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Prayer: What Happens? - SGUMC E-Blast for September 22
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This Week in Worship

Prayer: The When
Worship Series - Living on a Prayer

What gets you up every morning? What keeps you going? Sometimes the things we're living on get us "half way there" . . . then, we're "living on a prayer." What is prayer? How do we pray? What happens when we pray? Let's delve into these questions and more as we experience and explore the mystery of living life with God in our worship series, "Living on a Prayer."

Sermon:  "Prayer: What Happens?"
Scripture: Ephesians 1:18-21; Psalm 139: 1-18

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Groovin' Survey

If you attended Groovin' at the Grove on Sunday, September 10, please consider taking a minute to complete this very brief, five-question survey! Thank you for your support! COMPLETE SURVEY

Building Committee Update

The Building Committee provides this update to our congregation. READ UPDATE

Saturday of Service is October 7

Make plans now to participate in the Saturday of Service offered by the Missions Committee. Serve at Habitat or Shalom Farms or stay close by with the church work day, Operation Christmas Child in the fellowship hall, or projects at The Sophie House or Caring Clothes Closet. The day starts at 8:00 am in the front parking lot. Contact is Gregg Butler, 360-2600. SIGN UP | EMAIL GREGG 

Impact a life. Lead Children's Sunday School!

We need Sunday school teachers in several age groups. Each grade level has a team of 4 to 5 teachers who rotate Sundays, teaching either a couple Sundays a month or every other month. Easy to follow curriculum is provided and user friendly resources are available. Please contact Kate Bishop. EMAIL KATE 

Register Your Children and Youth

Take a few moments now to register your children (infant through 5th grade) and youth (middle school and high school) for children's ministry and youth ministry activities this fall, including Sunday school, G-3, COW, small groups, and large group! REGISTER CHILDREN | REGISTER YOUTH

Order Your Nametag!

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

Pansy Sale to Support Shalom Farms

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. Flats will be available for pick up on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8. Contact Sandi Shriner to place your order by Sunday, October 1, 405-3351. EMAIL SANDI

The Center's Exhibit of Kate Bishop's Paintings

The Center for Creative Arts invites you to see an exhibit of Kate Bishop's oil paintings! Kate is a prolific painter, and her show includes colorful animal portraits, landscapes, and a series of angel paintings. Kate's paintings will be on display until October 1 in Chapel Hall.

Fall registration for Center art classes, private music lessons, chess class, and preschool ballet is open. See the full array of lessons, and studio art classes and workshops for preschoolers through adults at www.center4creativearts.org.  

Christmas Musical Drama Choir 

Join us on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15 pm for the choir rehearsal for the Christmas musical drama, How Should a King Come, created by Randy Vader, Jay Rouse, and Rose Aspinall. Youth and adults are encouraged to be a part of this short term choir opportunity. Accompanied by orchestra, the musical will include narration as well as nativity non-speaking drama: the Holy Family, wise men, and shepherds. If you would like to be a part of the drama, please contact Sylvia. How Should a King Come will be presented on Saturday, December 16, at 7:00 pm and Sunday morning, December 17, at 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services. Contact is Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Seniors Brunch and Speaker

Join us on Wednesday, October 4 at 10:30 am in Chapel Hall for a covered dish brunch, followed by a presentation from a speaker from the Valentine Museum, sharing the history of religious diversity in this area. Bring a dish to share! RSVP by Friday, September 29, to Betsy Katko, 360-5057. EMAIL BETSY

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 our youth team for sharing great pictures from the youth ministry kickoff last Sunday!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 21

SGUMC's Book Club

Meets from 6:00-7:30 pm. We will be discussing Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. Bring a BROWN BAG DINNER, and enjoy fellowship and discussion around the kitchen table in the church office. October's book is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Contact is Dana Kelley. EMAIL DANA

Friday, September 22

Friday Women's Bible Study Begins

Rev. Beanie Kelly leads this group of ladies in discipleship, fellowship, and support. The group will study Karen Kingsbury's The Friends of Jesus. Book is $12 and available from the church office. From the back cover: "Emotionally powerful, thought-provoking, and soulful, The Friends of Jesus will help you appreciate the Bible and understand how it applies to your relationships with the most important people in your life.” Contact is Debbie Hockemeyer. EMAIL DEBBIE 

Sunday, September 24

Children's Christmas Musical Auditions

This year's children’s Christmas musical is An Out-of-the-Box Christmas directed by Sylvia Cooper and Beanie Kelly. Auditions are one day only from 1:30 to 4:30 pm. Auditions are for children in kindergarten through grade 5. Contact is Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA | AUDITION PACKET

Rowdy MOMs Sunday Bible Study

Meets from 5:00-6:00 pm. Join this faithful and supportive group in reading Becoming a Woman of Excellence by Cynthia Heald. Contact is Sarah Hardymon. EMAIL SARAH

Wednesday, September 27

Shady Grove Bistro and Wednesday Night Programming 

Join us for dinner at the Shady Grove Bistro from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the fellowship hall. Menu for September 27 – “Huanying” Chinese meal of Mandarin salmon or chicken salad. RSVP by noon Tuesdays. Adults: $7, Child: $3, Family (parents & children): $20. RSVP FOR DINNER

Adult, youth, and children’s classes and programming meet 6:15 to 7:15 pm followed by rehearsals for Sanctuary Choir and Testify at 7:15 pm. Kate Bishop will offer meditation in the library at 7:30 pm. LEARN MORE

Thursday, September 28

Knitting and Crochet Ministry

Meets at 7:00 pm at Elaine Ratliff's home at 5009 Belmont Park Road, Glen Allen. We stitch shawls, scarves, and hats to share God's love. Your willingness to knit or crochet is all you need to join. We will have the equipment available for you to learn! For those at home, let Margaret know if you want to add a stitched item to our ministry! Contact is Margaret Phillips, 527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET

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. Gift cards are perfect graduation gifts! Contact Frank Basil. DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM | SEND EMAIL

Bags for Kids Notecards

Bags for Kids of the CCC is offering amazing, inspirational notecards created by talented art students at The Center for Creative Arts. 100% of the proceeds go to support the Caring Clothes Closet and its vision to provide free clothing and/or comfort bags to people in crisis in the metropolitan Richmond area. You can buy cards during office hours at the church office ($10 check or exact change please), or by contacting Jody Floegel. EMAIL JODY

Caring Clothes Closet Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for help sorting clothing on a daily basis. Any adult or responsible youth may help. The flexibility of volunteering at the CCC is one of the best parts of it! LEARN MORESEND EMAIL

The Sophie House

Find out what's happening at The Sophie House, our neighbor and mission partner, at www.thesophiehouse.org.

Last, but not least!

Mission Opportunities for Adults and Youth

For adults and youth age 16 and older, with their parent.
Thursday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Disaster Recovery effort in Virginia Beach

There is housing with bunk beds and a shower trailer at St. Luke's UMC in Virginia Beach. Arrive Thursday evening; work Friday and Saturday; leave after work on Saturday. Only fee is the cost of meals.
Monday, April 2 - Friday, April 6, 2018
Appalachia Service Project in Brenton, West Virginia

Expected cost is $410-$425. Financial help available if needed. If interested, contact Bob Payne. EMAIL BOB
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