FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What time are in-person worship services?

In-person worship services are on Sundays at 8:15 a.m. (traditional), 9:45 a.m. (modern) and 11:15 a.m. (traditional).

Where do I park?

Feel free to park here, there or anywhere else that is available throughout the lot.

Where can I find assistance inside the building?

Visit our Connection Desk in the lobby, which is staffed with team members and knowledgeable volunteers. They will be more than happy to answer questions, help you find the right classrooms for your children and escort you to where you need to go.


Where do my children go?

Our nursery is available for infants and toddlers during all Sunday Services. Check-in at the Kiosk.  Sunday School is available during the 9:45 service (except on major holiday weekends) for children age 3 through 5th grade. Youth also meet during this time. All classes for kids are located on the first and second floors of the Welcome Center.

What type of worship music do you play?

Our 8:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. traditional services features hymns and traditional worship music from our choir. The 9:45 a.m. modern service features contemporary praise music with our praise band.

Do I need a Bible?

Although we encourage you to bring your Bible, it is not required. We believe that by taking notes in your Bible it becomes a life-textbook, making it easier to reference in the future. We have Bibles in the pews for your use. Feel free to use your mobile apps on your phones as well. One mobile app we like is the YouVersion Bible.

What should I wear?

Dress comfortably, as you would if you were going to any friend’s house for a visit.

Can I worship online?

Yes! Join us at shadygroveumc.org/worshiponline for the livestream of our 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. worship services. Be sure to say hello and engage with your fellow worshipers using the chat function. Recordings of the services are available to watch anytime thereafter.

How can I view past sermons?

You can view past sermons on our website at shadygroveumc.org/worshiponline

What special accommodations do you have?

Our parking lots include plenty of spaces for people with disabilities and our campus is wheelchair accessible. The is an elevator available for use.  Please contact us using the button at the bottom of the page if you need any other special accommodations.

How can I join a small group?

Our Minister of Discipleship will help you get plugged into the right small group. Please contact Mary Elder at maryelder@shadygroveumc.org

How do I become a member?

If you are interested in becoming a member of Shady Grove UMC, we invite you to attend a Shady Grove 101 luncheon that we offer once a quarter. Contact Becky Roberts at beckyroberts@shadygroveumc.org for more information.