Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Friday, November 24, 2017
growing together

Disciples In Action (DIA)

Disciples In Action - DIA designs monthly projects that encourage and provide an avenue for our congregation to serve others, while growing in faith alongside one another.  

Upcoming Opportunities
Visit to Sheltering Arms Patients -- Saturday, December 9
You are invited to join our Disciples in Action team and Rays of Praise (Shady Grove’s ukulele group) as we reach out to those in our community who are inpatients at Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation facility. We will sing Christmas carols and visit with patients during their lunchtime. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Sheltering Arms (located at 8254 Atlee Road - adjacent to Memorial Regional Medical Center), and should finish by 1:00 p.m. To sign-up, contact Deanna Taylor at There is also a sign-up sheet located on the missions bulletin outside of Room G111 near the Welcome Center. We hope you will join in this opportunity to share the love of Christ during the Christmas season.
Disciples In Action wishes to show love and Christmas cheer to our four legged friends at BARK! 
We are collecting the following items: canned dog food, bottles of laundry detergent, boxes of milk bones, paper towels, boxes of dryer sheets, and jugs of bleach.  Please look for donation cards to be handed out after worship and place all donations in the Missions Zone by Sunday, December 10.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim Farnsworth at
Visit to McGuire Veterans Hospital -- Saturday, January 27
Adults, teens, and children are encouraged to participate.  There is something for everyone to do!
Please meet at the church in Room G110 (the Elective Room) at 10:30 a.m. to fill blessing bags and make cards.  We will leave church by 11:30 a.m. to head to McGuire to set up, serve snacks, call BINGO, hand out winners' coupons and aid those veterans who need assistance.  We will return to church no later than 3 p.m.  If interested, please contact Jo Anne Newcomb at or Diana Rex at  A sign up sheet will also be posted on the Missions bulletin board now located outside of Room G111 near the Welcome Center.