Baptism & Membership


In the United Methodist Church, we believe that baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. It is a sacramental act whereby a person is cleansed by the Holy Spirit and becomes part of the body of Christ-the church universal. Individuals of any age can be baptized only once, and the method can be sprinkling, immersion, or pouring.


Considering becoming a member of Shady Grove UMC?

We would love to have you formally join our Shady Grove family!
When you become a member, you agree to uphold the church with your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

Have questions, want more info? Please call the church office at 804-746-9073 and our Lead pastor, Rev. Darcey Johnson will be in touch.