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SGUMC E-Blast for October 11
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This Week in Worship

Thank You for Being a Friend

Luke 17:11-19 Polish-French Physicist Marie Curie said, "One never notices what had been done; one can only see what remains to be done." When you consider what God has done in your life, do you go back to say, "thank you" or do you move on to the next task? When you consider what remains to be done, do you cry out to Jesus for help? 

Mission Opportunity
Hurricane Dorian was deadly and devastating. UMCOR provides free Cleaning Kits to those that are trying to clean up after a disaster. If anyone would like to shop and complete their own UMCOR Cleaning Kit, information is available in the narthex of the main sanctuary. Completed buckets will be collected in the narthex until October 20. If you have any questions, EMAIL Rick Dodge or 804-512-3039.
All Saints Sunday - November 3
You are invited to bring a picture of your departed saints (from Shady Grove and beyond) to the church office by October 31, for placement in the sanctuary or fellowship hall on All Saints Sunday. Please label with your name and your worship service.  Questions? EMAIL Frank Basil or EMAIL Dana Kelley, or call the church office to speak with them, 360-2600.

Support Youth Missions
Wednesday, October 16 5:00-7:00 pm

Bring the whole family (and friends, neighbors, and co-workers) for a delicious pasta dinner! NO RSVP's required. Donations for your meal support youth missions!

Fall 2019 Pansy Sale

Benefits Shalom Farms and United Methodist Urban Ministries of Richmond Auxiliary. Pansies are $20.00 for a multi-colored flat (32 plants). The deadline to place orders is TODAY, October 11, 2019. Pansies will arrive on Friday, October 18th at 6:00 p.m. Checks payable to Shady Grove UMC. Orders and questions: EMAIL Sandi Shriner
Youth Variety Show
Calling all Youth 6th-12th graders who would like to share a talent with our congregation! Sing! Dance! Act! Juggle! Magic! Musical instruments! Group acts! All Welcome! We have February 9, 2020 reserved for the Variety Show Fundraiser! Rehearsals will be February 1st and 8th. You will need to prepare your talent and show it to the committee at dates to be determined later. Sign up HERE to participate, if you are not sure yet on what you will do that’s ok, just let me know you are committing no later than October 13! Questions? EMAIL Cindy or text 804-370-4646.
Family Bowling Night
Bring the whole family and join your SGUMC friends for Family Bowling Night 6:30-8:30 Friday October 18 at Bowl America.  Cost is $14 (includes shoes) per person for two hours of super fun bowling time!  Please sign up on REALM or EMAIL Kate.

UMM Fall Chili/Youth Car Wash and Bake Sale - Saturday, October 19th from 11:00-2:00 pm!

The 2019 Super Bowl Chili was such a hit that the UMM is bringing it back for our Fall Fundraiser in an effort to support various ministries and missions of SGUMC! Quarts are $7 or 3 quarts for $20. Pre-order by clicking HERE Pick up on Saturday or if you can't make it here then, will be available on Sunday, October 20th in between worship services. Questions? EMAIL or call Dave Adkins, 651-1487. 

The SGUMC Youth will also be running a car wash in the front parking lot and selling an assortment of baked goods, including corn bread for your chili and sweets for your dessert! This combined effort from our youth will be a fundraiser for youth summer missions trips! Youth and Parents, to sign up for a shift washing cars or selling baked goods, go HERE. Bakers of every age and stage, to donate an item to be sold at the bake sale, go HERE. Get involved or have questions? EMAIL or call Lauren Adkins, 212-7195.

Parenting Teen Survival Group

Parenting Teen Survival Group (formerly It Takes A Village) invites any and all parents of teens to come be a part of a community created to support and bring peace to those parenting middle and high school students. The first meeting of this group will take place at the home of Kelli Meadows on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm. This will be a time to meet and catch-up with other parents of teens in the area. Kelli welcomes you to her home at 12304 Ellaberry Ln, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Please feel free to contact Kelli by EMAIL or call 804-640-1289 with questions or to RSVP.

Birdies and Bogeys

Join together for Sunday afternoon golf and fellowship (co-ed and all skill levels welcome). Weekly through October 27 at Sycamore Golf Course. Tee times to start close to 3:30 pm. Cost for 9 holes with cart $28 — greens fee paid when you check in at the course. This is not league play. Each week that you want to play sign up on Realm no later than the Friday before. Questions? Email Rex or Debbie Hockemeyer.

Harvest Spooktacular
Saturday, October 26 - 4-7pm

Trunk or Treat, inflatables, food, pony rides, contests, games, hay rides, prizes, costume contest, and more. 
Online tickets, which includes dinner, are available through REALM. Cost is $6 for an individual or $30 for a family. Ticket prices at the door will be $10 for an individual and $50 for a family.
Please contact Terri Ellis at 804-305-5097 or Jamie Bittner at 706-877-1358 for opportunities to serve our church family and community through this multi-generational festival.
Strategies to Elevate People (STEP) has ways to SERVE and LEARN!
  • Victory Reading Program - Do you have a heart for working with at-risk children? Here is an opportunity to learn to mentor K - 4th graders in Gilpin Court, where the following is provided; homework assistance, snack, Bible story, small group reading, crafts & fun activities. Victory Reading Program meets 4 days a week (M-Th) from 3:30pm - 5:30pm in The Calhoun Center @ 436 Calhoun Street, Richmond, VA  23220. Most volunteers choose 1 day a week that works best for their schedule. Call or text SGUMC member Nancy Pennington at 804-433-6196 for more information.
  • Job for Life Meals - Are you or your small group looking for a simple service project with a huge impact? Provide a meal for a STEP Jobs for Life class this fall!  Time spent sharing a meal together is the heart of the relationship building that is central to each student's success. Sign up HERE or EMAIL Briana Duclos
  • STEP Fall Banquet - Want to learn more about STEP?  Join us at our fall banquet on Thursday, October 17th at 6:30pm.  Our guest speaker is Algernon Tennyson.  Please register by clicking HERE

Shalom Farms Work Day
Saturday, October 26

Join members of your church family to work at Shalom Farms. 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 | SIGN UP FOR OCTOBER 26

Sign Up for Realm!

Do you have a Realm login?  Many Groups and Events are now accessible through Realm. Send an EMAIL to get connected. Click HERE to learn more about Realm.

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

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.

Ways to Serve and Give

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

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 
You can also REGISTER your Kroger Plus Card to support the SGUMC Youth Ministry. We will receive funds allocated by Kroger as part of their Community Rewards Program.
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