

Summer Camps at the Center for Creative Arts

Summer camp registration for preschoolers through teens is in full swing at the Center for Creative Arts. Visit our website at www.center4creativearts.org for details on preschool art or ballet camps, elementary student art camps, teen studio art camps, jazz ensemble camp, music recording arts camp, chess camps, and robotics camps.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Thursday, May 30

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group who knits or crochets providing shawls to those who need God’s love and encouragement. We meet the last Thursday of each month from 7:00-9:00 pm. For those who cannot knit or crochet, members will teach you and provide supplies for you to get started. Join us on May 30 at the home of Elaine Ratliff, 5009 Belmont Park Road, Glen Allen. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips: 527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET

Graduate Recognition
Sunday, June 2

We will be honoring our 2019 high school and college graduates during worship on June 2 at 9:30 and 11:00 am. We will also be having a lunch for high school graduates and their immediate families following the service. If you are graduating this year, go to www.shadygroveumc.net/youth and click the link to complete the “Graduate Info” form so we will have all the pertinent information needed. If you plan to attend the lunch after the service, email Frank Basil at youth@shadygroveumc.net or drop off at the church office a baby picture, a senior picture, and details about your activities, interests, awards, mission trips attended, etc. Please be sure to reply by May 27.

Adult Mission Trip to Uganda

It's not too late to join four Shady Grovers and the Shuping family (one of our missionary families) for their exploratory trip to Otino Waa orphanage in Uganda. The dates are November 21-30, 2019. The cost is $3,000 per person. The groups will be purchasing plane tickets the first of June so contact Teresa Gagilardi now if you are interested in going: 241-3144. EMAIL TERESA

Spring Musical Drama, We Are United
June 8 and 9

The children and youth spring musical drama, We Are United, will be presented Saturday, June 8, at 5:00 pm and Sunday, June 9, at 11:00 am worship in the fellowship hall. Island castaways compete to win but recognize it is best to work together as one in Christ. Practices run Wednesdays, 4:30-6:30 pm. Children in grade 1-5 are invited to join the chorus. Questions? Contact Jamie Bittner. EMAIL JAMIE

New to SGUMC?

We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and want to help you feel at home here. Please join us for START HERE, on Sunday, June 9, from 9:30-10:30 am in room 201 of the education building. We’ll enjoy conversation and refreshments as together we map out a few things and get to know each other better. No registration is necessary. Questions? Contact Debbie Hockemeyer at 360-2600, ext. 43. EMAIL DEBBIE

Sewing Seeds of Hope

The Sewing Seeds of Hope Ministry at SGUMC is making pillowcase dresses to be shipped abroad to orphaned girls. All are welcome to cut, iron, and sew as we serve, pray, and grow. The group meets Wednesdays in the fellowship hall from 9:00 am until around noon. Can’t make it on Wednesday mornings? You are welcome to sew at your convenience and donate your items to the group to be sourced to those in need. The ministry is also happy to receive donations of new and gently used pillowcases, bias tape, and 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon in pastel shades. Questions? Please contact Lynn Alberti at 360-0579. EMAIL LYNN.

Sign Up for 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. Many Groups and Events are now accessible through Realm. Send an email to realm@shadygroveumc.net to get connected. Learn more at www.shadygroveumc.net/realm.

Gift Cards benefit Youth Ministry

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 to support youth missions. Check out the selection every Sunday morning in the sanctuary narthex between services or go to www.shadygroveumc.net/youth-documents for a downloadable order form and access to even more cards. DOWNLOAD GIFT CARD ORDER FORM

Sign Up to help at Education Building Welcome Center

We all love Shady Grove, but it can be hard to find your way around if you are new to our buildings. The Children's Council and Hospitality Team are joining forces to try to help newcomers on Sunday morning feel welcome and informed. The idea is that two adults (children can help too!) will stand in the foyer of the education building to welcome newcomers and help them find their way to Sunday school classes. For more information, look for the Sign Up Genius at www.shadygroveumc.net/children. Questions? Contact Sarah Hardymon. EMAIL SARAH | VISIT SIGN UP GENIUS

UMC General Conference

We have created a page of General Conference resources for you to access at www.shadygroveumc.net/gc

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. Thanks to Shady Grove youth for leading the effort for meal packaging for Rise Against Hunger last Sunday. See more pictures and keep up with SGUMC youth ministry on Instagram at SGUMC.youth.shortpump and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SGUMCYouth.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 25

Shalom Farms Work Day

Join up to ten members of your church family to work at Shalom Farms on Saturday, May 25. 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. See details and sign up on Realm at tinyurl.com/sgumcSFmay. Questions? Contact Sandi Shriner. EMAIL SANDI


Sunday, May 26

Regular Worship Schedule


Monday, May 27

Memorial Day

Church Office Closed


Wednesday, May 29

Sermon-Based Small Group: Belong, Behave, Believe

As Christians we experience multiple entry points to faithful living with God. For the season of Easter, come explore scriptural examples of Jesus' call to belonging on your path to belief. Join Lauren Adkins for discussion of the week's sermon from 6:15-7:15 pm in room 201 of the education building on Wednesdays: May 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Contact Lauren Adkins. EMAIL LAUREN


Thursday, May 30

Prayer Shawl Ministry

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


Sunday, June 2

Graduate Recognition and Youth Sunday

We will be honoring our 2019 high school and college graduates during worship on June 2 at 9:30 and 11:00 am. We will also be having a lunch for high school graduates and their immediate families following the service. If you are graduating this year, go to www.shadygroveumc.net/youth and click the link to complete the “Graduate Info” form so we will have all the pertinent information needed. If you plan to attend the lunch after the service, email Frank Basil at youth@shadygroveumc.net or drop off at the church office a baby picture, a senior picture, and details about your activities, interests, awards, mission trips attended, etc. Please be sure to reply by May 27.

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
 

Amazon Smile

Amazon has a program called Amazon Smile that gives 0.5% of eligible purchases back to non-profits in the form of a rebate. To take advantage of this program, simply start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com. 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 https://smile.amazon.com 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 Gregg Butler at  804-360-2600. EMAIL GREGG
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