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Are You Kidding?: Become Like a Child - SGUMC E-Blast for July 19
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This Week in Worship

Are You Kidding?: Become Like a Child

Jesus states that unless you become like a child, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Some of Jesus’ followers may act childishly, but is this what Jesus wants us to do? What does it mean for an adult to become like a child?

Love Offering for Departing Staff

Friends, let us celebrate the ministries of Gregg Butler as Office Administrator and Debbie Hockemeyer as Director of Hospitality and Evangelism as their staff ministries at Shady Grove come to a close this August. We would like to show our appreciation for their amazing service through a love offering for their sixteen and five years, respectively. Please send check with “love offering” in the memo line.

Lemonade in the Shade
Continues on Sundays in July

The Hospitality ministry invites everyone to join in a time of fellowship with your church family on Sunday mornings in July. Each Sunday between 10:30-11:00 am lemonade, water, and cookies will be available to enjoy under the shade of the pine trees in the picnic area. Stop by after the 9:30 worship service, or come a little early before the 11:00 services. Rain will cancel so pray for sunshine! Questions? Contact Debbie Hockemeyer, Director of Hospitality & Evangelism at 360-2600. EMAIL DEBBIE

Up and Out Mission Event
August 6-7

Children’s Mission Event, Up and Out, Tuesday, August 6 to Wednesday, August 7 for rising 3rd to rising 6th graders. Reserve a spot now for this overnight mission experience! Contact Beanie Kelly. EMAIL BEANIE

Order Your SGUMC Nametag!

It is now possible to order and pay for a Shady Grove UMC nametag online, using Realm! Visit tinyurl.com/SGUMCnametag. The cost is still $8.00. Nametags take two or 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

S.O.W. What? Summer of Worship Sunday School

Children are in the following rooms of the education building for Sunday School:
  • Nursery Faithcare for infants-two year olds in room 111
  • Three and four year olds through rising kindergartners in room 109
  • Rising first graders in room 103
  • Rising second and third graders in room 209
  • Rising fourth, fifth, and sixth graders attend worship with their family and have the opportunity to train to be worship leaders, serving as scripture reader, usher, greeter, or acolyte. Sign up at tinyurl.com/summerofworship.
Questions? Contact Beanie Kelly. EMAIL BEANIE

Shalom Farms Work Day
Saturday, July 27

Join members of your church family to work at Shalom Farms on Saturday, July 27. See details and sign up on Realm at tinyurl.com/sgumcSFjuly. There is a work day planned for each month through October, and each is a separate registration event in Realm. Questions? Contact Sandi Shriner. EMAIL SANDI
SIGN UP FOR JULY 27SIGN UP FOR AUGUST 24SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER 28SIGN UP FOR OCTOBER 26

Join the Choir this Summer!

The Sanctuary Choir at Shady Grove welcomes high school youth and adults to come and sing in the choir. We meet alternating Wednesdays during the summer and rehearse in the sanctuary from 7:15-8:45 pm. Our summer rehearsals are July 24 (Sunday, July 28), August 7 (Sunday, August 11), and August 21 (Sunday, August 25). Contact Sylvia Cooper for more information. EMAIL SYLVIA

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Thursday, July 25

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 July 25 at the home of Margaret Phillips, 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips: 527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET

STEP Back to School Drive for Gilpin Court

On August 10, STEP Richmond is partnering with the Richmond Police Department to distribute hundreds of backpacks! The SGUMC Missions Committee asks for your help to fill them with supplies!

Please shop those back to school sales for Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Colored Pencils, Pencil Pouches, Scissors, Glue, Erasers, Composition Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Loose-Leaf Paper, 3-Ring Binders, Dividers, Rulers, and Index Cards!

Drop them off at the church office during the week or in the boxes in the sanctuary outside the sound booth and the foyer of the fellowship hall by Monday, August 5. Questions? Please contact Rita Nuckols. EMAIL RITA

Register Now for Camp Play and Pray!

One week left for Camp Play and Pray, a camp designed for your three-year-old through rising first grader, 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.

You are invited to free performances of Beauty and the Beast!

Families and friends are invited to a free musical performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr! on Friday nights at 7:00 pm on August 2, August 9, and August 16 in the sanctuary. Enjoy this enchanting tale and musical adventure presented by the cast from The Center for Creative Art’s 11th annual musical theater camp, directed by Sylvia Cooper.

Apple Gleaning in Northern Neck
Saturday, August 10

Definition of glean: gather leftover grain or other produce after a harvest. The Missions Committee invites people of all ages and abilities for a day of gleaning apples in Northern Neck, Virginia. We will spend the morning in the apple orchard, followed by a pizza lunch back at SGUMC. Look for details and register through Realm at tinyurl.com/applesAug10. There is NO COST to participate in this event! Questions? Contact Rick Dodge at 804-512-3039. REGISTER THROUGH REALM | EMAIL RICK 

Summer Camps at the Center for Creative Arts

Robotics! Chess! Teen Studio Art! Zen Art, Cartoon Mania, and Endangered Species Children’s Art Camps! Preschool Story Tales & Art! There are still openings in The Center for Creative Arts Summer Camps — visit our website at www.center4creativearts.org for more information.

CCC Summer Schedule

Caring Clothes Closet is closed for donations, July 1 through August 19, due to volunteer staffing availability. Thank you for your support! Questions? Email cccrva.info@gmail.com.

Sewing Seeds of Hope

This ministry creates pillowcase dresses and shorts for children in need. We will be taking a summer break as a group, June 26 through August 14, resuming our weekly meetings in the fellowship hall from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 21. During this hiatus, those wishing to help by sewing can pick up ready-to-sew kits from the church office, with everything (except thread) that you will need. The finished items may also be dropped off in the office any week day during the year. Please drop off any donated items (new or gently used pillowcases, material suitable for shorts or dresses, elastic (1”-1 ½”), and 5/8” grosgrain ribbon) in the office as well. Questions? Contact Nancy Scyphers at 316-3303. EMAIL NANCY 

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

Upcoming Events

Sunday, July 21

Regular Worship Schedule

Middle School Mission Trip Departs

Summer of Worship - S.O.W. What? 

Children will be in the following rooms of the education building for Sunday School:
  • Nursery Faithcare for infants-two year olds in room 111
  • Three and four year olds through rising kindergartners in room 109
  • Rising first graders in room 103
  • Rising second and third graders in room 209
  • Rising fourth, fifth, and sixth graders attend worship with their family and have the opportunity to train to be worship leaders, serving as scripture reader, usher, greeter, or acolyte. Sign up at tinyurl.com/summerofworship.
Questions? Contact Beanie Kelly. EMAIL BEANIE


Lemonade in the Shade

10:30-11:00 am under the pine trees in the picnic area. All are welcome for fellowship, lemonade, water, and cookies!

 

Thursday, July 25

Prayer Shawl Ministry

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 July 25 at the home of Margaret Phillips, 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips: 527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET

 

Saturday, July 27

Shalom Farms Work Day

Join members of your church family to work at Shalom Farms on Saturday, July 27. See details and sign up on Realm at tinyurl.com/sgumcSFjuly. There is a work day planned for each month through October, and each is a separate registration event in Realm. Questions? Contact Sandi Shriner. EMAIL SANDI | SIGN UP FOR JULY 27


Sunday, July 28

Regular Worship Schedule

Summer of Worship - S.O.W. What? 

Children will be in the following rooms of the education building for Sunday School:
  • Nursery Faithcare for infants-two year olds in room 111
  • Three and four year olds through rising kindergartners in room 109
  • Rising first graders in room 103
  • Rising second and third graders in room 209
  • Rising fourth, fifth, and sixth graders attend worship with their family and have the opportunity to train to be worship leaders, serving as scripture reader, usher, greeter, or acolyte. Sign up at tinyurl.com/summerofworship.
Questions? Contact Beanie Kelly. EMAIL BEANIE


Lemonade in the Shade

10:30-11:00 am under the pine trees in the picnic area. All are welcome for fellowship, lemonade, water, and cookies!

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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