Shady Grove United Methodist Church -- Mechanicsville
Friday, November 15, 2019
growing together

Youth Events


Upcoming Events for Youth

High School Retreat
Friday, November 15 - Saturday, November 16  
Cost: $20
Deadline to register: November 3
 Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to our high school retreat. This one day retreat is a chance for high school students to connect more deeply with each other and to grow closer in their relationship with God as part of a larger community. We will be doing some group building activities, enjoy some down time, and end the retreat with rock climbing and belaying at Peak Experiences. 
Friday, Nov. 15
8 pm  Arrival
8:30 pm First group team building session
9:30 pm Break
10:00 pm Session 2 (Spin the Bottle--church style)
11:00 pm Movie (tbd)
1:30 a.m. SLEEP
Saturday, Nov. 16
9 am Breakfast
10 am Session 3
12 noon Lunch
1 pm Head to Peak Experiences
5 pm Closing worship
6 pm Head home
Please complete a waiver and Dwayne will need a Shady Grove medical permission form on file if you haven't provided one.  

Ski Retreat 2020
January 24-26, 2020
Deadline to register: January 5
Checks received in 2019 will be held until the new year.)
In January, we will spend a weekend of worship, fellowship, and skiing/snowboarding/snow tubing at Wintergreen. Our group will combine with Trinity UMC's youth group. Youth may attend the retreat without skiing or snowboarding--they may snow tube or just hang out at the lodge (it's a long day but we'll have cards, board games, and people come and go). Just be aware that most of Saturday is dedicated to skiing (from around 7 am to 5 or 6 p.m. Those who wish to snow tube instead of skiing or snowboarding may elect to do two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. 

The cost per-person varies depending on your activities and equipment. For more details on costs or to register, click here
 Once you register, please provide payment, made out to Shady Grove UMC, to Dwayne by January 5. Checks received in 2019 will be held until 2020 for budget reasons, so feel free to wait until January to write the check. 

For more information about our youth ministries, please contact
 Dwayne Stinson, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries