At Shady Grove UMC we have a place for YOU!
We offer a great variety of classes and groups for adults. Learn more at Adult Discipleship, Missions, and Music and Arts pages.
Also see the What's Happening page for more information and you may email Beanie Kelly if you have any questions.
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.
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? 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.
Art and Scripture
Tuesdays, January 12-May 4, 10:00-11:00 am
Art And Scripture Class: 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.
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.
The Book of Acts
Thursdays, January 14-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.
Fridays, January 15-February 5, 10:00-11:15 am
The disciples asked Jesus to teach them one thing- how to pray. Wouldn’t we like to pray with more focus and fire? Let’s examine together something author and pastor Max Lucado calls the "pocket prayer." It’s a great way to start the New Year - in conversation with our God. Join the Friday Morning Women’s Bible study to see how you can strengthen your prayer life.