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Worship this Week

Worship from Home
Anytime During the Week

Join us as we worship ONLINE, you may worship anytime during the week. Worship for the upcoming week is typically posted on Saturday.

Outdoor Worship
Sunday, 10:30 am

Please note that registration is a two-step process
  1. REGISTER to help us for planning and logistics
  2. Note that there is a required Health Form that must be completed for any in-person gathering. You may click HERE to complete or the link will be displayed immediately after submitting worship registration. *Note that this is an updated form compared to the form used in the past.
Please also visit the OUTDOOR WEBPAGE to review requirements and guidelines.
**Weather Related Information**
Please note that drive-in worship is scheduled rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, we will do our best to notify you in advance if worship is canceled.

Altar Flower Calendar

The 2021 Altar Flower Calendar is now available for signing up to place flowers in memory, honor or celebration of a person or special milestone. We have a long standing community relationship with local florist Coleman Brothers which helps to keep cost at $22.00 for the flowers. You may sign up on REALM to select a date.

Commitment 2021

This season of giving thanks is here! It's a joyous time and a season of invitation. God is always inviting us to serve the Short Pump community and beyond through God's ministry here at Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
Thank you for your generosity so far in committing to support Shady Grove ministries, missions, places and spaces, and everything in between!
Commitment information was mailed on November 9th, if you did not receive, you may request a packet by emailing Frank or you may make your commitment online through Realm, CLICK HERE for more information. Returning your commitment card helps us finalize our budget for the 2021 year. We want to be good stewards of all that God provides for the General Operating Fund, which covers the day to day expenses for all the ministries of our church, and for the Caring for Our House Fund, which covers our monthly mortgage payments as well as large capital expenditures to care for and maintain our buildings and property.

United Methodist Day at the General Assembly
January 18-January 22

Join people of faith and goodwill from across Virginia to make your voice heard on economic, racial, social, and environmental justice issues. Learn the issues from dynamic speakers and workshops, meet with legislators, and engage with advocates in your region. Visit WEBSITE for more information and to register($20 fee).
Children's Ministry - Infants-5th Grade
Questions? EMAIL Kate

Children's Sunday School

Looking for an opportunity to keep children connected on Sunday mornings while continuing to learn? Here is a list of grade level opportunities along with the time they are joining together. 
  • 9:00-9:30 Kindergarten through 3rd grade (with breakout rooms) will be using Cokesbury's Celebrate Wonder curriculum     JOIN
  • 9:30-10:00 4th & 5th grade will be studying Cokesbury's Celebrate Wonder curriculum     JOIN

Saturday Science with Sarah

Tune in to Treehouse at the Grove on Saturdays in January for Saturday Science with Sarah for winter-y "experiments" and fun. You can watch at your convenience. Supplies will be listed on the video.  

Kids Connect with Games
Saturday, January 30, 630-7:30 pm

All ages are welcome to join us on Zoom. Great opportunity for kids to invite their friends. Please REGISTER on Realm and let Kate know you are interested so she can send you zoom link.
Youth Ministry - Grades 6-12
Questions? EMAIL Lauren

Keep Connected with Youth Ministry

Lauren is keeping connected in different ways while being unable to physically meet. If you don't currently receive the Youth Update email, be sure to sign up by clicking HERE to keep up to date with all that's happening with youth ministry.
Click HERE to view the most recent Youth Update with details on how you can connect and all that is happening throughout the week and looking ahead.
Adult Ministry
Questions? EMAIL Beanie

Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets
Sundays, January 10-February 7, 9:00-10:00 am

Want to make good, solid decisions this year? Asking good questions helps us to make better decisions. In his book Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets, Andy Stanley presents five game-changing questions to ask every time you make a decision--questions that will help you in your finances, relationships, career, and more. This Sunday morning class will be a good decision to start the year off right.
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM

Emotionally Healthy Relationships: Discipleship that Deeply Changes Your Relationship
Mondays, January 18-March 8, 7:30-8:30 pm

Would you like to develop mature, loving relationships with others this year and beyond? Join Pastor Chris and examine Pete and Geri Scazzero’s book as we address core biblical principles guiding us into an experience of discipleship affecting our lives and relationships. Capacity to love increases by incorporating stillness, silence and Scripture as daily life rhythms. Order the Participant Pack, includes book and workbook, available from Amazon.
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM Password: 322271

Art and Scripture
Tuesdays, January 12-May 4, 10:00-11:00 am

Learn about scripture through art. Learn about art through scripture. It’s a win-win. This Tuesday 10 am morning class helps center you for your day as well as stretches your mind. Come once. Come weekly. Come monthly. Join Joyce Lancaster and others who are recreating a long list of museum pieces they wish to see someday in person.  
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM

Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes
Wednesdays, January 13-February 10, 6:15-7:15 pm

We will examine how better self-awareness and understanding of cultural differences in language, time, and social mores allow us to understand the Bible in a fresh way. Please order your copy of Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes - Removing Cultural Blinders to Better Understand the Bible by E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien from your favorite bookstore. 
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM

The Book of Acts
Thursdays, January 21-May 27, 7:00-8:00 pm

Join this in-depth study of the Book of Acts, examining each of the 28 chapters, taught by seminary trained Kerry Alberti. Examine the story of the early church, its leaders, controversies, and theology. What can we the church of 2021 learn from this fast growing early church? Enjoy clips from the Visual Bible, actors depicting the story as quoted directly from the NIV.
Register on Realm     Join via ZOOM
Music and Arts Ministry
Questions? EMAIL Sylvia

Youth Explosion Choir
Sundays, January 10-January 24, 4:15-5:00 pm

Youth Explosion Choir, a vocal choir for youth in Grades 6-12, will be singing “Write Your Story” in virtual worship Sunday, January 31. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for a zoom invite.

Praise Kids
Sundays, January 10- May 2, 3:30-4:00 pm

Join the Praise Kids on Zoom as we rehearse to share each month in virtual worship. This vocal choir is for children in Grades 1-5. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for a zoom invite.

Alpha Omega Ringers 3
Wednesdays, February 24-March 17, 6:15-7:00 pm

Join us during the season of Lent for Handbell Ringing! In addition to the two existing ensembles, a third six-member ensemble is now being offered for youth in grades 6-12 and Adults!
EMAIL Sylvia Cooper to register by February 1.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

For those needing God’s encouragement, Prayer Shawls are available to share. A shawl can be picked up either at worship the last Sunday of the month or at the church office. EMAIL Dana or call the office to make arrangements to pickup at the office. Crafted with care and wrapped and bagged for safety, a prayer shawl is an expression of care for those in need of comfort and a reminder that they are in thoughts and prayers.

Baby Bundles

Baby Bundles are special bundles prayerfully created by our church family as a way to welcome new SGUMC babies with God's love. If you are interested in being part of this ministry or if you know of babies, please contact Kate Bishop, Polly Rowan, or Beth Lighthiser.

Keeping connected through Realm!

Realm Connect is a great way to keep connected, register for events, keep track of giving and make contributions online and more!
Already have a Realm login? Don't forget to LOGIN and make sure your's and your family member's profiles are up to date. You can also edit information and keep connected with the Realm Connect app for your mobile device. Download from the Apple APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.
Don't have a Realm login? Send an EMAIL to get connected and then you will receive an email invite with a link to get connected.
Click HERE to learn more about Realm.

Schedule of Events

Click HERE for a schedule of all events listed on the church calendar!

Order Your SGUMC Nametag!

It is now possible to order and pay for a Shady Grove UMC nametag online, using Realm! Click HERE to order. The cost is still $8.00. Nametags take two to 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

News from the Virginia Conference

Want to stay connected to news from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church? Check out past issues of the E-Advocate weekly news! You can also subscribe to receive directly to your inbox by completing the subscription information on the E-Advocate webpage.

Ways to Give

  • Give Online - Click HERE for either a one-time donation or to setup recurring donations through secure giving with Ream Connect
  • Text GivingText serve to 73256 to get a secure link to give 
  • Amazon SmileAmazon has a program called Amazon Smile that gives 0.5% of eligible purchases back to non-profits in the form of a rebate. Simply start shopping at AMAZON SMILE. 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 AMAZON SMILE  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 Frank Basil at  804-360-2600. EMAIL FRANK
Questions about giving, making  a new pledge, or updating an existing pledge may be directed to Pam Sweeney, EMAIL or call 804-360-3907, ext. 123
 
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