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UPCOMING EVENTS | WAYS TO SERVE | AROUND THE CHURCH

This Week in Worship

Known by Touch: Called to Heal

Scripture: Mark 1: 29-39
Jesus touches a woman–takes her hand, helps her hand, and she is healed. Add this to the fact that Jesus continues to cast out demons, and it seems he is getting quite a reputation. People search him out, now, and he can hardly get time alone! His response? "This is what I've come to do so let's get to it!" Binding wounds, lifting up on wings like eagles . . . this week we name the ways we as a church are called to reach and heal. Let's get a reputation! 

Don't Miss This

CARITAS Signs Ups Now Available 

The week of March 9-16 Shady Grove will host approximately 25 women in our fellowship hall for the week. Check out sign ups to help! Volunteer slots: tinyurl.com/caritasvolunteer, Supplies: tinyurl.com/caritassupplies, Food: tinyurl.com/caritasfood. If your family or small group would like to pack lunches, please contact Anne Sansom at annesansom1@gmail.com. Questions about CARITAS at Shady Grove? Contact Rick Dodge at 804-512-3039. EMAIL RICK | www.shadygroveumc.net/caritas

Youth Variety Show
Sunday, February 10

Come support your SGUMC youth in their Variety Show fundraiser! Sunday, February 10, from 3:00-5:00 pm. Entertainment, desserts, fellowship, and fun! $20 for adults and $10 for all those 18 and under. Tickets available at the youth scrip table. Contact Cindy Basil with questions. EMAIL CINDY

It Takes a Village
Sunday, February 10

It Takes A Village (ITAV) will support, encourage, and provide parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. We will discuss relevant issues as a group, hear from parents who have navigated these years successfully, and learn from experts in our community. Come join us Sunday, February10 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the education building, room 201, then alternate Sundays. Mark your calendars for February 24 – Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) will be with us to discuss Human Trafficking in Virginia. Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI
 

Human Trafficking Presentation
Sunday, February 24

Human trafficking is on the rise and our interstates have become modern slave routes. The entire congregation and community are invited to join us on Sunday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm to learn more about this troubling issue from Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) – a non-profit, Christian faith-based organization whose mission is to educate, equip, and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking. Location to be determined. Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI

Visitation Ministry

Do you love to visit with people? Do you have a heart for care-giving and listening? Visiting with people in need is an important part of Shady Grove's care ministry. A new visitation group is forming. There will be a short informational meeting Sunday, February 10, immediately following the 11:00 services in the education building, room 201. Visitors will be able to set their own schedule and hours to visit a few times a month. Interested? See you February 10 or call the church office, 360-2600.

Jobs for Life Mentors Needed

STEP, one of our mission partners, is in need of mentors for the spring semester of Jobs for Life! As a mentor, you will walk alongside a student through the 12 weeks of class, providing encouragement, accountability, and support as the student works towards his/her employment goals. Mentoring through STEP’s Jobs for Life is a great opportunity for building meaningful relationships with your urban neighbors! Mentor training held Sunday, February 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm at St. Giles Church. Class begins February 19, and will meet Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm at the community center in Gilpin Court. Sign up with STEP: tinyurl.com/STEPjflapp. Questions? Contact Bekah Gwynn at 648-7552. EMAIL BEKAH

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, a one-time class offered on the second Sunday of each month from 9:30-10:30 am in room 201 of the education building. The next class offered is Sunday, February 10. 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

Bistro Dinner
Wednesday, February 13

Join us for dinner at the Shady Grove Bistro from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the fellowship hall. RSVP on our website by clicking the link “RSVP for Dinner” at www.shadygroveumc.net/shady-grove-bistro, or call 360-3907, ext. 46 by noon Mondays. Adults: $7, Child: $3, Family (parents & children): $20. Adult menu for February 13 – barbecue, macaroni and cheese, slaw, and dessert. See website for varying kids meal options. Volunteers are needed to serve in many ways; if interested contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK

Sewing Seed of Hope

In honor of Global Missions, Sewing Seeds of Hope (new sewing group ministry) and JOY@SGUMC will be making pillowcase dresses to be shipped abroad. All are welcome to cut, iron, and sew as we serve, pray, and grow. No experience necessary! The group meets Wednesdays from 9:00 am until around 12:00 noon at the home of Lynn Alberti; please contact Lynn to let her know if you are coming, 360-0579 or lynnalberti@gmail.com. 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

Global Missions Celebration
Sunday, February 17

Rev. Russell Pierce, Director of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church, will be our guest preacher, in the sanctuary, for our Global Missions Celebration on February 17. Jessica Besnier, Shady Grove member, will talk about her mission service in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. You may support the eight missionary families affiliated with Shady Grove by writing a check to Shady Grove UMC with "global missions" in the memo, or selecting the global missions fund through Realm Giving. Questions about Global Missions at Shady Grove? Contact Teresa Gagliardi. EMAIL TERESA

Global Missions Dinner
Saturday, February 16 

The missions committee will be hosting a pot luck dinner for our guest speakers and any “in country” missionaries Saturday, February 16, at 6:00 pm in chapel hall. This will be an informal way to connect directly and enjoy great fellowship! All are welcome! Please bring a side dish or entree to share. Dessert will be provided. RSVP to Teresa Gagliardi at 241-3144 or EMAIL TERESA

Agape Ringers 
Begin Sunday, February 17

The Agape Ringers, for children in grades 1-5, begin rehearsals February 17 and continue Sundays from 3:30-4:15 pm in the education building, room 204. We ring at the 9:30 and 11:00 am services on March 17, April 14, and May 12. The ministry includes singing, playing Orff instruments, and ringing hand chimes. Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Confirmation Begins February 24

Confirmation is for youth 7th grade and older who are ready to explore the Methodist religion and what it means to be a faithful disciple of Christ. Classes begin February 24, confirmation worship rehearsal is on Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 pm and youth will be confirmed in worship on Sunday, May 19. A donation of $75 is requested to defray part of the cost. Register at www.tinyurl.com/2019confirmation.

New Photography Show at the Center for Creative Arts

Stop by the chapel hall to see Rick Bragga's show, "Oh the places we will go: VA-AK," featuring photos focusing on Virginia, Colorado, California, and Alaska, including wildlife, outstanding geologic, and landscape scenes shot from the summer seasons of 2017 and 2018. The show will be up through March 15.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Thursday, February 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 February 28 at the home of Margaret Phillips, 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060. EMAIL MARGARET

Inclement Weather Communications

Decisions about worship services and weekday programming during inclement weather will be posted on the home page of the church website, www.shadygroveumc.net, just above the coming Sunday worship date and details. In addition, staff will send an eblast with notification of any cancellations. Staff will also record a message on the phone line, 360-2600, ext. 16. 

Building Committee Update - Another Step Forward

Rex Hockemeyer, Building Committee chair, provides an update on progress made with VDOT and Henrico County on road improvements. Read more at www.shadygroveumc.net/nextchapter.

Interest-Free Loans for Federal Employees Affected by Shut Down

We have learned that The United Methodist Credit Union, located at the UMC Conference Building on Staples Mill Road, is now offering interest-free loans to any furloughed federal employees affected by the shut down. Individuals should apply to join the credit union and then qualify for a loan. Visit www.tumcu.org for more information. 

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. Thank you to Robin Everhart and Beanie Kelly for sharing these pictures of our G3 kids helping collect donations for Rise Against Hunger at last Sunday's Souper Bowl of Caring! Thank you for donating $740 to this effort!

Upcoming Events

Sunday, February 10

Regular Worship Schedule

Start Here

We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and want to help you feel at home here. Please join us for START HERE, a one-time class offered on the second Sunday of each month 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

Visitation Ministry Meeting

12:00 pm in room 201 of the education building. Do you love to visit with people? Do you have a heart for care-giving and listening? Visiting with people in need is an important part of Shady Grove's care ministry. A new visitation group is forming. Join us for a short informational meeting immediately following the 11:00 services. Visitors will be able to set their own schedule and hours to visit a few times a month. Interested? See you February 10 or call the church office, 360-2600.

Youth Variety Show

3:00-5:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Come support your SGUMC youth in their Variety Show fundraiser!  Entertainment, desserts, fellowship, and fun! $20 for adults and $10 for all those 18 and under. Tickets available at the youth scrip table. Contact Cindy Basil with questions. EMAIL CINDY

It Takes a Village

6:00-7:00 pm in room 201 of Education Building. It Takes A Village (ITAV) will support, encourage, and provide parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. We will discuss relevant issues as a group, hear from parents who have navigated these years successfully, and learn from experts in our community. Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI
 

Wednesday, February 13

SGUMC Bistro

Join us for dinner from 5:15 to 6:15 pm in the fellowship hall. RSVP on our website by clicking the link “RSVP for Dinner” at www.shadygroveumc.net/shady-grove-bistro, or call 360-3907, ext. 46 by noon Tuesdays. Adults: $7, Child: $3, Family (parents & children): $20. Adult menu for February 13 – barbecue, macaroni and cheese, slaw, and dessert.


Saturday, February 16

Global Missions Potluck Dinner

The missions committee will be hosting a pot luck dinner for our guest speakers and any “in country” missionaries Saturday, February 16, at 6:00 pm in chapel hall. This will be an informal way to connect directly and enjoy great fellowship! All are welcome! Please bring a side dish or entree to share. Dessert will be provided. RSVP to Teresa Gagliardi at 241-3144 or EMAIL TERESA


Sunday, February 17

Global Missions Celebration

Rev. Russell Pierce, Director of Global Ministries for the United Methodist Church, will be our guest preacher, in the sanctuary, for our Global Missions Celebration on February 17. Jessica Besnier, Shady Grove member, will talk about her mission service in Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. You may support the eight missionary families affiliated with Shady Grove by writing a check to Shady Grove UMC with "global missions" in the memo, or selecting the global missions fund through Realm Giving. Questions about Global Missions at Shady Grove? Contact Teresa Gagliardi. EMAIL TERESA

The missions committee will be hosting a pot luck dinner for our guest speakers and any “in country” missionaries Saturday, February 16, at 6:00 pm in chapel hall. This will be an informal way to connect directly and enjoy great fellowship! All are welcome! Please bring a side dish or entree to share. Dessert will be provided. RSVP to Teresa Gagliardi at 241-3144 or EMAIL TERESA

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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