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Are You Kidding: Share and Share Alike? - SGUMC E-Blast for August 16
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Are You Kidding: Share and Share Alike?

Matthew 25: 1-13
Jesus states that unless you become like a child you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Children are taught to always share with others, but apparently Jesus saw things differently. Some things cannot be shared, even if we want to. What are those things?

You are invited to free performances of Beauty and the Beast!

Families and friends are invited to a free musical performance of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. on Friday, August 16 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. Enjoy this enchanting tale and musical adventure presented by the cast from The Center for Creative Art’s 11th annual musical theater camp, directed by Sylvia Cooper.

Jump Rope Workshops
Tuesday, August 20

Join us to make jump ropes for Operation Christmas Child at SGUMC Tuesday, August 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Folks of all ages are invited; children and youth who are rising third graders and older can be dropped off. We will be in the chapel hall of the chapel building — join friends for a few hours of fun — summertime snack will be provided! Any questions? Contact Sandi Shriner or Dottie Chilton. EMAIL SANDI | EMAIL DOTTIE 

Sewing Seeds of Hope
Tuesday, August 21

The Sewing Seeds of Hope create pillowcase dresses and shorts for children in need. We resume our weekly meetings in the fellowship hall from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 21. Please drop off any donated items (new or gently used pillowcases, material suitable for shorts or dresses, elastic (1”- 1 1/2”), and 5/8” grosgrain ribbon) in the office. Questions? Contact Nancy Scyphers, EMAIL or 316-3303.

Shalom Farms Work Day
Saturday, August 24

Join members of your church family to work at Shalom Farms on Saturday, August 24. See details and sign up on Realm at tinyurl.com/sgumcSFAug. There is a work day planned for each month through October, and each is a separate registration event in Realm. Questions? Contact Sandi Shriner. EMAIL SANDI
Fall Kickoff Information!
See below for additional details
  • 6th Grade Youth Pool Party-September 8
  • United Methodist Men-September 10
  • JOY@SGUMC-Pickel Barrel-September 11
  • Children’s Ministry-September 11
  • Youth Ministry at Boomerang-September 15
  • “Back to Church” Pot Luck Lunch-September 15
6th Grade Kickoff
Join us for the Shady Grove 6th Grade Pool Party on Sunday, September 8, from 1:00-3:00 pm at The Federal Club Pool (13030 Palmers Way, Glen Allen, VA 23059). This is a FREE event for all youth entering 6th grade and parents. There will be fellowship, pizza, and information about the Shady Grove Youth Ministry. Please invite friends to come with you; everything is more fun with friends! Questions and if possible RSVP to Lauren Adkins. EMAIL or call/text 212-7195.
United Methodist Men Kickoff Social
Come join the UMM as we kickoff off the fall with food, games, and fellowship at Hardywood in Westcreek on Tuesday, September 10, from 6:00-8:00 pm. The UMM will be providing pizza, snacks, and soda. There will also be a food truck on site with food for purchase. This is a great opportunity to come hangout, have some fun, and get to know other men at Shady Grove in an informal way. Please try and RSVP to Dave Adkins (EMAIL or call 651-1487) so that we have an idea for food. Hope to see you there!
Join JOY@SGUMC for lunch at The Pickel Barrel on Wednesday, September 11, at 11:30 am. The Pickel Barrel is located at 12912 Plaza Drive, Henrico, VA 23233 and we will order off the full menu. Come for fellowship, hear plans for carpooling and meetings, and the exchange of prayer requests from each JOY@SGUMC member. Questions? Contact Pam Kugel at EMAIL and RSVP to Betsy Katko at EMAIL.
Children’s Ministry Kick-off
Totally Taco Time! Wednesday, September 11, at 5:45 pm in the fellowship hall. Don’t fret over cooking; come enjoy tacos together with other Shady Grove families. Bring a friend and learn about all the opportunities in children’s ministry and receive their Christmas musical audition packets. Kids will enjoy a bouncy house and more. For more information, EMAIL Beanie Kelly.
Youth Ministry Kickoff
Youth Ministry Kickoff will be at Boomerang Air Sports on Sunday, September 15. SGUMC has secured a special discounted entrance fee of $10/two-hours of jumping + $1.50 sock grippy purchase. Middle school jumps from 3:00-5:00 pm, high school jumps from 4:00-6:00 pm, and SGUMC Youth is hosting a party room with snacks from 3:30-5:30 pm. In advance, please visit www.boomerangairsports.com for more info about activities at Boomerang, read the rules, and sign the waiver. Questions and if possible RSVP to Lauren Adkins at EMAIL or call/text 212-7195.

Pot Luck Lunch
Sunday, September 15

It is time for all of our Shady Grove Family to come together and EAT!!! We hope that you will plan to join us immediately following the 11:00 services on September 15 for our “Back to Church” Pot Luck Lunch. We will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and beverages and you will be providing your favorite side, salad, vegetarian entree, or dessert. We strive to keep SGUMC a nut-free campus, so please keep that in mind when preparing or purchasing your food. Be looking for wooden spoons that will be available in the narthex starting the week of August 18. The spoons will have side, salad, vegetarian entree, or dessert noted on them. Please plan to deliver your pot luck dish to the fellowship hall on Sunday morning, September 15, prior to the 11:00 am service. Pick your spoon, prepare your yummy addition to our pot luck feast, and plan to be with us for this special event.
Staff Update
We are so grateful to Gregg Butler and Debbie Hockemeyer as they conclude their staff service at Shady Grove! We are also grateful to Frank Basil who will serve temporarily as the Interim Office Manager and Lauren Adkins who will support Frank and the Youth program in an Interim capacity.  Please keep these staffers, the Staff Parish committee, and God’s plan for our future staffing in your prayers.

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.

Order Your 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

CCC Summer Schedule

Caring Clothes Closet is closed for donations, July 1 through August 19, due to volunteer staffing availability. Thank you for your support! Questions? Email cccrva.info@gmail.com.

UMC General Conference

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

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. Thank you to Sylvia Cooper for sharing pictures from Week 2 of Beauty and the Beast, Jr. musical theater camp at the Center for Creative Arts. The second picture is of the vanload of school supplies our missions committee delivered to STEP at the Calhoun Center in Gilpin Court. Thank you to the congregation for your generous support of the backpack program again this year! 
Beauty and the Beast Jr. - Week 3
Youth Summer Mission Trips 2019

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 

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 Frank Basil at  804-360-2600. EMAIL FRANK
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