In The Community

Local Missions

Shady Grove is very active in a number of local missions. Please click on a link to explore all of our opportunities.

Hanover Interfaith Free Clinic

Shady Grove serves as one of the sites for the local Hanover Interfaith Free Clinic.  Learn more about the clinic by clicking the button below.

On March 6, our youth will prepare a meal for CARITAS.  We are looking for adults to help with this and to help deliver the meal on March 7. Please email Mary Elder, our Director of Discipleship if you can help.

Disciples In Action (DIA)

DIA designs monthly projects that encourage and provide an avenue for our congregation to serve others, while growing in faith alongside one another.

They recently collected laundry detergent for our mission partners, Moments of Hope, and they will be leading several projects as part of our upcoming Be the Church Day.

If you would like to be a part of Disciples In Action, please email Vicki Underwood, using the button below.

Head Start Boxes

Shady Grove is recognized as a partner to the Hanover County Head Start Program. Annually, we collect specific school supplies from our members and assemble school kits for children in the Head Start Program. We have assembled between eighty and one hundred fifty school boxes each year since adopting this as a local mission opportunity. Please contact Laura Dustin below for more information.

Mechanicsville Churches Emergency Functions (MCEF)

Current MCEF needs being collected in the Missions Zone (located in the connector hallway between the education building and the gym):

Apple Juice Boxes and Tools 4 Teachers Supplies

  • Ream of colored card stock
  • Pack of Velcro
  • Poster Board
  • Pack of colorful pens
  • Pack of black pens
  • Pack of red pens
  • Pack of expo markers
  • Adult Scissors
  • Pack of white index cards
  • Pack of colored index cards
  • Pack of stickie notes
  • Box of tissues
  • Labels
  • Binders
  • Pack of Magnets
  • Pack of magnet clips
  • Colored duct tape
  • Pack of pencils
  • Notebook paper
  • Pack of highlighters
  • Pack of markers
  • Bag with variety of incentive items
  • Pack of colored construction paper
  • Pack of wall hanging putty
  • Birthday certificates
  • Accomplishment certificates
  • Pack of glue sticks
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Large post-it tablet/chart

We also support MCEF’s One Stop Shop (located at 7235 Stonewall Parkway, Mechanicsville) where citizens of the Mechanicsville Community can find clothing, food needs, and other financial assistance all under one roof!

One Stop Shop Drop-off: All donations can be dropped off at the One Stop Shop on the first and third Sundays from 2-3:30 p.m. and during regular One Stop Shop hours of operation, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m. and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Learn more about MCEF by visiting their website.

Susan Jenkins is our Shady Grove contact.  You can e-mail her at