Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Sunday, January 20, 2019
growing together

Youth Events

 Ski and Spirituality Retreat
January 25-27, 2019
Come experience God through a weekend away in the mountains! We will be joining Trinity United Methodist Church to co-sponsor a ski retreat at Wintergreen. We will depart Friday evening after school and return early afternoon on Sunday. The cost will vary depending on your needs (equipment rentals, etc). Details are in the sign-up form. Youth who would like simply to snow tube and enjoy the retreat portion are welcome! (They would snow tube during one block of time and hang out at the lodge. Everyone who skis or snowboards will wear a helmet ($10)!

The retreat includes music, Bible study, reflection time, an 8-hour day of skiing, meals, housing and transportation. We will have sandwiches and snacks available for lunch, or youth may bring money to purchase their own food. We will rent a house at Wintergreen with Trinity UMC and share housing with them.  
To register, please complete this form and submit a check (payable to Shady Grove UMC) to Dwayne for the appropriate amount by January 4.  

Youth Spring Break Mission Trip
March 31-April 6, 2019
Shady Grove UMC and Trinity UMC in Richmond are partnering to take a team of middle and high school youth to Red Bird Mission (to learn more, click HERE . Thanks to the generosity of church donors, the cost is subsidized. We will perform home repair and serve in the area around Red Bird, which is located in the economically poorest county in the U.S. Please contact if you are interested in attending.

Dates: Sunday, March 31-Saturday, April 6 (public school spring break)
Location: Red Bird Mission, Beverly, KY
Ages: middle and high school (we need adult team members as well)
Cost: $150 (covers travel, housing, meals from Sunday night through Saturday morning). Please make payment to Shady Grove UMC and send to Dwayne's attention.
Deadline for payment: February 1, 2019
Project: Home repair is likely, but we will serve where we are most needed.

Youth Summer Mission Trips 2019
Middle school youth will spend the week of July 21-27, 2019 in Romney, WV, serving through The Jeremiah Project. A team of 12 youth and adults is already registered, but it is likely that we may add team members. Otherwise, you may join a waiting list for slots that may open up on or after February 1. 
The summer mission trip for high school youth is still in the planning stages, but will likely include relief work to help with rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. Please contact Dwayne Stinson ( with questions or to express interest in summer mission experiences for youth. 

For more information about our youth ministries, please contact Dwayne Stinson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries