Hello Church Family!
Read below for a few announcements from Shady Grove:
-A big thank you from Missions: Church family, you have surely blessed the starving people of Liberia! We have surpassed our goal of filling 40 food buckets as our share of the Holston Conference Hands-on Mission Project for 2020. We have supplied 10 percent of the Mountain View District's goal of sending 400 buckets!
In addition, last week we delivered the remainder of our food collection for hungry children to Piedmont School to be distributed with the school-supplied lunches. Since August of 2019, we have provided 1012 bags of food for weekends.
Thank you for so generously answering Jesus' call to feed the hungry both globally and here at home.
-Earlier this week, our Children's Ministry team, along with Pastor Jason and Mrs. Ashley, met to discuss the church's plans for VBS this summer. Of those in attendance, the team voted unanimously to postpone VBS until next summer and concentrate on hosting an impactful Fall-A-Palooza. This decision was based on the many restrictions we would have to follow in order to hold a large VBS at the church. Though we are all saddened and disappointed that we had to make this decision, we all feel that it is in the best interest of the children in our church and community as well as our volunteers. As we will not be hosting VBS this summer, Mrs. Ashley is working hard to brainstorm ways for families to come together this summer and for the church to reach out to the community in order to spread the gospel.
-Small groups throughout our church continue to meet over Zoom during the week, and we would like to encourage the small groups who have not been meeting through Zoom to take advantage of this platform to minister to and encourage one another. If you would like to start a small group, or if your small group would like to start meeting through Zoom, you can email Tammy Knierim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love you, church family!