Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Sunday, February 28, 2021
growing together
We have now returned to In-person Worship at 11:15 a.m. on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Sundays.
We will not have in-person worship on March 7 due to communion. 
Our goals for your In-person Worship experience are:
  • Be healthy together
  • Love our neighbors from 6ft. apart
  • Enjoy spirit-filled worship
Registration. Space is limited, please register early each week, by contacting Karin Nelson in the church office at or 804-746-9073 and letting her know how many will be attending and the names of everyone in your party. 
Before You Leave Home. Each person is asked to take his or her temperature before arriving at church. It should be under 100.4. If you or someone in your family is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms or have been around anyone who has had symptoms in the past 14 days or who has tested positive or is awaiting test results, please stay home and join us for Worship Online at 9:45.
Masks.  Masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose as you approach the building entrance and through the duration of the worship service, until you return to your vehicle. If you are not comfortable wearing a mask fully over your nose and mouth, please stay home and worship with us online at 9:45
Parking and Arrival. Please enter from the Meadowbridge Rd. entrance. You will be greeted by a parking greeter and given instructions on how to proceed. You will be directed to another parking greeter who will direct you to park in every other spot. Upon exiting your vehicle, please remember to maintain 6ft. social distancing. You will be directed to the Welcome Center entrance where you will check in with a greeter. 
Health Acknowledgement. Each person in attendance will be directed by a greeter to review a health acknowledgement poster and confirm that you have not been experiencing COVID symptoms. 
Hand Sanitizer. Hand sanitizing stations are available in several locations around the entrances and exits.
Social Distancing.  Please remember to love your neighbor from a safe social distance of 6ft. To help maintain health and safety, we ask that you not hug or shake hands.  Air hugs and waving is always welcome! We encourage you to smile under your mask. :) There will be one way directional entering and exiting. Once in the building, ushers will direct you to walk down the hallway past the kitchen and enter the gym at the entrance at the far end of the hallway. There will be ushers to help you locate your seats. Upon the conclusion of the service, you will be able to exit through the brown double doors towards the front of the gym, or out the back of the gym and to the left exterior door. 
Seating. Seating in the gym will be spaced out at a safe social distance.  There will be six feet between families or individuals in the same row and 6+ feet between rows. 
Children.  Children will sit with their family in worship. There currently is no nursery or children's classes available on Sunday morning. As a reminder, everyone present must wear a mask including children.  If your child is uncomfortable wearing a mask for the duration of the time, please consider worshiping with us online at 9:45 a.m.
Restrooms. Restrooms will be accessible off of the Nursery hallway immediately outside the back of the gym. One person/family may enter the restroom at a time, cleaning materials are provided and you are asked to wipe down any surfaces that you touch. 
Service Details. The worship service will run about 40 minutes long. A digital order of worship will be made available. For your health and safety, items will not be passed, there will be a receptacle to collect the offering as you exit worship. You may also give online. or use text-to-give. We ask that no food or drink be brought into the building. Unfortunately, due to the risk of virus spread, singing is not allowed at this time, all music will either be instrumental or pre-recorded and viewed on a screen. 
Please visit for details regarding our live stream worship that takes place Sundays at 9:45 a.m.
You can also dial 877-GROVE19 (877-476-8319) on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. to hear the live stream over the phone or anytime during the week to hear the most recent Sunday service.