Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Monday, May 10, 2021
growing together

Small Groups & Sunday School

Grow In Relationship With Jesus Christ and Each Other

COVID-19 has made meeting together challenging.  A few groups are currently meeting in the building during the week. We also are offering two adult Sunday School classes via Zoom on Sunday mornings.

The Fellowship Class meets at 8:30 a.m. They have begun a new study called "Renovate" by Jacob Armstrong If you would like more information or to be a part of this class, please email Faye Traylor at

The Joe White Fellowship Class meets at 9 a.m.  If you are interested in being a part of this group, please email




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  
9:45 – 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 Friendship Class, 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 group meets following the contemporary worship service.  This is a great group 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., G104, Facilitator: Barbara Shipley  
An hour-long story time for mommies, daddies, grandmas, grandpas, babysitters, nannies, and their precious ones infant-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 Bros. (New Name for 2020!) 6:45 a.m.- 7:30 a.m., Room G111 Led by Tedd Smith 
Begins January 7,  2020. Study on the book of Matthew. Week by week they are studying chapter by chapter.  January 7, they will study Chapter 6. After they finish Matthew, Paul Bakeman will be leading the study of The Great Divorce, by C. S. Lewis. The group will be listening to an audio and reading along, then discussing it.  All men are welcome! Guaranteed to be finished by 7:30 so you can get to work! 
Women's Tuesday Bible Study 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room G111, Led by Julie Martin, 
The Tuesday Women’s Bible Study will begin a new 8-week session on January 7! They will study Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa Terkeurst and using this book to discuss the next best steps we each might take to grow closer to Jesus.
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. 
Wednesday Night @ the Grove


MUMs (Moms Uplifting Moms) 1st and 3rd Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Room G113   Leader Brooke Scott.  

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 a.m. - noon.  


Men's Dinner and Bible Study

Dinner 6:30 p.m. Mario's Restaurant at Kings Charter Shopping Center.

Bible Study 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.  Looking for dinner, Bible study, & fellowship on Thursday nights?  All men of the church are invited.  The group meets at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, has study, and leaves about 8 p.m. They are currently studying the book of Mark. The study book will be provided for any one who would like to join. This is a very casual group. You can come as you are and come when you can.  Facilitator: Chris Reed at 804-525-8463.



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 

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