Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Sunday, December 09, 2018
growing together

Small Groups & Sunday School

Grow In Relationship With Jesus Christ and Each Other

We have a variety of discipleship and fellowship groups that meet on Sunday mornings, Wednesday Nights, and other times during the week.  We also have support groups. Visit our support groups page for additional info on these groups.

Senior Adult Groups -- Visit the Senior Adult Web Page
United Methodist Women -- Visit UMW Web Page
United Methodist Men -- Visit UMM Web Page
Sunday Groups  
9:00 -9:40 a.m.
FUSE Sunday School -- Families United in Scripture Education  (Meets September - May), Room G111, leaders are Wes and Julie Martin. 
If you and your children (elem. through high school) would like to study the Bible together, please join us.  We will dig deeper into the Scriptures with lessons based on the message from worship.  You and your family can then worship together at 9:45 or your children can attend a second Sunday School.  The nursery is available during FUSE; parents of preschoolers will have to use your discretion as to their participation. Contact Julie for more info at or just come as you are!
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. 
Mundie Bible Class, Room E206, leaders Mary Bird, Theresa Keeton, and John Gillette
The Mundie Bible study is an adult class and meets Sunday mornings at 9:45 in Room E206.  Teachers lead on a rotational basis. This Bible study is designed to help adults understand the meaning of the Bible for Christian Life. 
Fellowship Class, Room E202, leader Faye Traylor
The Fellowship Class, led by Faye Traylor, is an adult discussion class that meets at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings in Room E202. It is comprised of a wonderful group of all ages, both singles and couples.  
Joe White Class, Room G113, leaders Bill Bolling and Lee Newton
The Joe White Class, facilitated by Bill Bolling and Lee Newton, meets at 9:45 on Sunday mornings in Room G113. Lessons are video-based, 4-6 week studies covering both Old and New Testaments.
Good News Fellowship, Room G114, leader Gynanne Hahn
The Good News Friendship class, led by Gynanne Hahn, is a discussion class with adults ranging from college age to seniors that meets in Room G114 Sunday mornings at 9:45.  There are lively discussions every Sunday.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Faith Connections, Room G111, leader Paul Bakeman
This class meets following the contemporary worship service.  This is a great class for those who want to just "pop in" because each week stands on its own as an individual lesson.
Monday Groups 
Mommy, Me, & The Bible   9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Room G104, Facilitator: Barbara Shipley   Begins Sept. 10
An hour-long story time for mommies, daddies, grandmas, grandpas, babysitters, nannies, and their precious ones aged zero-preschool. Each session will focus on a story from the Bible along with a simple Bible verse, catchy Sunday school songs, and activity and a craft. This new group is an opportunity to get young minds and souls in the spirit of loving Jesus and wanting to know more about the Bible and church.  A great way to introduce your child or children to God and church!  Email Barbara Shipley if you have questions.
Tuesday Groups
Bible Boys 6:45 a.m.- 7:30 a.m., Room G111, Led by Chris Burns.  Begins Sept. 18.
This group will study "Religion and Violence" from the Great Courses.  This group alternates between right-out-of-the-book Bible studies and related studies by such authors as Adam Hamilton, Jacob Armstrong, & John Ortberg.  All men are invited.
Old Testament Messianic Prophecies   10 a.m.   Room G111    Led by Mary Bird.    Begins Sept. 11
This study will examine the Old Testament Prophecies to discover God's love for us as revealed in Jesus Christ, the Messiah.  Bring your Bible or let us know if you need one.
Women's Tuesday Bible Study 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room G111, Led by Julie Martin.    Begins Sept. 11
Contact Julie Martin at for more info or to be added to the e-mail group. 
Disciple Fast Track 2 -- Into the Word, Into the World 
6-7:30 p.m.   Room E206 (Chapel)   Led by Rev. Jay Kelchner.    Begins Sept. 11
This study leads groups through Genesis-Exodus in the Old Testament and Luke-Acts in the New Testament for 12 weeks each.  Study manuals & videos give participants tools to absorb and retain what they learn. Register for this study here.
Young Adults 7:00 p.m., Locations Vary,  Group contact: Dwayne Stinson
Are you a young adult of college age or older? Join our young adult ministry, where we gather around a table, talk about life, eat good food, and try to figure out what it means to follow Jesus together. 
Disciple Fast Track 2 -- Into the Word, Into the World 
10 - 11:30 a.m.  Room E206 (Chapel)   Led by Rev. Jay Kelchner.    Begins Sept. 12
This study leads groups through Genesis-Exodus in the Old Testament and Luke-Acts in the New Testament for 12 weeks each.  Study manuals & videos give participants tools to absorb and retain what they learn. Register for this study here.
Wednesday Night @ the Grove


MUMs (Moms Uplifting Moms) 9:30-10:30, Room G113   Leader Brooke Scott.   Begins Sept. 13

Meet other moms, form friendships, share life's joys and stressors, and deepen your faith.  Can't come each week? Come when you can.  Children can be dropped off in the Nursery starting at 9:15 a.m. For additional information, please visit

Prayer Shawl Ministry

9:30 a.m. Room G114, led by Gynanne Hahn.
Our prayer shawl ministry is celebrating its 11th year at Shady Grove.  Shawls and blankets made by our ministry are used in area hospitals, nursing homes, and given to confirmands and families after an infant baptism.


Men's Morning Bible Study

10:45 a.m. Room G111.  Led by Don Carey, and Frank Simmons. All men are welcome to this Bible study.  This group enjoys fellowship with coffee and cookies and a lesson from 11-noon.  


Men's Dinner and Bible Study

Dinner 6:30 p.m. Mario's Restaurant @ Atlee and Sliding Hill Rds.

Bible Study 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.  This group uses the John MacArthur Bible Studies an are currently studying Luke with plans to study Matthew next.  Facilitator:  Bruce Mason  310-4498 



Men's Breakfast and Fellowship Prayer

7:00 a.m. at Chick-fil-a at Bell Creek Rd. and Mechanicsville Turnpike

This group meets to pray for those who may be struggling with the challenges of life or those that may need healing both physically and spiritually.  This is an informal gathering, so come as you are.  

Facilitator:  Chris Burnette 804-678-8030