Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, August 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
We want you to join our 2019 Philippi, WV mission trip. This year is our 30th anniversary working with Heart in Hand Missions in Barbour County, WV! All skill levels accepted, on the job training is provided, most meals are included, group activities are incorporated, and there is a guaranteed spiritual high!  Please contact Ray Reed at if you have any questions. Sign up now, as spaces for this popular trip fill up early. You must have your medical form notarized (this can be done by Laura Nealley Monday - Friday in the church office), Shady Grove covenant, and full payment for each person in your family going in order to hold your place on this team. Forms can be found on the church website or in the church office. Cost is $150 per person and $75 for each additional family member. Please return completed items to Karin Nelson in the church office by July 1st.

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