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This Week in Worship

Second Chances - Now What?

On Sunday we continue our sermon series, Second Chances. The message of the gospel is no matter where we are or what we've done, God sees beyond our imperfections, loves us, forgives us, and offers us a new life. Come hear the stories of people in the Bible who were given second chances.
Sermon: "Now What?"
Scripture: John 21: 15-17
Rev. Sylvia Cooper invites you to worship with us on Memorial Day weekend and then on June 4 for Pentecost. Click to watch the video.

Don't Miss This

Vacation Bible School
June 19-23

Register now for Vacation Bible School the week of June 19-23 for children age 3-fifth grade. VBS meets from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. At Hero Central, kids will discover their strength in God and realize that they are God's heroes! Many adult and youth volunteer opportunities will be available to help make VBS a success. Registration forms are available in the church office, in the foyer of the sanctuary and on the website. LEARN MORE | VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES | REGISTRATION FORM | YOUTH HELPER FORM

To Kill A Mockingbird

You can still join in one or two of SGUMC's study of The Faith of a Mockingbird! Four Week Study of Matt Rawle’s, The Faith of a Mockingbird 6:30-7:30 pm in the education building, room 201: May 25 through June 15. As we begin winding down in spring and gearing up for summer, let us look to a classic to understand timeless themes of class, courage, and compassion, among many others. For more information or help ordering a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird or The Faith of a Mockingbird, contact Lauren Adkins, 212-7195. LEARN MORE | EMAIL LAUREN

VAUMC Helping Hands Mission Event

Kids Register Today! Helping Hands Mission Event sponsored by Virginia Annual Conference July 12-13 at St. Paul’s UMC in Staunton, VA. This hands-on mission event is for rising 4th through rising 6th graders. Cost is $36. Spaces limited. We will be sleeping on the floor at St. Paul’s UMC. Contact Beanie Kelly to register. SEND EMAIL TO BEANIELEARN MORE

Camp Play and Pray

Children’s Ministry will be offering the following summer Camp Play and Pray opportunities: June 5-9 Old McDonald’s Farm for ages three through Pre-K; July 10-14 Knights, Princesses, and Dragons—Oh, My! for ages three through rising first grade; July 31- August 4 On the Dock for ages three through rising first grade. Cost is $130 per week. Contact is Kate Bishop. LEARN MORE | DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM | SEND EMAIL 

Prayer Partners for Youth Summer Missions

Fill a prayer bag for a specific individual with some fun goodies and pray during our trips. Prayer Bags are available for pick up either at worship on Sunday mornings or in the church office during the week. Items to include-candy (no chocolate), gum, cards, fun stuff, notes of encouragement, etc., but please do NOT include-caffeine/energy shots, whistles, chocolate, weapons, etc. Contact Frank Basil, 370-4633. EMAIL FRANK

NEW! Adult Bible Studies Summer 2017: God's Urgent Call

Wednesday nights or Sunday mornings! Join this relaxed summer series that reminds us that God uses ordinary people to make a difference in the world. This 13-week study includes brief daily scripture and a short weekly reading of individuals who said “yes” when God called. Traveling? Busy summer schedule? Read along and come when you can to either weekly meeting, starting on Wednesday, May 31, 6:30-7:30 pm in education building, room 201 or Sunday, June 4, 9:30-10:30 am in the chapel building, room C-4. The study is available in the office in limited quantity. Contact Lauren Adkins, 212-7195. LEARN MORE | EMAIL LAUREN

Summer Opportunities with STEP 

The STEP Program, serving kids in Gilpin Court, has opportunities for adults to help serve this summer. Volunteers are needed on a one-time or regular basis to help with Vacation Bible School held July 10-14, 2:30-6:00 pm at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2508 Dickens Road, or with Summer Enrichment, June 26-July 27, Monday through Thursday, 2:30-6:00 pm. The program is also in need of snacks/meals. Contact Gregg Butler at 360-2600, ext. 24. SEND EMAIL TO GREGG | SIGN UP FOR SNACKS 

Rev. David Adkins' Retirement

On Sunday, June 11, Rev. David Adkins will be bringing us his final sermon as our Senior Pastor. We will join our hearts together in worship in two worship services, 9:30 and 11:00 am, both held in the sanctuary. Our 11:00 informal traditional worship will combine with our contemporary worship in the sanctuary. Come and show your love for Rev. Adkins in worship.

You are invited to attend the celebration of Rev. David Adkins’ retirement after 40 years of ministry. Please join us on Sunday, June 11, at 2:00 pm in the SGUMC fellowship hall to commemorate his service to the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. If you would like to contribute to the love offering that will be presented to him, please send a check with “David Adkins Love Offering” in the memo line to the church office. A Sign Up Genius has been created for food and serving for the reception. SIGN UP TO HELP

Our Next Chapter

As we prepare for The Next Chapter in the life of the church at SGUMC, let us employ scripture to pause, pray, and feel peace in the assurance of God’s perfect plan for our lives. Use this prayer as a tool to invite God’s care and wisdom to our building project.
Exodus 25:8-9
8 Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them. 9 You must build this Tabernacle and its furnishings exactly according to the pattern I will show you.
Heavenly Father, you gave your people the command to build a holy sanctuary in Exodus 25:8-9, so that you could live among them in community. We are remembering that command with our plans to add new space to connect buildings on Shady Grove’s campus. Help us remember to design, build, and use this new area according to the pattern you show us.

Summer Camps at The Center

Sign up now for exciting summer camps at The Center for Creative Arts. See the details on art, music, musical theater, robotics, and chess camps at www.center4creativearts.org.

The Center for Creative Arts Preschool Paint & Play 

For ages 3-6, May 30 - June 2 and June 12 - 16. Join us for fun mornings full of drawing, painting, stories, and games inspired by classic children’s stories and poetry. Children will paint a hot air balloon, lions, life under the sea, their favorite stuffed animal, and more! EMAIL TO REGISTER

Gideon's Call Project

“Let your light shine before others.” Gideon’s Call Project is underway! June 3 and 4 is our CD project! Twelve men will be recording 12 songs. Pre-orders for the Gideon’s Call CD will be $12 through June 18. Afterwards, the CD will be $15. Proceeds will benefit the music and arts ministry. Orders can be taken by emailing office@shadygroveumc.net and requesting number of CDs desired, and then pay by cash or by writing checks payable to SGUMC, with “Music CD” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed, dropped by the church office, or put in the offering plate. If mailing, please address to Olga Komarov.

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. Thank you to Debbie Hockemeyer for sending these smiley pictures of a Dinner for 8 group at Bob and Lisa Jones' home and also the Sanctuary Choir's celebration of Dot Angell's 90th birthday!

Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 27

Car Wash

Have your car washed in the church parking lot from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Butterfly Babies (a mission partner of the Caring Clothes Closet) and Boy Scout Troop 544 will join forces to rid your car of pollen and dirt.

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day

Church office is closed.

Thursday, June 1

Thursday Morning Men's Bible Study

New and returning members are invited to study Life Lessons: The Book of Acts by Max Lucado, 6:45 am in the DOG House. Contact is Brian Gagliardi. SEND EMAIL

Agriberry Pop Up Shop

10:00 am - 2:00 pm in the front parking lot.

UMM Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner

Join the United Methodist Men for our Scholarship Fundraiser Dinner, 5:30 to 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall. The meal, steak this year, is free but donations to the scholarship fund are appreciated. In just its third year, the UMM has already presented $2,500 in awards to deserving youth in our church. RSVP to Travis Goad. SEND EMAIL TO TRAVIS 

Saturday, June 3

Family Day at Shalom Farms

Join Rev. Beanie Kelly and members of the Missions Committee. Meet at Pouncey Tract Park at 8:30 am (because The Sophie House 5K is in our parking lot!) and we will work at the farm from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. RSVP to Sandi Shriner at 405-3351. SEND EMAIL TO SANDI 

The Sophie House 5K

The Sophie House 5K will start and end in our parking lot. Opportunities are available for runners, walkers, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators. LEARN MORE

Sunday, June 4


Pentecost is often referred to as the birthday of the church. Here at Shady Grove, Pentecost is celebrated with the message, anthems, and hymns focusing on the Holy Spirit. Red paraments, streamers, and banners decorate our sanctuary worship space, and we encourage our congregation to wear red, the liturgical color for Pentecost.

Graduate Recognition

We will be honoring our 2017 high school and college graduates during worship at 9:30 and 11:00 am. We will also be having a lunch for high school graduates and their immediate family offsite at 1:00 pm. If you are graduating this year, please complete the “Graduate Info” form so we will have all the pertinent information. If you plan to attend the lunch, please email Frank Basil or drop off at the church office a baby picture, a senior picture, and details about your activities, interests, awards, mission trips attended, etc. Please be sure to reply by Sunday, May 28. EMAIL FRANK |  GRADUATE INFO FORM

Youth Mission Trip Commissioning

All mission trip participants should plan to attend at least one worship service.

HeBrews Closes for Season

After five years and countless pots of brewed coffee, Crystal Foster and Victoria Rothwell are "retiring." Please stop by for free coffee and thank them for their dedication to this fellowship ministry. HeBrews will remain closed through the summer. A larger and centrally located HeBrews is being planned in our new gathering space!

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. Contact Frank Basil. DOWNLOAD ORDER FORM | SEND EMAIL

Meals for Families with New Babies

Our Care Ministry lovingly provides a meal for families when new babies arrive. This is coordinated by Caroline Walters using Sign Up Genius through email. If you would like to be added to the team to help provide a meal from time to time, please let Caroline know, 564-8943. SEND EMAIL

Welcome Center Server

Looking for a way to serve SGUMC? An individual (or two) is needed to help keep our Welcome Centers tidy, stocked, and ready to welcome guests. Timing for this act of service is flexible and shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes most weeks. If you are able to help, please contact Debbie Hockemeyer. SEND EMAIL

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

Last, but not least!

Agriberry Pop Up Market Now Open

Stop by the front parking lot of the church on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm through July to purchase fresh produce. Agriberry has made a generous donation to our Rise Against Hunger mission. LEARN MORE
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