Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Friday, February 22, 2019
growing together

National Missions

Interested in being involved in National Missions?  We need you!  There are many places and people around our country that can use a helping hand through rebuilding and other disaster relief or mission opportunities.  In order for us to put a team together we need you to participate!  

Swansboro, North Carolina --  Sunday, March 17 - Friday, March 22  
Hurricane Florence flooded many homes in North Carolina’s coastal area in September, hurting the people there and creating a need for mission volunteers to help with recovery. Shady Grove is looking for people to serve on a team going to Swansboro, NC in March to clean up and possibly repair flooded homes. An informational meeting for anyone who would like help with this effort will be held Sunday, February 3 at 12:30 p.m. in Room G113. As with all mission teams, work skills are useful but not necessary. There are many ways to help and serve. The team will depart from church on Sunday, March 17 and return on Friday, March 22. Housing for team members during their stay will be provided in the Swansboro area, probably in a local church.
For more information, contact Ray Reed at 804-441-4923 or
Philippi, West Virginia -- July 21-26, 2019
2019 will mark Shady Grove’s 30th annual mission trip to Philippi, West Virginia in partnership with Heart and Hand Ministries. A team will travel Sunday, July 21 - Friday, July 26. It began as a youth trip and later as the youth began taking other trips it became largely adults, and now we have many families going and enjoying the mission experience together. This is a great trip for everyone. 

For more information regarding National Missions at Shady Grove UMC please email Ingrid Cox, Missions Chair.