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This Week in Worship

Known on Sight: Called to Be

Scripture: John 1: 43-51
Filled with disbelief, Nathaniel asks Philip, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip urges him to "Come and see!" Jesus recognizes Nathaniel on sight, and Nathaniel sees he is "the one." This Sunday we will affirm with the Psalmist what Jesus can already see in us, that we are "the ones" made by God, known by God, and something good can come out of us, too.

 

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Snow Tubing at Massanutten
Monday, January 21

Sponsored by the Children’s Ministry for the families and friends of Shady Grove UMC. Meet in the church parking lot at 9:30 am to carpool up in time to eat lunch at Massanutten around noon and snow tube from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The cost is $25 per person for two hours of tubing. Register through Realm Events at tinyurl.com/SGUMCtubing1-21 by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 18. Contact Debbie Casey. EMAIL DEBBIE

Inclement Weather Communications

You may have heard that there is a chance of snow this weekend! Staff will evaluate conditions on Saturday night and Sunday morning. Once a decision is made, it will be posted on the home page of the church website, www.shadygroveumc.net, just above the coming Sunday worship date and details. In addition, staff will send an eblast with notification of any cancellations. Staff will also record a message on the phone line, 360-2600, ext. 16. 

Sunday School Study
Sunday, January 20

Seekers Adult Sunday School will start a short-term study January 20. Defying Gravity Break Free from the Culture of More by Tom Berlin encourages us to escape the pull of consumerism and enter Christ's orbit. Books are available for $10. We invite you to join us for the next several weeks. Questions? Contact Dana Kelley. EMAIL DANA

Bistro Dinner
Wednesday, January 23

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. Adult menu for January 23 – lasagna with meat sauce & roasted vegetable lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert. See website for varying kids meal options. Volunteers are needed to serve in many ways; if interested contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK

Short-Term Study of Top 10 Methodist Beliefs

Join Polly Rowan and Cindy Reasor in this study which examines core beliefs in the Wesleyan tradition. The group meets on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 pm in room 201 of the education building. Books are $10. We will discuss weekly readings completed outside of class and a short video viewed in class. Sign up on Realm. Questions? EMAIL LAUREN 

Women's Friday Morning Bible Study
Begins January 25

Join us for a six-week study of How God Takes Our Little and Makes It Much by James W. Moore. Study begins Friday, January 25, at 9:45-11:00 am in the chapel building.

It Takes a Village
Sunday, January 27

It Takes A Village (ITAV) will support, encourage, and provide parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. We will discuss relevant issues as a group, hear from parents who have navigated these years successfully, and learn from experts in our community. Come join us Sunday, January 27 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the education building, room 201, then alternate Sundays.  Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI

Compass: Finding Direction at Shady Grove
Begins January 27

You are invited to a three-week small group experience called Compass: Finding Direction at Shady Grove. This group is for anyone open to beginning to explore their relationship with God and their neighbor on a deeper level. A guide will lead you in searching for answers from within yourself and United Methodist resources about what it means to be a part of the church by sharing your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Sundays: January 27, February 3, and February 10 from 9:30-10:30 am in the education building, room 201. Interested in learning more? Contact Lauren Adkins. EMAIL LAUREN

Youth Variety Show
Sunday, February 10

Come support your SGUMC youth in their Variety Show fundraiser! Sunday, February 10, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Entertainment, desserts, fellowship, and fun! $20 for adults and $10 for all those 18 and under. Tickets available at the youth scrip table. At the time this eblast is being prepared, youth ministry is determining an alternate date in case of inclement weather. Contact Cindy Basil with questions. EMAIL CINDY

The Golden Notes

The Golden Notes is our senior adult handbell choir for ages 55 and older, formed in September 2018 under the leadership and direction of Sylvia Cooper. We are looking for 3 more members to participate in our Lenten and spring community concerts. Rehearsals and community outreach programs are on Thursdays 10:00-11:00 am. Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Building Committee Update - Another Step Forward

Rex Hockemeyer, Building Committee chair, provides an update on progress made with VDOT and Henrico County on road improvements. Read more at www.shadygroveumc.net/nextchapter.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Thursday, January 31

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is comprised of ladies who knit or crochet, meeting on the last Thursday every month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. We would love to have you join us on January 31 or February 28 at the home of Margaret Phillips, 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060.Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips at 527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET

UMM Super Bowl Chili
Saturday, February 2

Instead of the traditional stew, United Methodist Men will be cooking a Super Bowl Chili on Saturday, February 2. Quarts are $7 or 3 quarts for $20. Pre-order through tinyurl.com/sgumcummstew. Pick up chili from the fellowship hall kitchen on Saturday, February 2, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. If you can’t make it then, pick up will be available on Sunday, February 3, between worship services. Questions? Contact Dave Adkins at 651-1487. EMAIL DAVE

UMM Valentine's Dinner
Thursday, February 7

Join the United Methodist Men (UMM) for our annual Valentine’s Day Dinner on Thursday, February 7. All are welcome! We are excited to welcome Jenn Bradshaw who will be leading us in a ballroom dancing lesson. Dinner is $10 per person or $20 per couple. Doors open at 6:00 pm with dinner at 6:30. Chef Mike will be serving pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, broccoli cauliflower salad with bacon, and mixed berry cobbler. Childcare will be provided. RSVP to Dave Adkins at 651-1487. EMAIL DAVE

New to Shady Grove UMC?

We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and want to help you feel at home here. Please join us for START HERE, a one-time class offered on the second Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30 am in room 201 of the education building. The next class offered is Sunday, February 10. 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

Agape Ringers 
Begin Sunday, February 10

The Agape Ringers, for children in grades 1-5, begin rehearsals February 10 and continue Sundays from 3:30-4:15 pm in the education building, room 204. We ring at the 9:30 and 11:00 am services on February 24, March 24, and April 14. The ministry includes singing, playing Orff instruments, and ringing hand chimes. Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

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

Global Missions Celebration
Sunday, February 17

Rev. Russell Pierce, Director of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church, will be our guest preacher, in the sanctuary, for our Global Missions Celebration on February 17. You may support the eight missionary families affiliated with Shady Grove by writing a check to Shady Grove UMC with "global missions" in the memo, or selecting the global missions fund through Realm Giving. Questions about Global Missions at Shady Grove? Contact Teresa Gagliardi. EMAIL TERESA

Global Missions Dinner
Saturday, February 16 

The missions committee will be hosting a pot luck dinner for our guest speakers and any “in country” missionaries Saturday, February 16 (note this is a corrected date from what was printed for announcements for 1/20), at 6:00 pm in chapel hall. This will be an informal way to connect directly and enjoy great fellowship! All are welcome! Please bring a side dish or entree to share. Dessert will be provided. RSVP to Teresa Gagliardi at 241-3144 or EMAIL TERESA

Pillowcase Project

In honor of Global Missions, JOY@SGUMC will be making pillowcase dresses to be shipped abroad. Please consider donating new or gently used pillow cases to the group by the end of January. Interested in serving by cutting or some basic sewing? Ready to donate? EMAIL LAUREN ADKINS 

Confirmation Registration

Confirmation is for youth 7th grade and older who are ready to explore the Methodist religion and what it means to be a faithful disciple of Christ. Classes begin February 24, confirmation worship rehearsal is on Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 pm and youth will be confirmed in worship on Sunday, May 19. A donation of $75 is requested to defray part of the cost. Register at www.tinyurl.com/2019confirmation.

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, January 20

Regular Worship Schedule

Seekers Sunday School

We invite you to join us for the next several weeks. Defying Gravity - Break Free from the Culture of More by Tom Berlin encourages us to escape the pull of consumerism and enter Christ's orbit. Books are available for $10. Questions? Contact Dana Kelley. EMAIL DANA


Monday, January 21

Snow Tubing at Massanutten

Sponsored by the Children’s Ministry for the families and friends of Shady Grove UMC. Meet in the church parking lot at 9:30 am to carpool up in time to eat lunch at Massanutten around noon and snow tube from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The cost is $25 per person for two hours of tubing. Register through Realm Events at tinyurl.com/SGUMCtubing1-21 by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 18. Contact Debbie Casey. EMAIL DEBBIE


Wednesday, January 23

SGUMC Bistro

Join us for dinner 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. Adult menu for January 23 – lasagna with meat sauce & roasted vegetable lasagna, salad, bread, and dessert.


Short-term study of Top 10 United Methodist Beliefs by Don Adams begins

6:15-7:15 pm in room 201 of the education building. The remaining 6-weeks will be spent discussing weekly readings completed outside of class and a short video viewed in class. Sign up on Realm. Questions? Contact Polly Rowan, Cindy Reasor, or Lauren Adkins. EMAIL POLLY | EMAIL CINDY | EMAIL LAUREN


Friday, January 25

Women's Bible Study

Join us for a six-week study of How God Takes Our Little and Makes It Much by James W. Moore. Study begins Friday, January 25, at 9:45-11:00 am in the chapel building.


Sunday, January 27

Regular Worship Schedule 

It Takes A Village

From 6:00-7:00 pm in EB 201. A group designed with the challenges of raising teenagers in mind, It Takes A Village (ITAV) will support, encourage, and provide parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI 

 

Around the Church

Golf Tournament News

Jeff Samford reports, "In spite of the weather challenges, this community proved it can overcome. We postponed the originally scheduled September 17th event due to torrential rains and eventual tornadoes, and rescheduled for November 5th. This day also brought significant rains the prior night and morning of, but the good people at The Dominion Club supported the cause and advocated us playing in the challenging conditions. Several teams could not make it back out on the rain makeup date, but donated their golf fees anyway. A huge thank you to each who saw the bigger purpose! We collectively raised a total of $28,015.94 before expenses. The net result is that $20,268.98 is being split between our two benefactors: The Flying Squirrels Charities and The First Tee of Richmond." Way to go! 
 

Our 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

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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