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Worship for the Week
We are excited that this week is Confirmation Sunday! We have 37 confirmands that will officially be joining Shady Grove UMC! Some will be at our 8:30 am outdoor service and others at 10:00 am in the sanctuary. 

Three Ways to Worship

Worship Times
  • Sunday, 8:30 am - Outdoor and Drive-in
  • Sunday, 10:00 am - Indoor in the Sanctuary - If capacity is reached, overflow space available in the Fellowship Hall with a live view from the sanctuary. You may also choose to move to the fellowship hall to have flex seating allowing additional spacing.
  • Continue to Worship from Home during the week

Please keep the following in mind

  • Fully vaccinated individuals will NOT be required to wear a mask during worship, at either outdoor or indoor worship! Note that wearing of a mask is not definitive that persons are unvaccinated, some people may choose to wear a mask in public settings.
  • Please consider that some people, although they are ready to be back to in person worship, may NOT be ready for hugs and handshakes so we ask you to be aware of individuals personal space.
  • We will no longer require registration for worship! We will continue to monitor attendance on a weekly basis and add additional services as needed along with determining our worship times as we move through the summer. 

We will continue to use best practices and adjust our guidelines as guidelines from CDC, the Commonwealth of VA, and the VA Conference of the UMC continue to be updated.

**Important Reminder for the Day of Worship**

On the day of worship, take your temperature. If you have a fever above 100.4 degrees, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, GI issues, chills, or new loss of taste or smell, please enjoy the opportunity to worship from home. Please contact the pastor if you would like to have a prayer time together.

The Pastor is In at Starbucks
Wednesdays, 8:00-8:45 am

Stop by to see Pastor Chris to touch base, have a prayer, or just say hi! No need to schedule an appointment, just stop by anytime at the Twin Hickory Starbucks on Nuckols Road on Wednesdays from 8:00-8:45 am.

Graduate Recognition

We recognized many of our high school and college graduates in worship this past Sunday. Here is a list of all graduates that provided requested information so you can see what is next for them.
High School Graduates
Liam Arnason
JR Tucker to UMASS Amherst

Caroline Glass
Hermitage to New York University
Isaac McLain
Calvert Academy to College

Samantha Meadows
Deep Run to University of
South Carolina
Jasmine "Jassy" Pitt
Deep Run to Univeristy of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Caley Shriner
Deep Run to Randolph Macon College
Morgan Shupack
Deep Run to University of Virginia
Campbell Smith
Deep Run to James Madison University
Makenzie Steele
Deep Run to Clemson University

Olivia Stinnette
Mills E. Godwin to the College at Brockport, State University NY
Ryland Wilson
Maggie L. Walker to University of Virginia
College Graduates
Jessica Besnier
from James Madison University
and will be heading to University of Virginia
to pursue her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering
Matthew Chilton
from University of Virginia
with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce with a Finance Concentration
and a tract in Quantitative Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science
and will be working for Kipps DeSanto, an investment banking firm in McLean
Michael Ellis
from Virginia Tech
and will be attending the University of Connecticut
working as a Graduate Assistant for the Athletic Department
while pursuing his Masters in Business
Sara Elwood
from Virginia Tech
and will be attending George Mason University
for her Masters of Education in Early Childhood
to become an Elementary School Teacher
Jacob Kelley
from University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
with a Masters of Professional Science
and is pursuing a career in Marine Conservation
Mattie Phillips
from James Madison University
and is pursuing a career in Human Resource Development
Maclean Wilson
from Elon University
with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Snacks for VBS Needed

VBS Discovery on Adventure Island snacks will be sent home each day with participants. If you would like to contribute to snack donations, please sign up by clicking HERE or contact Kate.

Knitting Ministry
Last Tuesday of Every Month, 2:00-4:00 pm

The Knitting Ministry will resume on June 29 at a new regular day and time. We will meet at 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen. Contact Margaret Phillips at 527-7857 for more information or to join this group.

Sewing Seeds of Hope (SSOH)
Wednesdays from 12:30-3:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall

We have continued to be busy at work during the pandemic, making thousands of masks, about 275 port pillows, dresses and shorts, jump ropes, and more.
There is a wicker chest on the front porch of the house between the Fellowship Hall and Church Office labeled for the SSOH with two bins inside, one for kits to be completed and a second for completed projects.
Join us to cut, measure, label, package, and sew various projects.
Questions? Email Pam Kugel or call 804-364-7250.
Children's Ministry - Infants-5th Grade
Questions? EMAIL Kate

Children's Sunday Morning Opportunities

  • Virtual Opportunity - 9:30-10:00 am - Kindergarten-5th grade will be studying Cokesbury's Celebrate Wonder curriculum     JOIN
  • C.O.W. (Children's Own Worship) - Children can attend worship at either the 8:30 am outdoor service or the 10:00 am indoor service to hear a special Children's message and then depart to C.O.W.

Lunch Bunch
Tuesday, June 15, 12:00 noon

Enjoy your lunch time with Ms. Kate and friends via zoom. All ages and friends are welcome.

Family Outdoor Movie Night
Friday, June 25, 8:30 pm

Bring your chairs and blankets to sit outside with your family to enjoy a movie on a big screen. Plan to arrive 8:15 to get settled. Please register for planning purposes and let Kate know if you have any questions.

Let's Flamingo Some Yards
May 25-June 16

Surprise your friends with a flock of pink flamingos. For a $20 donation to the Children's ministry programming, we will place 15 flamingos, along with a Shady Grove sign, in their yard for 24 to 48 hours. Register to choose your date between 5/25 and 6/16 and let us know who to visit. Contact KATE if you would like to help.

Camp Pray and Play
July 12-16(Ages 3-rising 1st grade)
August 9-13(Ages 3-rising 1st grade)

Camp Pray and Play is offering three summer camps for ages two through rising first grade. Each fun themed camp (Polar Bear camp kit, Zoo Choo Choo, and Our Earth) presents the opportunity for children to experience God's love through Bible stories, music, games, crafts, silly skits, and more. Please see FLYER for additional details. Email KATE for more information.
REGISTER for Zoo Choo Choo(July12-16)
REGISTER for Our Earth(August 9-13)
Youth Ministry - Grades 6-12
Questions? EMAIL Frank

Keep Connected with Youth Ministry

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.
Adult Ministry
Questions? EMAIL Beanie

Scattegories - Adult Game Night
Saturday, June 5, 7:00 pm

It’s back by popular demand! Try to uniquely name words within a set of categories with your teammates. Guaranteed to bring laughter.
Join via ZOOM     REGISTER for planning purposes.

Hiking Fun
Saturday, June 26, 9:00 am

Join us for a 2.7 mile hike through Forest Hill Park followed by coffee at Crossroads Cafe nearby (3600 Forest Hill Ave). We will meet in the parking lot of the 42nd Street entrance to the park to start our hike.
REGISTER for planning purposes.

Finding Your Joy at Shady Grove

Are you wondering about all of the programs and ministries that go on at Shady Grove? Do you wonder how you could be more connected? Maybe it is a one day mission opportunity in our community, a bible study, decorating the church for holidays, maintenance and repair work on our church property or serving through prayers and ministering to fellow church members. These opportunities and more are great ways that you can serve and grow in your faith journey at Shady Grove. We want to help you “FIND YOUR JOY” at Shady Grove. We have fellow members that would love to talk to you about how to be more connected. To learn more, please click HERE.

Altar Flower Calendar

Thanks to all who have provided altar flowers for our outdoor worship. There are a few weeks available in the next few months to place flowers in memory, honor or celebration of a person or special milestone. We have a long standing community relationship with local florist Coleman Brothers which helps to keep cost at $22.00 for the flowers. You may sign up on REALM to select a date.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

For those needing God’s encouragement, Prayer Shawls are available to share. A shawl can be picked up either at worship the last Sunday of the month or at the church office during the week. EMAIL Dana or call the office to make arrangements to pickup at the office. Crafted with care and wrapped and bagged for safety, a prayer shawl is an expression of care for those in need of comfort and a reminder that they are in thoughts and prayers.

Baby Bundles

Baby Bundles are special bundles prayerfully created by our church family as a way to welcome new SGUMC babies with God's love. If you are interested in being part of this ministry or if you know of babies, please contact Kate Bishop, Polly Rowan, or Beth Lighthiser.

Keeping connected through Realm!

Realm Connect is a great way to keep connected, register for events, keep track of giving and make contributions online and more!
Already have a Realm login? Don't forget to LOGIN and make sure your's and your family member's profiles are up to date. You can also edit information and keep connected with the Realm Connect app for your mobile device. Download from the Apple APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.
Don't have a Realm login? Send an EMAIL to get connected and then you will receive an email invite with a link to get connected.
Click HERE to learn more about Realm.

Schedule of Events

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

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

News from the Virginia Conference

Want to stay connected to news from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church? Check out past issues of the E-Advocate weekly news! You can also subscribe to receive directly to your inbox by completing the subscription information on the E-Advocate webpage.

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
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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