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UPCOMING EVENTS | WAYS TO SERVE | AROUND THE CHURCH

This Week in Worship

Who Left This Mess?

Romans 5: 1-11
How often have you asked God to bless this mess as a form of denial rather than asking God to change you so that the mess would go away? We will share some key practices used by people who know what a mess looks like and how to address it in a way that leads to a new day.

Don't Miss This

UMC General Conference

We have created a page of General Conference resources for you to access at www.shadygroveumc.net/gc

Uganda Mission Trip Information Session
Sunday, March 17

Join Teresa Gagliardi at 9:30 am in Chapel Hall to discuss cost and timing of the trip for November 2019. Please join us if you have any interest in hearing more. Visit www.otinowaa.org to read about Otino Waa. Questions? Contact Teresa Gagliardi at 241-3144. EMAIL TERESA

Lenten Church-Wide Study

Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess by Rev. Tom Berlin. Visit www.shadygroveumc.net/restored for more information including multiple meeting times and locations. Questions? Contact Lauren Adkins. EMAIL LAUREN | REGISTER THROUGH REALM

Lenten Offering

This year's Lenten offering goes to support Vacation Bible School and SGUMC Youth and Adult Mission Trip Funds.

Easter Lilies Available

Easter lilies may be purchased in honor or memory of loved ones for $20 or get a listing only in the bulletin insert for $10. You may pick up your lily on Easter Sunday, April 21. All proceeds will support youth missions. Forms available at the gift card table on Sunday morning or by going to tinyurl.com/LilyOrderForm or you may purchase online by going to tinyurl.com/Lily2019. Deadline for orders is Monday, April 8. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK | DOWNLOAD FORM | ORDER ONLINE

JOY@SGUMC
Wednesday, March 20

JOY@SGUMC meets Wednesday, March 20, at 11:00 am in the fellowship hall! Bring an entree or a side to share. March birthdays, bring a dessert. Entertainment by Good Vibrations Singing Group. Our very own Polly Rowan is part of this co-ed choral group whose mission is "to provide a musical journey of inspirational messages through popular, patriotic, and seasonal music." RSVP to Betsy Katko at 360-5057 by noon on Tuesday, March 19. EMAIL BETSY

All are invited to Museum of the Bible
Register by March 20!

JOY@SGUMC is going to the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC on Wednesday, April 17, ALL ages and stages are invited! Bring a friend from the congregation or community. We will depart SGUMC at 8:00 am and return to SGUMC at 6:00 pm. Your tour cost of $99* includes: round-trip motor coach transportation; entrance donation to the Museum of the Bible; guided tour by museum staff; $10 meal voucher; tax & gratuity on inclusions; refreshments served aboard the coach en route home; driver gratuity. *Make check payable to SIGNATOURS or register and pay online through Realm by Wednesday, March 20. Questions? Contact Lauren Adkins at ladkins@shadygroveumc.net. Learn more at www.shadygroveumc.net/biblemuseum | REGISTER ON REALM

Bistro Dinner
Wednesday, March 20

Join us for dinner in the fellowship hall from 5:15-6:15 pm. Menu for March 20 - fiesta bowls, with rice, chicken, beef, beans and more. RSVP FOR DINNER

Fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger
Thursday, March 21

Join us at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (12010 West Broad) on Thursday, March 21, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm to support Rise Against Hunger meal packaging. With each flyer presented we will receive 20% of food and soft beverage sales. Must show printed flyer: tinyurl.com/BJsFundraiser. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK | DOWNLOAD FLYER

Sewing Seeds of Hope

The Sewing Seeds of Hope Ministry at SGUMC is making pillowcase dresses to be shipped abroad to orphaned girls. All are welcome to cut, iron, and sew as we serve, pray, and grow. The group meets Wednesdays in the fellowship hall (note new location!) from 9:00 am until around noon. (No meeting on March 20.) 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. The ministry is also happy to receive donations of new and gently used pillowcases, bias tape, and 5/8 inch grosgrain ribbon in pastel shades. Questions? Please contact Lynn Alberti at 360-0579. EMAIL LYNN.

Youth Explosion Choir

Youth Explosion Choir will rehearse Sunday, March 17, from 5:00-6:00 pm in the sanctuary. Choir is for youth in grades 6-12. We will be singing in worship March 24.
 

Easter Celebration Choir 

High school students and adults join the sanctuary choir in being a part of the Easter Celebration Choir! We sing in all 3 sanctuary services on Easter Sunday, April 21, at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am. Commit to 3 out of 4 rehearsals - Wednesdays, March 27-April 10, from 7:15-8:15 pm and final rehearsal April 17 from 7:15-9:00 pm with a brass quartet. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Sylvia Cooper so a packet of music can be made ready for you!
 

Easter Banner Processional Opportunity for Children and Youth

Come and join the processional! Carry an Easter banner during the opening and final hymns during one of the three sanctuary services on Easter morning, April 21. Banner carriers should be in grades 3-12. Participants should attend one rehearsal from 7:00-7:30 pm on Wednesday, April 10 or 17. Please contact Sylvia at scooper@shadygroveumc.net by Thursday, March 21, if you can participate.

Questions? Contact Sylvia Cooper. EMAIL SYLVIA

Disciples Needed for Living Last Supper

This Lenten season we will celebrate our Lord's Last Supper by presenting The Living Last Supper on Thursday, April 18, at 7:00 pm. We will have three Thursday evening rehearsals in the sanctuary: March 21, March 28, and April 11 from 7:00-8:00 pm. Sylvia Cooper invites high school youth and adults to please consider portraying a disciple. Please contact Sylvia at scooper@shadygrovenumc.net if you would like to be a disciple!

Geranium Sale to Benefit Shalom Farms and United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond

Geraniums are $4.50 each (4 ½” pots). Colors – red, salmon, coral, hot pink, and white (we can take orders for specific colors but cannot guarantee). The deadline to place orders is Friday, March 22. Checks can be made out to Shady Grove UMC. You can also purchase online through Realm. Geraniums will arrive on Friday, April 5 at 4:00 pm. Orders and questions: contact Sandi Shriner at 405-3351. EMAIL SANDI | ORDER THROUGH REALM

Ladies' Lenten Luncheon
Sunday, March 24

Calling all Shady Grove women! Join us for the Ladies' Lenten Luncheon hosted by the Rowdy Moms on Sunday, March 24, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the chapel. Help us in planning for your attendance by registering in Realm. Childcare and lunch for the children will be provided if necessary. We look forward to fellowship with you! Questions? Contact Debbie Casey or Dede Smith. EMAIL DEBBIE | EMAIL DEDE | SIGN UP IN REALM

It Takes A Village
Sunday, March 24

It Takes A Village (ITAV) supports, encourages, and provides parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. The next meeting is Sunday, March 24 from 6:00-7:00 pm in room 201 of the education building.Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI

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

Book Club Study
Thursday, April 11

The Sunday Night Women's Bible Study invites you to begin preparations for Holy Week with Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Week by Amy-Jill Levine. This book calls us to a deeper understanding of the events of Holy week by building our context of the people who were in relationship with Jesus during the final days of his life. This one-time book club study will meet on Thursday, April 11, at 6:00 pm. All are welcome. The location is TBD. Please RSVP to Lauren Adkins or register on Realm for planning purposes. EMAIL LAUREN | REGISTER ON REALM

Summer Camps at The Center for Creative Arts

Registration is open for summer camps for preschoolers through teens. Visit our website at www.center4creativearts.org for details on preschool art or ballet camps, elementary student art camps, teen studio art camps, jazz ensemble camp, music recording arts camp, chess camps, and robotics camps. This year’s musical theater camps will feature a performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr! Directed by Sylvia Cooper, each camp ends with a full evening production on Friday evenings. Musical camp dates are July 29-August 2, August 5-9, and August 12-16.

Cemetery Arrangement Clean Up

We will be cleaning up arrangements in the cemetery the last week of March. This means that we will be taking away any Christmas, seasonal, or damaged arrangements. If you want to salvage any arrangements or containers from a family member’s gravesite, please do that prior to March 24. If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Noble at 396-5557 or the church office at 360-2600. Thank you in advance for your help.

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, on Sunday, April 7, 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

UMM Scholarship Program

The United Methodist Men are now accepting applications for the 2019 UMM Scholarship Program. At least one $500 merit-based scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior or college student who will be attending a two-year or four-year college. The deadline to apply is Tuesday, April 30. Learn more about the scholarship program at www.shadygroveumc.net/umm-scholarship or contact the church office at 360-2600.
 

Dinner to Benefit UMM Scholarship Program

The UMM will be hosting a dinner to benefit the Scholarship Program on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:15-7:00 pm. Cost of dinner will be free, but we will be accepting donations which will help fund the scholarships. We will be serving BBQ ribs with sides and dessert. Dinner is open to the congregation and community, so mark your calendars and starts spreading the word! RSVP TO DAVE ADKINS

Sign Up to help at Education Building Welcome Center

We all love Shady Grove, but it can be hard to find your way around if you are new to our buildings. The Children's Council and Hospitality Team are joining forces to try to help newcomers on Sunday morning feel welcome and informed. The idea is that two adults (children can help too!) will stand in the foyer of the education building to welcome newcomers and help them find their way to Sunday school classes. For more information, look for the Sign Up Genius at www.shadygroveumc.net/children. Questions? Contact Sarah Hardymon. EMAIL SARAH | VISIT SIGN UP GENIUS

Women's Retreat
Friday-Saturday, April 12-13

Join us for a Women’s Retreat aimed to realize God's design for healing wounds, both known and unknown, into sufficiently healed scars. We will discover new skills and gain insight into God's healing plan tailored for each person. Stories of Jesus' life and ministry gives the foundation of each lesson in the eight-part course. Learn new ways of viewing life’s traumatic events and gain a deeper understanding of how God wants us to heal from those wounds affecting our lives, our relationships with others, and our relationship with him.
Michelle Andrea Williams, MBA − Author, Writer, Speaker, Small Group Leader
will be presenting this event Friday, April 12, from 7:00-9:00 pm in the sanctuary and Saturday, April 13, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm in the fellowship hall.

Questions? Please call Lisa Jones 687-6554. EMAIL LISA | REGISTER THROUGH REALM

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. 

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. Thanks to Dottie Chilton for sharing these pictures from Ashes to Go.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, March 17

Regular Worship Schedule

Uganda Mission Trip Information Session

Join Teresa Gagliardi at 9:30 am in Chapel Hall to discuss cost and timing of the trip for November 2019. Please join us if you have any interest in hearing more. Visit www.otinowaa.org to read about Otino Waa. Questions? Contact Teresa Gagliardi at 241-3144. EMAIL TERESA


Wednesday, March 20

JOY@SGUMC

JOY@SGUMC meets Wednesday, March 20, at 11:00 am in the fellowship hall! Bring an entree or a side to share. March birthdays, bring a dessert. Entertainment by Good Vibrations Singing Group. Our very own Polly Rowan is part of this co-ed choral group whose mission is "to provide a musical journey of inspirational messages through popular, patriotic, and seasonal music." RSVP to Betsy Katko at 360-5057 by noon on Tuesday, March 19. EMAIL BETSY

Bistro Dinner

Join us for dinner in the fellowship hall from 5:15-6:15 pm. Menu for March 20 - fiesta bowls, with rice, chicken, beef, beans and more. RSVP FOR DINNER


Thursday, March 21

Fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger

Join us at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse (12010 West Broad) on Thursday, March 21, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm to support Rise Against Hunger meal packaging. With each flyer presented we will receive 20% of food and soft beverage sales. Must show printed flyer: tinyurl.com/BJsFundraiser. Questions? Contact Frank Basil. EMAIL FRANK | DOWNLOAD FLYER


Sunday, March 24

Regular Worship Schedule

Ladies' Lenten Luncheon

Calling all Shady Grove women! Join us for the Ladies' Lenten Luncheon hosted by the Rowdy Moms on Sunday, March 24, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the chapel. Help us in planning for your attendance by registering in Realm. Childcare and lunch for the children will be provided if necessary. We look forward to fellowship with you! Questions? Contact Debbie Casey or Dede Smith. EMAIL DEBBIE | EMAIL DEDE | SIGN UP IN REALM

It Takes A Village
It Takes A Village (ITAV) supports, encourages, and provides parents and mentors the tools to navigate the middle and high school years. The next meeting is Sunday, March 24 from 6:00-7:00 pm in room 201 of the education building.Questions? Contact Frank Basil, Christine Mehfoud, or Kelli Meadows. EMAIL FRANK | EMAIL CHRISTINE | EMAIL KELLI
 

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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