Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Saturday, November 18, 2017
growing together

Children's Events

Heart and Hands Missions Event
Rising 4th through 6th graders are encouraged to participate in a two-day mission opportunity, July 12-13.  This mid-week hands-on mission experience could include painting, planting, window washing, sorting at a thrift store, and so much more. The cost is $36.00 per person which includes a t-shirt, meals, and snacks. Sleeping arrangements will be on the floor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Staunton, VA.  To reserve your spot, please visit and print out the permission form and return it with payment to Dixie Chappell.  Checks should be made out to Shady Grove UMC, and please memo “Helping Hands.”  Registration for this event closes April 30.  
Transportation to and from this overnight experience will be provided by the church. We will be leaving from our church at approximately 11:00 a.m. July 12 and returning at approximately 5:30 p.m. on July 13.  If you have any questions or would like to chaperone, please contact Dixie Chappell, Children and Family Ministries Coordinator at
Dixie will be attending this event with the children.
Download Form Here

Tentative Schedule
Day 1
1:30-2:00 p.m. Registration in fellowship hall
2:00 p.m. Opening and Welcome Gathering in Sanctuary 2:30 p.m. Hands-On Experience
5:00 p.m. Dinner at pool pavilion/swimming till 7:00
7:30 p.m. Worship in Sanctuary
8:30 p.m. Movie in Sanctuary
10:30 p.m. Lights Out

Day 2
7:45 a.m. Breakfast in fellowship hall.
8:15 a.m. Morning Gathering in Sanctuary
8:30 a.m Hands-On Experience
11:00 a.m. Small group discussion
12:00 Lunch
Group Picture after lunch.
1:00 p.m. Making a Difference Activity
1:45 p.m. Making a Difference Activity
2:30 p.m. Closing Worship Celebration in Sanctuary
3:15 p.m. Depart for Home 

If you have any questions about Children's Ministry, please contact Dixie or call 804-317-7593.