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This Week in Worship

No Messing Around

2 Corinthians 5: 17-19
The biggest mistake we often make in life is to try to manage with less mess. Jesus offers us a better alternative. He wants us to get out of the mess completely. This week we will talk about steps in transformation that can make a real difference to you and those around you.

Don't Miss This

UMC General Conference

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

Fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger
Thursday, March 21

Join us at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (12010 West Broad) on Thursday, March 21, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm to support Rise Against Hunger meal packaging. With each flyer presented we will receive 20% of food and soft beverage sales. Must show printed flyer: tinyurl.com/BJsFundraiser. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK | DOWNLOAD FLYER

Ladies' Lenten Luncheon
Sunday, March 24

Calling all Shady Grove women! Join us for the Ladies' Lenten Luncheon hosted by the Rowdy Moms on Sunday, March 24, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the chapel. Help us in planning for your attendance by registering in Realm. Childcare and lunch for the children will be provided if necessary. We look forward to fellowship with you! Questions? Contact Debbie Casey or Dede Smith. EMAIL DEBBIE | EMAIL DEDE | SIGN UP IN REALM

It Takes A Village
Sunday, March 24

It Takes A Village (ITAV) supports, encourages, and provides parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. The next meeting is Sunday, March 24 from 6:00-7:00 pm in room 201 of the education building.Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI

Lenten Offering

This year's Lenten offering goes to support Vacation Bible School and SGUMC Youth and Adult Mission Trip Funds.

Easter Lilies Available

Easter lilies may be purchased in honor or memory of loved ones for $20 or get a listing only in the bulletin insert for $10. You may pick up your lily on Easter Sunday, April 21. All proceeds will support youth missions. Forms available at the gift card table on Sunday morning or by going to tinyurl.com/LilyOrderForm or you may purchase online by going to tinyurl.com/Lily2019. Deadline for orders is Monday, April 8. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK | DOWNLOAD FORM | ORDER ONLINE

Lenten Church-Wide Study

Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess by Rev. Tom Berlin. Visit www.shadygroveumc.net/restored for more information including multiple meeting times and locations. Questions? Contact Lauren Adkins. EMAIL LAUREN | REGISTER THROUGH REALM

All are invited to Museum of the Bible
Register by March 25!

JOY@SGUMC is going to the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC on Wednesday, April 17, ALL ages and stages are invited! Bring a friend from the congregation or community. We will depart SGUMC at 8:00 am and return to SGUMC at 6:00 pm. Your tour cost of $99* includes: round-trip motor coach transportation; entrance donation to the Museum of the Bible; guided tour by museum staff; $10 meal voucher; tax & gratuity on inclusions; refreshments served aboard the coach en route home; driver gratuity. *Make check payable to SIGNATOURS or register and pay online through Realm by March 25. Questions? Contact Lauren Adkins at ladkins@shadygroveumc.net. Learn more at www.shadygroveumc.net/biblemuseum | REGISTER ON REALM

Bistro Dinner
Wednesday, March 27

Join us for dinner in the fellowship hall from 5:15-6:15 pm. Menu for March 27 – sloppy joes, baked beans, pasta salad, slaw, and dessert. See website for varying kids meal options. New season begins September 18. RSVP FOR DINNER

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 (note new location!) 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.

The Golden Notes Spring Ring Concert
Thursday, March 28

The Golden Notes, our newly formed senior adult handbell choir directed by Sylvia Cooper will present its second concert and program Thursday, March 28, at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Hope, 13700 N Gayton Road. The mission of this handbell choir is to spread fellowship and goodwill through music. Come and join us! Questions? Contact Sylvia. EMAIL SYLVIA

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Thursday, March 28

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is comprised of ladies who knit or crochet. It meets on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This ministry can satisfy your creative side while providing shawls for people in need of love and support. For those with a willingness to serve but who cannot knit or crochet, the group will teach you and even provide the supplies for you to get started. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips at 527-7857. We would love to have you join us on March 28 at the home of Margaret Phillips, 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060. EMAIL MARGARET

Easter Celebration Choir 

High school students and adults join the sanctuary choir in being a part of the Easter Celebration Choir! We sing in all 3 sanctuary services on Easter Sunday, April 21, at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. Commit to 3 out of 4 rehearsals - Wednesdays, March 27-April 10, from 7:15-8:15 pm and final rehearsal April 17 from 7:15-9:00 pm with a brass quartet. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Sylvia Cooper so a packet of music can be made ready for you!
 

Easter Banner Processional Opportunity for Children and Youth

Come and join the processional! Carry an Easter banner during the opening and final hymns during one of the three sanctuary services on Easter morning, April 21. Banner carriers should be in grades 3-12. Participants should attend one rehearsal from 7:00-7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 10 or 17. Please contact Sylvia at scooper@shadygroveumc.net if you can participate.

Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Geranium Sale to Benefit Shalom Farms and United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond

Geraniums are $4.50 each (4 ½” pots). Colors – red, salmon, coral, hot pink, and white (we can take orders for specific colors but cannot guarantee). The deadline to place orders is Friday, March 22. Checks can be made out to Shady Grove UMC. You can also purchase online through Realm. Geraniums will arrive on Friday, April 5 at 4:00 pm. Orders and questions: contact Sandi Shriner at 405-3351. EMAIL SANDI | ORDER THROUGH REALM

Spring Break Art Classes
Monday-Friday, April 1 - April 5


Draw, Paint & Play
Ages 5-7
9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.
Come paint and play at The Center! Each day features unique projects including cartoon drawing, watercolors, tempera, or polymer clay, plus game time or outdoor recess.

Acrylics on Canvas & Clay
Ages 8+
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Older students let their imagination soar while drawing, painting, and sculpting in these popular Spring Break classes. Weekly projects include watercolors, acrylics on canvas, pen and ink, pastels, and polymer clay.

Sign up for one or more days.
Call 360-CNTR for more information or email center4creativearts@comcast.net.
 

Summer Camps at The Center for Creative Arts

Registration is open for summer camps for preschoolers through teens. 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. 

Book Club Study
Thursday, April 11

The Sunday Night Women's Bible Study invites you to begin preparations for Holy Week with Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine. This book calls us to a deeper understanding of the events of Holy week by building our context of the people who were in relationship with Jesus during the final days of his life. This one-time book club study will meet on Thursday, April 11, at 6:00 pm. All are welcome. The location is TBD. Please RSVP to Lauren Adkins or register on Realm for planning purposes. EMAIL LAUREN | REGISTER ON REALM

Cemetery Arrangement Clean Up

We will be cleaning up arrangements in the cemetery the last week of March. This means that we will be taking away any Christmas, seasonal, or damaged arrangements. If you want to salvage any arrangements or containers from a family member’s gravesite, please do that prior to March 24. If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Noble at 396-5557 or the church office at 360-2600. Thank you in advance for your help.

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, on Sunday, April 7, 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

Women's Retreat
Friday-Saturday, April 12-13

Join us for a Women’s Retreat aimed to realize God's design for healing wounds, both known and unknown, into sufficiently healed scars. We will discover new skills and gain insight into God's healing plan tailored for each person. Stories of Jesus' life and ministry gives the foundation of each lesson in the eight-part course. Learn new ways of viewing life’s traumatic events and gain a deeper understanding of how God wants us to heal from those wounds affecting our lives, our relationships with others, and our relationship with him.
Michelle Andrea Williams, MBA − Author, Writer, Speaker, Small Group Leader
will be presenting this event Friday, April 12, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the sanctuary and Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm in the fellowship hall.

Questions? Please call Lisa Jones 687-6554. EMAIL LISA | REGISTER THROUGH REALM

The Living Last Supper
Thursday, April 18

Join us for the 7th presentation of The Living Last Supper, Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 pm, in the sanctuary. “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” (Mark 14:18) What must have been going through the apostles’ minds when Jesus made this astonishing remark? Each of the disciples present a soliloquy expressing his thoughts after hearing Jesus say, “One of you will betray me.” Communion for all will be offered as you kneel and receive at the altar.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20

Families of children from infants through 5th graders are invited for a our annual egg hunt and craft time on Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 am. Visit tinyurl.com/eggcandy0420 to sign up to contribute candy. Please bring candy to the church office by Wednesday, April 10

UMM Scholarship Program

The United Methodist Men are now accepting applications for the 2019 UMM Scholarship Program. At least one $500 merit-based scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior or college student who will be attending a two-year or four-year college. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30. Learn more about the scholarship program at www.shadygroveumc.net/umm-scholarship or contact the church office at 360-2600.
 

Dinner to Benefit UMM Scholarship Program

The UMM will be hosting a dinner to benefit the Scholarship Program on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:15-7:00 pm. Cost of dinner will be free, but we will be accepting donations which will help fund the scholarships. We will be serving BBQ ribs with sides and dessert. Dinner is open to the congregation and community, so mark your calendars and starts spreading the word! RSVP TO DAVE ADKINS

Camp Play and Pray registration now open! 

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.

Vacation Bible School
Registration Opens April 20

To Mars and Beyond VBS registration begins Saturday, April 21, at the 10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt. VBS will run June 17-21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Questions? Contact Kate Bishop. EMAIL KATE

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

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

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 Lynn Alberti for sharing these pictures from Sewing Seeds of Hope.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, March 21

Fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger

Join us at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (12010 West Broad) on Thursday, March 21, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm to support Rise Against Hunger meal packaging. With each flyer presented we will receive 20% of food and soft beverage sales. Must show printed flyer: tinyurl.com/BJsFundraiser. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK | DOWNLOAD FLYER


Sunday, March 24

Regular Worship Schedule

Ladies' Lenten Luncheon

Calling all Shady Grove women! Join us for the Ladies' Lenten Luncheon hosted by the Rowdy Moms on Sunday, March 24, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the chapel. Help us in planning for your attendance by registering in Realm. Childcare and lunch for the children will be provided if necessary. We look forward to fellowship with you! Questions? Contact Debbie Casey or Dede Smith. EMAIL DEBBIE | EMAIL DEDE | SIGN UP IN REALM

It Takes A Village

It Takes A Village (ITAV) supports, encourages, and provides parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. The next meeting is Sunday, March 24 from 6:00-7:00 pm in room 201 of the education building.Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI
 

Wednesday, March 27

Sewing Seeds of Hope

9:00 am to noon in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to cut, iron, and sew as we serve, pray, and grow. Questions? Please contact Lynn Alberti at 360-0579. EMAIL LYNN.

Bistro Dinner

Join us for dinner in the fellowship hall from 5:15-6:15 pm. Menu for March 27 – sloppy joes, baked beans, pasta salad, slaw, and dessert. RSVP FOR DINNER


Thursday, March 28

The Golden Notes Spring Ring Concert

The Golden Notes, our newly formed senior adult handbell choir directed by Sylvia Cooper will present its second concert and program Thursday, March 28, at 10:00 am at Our Lady of Hope, 13700 N Gayton Road. The mission of this handbell choir is to spread fellowship and goodwill through music. Come and join us! Questions? Contact Sylvia. EMAIL SYLVIA

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is comprised of ladies who knit or crochet. It meets on the last Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. This ministry can satisfy your creative side while providing shawls for people in need of love and support. For those with a willingness to serve but who cannot knit or crochet, the group will teach you and even provide the supplies for you to get started. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips at 527-7857. We would love to have you join us on March 28 at the home of Margaret Phillips, 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060. EMAIL MARGARET


Sunday, March 31

Regular Worship Schedule

Around the Church

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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