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UPCOMING EVENTS | WAYS TO SERVE | LAST BUT NOT LEAST

This Week in Worship

Beyond Worth It: What's the Point?

Scripture: Ephesians 4:1; Deuteronomy 6: 4-10
It's a kid's dance. The Hokey Pokey. God calls us to move more than a hand or a foot. What if we put our whole selves in? What if we danced joyfully and generously?

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Stewardship Sunday

Live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Ephesians 4:1
God calls us to use our gifts to serve as Christ in our families and neighborhoods, in this church, in this community, and in the world. Today, we will hear about how God has given us something to live and share that is beyond worth it in this place and time.

THIS SUNDAY IS STEWARDSHIP SUNDAY! We ask that you prayerfully consider what gifts you can bring to what God is doing through Shady Grove. Gifts of time, talent, or financial support. Our goal this year is to receive a minimum of 225 pledges for our operating fund which helps to continue to fund the ministries of SGUMC. As a church, our budget has been stagnant at the $1-million-dollar mark for the past decade. Our expenses are projected to increase by 10% this coming year. We ask you to consider making a commitment, if you have not made one previously or to increase your commitment by 10% to help us keep up with increasing costs. Thank you for all that you do to help us as a church live a life WORTHY of our calling. Learn more at www.shadygroveumc.net/stewardship2019.

Adult and Youth Sunday School Guest Speaker
Daoud Nassar, Tent of Nations
Sunday, November 11

Please meet in the chapel on Sunday, November 11, 9:30-10:30 am to meet Daoud Nassar, Director of The Tent of Nations, a peace and education center located on the Nassars' 100-acre farm near Bethlehem. Daoud will share his story of hope and steadfast witness in the midst of the Land that is called Holy. All are welcome. The picture shows Daoud and his family being presented with the World Methodist Peace Award in 2017. Learn more at www.tentofnations.org.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party
Sunday, November 11

Join the missions committee from 5:00-6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Make plans now to help fill 150 shoeboxes with supplies. These shoeboxes will then be shipped around the world to bring the gift of Christ to a child. Visit tinyurl.com/SGUMCocc2018 to sign up to bring items for shoeboxes. Questions? Contact Dottie Chilton. EMAIL DOTTIE

Christmas Poinsettias

Poinsettias are available in honor and memory of loved ones for $20 or a listing in the Christmas Poinsettia insert for $10 with all proceeds to benefit youth missions. Plants will be used to decorate the sanctuary and fellowship hall on December 23 and then may be taken home. Deadline to order is Monday, December 10. Paper order forms available at the youth gift card table on Sunday mornings or you may order and pay online through Realm at www.tinyurl.com/poinsettias2018.

Caring Clothes Closet Coat Collection

The Caring Clothes Closet is half way to their goal of collecting 400 coats for students at United Methodist Family Services; kids in the STEP (Strategies to Elevate People) program at Gilpin Court; and at-risk seniors at Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority. If you are able to help, please bring new and like-new coats to the collection bins located on the screen porch of the church office. Questions? Email cccrva.info@gmail.com.

Bistro and Wednesday Night Programming 

Join us for the last Bistro dinner of the season 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 360-2600, ext. 46 by noon Tuesdays. Adults: $7, Child: $3, Family (parents & children): $20. Menu for November 14 – meatloaf, roasted potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Kid’s menu – hot dogs or bagel bites, tater tots, and fruit. New season begins January 9.

Opportunity to Help with Hurricane Recovery
November 14-18

Westover Hills UMC and Powhatan UMC have formed an Early Response Team and will be traveling to Holden Beach, NC on Wednesday, November 14, returning on Sunday, November 18, for the purpose of working with inland residents in the muck-out phase from river flooding during recent hurricanes. They have room on their team for several more participants. Participants DO NOT need to be ERT certified. There is no expense other than for travel, food, and a few personal safety items. No particular skills are needed, except for the ability to do the general work of clean-up and the willingness to be a good listener and a cooperative member of the team. Anyone 18 or over who is interested in participating may contact Rev. Donna Holder at donnaholder@vaumc.org.

JOY@SGUMC
Wednesday, November 14

All senior adults are invited to the JOY@SGUMC meeting on Wednesday, November 14, at 11:00 am in the fellowship hall. Rev. James Ingram, a historical interpreter with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will bring the character of Gowan Pamphlet to life. Rev. Ingram is a graduate from Virginia Union University's theology school, a modern-day Baptist preacher, and one of the re-enactors in the Colonial Williamsburg living-history museum. If it is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, bring dessert to share! Everyone else bring an entree or side to share. RSVP to Betsy Katko by November 12, 360-5057. EMAIL BETSY

Shady Grove Book Club
Thursday, November 15

Calling all bibliophiles, bookworms, and ardent readers! Join the Shady Grove Book Club on Thursday, November 15, at 6:00 pm in the church library. We will meet for fellowship and discussion of Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Please contact Dana Kelley with questions and to RSVP for planning purposes. EMAIL DANA

Boy Scout Troop 735 Open House
Saturday, November 17

All are welcome to the open house next to and behind the fellowship hall on Saturday, November 17, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Question? Contact Dawn Oefelein. EMAIL DAWN

Youth Choir Jam Concert
Saturday, November 17

All are invited to attend the free concert at 3:00 pm at River Road Baptist Church. Visit www.youthchoirjam.org for more information. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper . EMAIL SYLVIA

Youth Orchestra to Play December 9

Any middle school or high school student band or orchestra student with at least one year of playing experience is invited to join the SGUMC youth orchestra, directed by Gregg Butler. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, November 20, and continue Tuesday, November 27 and Tuesday, December 4, at 4:30 pm in the sanctuary. Please contact Gregg Butler at 360-3907, ext. 24 (gbutler@shadygroveumc.net) to let her know you are interested so that music can be prepared for you. Friends are always welcome, just let Gregg know what instrument they play so she will have parts for them.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Thursday, November 29

The Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group of ladies who knit or crochet that meets on the last Thursday of each month 7:00-9:00 pm. This ministry can satisfy your creative side while providing shawls to those in need of love and support. The ladies will teach you and even provide the supplies for you to get started. Join us on November 29 at the home of Elaine Ratliff, 5009 Belmont Park Road. Questions? Contact Margaret Phillips 804-527-7857. EMAIL MARGARET

Advent Study for Adults
Christmas Gifts That Won't Break

Join us for the Advent study, Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break. We will explore the spirit of Christmas by discussing the meaning of the Advent candles we light in worship. Join other adults in studying this book on Sunday mornings 9:30-10:30 am or Wednesday nights 6:15-7:15 pm. If you plan to participate in one of the sessions, sign up on Realm Events. If you would like to purchase a copy of the book for $10 to study on your own, email Lauren Adkins at ladkins@shadygroveumc.net.

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.

Christmas is Coming!

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

Children's Christmas Musical
Straight Outta Bethlehem

This year’s children’s Christmas musical, Straight Outta Bethlehem, will be presented on Saturday, December 1, at 4:00 pm, and on Sunday, December 2, at the 9:30 and 11:00 am sanctuary worship services. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Christmas Musical Drama
Behold, A Savior!

Behold, a Savior! will be presented on Saturday, December 15, at 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 16, at 9:30 and 11:00 am sanctuary worship services. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Confirmation Registration

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.

Got Pictures?

Thanks to Lynn Alberti for sharing a picture of her third grade grandson and Pastor Beanie from the day third graders received their Bibles. Thank you also to Dottie Chilton for sharing pictures from youth large group when they braided jump ropes from repurposed t-shirts. The jump ropes will be packed into shoe box gifts for Operation Christmas Child this Sunday, November 11. 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.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 11

Regular Worship Schedule
Stewardship Sunday

 

Adult and Youth Sunday School Guest Speaker
Daoud Nassar, Tent of Nations

Please meet in the chapel on Sunday, November 11, 9:30-10:30 am to meet Daoud Nassar, Director of The Tent of Nations, a peace and education center located on the Nassars' 100-acre farm near Bethlehem. Daoud will share his story of hope and steadfast witness in the midst of the Land that is called Holy. All are welcome. The picture shows Daoud and his family being presented with the World Methodist Peace Award in 2017. Learn more at www.tentofnations.org.
 

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party

Join the missions committee from 5:00-6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. Make plans now to help fill 150 shoeboxes with supplies. These shoeboxes will then be shipped around the world to bring the gift of Christ to a child. Visit tinyurl.com/SGUMCocc2018 to sign up to bring items for shoeboxes. Questions? Contact Dottie Chilton. EMAIL DOTTIE


Wednesday, November 14

JOY@SGUMC

All senior adults are invited to the JOY@SGUMC meeting on Wednesday, November 14, at 11:00 am in the fellowship hall. Rev. James Ingram, a historical interpreter with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, will bring the character of Gowan Pamphlet to life. Rev. Ingram is a graduate from Virginia Union University's theology school, a modern-day Baptist preacher, and one of the re-enactors in the Colonial Williamsburg living-history museum. If it is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, bring dessert to share! Everyone else bring an entree or side to share. RSVP to Betsy Katko by November 12, 360-5057. EMAIL BETSY
 

Bistro and Wednesday Night Programming 

Join us for the last Bistro dinner of the season 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 360-2600, ext. 46 by noon Tuesdays. Adults: $7, Child: $3, Family (parents & children): $20. Menu for November 14 – meatloaf, roasted potatoes, green beans, and dessert. Kid’s menu – hot dogs or bagel bites, tater tots, and fruit.


Thursday, November 15

Shady Grove Book Club

Calling all bibliophiles, bookworms, and ardent readers! Join the Shady Grove Book Club on Thursday, November 15, at 6:00 pm in the church library. We will meet for fellowship and discussion of Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. Please contact Dana Kelley with questions and to RSVP for planning purposes. EMAIL DANA


Saturday, November 17

Boy Scout Troop 735 Open House

All are welcome to the open house next to and behind the fellowship hall on Saturday, November 17, from 2:00-4:00 pm. Question? Contact Dawn Oefelein. EMAIL DAWN

Youth Choir Jam Concert

All are invited to attend the free concert at 3:00 pm at River Road Baptist Church. Visit www.youthchoirjam.org for more information. Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper . EMAIL SYLVIA


Sunday, November 18

Regular Worship Schedule

Blessing of Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes



 

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

Last But Not Least

2018 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
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