March Youth Update from SGUMC 🌈
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Hey youth and parents!!!

It was great to see some masked but smiling faces in person last week. YAY! We will hold Friday Breakfast Devo's separately for Middle and High School and Sunday Small Group Combined before outdoor worship for the next two weeks. I'm sharing all registrations for the next two weeks now, but please remember to be flexible as plans could always change. 

I will be out of the office and relatively unavailable for the next week or so as my family is moving house. You may or may not see me at upcoming youth events based on my schedule, but our amazing volunteer adult leaders are committed to be in person with SGUMC's youth!

Praying that you are all well! Hope to see you soon.

Lauren Adkins
Director of Youth Ministry at SGUMC

     Small Group Update    

We will continue small groups before school and on Sunday morning again this week. Please note time/location changes. Bring your choice of breakfast (Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Dunkin Donuts, Panera, or something from home) to both/either days, we'll share highs and lows, and I'll share a devotion.

Bring a chair, sit socially distanced, wear a mask when you aren't eating, you know the drill by now!


   Friday Morning - Short Pump Park   
   Picnic Tables Shelter Next to the Dog Park   
   3329 Pump Road, Henrico, VA 23233   

Middle School - 7:30 to 8:00 am

High School - 8:00 to 8:30 am

Sunday Morning Small Group
Sidewalk In-Front of SGUMC Sanctuary

Drop-Off/Pick-Up in Traffic Loop Outside of Sanctuary

Middle School and High School Combined - 9:30 to 10:15 am
Spring Missions Feedback

Please take 5 minutes to let me know your thoughts about in-person mission opportunities at SGUMC this spring!
Click here to go to a Google Form.

6229 River Rd | Henrico, VA | 23229 | 804.288.7482

Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Mosaic Restuarant will partner with SGUMC Children's and Youth Ministries by donating 15% back on food order sales (not alcohol). Save the date!
- This includes: dine in, patio dining, curbside, or order online at
- Order off regular menu, not family bundles or from catering menu
- Let them know you are ordering to support SGUMC Children's and Youth Ministries

St. Patrick's Day Search for GOLD!!!

NOW through the end of March 2021

Starting on St. Patrick's Day, come up to SGUMC to search for a "pot of gold" that will be hidden around campus, well away from construction areas! You will find a green bin filled with treats. Take one and send me a text/email to let me know you participated.

I'll be moving it around every 2-3 days. First come, first served!

Prizes: Various Sweet Treats!!!

***If you are coming to SGUMC's campus, always remember to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and complete the required SGUMC Health Acknowledgement Form. You do not need to register to participate. No adult volunteers or church staff will be supervising/monitoring.***

I am meeting outdoors one-on-one with youth to talk about how some of the big and little things in life are going. I would love to meet up and treat you to an order of fries, a hot drink or for those who are wild enough to ask for one a milkshake or a smoothie! We can meet up on the back porch of the church office or a patio at your favorite spot. Send me a text or email and we can meet up. If there is any way I can support youth or parents alike, please let me know. 

Regarding Plans and Programs:

These plans have been made with various parents and youth volunteers based on what we have done in the past and anticipating needs in the future, which is amazing. However, if these plans don't work with the reality of what shape the present/near future is taking, that's ok too; we will just need to adjust. Your feedback is key to making those adjustments possible. Please reach out to me directly or use this SGUMC Youth Feedback Form to provide feedback at anytime... about anything!

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