Hospitality and Evangelism

Do you like to make people feel welcome?
Do you have a gift for making strangers into friends?
Do you have a passion for reaching out to those without a church home?
If so, this is the place for you!!!
It’s easy – Here is how YOU can help:
  • Wear a nametag in worship.  Order a permanent one. See below.
  • Work at a welcome center on Sunday mornings – CLICK HERE
  • Help with Start Here – CLICK HERE
  • Become a member of the Evangelism/Hospitality Committee – CLICK HERE
If you are interested in ministering with the Evangelism/Hospitality Committee, we invite you to join us as we welcome newcomers and new members to our church family.  Please feel free to contact a committee member to find out more.
Committee Members
Debbie Hockemeyer, Director of Hospitality and Evangelism - dhockemeyer@shadygroveumc.net
Jackie Larkin, Chair - jackielarkin1916@gmail.com
Susan Dietz - susandietz79@gmail.com
Donna Noble, Nametags - donnanoble19@gmail.com
Beth Chowen, Welcome Centers - bdchowen@msn.com

How to Order a SGUMC Nametag

It is now possible to order and pay for a Shady Grove UMC nametag online, using Realm! Visit tinyurl.com/SGUMCnametag. The cost is still $8.00. Nametags take two or 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
Welcome Centers
The Welcome Centers located in the sanctuary narthex (foyer) and fellowship hall provide a centralized location on Sunday morning where guests and other may ask questions, receive directions and inquire about programming  for children, youth and adults.  The Centers are staffed by warm and friendly hosts 15 minutes before and after the 9:30 and 11:00 worship services.  If you would like to be part of this welcoming ministry, please contact Beth Chowen at bdchowen@msn.com


"Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!"  
Hebrews 13:2 (New Living Translation)
Why get involved? 
We want to make Shady Grove a friendly and hospitable place for all who come seeking a church home by…
  • Welcoming guests
  • Informing guests about our congregation and its programs and ministries at Start Here
  • Helping guests and prospective members identify their own gifts and ways in which they can serve others
  • Helping guests and prospective new members discover ways that they might connect with others in the congregation
  • Helping those who join the church to integrate more fully into the life of the congregation