Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Saturday, June 06, 2020
growing together

Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Response
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Published 5.20.2020
Weekly E-News: The latest information from SGUMC 
Published 5.22.2020
Coronavirus Update #5
Posted 4.15.2020 12:25 p.m.
Pray Each Day at Noon
On Sunday during worship, Pastor Jay led us in a prayer written by Bishop Sharma Lewis.  We are being encouraged to pray this prayer each day at noon.  You can find the prayer here.
Office Hours
Updated 4.21.2020
To maintain the safest environment for our front office staff, the church building will be closed until further notice. 
How to Worship
Participate in our live stream at at 9:45 a.m Sundays
Our livestream is also available through the Boxcast App on Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.  
How To Give
Online Giving
You can set up a one-time payment or recurring payment through our secure giving site.
*Please note, if you have previously given online to SGUMC through our previous VANCO giving page, you will want to cancel your account prior to starting your new account through Realm/VANCO. 
Text keyword: shadygrove and the amount  Example: shadygrove $25 to 73256. 
Mail Checks made out to Shady Grove UMC
8209 Shady Grove Rd. Mechanicsville, VA 23111
We will be checking mail regularly. 
How to Reach Out
We continue to seek ways to reach out to others during this unprecedented event.
Sending Cards to Nursing Homes —  As of today, we are still allowed to send cards to nursing home facilities, but it is advised not to send them to individual homes due to the fact that Coronavirus can live on surfaces and potentially could be transmitted through paper cards.  Our youth are working to send cards directly to our members in nursing homes. We are encouraging others to send cards to any resident at The Hermitage and label this way. (We know The Hermitage will accept cards marked to any resident, other facilities will not.) 
Attn: Resident
The Hermitage
1600 Westwood Ave.
Richmond, VA 23227 
You may also reach out to our homebound members by making phone calls. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please email Rev. Mary Sue Swann at
How to Grow
We are learning new ways to connect with one another during this time.
Some small groups have turned to social media to gather and discuss book materials.
Our Youth ministry is continuing to meet through Google Hangouts
Youth Group for Middle and High School, Sunday, 5 p.m.: 
Other small groups that you can connect with include: 
Young Adults— if you are looking for an opportunity to connect with other young adults, the group meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. On the first Tuesday of the month, the group will play online trivia for fellowship. Other weeks, the group is reading The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis and discussing the themes in the readings. 
To log in using Google Hangouts Meet, use this link ( Contact Dwayne Stinson if you have questions. 
All in-person events, meetings, small and large group gatherings have been canceled until further notice. 
Make sure to obtain the most up-to-date information regarding the Coronavirus and COVID-19 from credible health sources such as the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the Virginia Department of Health

We will continue to bring you updates regarding the Coronavirus and our response to it. Here are the ways you can stay connected.