Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Thursday, August 18, 2022
growing together

United Methodist Men

Meetings are held every third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in room G111, except during the summer months of June, July and August.  December's meeting/dinner may be on a different Thursday depending on the church calendar.  We have a short devotional message and a delicious dinner is served at each business meeting.  There is a speaker at most monthly meetings to help educate the men and keep them up to date on community affairs and charities that may need their help.
All men of the church are always welcome and encouraged to attend any of the meetings and activities and you do not have to be a member to participate. 
Current officers for 2018 are:

President – Wayne Keeton, 804-769-2994
Vice President – George Ways 
Secretary – Mark Mundie
Treasurer – John Haas
Stewmaster – Gordon Johnson – 746-5728

Some of our events taking place throughout the year include:

  • The Brunswick stew preparation and sale one/two times a year in connection with UMW events. Proceeds from these two sales, which are our only fundraisers, go to help support church missions and local community charities.
  • A Thanksgiving style dinner at the November meeting
  • A Christmas banquet with entertainment when wives and special guests are invited
  • A Sweetheart banquet in February with entertainment when wives and special guests are invited
  • An outside picnic on the grounds in May
  • Assisting with the Vacation Bible School woodworking project in June. The kids actually build a piece of furniture themselves, with a little guidance from the men, and take it home for their use. This is always an extremely popular event with kids and the men alike.
Methodist ministry with men started over 200 years ago when John Wesley began a campaign for the souls of men. At Oxford University, Mr. Wesley worked with a group of young men realizing the great need for Christian fellowship and banded together to form the Holy Club. Since that time the Holy Club fundamentals have continued and have evolved through the years to what is now the United Methodist Men, or UMM.