As a church, we have been working hard to put together a Lenten Devotional for our members, by our members! As Lent season starts with Ash Wednesday, we wanted to present our completed 2020 Lent Devotional for you to download and share with your friends. We pray that this book brings you closer to our Lord during this season of reflection and preparation.
Spring is just around the corner, and here at Shady Grove we are gearing up for the Easter Season! Check below to find out what's going on at Shady Grove during the month of March.
King's Kidz' Painting Party
On President's Day, Shady Grove's kids came together for a painting party! Mrs. Miranda Lewis taught us how to paint a beautiful cross scene, and the kids had a blast! Thank you, Mrs. Miranda!
Ash Wednesday Service
We had a beautiful and reverent Ash Wednesday service on February 26 with over 100 Shady Grove members and guests in attendance. Jason reminded us that Jesus said a bruised reed He will not break and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out. He wishes to fan our flame into service for Him.
Youth Movie Night
Last Friday, 23 youth and volunteers gathered in the youth suite for a movie night. They had a great time hanging out with one another while they watched Spiderman: Homecoming.
Women Encouraging Women Event
On Saturday, February 29, 40 ladies of Shady Grove gathered together for fellowship, encouragement, and goodies! Mary McDonald led a devotion, and several fine men of Shady Grove served for the event. Thank you to all those who made this event a success!
Children's Area Renovation
Please pardon our mess as we continue to renovate the children's area. We are on track to be done by the end of March and we can't wait to show you the results!
Wednesday Night March 18th
Don't forget that due to Spring Break, King's Kidz will not meet on Wednesday night March 18th!
Ashley is still looking for nursery volunteers to help on Sunday mornings from 8:45-12:15 once every two months and on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 once a month. If you are interested in helping out, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs. Ashley and Co. would like to wish a very happy birthday to Elizabeth Eisler, Everett Resurreccion, and Emma Tipton during the month of March!
This month, Mrs. Ashley would like to recognize Wednesday night game leader Mrs. Amy Yarnell! Mrs. Amy is a favorite among the kids both for her humor and her talent for baking! The kids look forward to game time on Wednesday nights because Mrs. Amy always makes it fun. She is always willing to lend a helping hand when it comes to set up and food, and we sure do love her here at the Children's Ministry. Thank you, Mrs. Amy, for your service to the Children's Ministry and Shady Grove!
notes from the music department
Holy Week Concert
Our Music Department is hard at work on Holy Week and Easter music, not only for our worship services, but for the concert which will begin Holy Week. Please mark your calendars for April 5th at 6:00 PM at First Baptist Church. We will part of the Dandridge Community Choir with Mary McDonald conducting or playing the piano. Plan now to attend this wonderful concert to begin Holy Week. Our own Todd DeMaria will be playing trumpet in the orchestra.
King's Kidz Choir
The children’s choir, King’s Kidz, will still be practicing each Sunday morning at 10:05, just after the 9:00 AM service. They will practice about 15 or 20 minutes and then go to Sunday School. Please have your little ones here in the choir room!
Guy Penrod Concert
Guy Penrod will be in concert here at Shady Grove on September 21st at 7:00pm. Tickets will be on sale soon. Further information will be forthcoming.
new member spotlight
During the month of February, Patti and John Witz joined our church family. If you see them, make sure to welcome them to Shady Grove!
Join us here at Shady Grove for two new small groups!
GROWING KIDS GOD’S WAY
Our vision is to create a safe place for parents to be “real”, get some great wisdom, share stories, failures, and victories. We know as parents we are not perfect, but we believe we can all be better if we work together.
Launch date: 11 March When: Wednesday nights, 6:00 pm Where: Fellowship Hall Facilitator: Marah Bossert
LADIES TEA FELLOWSHIP & PRAYER
Would you like to get to know and connect with other women? If you’re looking for a group to support & encourage you, to grow & do life together, then this group is for you! We will be gathering to study scripture, pray, and encourage one another to become more and more like Him.
Launch date: 5 March When: Thursday nights, 6:00 pm Where: Fellowship Hall Facilitator: Sharon Steinberg
We believe that genuine community is integral to deepening your Christian walk. Small Groups are a great way to develop that kind of community!
If you’d like to start a group or need more information, please email email@example.com
Wednesday Night- March 18
As Spring Break is March 16-20 this year, there will be no Wednesday night activities at the church on March 18th. We hope everyone has a relaxing break!
Easter Egg Hunt
You are invited to Shady Grove Church's Easter Egg Hunt on April 4* from 2pm-4pm at Dandridge Elementary School. Join us for egg hunts, games, snacks, pictures with the Easter bunny, and more! We will even have a drawing for several prizes, including a child's bike! This event is free and fun for the whole family. Bring your baskets, your friends, and your smiles and meet us there!
*In the case of rain, our egg hunt will be moved to April 11. Follow our Shady Grove United Methodist page on Facebook for updates.
don't forget to check out our calendar for more upcoming events!
Sermon Sneak Peek
March 1- "Out to the Jordan" (Mark 1:1-8)
March 8- "Into the Wilderness" (Mark 1:12-13)
March 15- "On the Lake" (Mark 4:35-41)
March 22- "Take Your Cross" (Mark 8:34-38)
March 29- "Up a High Mountain" (Mark 9:2-13)
Shady Grove Prayer Requests
Betty Scruggs, Malcolm Cotton, Robert “Corky” Carpenter, Betty Reneau, Bob Lane, Larry Stover, Kyndall Demaria, Alice Ogle, Cliff McDaniels, Dot Hicks, Bob Keisling, The Cashen Family, Janice Brown, Randal and Donna Turner, Harold Coddington, The Reese Family
Jamie Finchum, Howard Matthews, Pat Howard, June Hunter, Shirley Hammond, Jamie Heald, Tim Barker, Frankie Simms, Jan Enoch, Mark Strange, Frank Miller, Ann-Marie Myers, Joyce Keisling, Al Cohan, Dot Hicks, Kevin Fox, Marilyn Noel, Paul Bowles, Doug and Sissy Baker, Sharon Cook, Bill Bennett,
Check back next month for more Shady Grove news!