Adult Sunday School
Every Sunday at 9:30am.
Will be held Sunday, January 7, immediately following worship.
PW Day and Night Circles
The day circle will meet January 9, at 10am, in the library. The night circle will meet at 7pm at the home of Mary Kirkland, located at 765 S. Yates.
7:00p, January 9, Hope Presbyterian Church. Terri Freeman, President of the National Civil Rights Museum, will speak about MLK50 and ‘Where do we go from here?’. Please join us!
Women's Birthday Lunch
Will be at Libro, noon, January 10. Honorees are Jackie Alsobrook, Marie Johnson, Pat Walker.
Wednesday Night Dinners
Will resume on the 2nd and fourth Wednesday of each month. The next dinner is January 10. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Edward Ordman. He is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Memphis and has been an interfaith activist for many years. Approximately 15 years ago, he, along with several members of Temple Israel, Balmoral Presbyterian, and Masjid As-Salaam formed the Memphis Inter-Religious Group.
On January 24, Rev. Will will be presenting information on Memphis Coalition for Action and Hope (MICAH), the purpose of the organization, and how, as a founding member, Shady Grove can be a greater voice for justice in Memphis. If you plan to attend, please sign up in the narthex or email
Book & Movie Club
Book group will watch The Thief, on January 11, 6 pm. Pat Patterson will lead the discussion.
Interested in Joining the Church?
Talk to an elder about attending the session meeting held on Monday, January 15, 5:30 pm in Room 13.
On January 20th, volunteers will meet at St. Luke's United Methodist Church to provide meals for those in need. We meet at 3:00 PM for meal preparation and begin serving food at 4:30 PM. St. Luke's UMC is located at 480 S. Highland St. on the corner of Highland and Mynders. Please contact Susan Baldwin if you are interested in joining us!
Interfaith Panel Discussion on ‘Justice’ - Saturday, January 20
11:00am - Masjid As Salaam - 1065 Stratford Rd, Memphis TN 38122
Join us for a time of conversation and fellowship focused on the issue of ‘Justice’ from the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspective. Representatives of each faith will present for 10 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of questions and discussion. Lunch will be served at noon.
Special thanks to Muhammed Moinuddin, Billy Bickers, Sonny Robinson, and Richard Myers for their help in planning this event.
We will meet on Sunday, January 28, from 2:00 to 3:30.
A New Year has arrived and we would like to ask for your help! We cherish our after-worship-service reception each Sunday, and we would like to ask you to be a volunteer for one of the Sundays for the year 2018. The sign-up sheet for January through June is up in the narthex. So far only four Sundays have been taken. Please check your new 2018 calendar and find a Sunday you will be able to prepare a reception. Thank you for your dedication.
This year’s Lenten season begins February 14th so we need to get started on our Lenten Devotional book
. If you would be willing to write a short reflection and prayer for a given
scripture, please contact Peggy Wilson at email@example.com or text to 901-351-5654. We would love to have your participation!
Most needed items are cans of main dishes with meat (not tuna), macaroni & cheese, pork & beans.
Stewardship Season Is Upon Us!
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Children's Sunday School
Our children’s class has started an exciting new program. Godly Play is an approach to religious education that encourages children to explore their faith through story as they gain religious language and enhance their spiritual experience through wonder and play. Godly Play is a much more extensive program, one that involved intensive training for Carolyn, and as such, requires more time than we currently allot for Sunday School. As we develop a more permanent solution, the Sunday School class will not rejoin worship for the Eucharist. Rev. Will will offer the sacrament to the class after the conclusion of the service.
Rev. Will is on vacation from Monday, January 22 - Monday, January 29. He and Sara will be traveling to Hayfield, Minnesota to baptize the daughter of their dear friends.