Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, June 04, 2020
growing together

Children's Sunday School

New Children's Check-in!

We are launching our new children's check-in system on Sunday, September 8. Our check-in is directly connected to our new church management system, Realm, and will help to streamline attendance, security, and communication. 

Just as before, there is a kiosk at the nursery, and three kiosks at the Children's Check-in Desk on the second floor of the gym building above the Welcome Center. 

Upon reaching the touchscreen kiosk, you can enter either your last name or the last four digits of your phone number. 

Select your children's names, and with a click or two you will have checked them in, their name badges will print along with a matching parent tag that has a security code that matches your child's tag. It is very simple!  For questions or concerns, please contact Keri Marston at




9:45 Sunday School Session -- Nursery Age Children Please Sign-in by the nursery.

Our Nursery is available for children, infants through age 2, during all three worship services. 
      Nursery -- Room G102

Children ages 3-5th Grade, please sign-in at the Children's Check-in Desk on the 2nd floor of the Gym building.
During the 9:45 Sunday School Session we have the following classes available.

Preschool 3 & 4 -- Room G204
Kindergarten & 1st Grade -- Room G206
2nd & 3rd Grades -- Room G210
4th & 5th Grades -- Room G220
Middle School -- Room G217   (Youth Center)
High School -- Room G213 (Youth Center)

11:15 Sunday School Session

Nursery  -- Room G102
Preschool 4  - Grade 5 -- Room G218
Middle & High School -- Room G213

We ask our Teachers to be the lead in the classroom. Teachers are given access to our online
curriculum materials that give specific instructions on what to “say” and “do” during the lesson.  A box of materials is prepared weekly with ready to go activities, so preparation time for teachers involves reading the lesson on your time and preparing your heart to serve. More information about how each class time is structured can be learned by first serving as a 2nd Adult.
We ask our 2nd Adults to assist the teacher with helping facilitate the lesson, handing out materials, assisting children with activities as age necessitates and possibly escorting children to and from the restroom. No preparation is required as a second adult, simply a willing heart!


Please contact Dixie Chappell if you are interested in being a 2nd Adult.