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

Senior Adults

Shady Grove has a very active senior adult ministry.
Led by the Senior Adult Council, seniors at Shady Grove
  • Participate in monthly Mechanicsville Fellowship Club luncheons and programs
  • Hold an activity time on the 4th Thursday of every month (January - June and September - October), activities include playing games or watching movies
  • Host a Senior Adult luncheon once a quarter in the gym (March, June, September, & December)
  • Host teas at Covenant Woods Retirement Community
  • Take bus trips in state and out of state
  • Gather for a monthly "Lunch Bunch" outing
  • Attend local theatre productions 
Weekly Opportunities
Fit for Seniors -- Mondays and Fridays at 10:00 a.m. in the Elective Room
Sandra Smith:  “My physical therapist wanted to know exactly what kinds of exercises we were doing in Fit, and she was very pleased with what we do.  She said these exercises will firm our cores which in turn strengthens our backs.  The shoulder exercises are excellent also for our rotator cuffs.”   Fit will not meet on Friday, December 22 or Monday, December 25.  Contact Bonnie Kincaid at 804-746-8825 or for more information.
For the Holidays
Stuff Stockings for Covenant Woods
Christmas stockings are provided for approximately 60 residents in the Health and Wellness area at Covenant Woods by the Guild.  A complete list of items needed is on the Senior Adult bulletin board in the main hallway.  We have two Shady Grove members who will be receiving stockings this year.  Please leave your contributions in the Missions Zone by Sunday, December 10.  For more information, contact Sandra Smith at
Senior Adult Luncheon
Our next Senior Adult Luncheon will be Wednesday, December 6.  Our entertainment will be provided by Oak Knoll Middle School.  Contact Karin Nelson in the church office 804-746-9073 to make your reservation. Be sure to mention any dietary needs.
Mechanicsville Fellowship Club
Tuesday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. in Room G110 (The Elective Room)
Kitty’s Kids will perform, and a special guest will bring us Christmas greetings.  Bring a side dish or dessert and get in the Christmas spirit.  The meat dish will be provided.  For more information, contact Fay Lane at or 804-852-8563.
Upcoming Trips & Events
The following outings and trips have been planned for our Seniors. We hope you will join us on the following dates for fun and fellowship!  More information can be found on the Senior Board in the hallway near the gym. 
Theatre at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center  Purchase a season pass for $25. Contact Fay Lane for tickets. First come, first served.
Sunday, Nov. 19 -- Black Coffee a mystery by Agatha Christie
Sunday, May 20 -- Oklahoma
Sunday, July 15 -- The Senator's Wife--a romantic comedy with music
Cost for the season ticket is $26.00.  That includes all plays.  We will leave church by bus immediately following 11:15 worship and travel to Pasta House for lunch.  The cost for our meal at Pasta House is $15.00 for entree, garden salad with house dressing, hot bread and butter, drink of choice and gratuity.   
Menu:  Spaghetti and Meatballs, Lasagna, Baked Ziti, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Fettucine, Chef salad, Greek salad with Chicken.
Menus and theater handouts will be posted on the Senior bulletin board in the main hallway next to the gym.  
There is an additional $5 transportation fee per day.  A check for $20.00 will be due for bus and luncheon on the Friday before play.