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This Week In Worship

Join us this week for Pentecost Sunday as we worship ONLINE  and hear the message Being Moved based on Acts 2:1-21. Worship for the week is posted on Saturday. Missed a week? Go to the SERMONS page on our website.
Pentecost is a special Sunday in the life of the church and here at Shady Grove! Just because we may not worship in person together, we still look forward to awesome worship together! Wear your red, have something red to wave...worship joyfully always!
Not sure what Pentecost is? Want to find out more? Check out this resource from, What is Pentecost?

Celebrating SGUMC's 2020 Graduates on Sunday, June 7, 2020!

In a time of uncertainty, SGUMC will without a doubt lift up our 2020 high school and college graduates. We want to honor their hard work and celebrate their next steps. This year we will celebrate VIRTUALLY in worship! We would like each graduate to share a photo and some bio info (see details in Google Form). Another option would be to record and submit a video clip of the same info, but still complete the Google Form. SUBMISSIONS DUE: Sunday, May 31. For now, please complete the Google Form HERE. Please forward to any graduates you know who the congregation at SGUMC can honor. Feel free to contact Lauren Adkins if you have any questions at 804.212.7195 or EMAIL
COVID-19 Relief Fund Assistance Request
and Contributions Information
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APPLYING FOR ASSISTANCE: If you need some help, you may complete the request form by clicking below. Questions? Contact Frank Basil by phone at (804) 360-2600 or EMAIL. All requests will be reviewed by a small sub-committee of our Church Council and held in confidence. You will be contacted with responses within 24-48 hours.
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Contributions:  You can make donations to this fund by whatever means you normally use to make your donations to the church (checks, electronic giving, etc.). Please note on your donation that this goes to the COVID-19 Relief Fund. All donations are tax deductible and will be included in your giving statements. These donations should be “2nd mile” giving over and above your normal giving to the church. Click below to give through Realm.
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Financial Reports

Thank you for your faithful giving to support the ministries of Shady Grove UMC! Financial reports are available by clicking the below links.

Gift Cards to Support Youth Missions

Although you have not been able to stop by the gift card table on Sunday mornings, don’t forget that gift cards are still available to support youth ministry. You receive the full benefit of the card and we receive a percentage back from the retailers! Many cards make contact less payment easy by loading them directly on to your apps and in your account. Click HERE to see gift cards that are currently available for delivery or pickup. Don't see what you want? Check out the ORDER FORM of many cards we often order or go SCRIPZONE to see a full list of all the cards available for order. Send Cindy an EMAIL to place your order for available cards or cards you would like to order (may be a delay due to needing to meet a minimum order amount).
Don't forget that you can register your Kroger Plus Card to support youth missions as well! Register your card, shop at Kroger, and we receive a contribution from Kroger! Click HERE for instructions on how to register!

Vacation Bible School
Knights of North Castle Virtual Experience
June 22-26
Registration extended to tomorrow, May 30

  • North Castle is a hidden frozen land. As valiant knights of its king, we have a mission to embark on an important quest in search of the king’s armor.
  • Through virtual rotations: Bible story, music, games, discovery, and fun skits, we will be exploring what Ephesians 6:10 means for us: “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.”
  • Each participant will receive a packet containing crafts, Bible story lesson pages, links to the virtual rotations, and a once in a lifetime tee shirt.
  • Register on REALM or at by May 30 in order to reserve your packet.
  • Registration fee $25.00.
  • Questions? EMAIL Kate

Things to Do

Looking for things to do while there are widespread closures and social distancing. Check out the THINGS TO DO page on our website for mission projects, Sunday School lessons, and more as we continue to update this page regularly.

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 & First grade with Lauren Adkins JOIN
  • 9:30-10:00 2nd & 3rd with Debbie Casey JOIN
  • 10:00-11:00 with Troy Bishop JOIN

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. There is Wednesday Night Youth Group, Thursday Afternoon House Party Games, Friday Morning Milkshakes, Sunday Night Youth Group and MORE! 

Adult Council Hosting "Zoom Connections"

Join us on ZOOM for an interactive daily devotional and time to connect with each other. It is so easy! Just click on the link below, based on the day and time you want to join. Follow the prompts (including "open") to enable your microphone and video on the computer. That is it!
We cannot wait to see you at one or more of the following times!
Monday with Ginny – 5:30 pm  JOIN
Tuesday with Joyce – 10:00 am  JOIN
Wednesday with Pastor Beanie for Bible Study – 6:15 pm  JOIN
Thursday with Kathy – 5:30 pm  JOIN
Friday with Beanie – 3:00 pm  JOIN

The Good and Beautiful Community

Join Pastor Chris on Sunday evenings at 5:00 via Zoom for this new study of The Good and Beautiful Community: Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love! James Bryan Smith helps us know how to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. "Apprentices of Jesus are not part-time do-gooders," he writes. "They live in continuous contact with the kingdom of God, and are constantly men and women in whom Christ dwells. They do not sometimes tell the truth, sometimes live sacrificially or sometimes forgive. There are myriad opportunities for us to impact the world in which we live."
EMAIL Chris and register to get the Zoom link

Camp Pray and Play Christmas in July
A New Day#A New Way Camp Kit
July 13-17

  • Your camp kit will include everything you need for a special week at home camp experience: crafts, games, music CD, Christmas surprises, and more. Designed for ages 2 through rising first grade.
  • From the reindeer in the North Pole to the donkey in Bethlehem, we will be celebrating the birth of Jesus.
  • Enjoy well-known camp leaders via included links to Bible story, holiday music time, silly skits, and craft how-to-dos.
  • **Kits need to be ordered by June 8 to be ready for pick up the week before camp.***
  • Your kit will be personalized to your child... $48.00.
  • Register on REALM or EMAIL Kate to order your kit
Thank You Short Pump Ruritans!
Several members of the Short Pump Ruritans came out this past weekend to add some plantings to the island at the entrance to our parking lot. It provides some needed beautification to a "first look" as people come to our campus and we are grateful for their effort and the continued relationship with the group. They meet here in our fellowship hall on the fourth Tuesday of the month. If you would like to find out more information about the Ruritans, you can check out their WEBSITE.

Schedule of Events

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

Sign Up for Realm!

Do you have a Realm login?  Many Groups and Events are now accessible through Realm. Send an EMAIL to get connected. Click HERE to learn more about Realm.

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

Got Pictures?

Please send any Shady Grove UMC pictures you are willing for us to use on the website, eblast, and social media to

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
  • 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
  • Kroger Card - You can also REGISTER your Kroger Plus Card to support the SGUMC Youth Ministry. We will receive funds allocated by Kroger as part of their Community Rewards Program.

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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