Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Sunday, July 15, 2018
growing together

Small Groups & Sunday School

Open BibleWe have a variety of small discipleship and fellowship groups that meet on Sunday mornings, Wednesday Nights, and other times during the week. Small groups help you to grow in your relationship with God and others. 

Beyond discipleship and fellowship small groups, we also have support groups.  
Please visit our support groups page for additional info on these groups.

Senior Adult Groups
  • The Mechanicsville Fellowship Club -- meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.
  • Senior Activity Time -- meets 4th Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m.
  • Fit for Seniors -- This exercise class meets weekly, Mondays and Fridays at 10 a.m.
9:00 -9:40 a.m.
FUSE Sunday School -- Families United in Scripture Education  (Meets September - May), Room G111, leaders are Wes and Julie Martin. 
If you and your children (elem. through high school) would like to study the Bible together, please join us.  We will dig deeper into the Scriptures with lessons based on the message from worship.  You and your family can then worship together at 9:45 or your children can attend a second Sunday School.  The nursery is available during FUSE; parents of preschoolers will have to use your discretion as to their participation. Contact Julie for more info at or just come as you are!
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. 
Mundie Bible Study, Room E206, leaders Mary Bird, Theresa Keeton, and John Gillette
The Mundie Bible study is an adult class and meets Sunday mornings at 9:40 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.  In September, they begin a new study called In the Dust of the Rabbi.
Fellowship class, Room E202, leader Faye Traylor
The Fellowship Class, led by Faye Traylor, is an adult discussion class that meets at 9:40 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 9:40 on Sunday mornings in Room G113. Lessons are video-based, 4-6 week studies covering both Old and New Testaments.
Good News Fellowship, 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 9:40.  They are following a lectionary series called Spirit of the Seasons which calls for the participants to look for the work of the Holy Spirit in the scriptures and in their lives.  There are lively discussions every Sunday.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Faith Connections, Room G111, leader Paul Bakeman
This class meets following the contemporary worship service.  This is a great class for those who want to just "pop in" because each week stands on its own as an individual lesson.
Men's Study 6:45 a.m.- 7:30 a.m., Room G111, Led by Tedd Smith.  
This group starts a new study on January 16 titled, “Renovate: Building a New Life With God,” by Jacob Armstrong. This is a six week DVD based series.  All men of the church are invited to bring a cup of coffee and join us.
Women's Study 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room G-111, Led by Julie Martin
The Tuesday Women's Bible Study is beginning a seven week study of the book of Judges. The group begins Tuesday, January 9. They will be using the book Crash Test Dummies by Talbot Davis. The author explores how, like the crash test dummies, the Israelites in Judges continue to repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Read about God's faithfulness to His people and compare it to the patterns of sin in our own lives. Contact Julie Martin at for more info or to be added to the e-mail group. Books will be handed out in study the first two weeks. 
Young Adults 7:00 p.m., Locations Vary,  Group contact: Christina Cox
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. We'll be meeting in Richmond (locations vary) on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. starting on September 12. Contact Christina Cox at (804) 929-8818 or for details.


Restored, A Lenten Bible Study 11:00 - Noon, Room E206 (The Chapel), Leader Pastor Jay Kelchner,
This study will use the book Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess by Tom Berlin. Suggested donation for book cost is $10, payable at the first class.  Register here.
Wednesday Night @ the Grove


MUMs (Moms Uplifting Moms) 9:30-10:30, Room G110 Leader Brooke Scott 

This fellowship group is for moms whose children have not yet started Kindergarten. They meet in Room G110 on Thursdays from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. Children can be dropped off in the Nursery starting at 9:15. Gather to share life's joys and stressors over a hot cup of coffee - that you actually get to finish. For additional information, please visit

Prayer Shawl Ministry

9:30 a.m. Room G114, leader 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 starting at 10:30 and a lesson from 11-noon.  


Men's Dinner and Bible Study

Dinner 6:30 p.m. Mario's Restaurant @ Atlee and Sliding Hill Rds.

Bible Study 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.  This group uses the John MacArthur Bible Studies an are currently studying Luke with plans to study Matthew next.  Facilitator:  Bruce Mason  310-4498 



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