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Worship for the Week

Worship from Home
Anytime During the Week

Join us as we worship ONLINE, you may worship anytime during the week. Worship for the upcoming week is typically posted on Saturday.

Outdoor Worship
Sunday, 10:30 am

We hope to see you at outdoor worship this week!

Please note that registration is a two-step process
  1. REGISTER to help us for planning and logistics
  2. Note that there is a required Health Form that must be completed for any in-person gathering. You may click HERE to complete or the link will be displayed immediately after submitting worship registration. *Note that this is an updated form compared to the form used in the past.

Please also visit the OUTDOOR WEBPAGE to review requirements and guidelines. Praise Packs are available to help children connect and engage with the service.

Audio/Visual Team Volunteers Needed

New audio/visual equipment has been installed in the sanctuary to enhance worship and allow for live streaming and recording of worship as we move towards a transition back to indoor worship! If you are interested in being a part of the A/V team to help with live streaming and in worship presentation, email Frank.
Miss the update on the A/V Project along with the latest on construction? Click HERE to view

Altar Flower Calendar

Thanks to all who have provided altar flowers for our outdoor worship. There are a few weeks available in the next few months to place flowers in memory, honor or celebration of a person or special milestone. We have a long standing community relationship with local florist Coleman Brothers which helps to keep cost at $22.00 for the flowers. You may sign up on REALM to select a date.

VBS Adult Volunteers Needed

As the Children's Council makes plans for VBS Discovery on Adventure Island 2021-style, we are looking for adult volunteers who will shepherd a small group of children June 21-25. The idea is to offer a safe experience where the VBSers stay in one outdoor area while leaders (music, discovery, recreation, Bible story, etc) "travel" to them. We want your participation. Please contact Kate.

Preschool Registration
for the 2021-2022 School Year

While multiple classes are full, we still have openings in the 4 and 5 year old classes, including our new Pre-k class. If you are interested or know of any interested families, please email Leigh Pierce.
Children's Ministry - Infants-5th Grade
Questions? EMAIL Kate

Children's Sunday School
Connect on Zoom

Looking for an opportunity to keep children connected on Sunday mornings while continuing to learn? Here is a list of grade level opportunities along with the time they are joining together. 
  • 9:00-9:30 Kindergarten through 3rd grade (with breakout rooms) will be using Cokesbury's Celebrate Wonder curriculum     JOIN
  • 9:30-10:00 4th & 5th grade will be studying Cokesbury's Celebrate Wonder curriculum     JOIN

Children's Sunday School
In Person Outdoor
Sundays, 9:30-10:15 am

JUMP! Jesus Understands My Prayers is an outdoor Sunday Worship opportunity for first through fifth graders to meet for Bible story, prayer, and praise time on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:15 before the Outdoor/Drive in Worship service. Kids may bring Bible and chair or towel. Participants will need to wear masks at all times, practice safe distancing, and have completed required health form. Online Sunday School will continue.

Camp Pray and Play
June 7-11(Ages 2-6)
July 12-16(Ages 3-rising 1st grade)
August 9-13(Ages 3-rising 1st grade)

Camp Pray and Play is offering three summer camps for ages two through rising first grade. Each fun themed camp (Polar Bear camp kit, Zoo Choo Choo, and Our Earth) presents the opportunity for children to experience God's love through Bible stories, music, games, crafts, silly skits, and more. Please see FLYER for additional details. Email KATE for more information.
REGISTER for Polar Bear Camp Kit(June 7-11)
REGISTER for Zoo Choo Choo(July12-16)
REGISTER for Our Earth(August 9-13)

Earth Day on Treehouse at the Grove

Celebrate God's planet! Throughout the week, we we will be exploring ways we can take care of our Earth, and keep it clean and beautiful. We invite you to share pictures of how you are honoring God's creations.
Youth Ministry - Grades 6-12
Questions? EMAIL Lauren

Keep Connected with Youth Ministry

Lauren is keeping connected in different ways while being unable to physically meet. If you don't currently receive the Youth Update email, be sure to sign up by clicking HERE to keep up to date with all that's happening with youth ministry.
Click HERE to view the most recent Youth Update with details on how you can connect and all that is happening throughout the week and looking ahead.
Adult Ministry
Questions? EMAIL Beanie

The Faith of a Mockingbird
Wednesdays, April 14-May 5, 6:15-7:15 pm

This four week study is based on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Pastor and author Matt Rawle uses Lee’s fictional characters to explore Christian faith, theology, and ethics. Join us for lively discussion on Zoom. 
Please order the book The Faith of a Mockingbird by Matt Rawle or you may also download the Kindle version. Familiarity with the novel or movie will be helpful.
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM

The Book of Acts
Thursdays, January 21-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.
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM

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.
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM

Prayer Shawl Ministry

For those needing God’s encouragement, Prayer Shawls are available to share. A shawl can be picked up either at worship the last Sunday of the month or at the church office during the week. EMAIL Dana or call the office to make arrangements to pickup at the office. Crafted with care and wrapped and bagged for safety, a prayer shawl is an expression of care for those in need of comfort and a reminder that they are in thoughts and prayers.

Baby Bundles

Baby Bundles are special bundles prayerfully created by our church family as a way to welcome new SGUMC babies with God's love. If you are interested in being part of this ministry or if you know of babies, please contact Kate Bishop, Polly Rowan, or Beth Lighthiser.

Keeping connected through Realm!

Realm Connect is a great way to keep connected, register for events, keep track of giving and make contributions online and more!
Already have a Realm login? Don't forget to LOGIN and make sure your's and your family member's profiles are up to date. You can also edit information and keep connected with the Realm Connect app for your mobile device. Download from the Apple APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.
Don't have a Realm login? Send an EMAIL to get connected and then you will receive an email invite with a link to get connected.
Click HERE to learn more about Realm.

Schedule of Events

Click HERE for a schedule of all events listed on the church calendar!

Order Your SGUMC Nametag!

It is now possible to order and pay for a Shady Grove UMC nametag online, using Realm! Click HERE to order. The cost is still $8.00. Nametags take two to three weeks for delivery, at which point you will be able to pick it up from one of the welcome centers on a Sunday morning. Questions? Contact Donna Noble. EMAIL DONNA

News from the Virginia Conference

Want to stay connected to news from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church? Check out past issues of the E-Advocate weekly news! You can also subscribe to receive directly to your inbox by completing the subscription information on the E-Advocate webpage.

Ways to Give

  • Give Online - Click HERE for either a one-time donation or to setup recurring donations through secure giving with Ream Connect
  • Text GivingText serve to 73256 to get a secure link to give 
  • Amazon SmileAmazon has a program called Amazon Smile that gives 0.5% of eligible purchases back to non-profits in the form of a rebate. Simply start shopping at AMAZON SMILE. 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 AMAZON SMILE  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 Frank Basil at  804-360-2600. EMAIL FRANK
Questions about giving, making  a new pledge, or updating an existing pledge may be directed to Pam Sweeney, EMAIL or call 804-360-3907, ext. 123
 
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