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Sunday School Classes

New Adult Sunday School Offerings

New classes begin Sunday, December 4 for three weeks.

  • Jesus in Genesis will be taught by Bruce Wiley and Charlie Baile in the sanctuary.
  • Romans 8 will be taught by Russ Rushton in room 10/11.
  • On December 4, JG and Daryl Zoellner will be speaking in the Middle School Room after a continental breakfast.

O, Come let us adorn….and decorate the church!

We guarantee your spirit will be lifted and your palette will be cookie’d. Come join a crew of decorators as we decorate the church for the Christmas season. We will begin on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00pm. For more information, contact the church office. (301.330.4326)

Life Groups

If you are interested in joining a life group that will begin in January 2023, please contact the church office. Presently, we have groups meeting on various nights of the week at different parts of Montgomery County, and even a group in Frederick County! It’s a great way to grow relationships with other church members. Learn more by contacting Tammy in the church office.

Women: Place 4 You Bible Study

We have started our IN-PERSON bible studies again at Shady Grove Church to study Trustworthy: Overcoming Our Greatest Struggles to Trust God, with Lysa TerKeurst.  Until December 6, the Tuesday morning study meets from 9:30-noon (contact Barbara Brown). The Thursday evening study meets until December 8, 7:00-9:00pm (contact Linda Hurry).  Workbooks will be available in each class. We are very excited to return to our IN-PERSON studies — to get re-connected with old & new friends and to study God’s word together.  Come and be blessed!

Afghan Family Needs

The Afghan family we have been part of helping is in need of home furnishings. All basic donated furniture items are needed such as beds, dressers, coffee tables, couches, accent chairs, kitchen tables and chairs, etc. If you are interested in donating any furniture they might need please email the church office ([email protected]). We would like to be a blessing to these families in as many ways as possible, showing them the love of Christ.

Local Missions: ESL

Do you have an interest in helping the foreigner among us?  Is God calling you to spread His love and word to people from other nations right here in Montgomery County?  The ESL program run by Covenant Life Church is in deep need of teachers, classroom assistants, and child care providers to help with their program. They have a waiting list of students and are short staffed with current classes.  If interested, please contact Pam Wilbur ([email protected]).

Cornerstone: Fall 2022 — Save the Dates

Look over the flier to see what’s coming up for Cornerstone this Fall!

Giving Options

In addition to online giving ( or mailing in your checks (Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 16911 Redland Rd. Derwood, MD 20855), there is now a Check Deposit Box located outside the church office. It resembles a mail slot. This deposit box has replaced the wooden check box. Thank you!

Volunteers: Technology Team

The Technology Team is looking for volunteers ages 12 and up (both youth and adults) that have an interest in learning technology and helping others. Volunteers will help upgrade and maintain the various technology systems utilized by the church and have the opportunity to learn about a large variety of technologies, including computing systems, networking, and cloud/internet servers. If interested, please reach out to Joshua Klosterman through [email protected].

Women: Are you on social media?

If you’d like to become a part of the “Women of Shady Grove Presbyterian Church” Facebook group, or the “Shady Grove Moms” group, please contact the church office. We’d love to connect with you!

Past Announcements

Thanks and Praise Luncheon

Come join us on Sunday, November 20th, for a time of praise and thanksgiving as we enter into the holiday season.  We will gather together after the service for a meal together, along with great fellowship!

The church will be providing ham for the luncheon. If you plan to come, please sign up below to bring a food item.  We will also need some help in the kitchen and with set up. If you are able to help out, those needs are also listed below.

We hope to see everyone at this special church family event!

Families: Advent Wreath Extravaganza

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to construct an Advent wreath for your family. On Saturday, November 26, 10am-12noon, the church will be assembling wreaths with a variety of fresh greens and candles. In addition, you can bring your own fresh clipped greens to add to the wreaths. Sign up required, $12/wreath. Supplies are limited!

SG Office Hours

During the week of Thanksgiving, the church office will be open Monday-Tuesday, November 21-22.
The office will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 23-Friday, November 25 with their families.


Calling all instrumentalists!!!  It has been three years since our ensemble has played.  We would love to have you join us for the ensemble where we will play during the worship service in December.  Please contact Kim Baile as soon as possible.

Mission Trip!

We have a great opportunity for a short mission trip to Santa Marta, Colombia, South America from February 3 – February 10, 2023. We will be working with Calvary Reformed Church teaching about family dynamics and working with 120 kids from Sembrando Vida Foundation. There will be an information meeting Sunday, November 27 after church in room 10/11. For more information, contact the Lamy’s.

Ladies Backyard Bonfire

Time to don your cozy clothes and enjoy some convivial camaraderie around the campfire. The women are cordially invited to the home of Jackie Davidson on Friday, November 18 at 7:30 for a bonfire, s’more’s bar, and hot beverages. Bring a friend and join us! Contact the church office (301.330.4326 | [email protected]) if you have questions!

Operation Christmas Child

The boxes are due Sunday, November 20, 2022. Instructions are included in the boxes. Please put the boxes on the table in the Narthex.

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