Featured Announcements

Spring Church Work Day is Saturday!

This coming Saturday, April 1 (no joke!) we will begin at 9:00 a.m. and work both inside and outside to spruce up our building and grounds. You may choose to work outside on landscaping, window washing, etc., or any of the various indoor jobs if you prefer. Cleaning products and other supplies will be provided but please feel free to also bring your own rakes, shovels, gardening tools, masks, gloves, goggles, knee pads, boots, rags, tarps, etc. Lunch will also be provided. Thank you so much for your service, and get ready to enjoy the opportunity to get to know others as you work together, gain a great sense of accomplishment, and have the privilege of seeing our building & property sparkle! We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Good Friday Childcare

Friday, April 7, 2023 at 7pm we will be having a Good Friday Service. In an effort to determine if we need childcare, we are asking that you register here if you are able to serve or are in need of childcare for the service. You may also contact the church office.

Anchored 2023: Shady Grove Women’s Retreat

Women's Retreat 2023

We will gather at Camp Wabanna in Edgewater, MD along the Chesapeake Bay on April 28-29 for our women’s retreat. Ellen Zell will be speaking and there will be a variety of activities and fellowship opportunities.

Sign-up deadline is March 31. Limited Space Available!

Brunch with the Bride

Our very own Becca Lokos, youth assistant, biblical counselor, tech guru and good friend is getting married! We will celebrate her at a bridal shower 10:30am, Saturday April 15. Paper invitations, with registry information are located in the lobby.

Please RSVP by April 9.

March Deacons’ Fund

The Diaconate is dedicating the Deacons’ Fund offering during the entire month of March to Mission to the World’s (MTW) Compassion Offering, a fund that allows MTW to respond quickly to urgent needs around the world. The Compassion Offering is currently being directed to assist those affected in Turkey and Syria by the earthquake that struck the region on February 6, which was the strongest earthquake to hit those countries in a century, and leaves tens of thousands dead and many more injured. The 7.8-magnitude quake in Turkey’s Gaziantep province was followed by aftershocks as strong as 7.5 and 5.6 in magnitude, causing buildings to collapse and debris to be scattered across the region. Thankfully, MTW contacts are safe, but Christian friends are suffering devastating loss, and one family has lost their home and a child. A winter storm in the region is making the disaster more difficult to deal with and hundreds of thousands of people are impacted. MTW’s Compassion fund will help show God’s love in tangible ways to those affected by the devastating earthquake. The donations will go towards providing food and water to those in need and support rebuilding efforts. Funds will also be used to send believers from surrounding cities to care for people’s spiritual and emotional needs after this tragedy. Our generous contributions will help ensure that those affected are able to recover and rebuild their lives.

For more information, please see https://www.mtw.org/stories/details/trauma-upon-trauma-mtw-poised-to-help-earthquake-victims-in-turkey-and-syria. Thank you!

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 helping the family in different ways, please also respond. We would like to be a blessing to these families in as many ways as possible, showing them the love of Christ.

Support for Unwed Expectant Women

Embrace Grace is a group of women who seek to support and encourage unwed mothers. These meetings will be Wednesdays, 7:00pm, at Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene.

Gaithersburg HELP Special Request

Gaithersburg HELP needs Spanish speaking volunteers for a special, short-term project.  Each year, we conduct an annual survey.  Data on client satisfaction is required by many of the organizations that provide grant funding to us.  The ongoing high demand for food and other services has placed a significant burden on our current volunteers. During May, we’ll be calling all clients served in April.  Calling is done from home, whenever you’re free. Written instructions for survey interviewers will be emailed in mid-April.  The survey is only seven questions.  Interviewers fill out a simple online form for each client response.  Support will always be available.

Missions: Podcasts Are Live!

The Missions Committee has interviewed several of our missionaries and included these as podcasts on our website. These are concise and informative interviews! Check them out!

Giving Options

Give online, mail in a check (Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, 16911 Redland Rd. Derwood, MD 20855), or drop an offering in the Check Deposit Box located outside the church office. Thank you!

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

Inquirers Seminar

Have you been a regular attender at Shady Grove? Interested in becoming a member? The purpose of the seminar is for those inquiring about joining our church. On Saturday morning, March 25th from 9-noon, we will review some of the doctrinal distinctives of our church, answer questions, and explain why we think church membership is important. If you would like to register to participate, please contact Tammy Jones in the church office at [email protected]

Gaithersburg HELP, More than a Food Pantry

Could you use free diapers and baby formula? Prescription funding? Free rides for seniors and disabled adults to medical and social service appointments? Then call Gaithersburg HELP at 301.216.2510.

Bible Bee!

Join the National Bible Bee on an 8-week adventure through the scriptures! Registration opens this week for the 2023 Summer Study. Children and teens ages 7-18 are eligible to register. The Bee runs from June 5 – August 10. For more information, see Steve or Kathy Sinni.

National Rebuilding Day UPDATE

As of March 2, we have 16 total volunteers committed to helping a needy family in Montgomery County with home repairs from 8am-5pm on Sat, April 29.  Of that group, five of those volunteers are also able to come on the optional site-preparation day (8:00am- Noon, April 15). THANK YOU! Your timely sign-ups make it possible to do advance planning and thereby make the event more enjoyable. Finally, our NRD leader team for SGPCA has been identified:  Ian Gates (House Captain), Richard Cook (Co-Captain), Michael Pfeiffer (Volunteer Coordinator), Ann Cook (House Ambassador), and Jeff Anderson (Safety Coordinator).

Mom’s Night Out Events

Young moms, here’s your chance to relax, enjoy the company of other women, and be refreshed:
Friday, February 17, 6:30pm at the Amidon’s home.
Friday, March 17, 7:00pm at Sarah Yeh’s home.

For more information, contact the church office or talk to Jackie Davidson or Hannah Hawes.

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