SGUMC E-Blast for February 28
View this email in your browser

This Week in Worship

Heart to Heart: Not Today, Satan

Matthew 4:1-11  When we're worn, when we're hungry, when we feel alone, the voice of temptation comes to bend our ear. We hear it, and we feel it. It's familiar lurking can quickly dissolve our will power, and our purposes go out the window. But it doesn't have to be that way. There is another voice: let's listen in on Jesus this week and find the words to name and claim God's best for us. 

HeBrews Lite

We have kicked off a "Lite" version of HeBrews in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00-11:00 am. Please stop by and enjoy a cup of coffee and fellowship.   

Opportunities to Serve

  • Sanctuary Setup – Seeking a team of two individuals to become members of the greater Sanctuary Set Up Team. This once a month opportunity  includes organizing guest books and straightening the worship space. The hour of service is flexible and can be filled anytime between the hours of 9-3 on Thursday. Sanctuary set up bags are provided for use and simple to follow instructions are included along with many thanks. Remember, Service is more fun with a friend. EMAIL Dana Kelley if interested.
  • "Welcomers" wanted for the 11:00 traditional service to host at our Welcome Center! Please EMAIL Beth Chowen if you would enjoy sharing warm smiles and hellos with our visitors once a month!

2019 Annual Finance Committee Report

The financial statements and summary performance report are available for your review by clicking on the links below. This report and monthly reports are also available by logging into your REALM account and looking under Groups for the church group, Shady Grove United Methodist Church, and then looking for Files within the church group.

If you have not set up a Realm account, I encourage you to do so, by sending an EMAIL for an invitation to join. Once you have a Realm account and elect to be a part of the Shady Grove United Methodist Church group, you will receive notifications by email and through the Realm App when the monthly financial reports are posted. 

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the annual report or if you have any questions, please EMAIL Steve Howell, 2019 Finance Chair or EMAIL Pam Sweeney, Financial Secretary for further assistance.

Your stewardship (prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness) provides the means, while God’s guidance and our due-diligence deliver on His will for Shady Grove United Methodist Church. Our committee charter is to be fiscally sound stewards, be transparent and ensure that the church’s financial resources are properly and best utilized, to accomplish the mission of helping our community know and grow in Christ.

God bless you all for your support of SGUMC.

Finance Committee

SGUMC Statement of Financial Position-December 31, 2019
SGUMC Annual 2019 Financial and Stewardship Performance Summary

Shady Grove Bistro - Wednesday from 5:15-6:15 pm

Adult meals $9, Children's meals $4, Family maximum $25. Reservations required to help us plan accordingly and be good stewards of our resources. You may make a reservation by clicking HERE, filling out the "yellow reservation card" or scanning the QR code in the pew racks. Click HERE for more information and to see the weekly menu.

NEW Music Opportunities

  • Easter Celebration Choir for Youth and Adults: 4 rehearsals: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1 (7:15-8:15 pm, Apr 8: 7:15-9:00 pm) Sing up to 3 services Easter Sunday: Apr 12 (8:00, 9:30, & 11:00 am) EMAIL Sylvia Cooper for music.
  • Liturgical Dance Ensemble for children in grades 1-5: Rehearsals are Sundays in March from 3:30-4:00 pm. We will share in worship March 29, and also at a local retirement home April 19, 3:00 pm. EMAIL Sylvia Cooper at to join.

Preschool Registration

Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is now underway. We are so excited to introduce a new Pre-K class for children 4 1/2 years old, or older, as of September 30, 2020. EMAIL Leigh Pierce for more information.

New to Shady Grove? Start Here is for you!

We welcome the opportunity to get to know you and want to help you feel at home here. Join us for Start Here, next session is March 8 from 9:30-10:30 am in the Education Building, Library. We’ll enjoy conversation and refreshments as together we map out a few things and get to know each other better. No registration is necessary. Questions? EMAIL BEANIE KELLY or DEBBIE HOCKMEYER.

Mayberry Bible Study

Jesus spoke in parables. Let's take a look at some episodes of The Andy Griffith Show to see how these episodes were like parables. What biblical truths can we discover from Andy, Barney, Opie, and the Darlings? Sessions will be taught on Sundays 9:30-10:30 am, Wednesdays 6:15-7:15 pm and on Fridays 9:45-11:00 am.Sign up on Realm. Classes will begin Friday Feb. 28, Sunday Mar. 1, and Wednesday Mar. 4. The series runs six weeks. There is no cost.

Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study - Special Event

Join as we will head downtown to the St. Paul Wednesday Lenten Service on Wednesday, March 4th.  We will carpool and leave the church parking lot at 11:00 am.  Lunch is served from 11:45-12:30.  Pay $10 for your lunch there after the meal, dessert is $2. The service runs from 12:30-1:00 p.m.  We will return to church afterward. The preacher will be The Rt. Reverend Jennifer Brooke-Davidson, Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Va.   Register by Monday, March 2nd.  

Youth Orchestra

Rehearsals begin Sunday, March 1. All middle school and high school students with at least one year of experience playing a band or orchestra instrument are invited to join. Rehearsals are March 1, 8, and 15 at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary and we will play in worship on March 22. Please contact director, Gregg Butler at or 804-461-1419, to let her know you are able to play. Friends are always welcome
Photo by Antoine Julien on Unsplash

Global Missions

  • Global Missions Sunday will be March 15th! The speaker in the sanctuary will be Ty Denney. Shady Grove is currently helping to support seven missionaries around the world to spread His word. We hope to continue those relationships and financial support to all those we currently support through the generosity of the members of Shady Grove. Ty is the executive director of Otino Waa in Uganda. Otino Waa is a children's home whose mission is "to provide education, nourishment and care to orphaned and vulnerable children in northern Uganda through the love of Jesus Christ".  For more information about Otino Waa you can visit their WEBSITE
  • Global Missions Potluck - March 14th at 6:00 pm in the chapel building. Bring a dish to share and  meet a few of the missionaries that Shady Grove currently supports. There will also be a brief presentation about Otino Waa in Uganda. Come for fellowship and learn more about our sisters and brothers around the world!  Please RSVP on REALM or  EMAIL Teresa Gagliardi.

UMM Opportunities

  • March Meeting - Watch for details for our March opportunity! Questions to Dave Adkins, 651-1487 or EMAIL
  • Breakfast Fellowship Group - Next meeting is on Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 am at Moore St. Cafe. Questions and to RSVP EMAIL Frank Basil.

Monday, March 9, 2020, 11:30 am
The Daily, 12201 W Broad St, Henrico, VA 23233
Monday, April 13, 2020 (Easter is on April 12th), 11:30 am
Vinny's Italian Grill, and Pizzeria, 3434 Lauderdale Drive, Richmond, VA 23233
Monday, May 11, 2020, 11:30 am
Pam Kugel's home, 3809 Barn Owl Lane, Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804-364-7250)
[Lunch will be catered, and "UMC Health Kit" items will be purchased and available.  We will assemble kits.  Please bring $20 to cover the cost of the lunch and kit items.

Parenting Teen Survival Group 

Our middle and high school youth are facing challenges that are in some ways the same as in years past, while in some ways are completely new and different versions of the same struggles. That means parents are reliving and processing anew these same issues with their teens. We invite any and all parents of teens to come be a part of a community created to support and bring peace to those parenting in this unique season of life. This group will continue the work of It Takes a Village at Shady Grove UMC under a new name, Parenting Teen Survival Group. Our hope is that you feel this community as a life raft in what can be the rough waters of raising teens. 
NEXT MEETING: March 11 - Save the Date for future get-togethers and events, April 15 and May 13

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry is a group who knits or crochets providing shawls to those who need God's love and encouragement. Members will teach new participants and provide the needed supplies. Join us on Thursday March 26, 2020 at the home of Margaret Phillips 4521 Meredith Creek Drive, Glen Allen. Contact Margaret with questions at 527-7857 or by EMAIL

Sewing Seeds of Hope

Instead of Giving Up Something for Lent, Give Of Yourself! Join the Sewing Seeds of Hope Ministry for one or more five-week workshops during Lent to give of yourselves by sewing, cutting, labeling, and praying for those children and medical patients in need of hope. RSVP on Realm or in the church office.
**Sundays March 1-27 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, March 1 meeting will be in the Education Building, Room 201
**Wednesdays March 4-April 1 from 6:15-7:15 pm in the  Education Building, Room 210

The Sewing Seeds of Hope Ministry asks for donations that can include: Cash, sewing thread, 5/8” Grosgrain ribbon, 1/4"” elastic, double fold 1/2" bias tape, roll 5/8” Velcro tape, pillow cases, upholstery fabric, 2-yards cut quilter's cotton fabric, and prayers. The Sewing Seeds of Hope Ministry meets regularly every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m.-noon. You are welcome to join us!

The Center for Creative Arts Summer Camps

The Center for Creative Arts Summer Camp Registration is now open!  Details on all of our camps including, art, chess, robotics and preschool camps are all on our WEBSITE.

Looking for a summer camp?

Westview on the James was founded by the United Methodist Church in 1966 and gives kids and teens the opportunity to encounter God, experience Christian community, and do it all while having a great time! Westview is located in Goochland on 780 acres of rolling hills and fields, with an 18-acre lake. Check out their WEBSITE for more information and to register. You can also attend their Open House on April 26.

2020 Altar Flower Calendar

The 2020 calendar is available in the sanctuary narthex and you are invited to sign up to donate the flowers for Sunday services in the sanctuary in honor, celebration or memory of a special person or event. Cost of the flowers is $22.00.

Need to submit an announcement to include in the eblast, weekly bulletin announcements, website and more?

Just click on the image or go to the "announcements" page on the church website to access the form. 

Schedule of Events

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

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.

Lost and Found

There are regularly many items left at church, coats, YETI cups, glasses, umbrellas and more. If you are missing anything, check the lost and found bins in the fellowship hall or at the church office. Things remaining after a month or so will be donated to a worthy cause.

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

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
  • 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
  • Kroger Card - 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.

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
Copyright © 2020 Shady Grove United Methodist Church - Short Pump, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you are on our regular mailing list.

Our mailing address is:
Shady Grove United Methodist Church - Short Pump
4825 Pouncey Tract Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp