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Women: Place 4 You Bible Study

Join us for a virtual Bible study this fall as we study The Gospel on the Ground: The Grit & Glory of the Early Church in Acts, with Kristi McLelland. For the Tuesday morning virtual study that began September 6, 9:30-12:00pm please contact Susan Richardson. For the Thursday evening virtual study that began September 8, 7:00-9:00pm, please contact Linda Hurry. Each member should order a workbook, which is available through Lifeway or Amazon. This is an opportunity to (virtually) come together with other women, stay connected with each other, and study God’s Word. We are excited to study with Kristi McLelland again! Come and be blessed!

Women: Coffee and Connection

Saturday October 1, 9-11am — How would you like to fellowship with some other women & not have to be on a committee to plan and organize, not have to set up, not have to cook, not have to decorate, not have to clean up, not have to prepare for a study of some kind, not have to show up exactly when it starts, not feel bad about having to leave early, not have to clean your house for company. We could go on but you get the idea…. just pure girl time with no work! Come when you can, leave when you must. We hope to see you there! No need to RSVP. The coffee and tea will be available or you may bring your own specialty coffee.

Shady Grove Men’s Retreat

Calling all men, college age and up, to come and join us on our men’s retreat on Veteran’s Day weekend (November 11-12). There will be hiking, Frisbee golf Captain’s Choice Tournament, food, fellowship, singing and more! The men will meet at the church on Friday, November 11, for an overnight retreat to Covenant Village, returning Saturday evening, November 12. Chuck Garriott will speak from his book, Love and Power, Glimpses of the Gospel for Those Addicted to Self.   Sign ups will begin in October.

Cornerstone: Fall 2022 — Save the Dates

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

Fall Adult Sunday School Classes

Three Adult Sunday school classes are being offered this fall, beginning September 11, running through the end of November:

  • Tammy Jones is leading a women’s study on the Psalms.
  • Russ Rushton, Scott Melson and Nathaniel Carr are leading a study on the first half of the epistle of Romans (Chapters 1-7).
  • Gene Sohn, Kris Marcantonio, Dave Hawes and Chris Kinsinger are leading a discussion using Michael Horton’s book Recovering our Sanity: How the Fear of God Conquers the Fears that Divide Us.

Classes are held 9:30-10:30 on Sunday mornings at the church. Please join us!

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: Camera

As a number of our volunteers are moving/heading off to college this fall, we need more help to run the camera for the livestream each Sunday. This role is a fairly simple one, mainly involving setting up and putting away the camera, occasionally zooming in and out/adjusting the camera angle, and making sure that it remains focused. If you are interested or would like more details, please contact Becca Lokos, [email protected].

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!

Missions: Shady Grove Pregnancy Center’s Annual Benefit Banquet

“For Such a Time as This” — Two tables have been reserved for members of Shady Grove at this benefit banquet on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:15pm. The dinner is being held at the Rockville Hilton Hotel and will feature David Bereit, a member of the Equal Rights Institute’s Board of Advisors. Please contact Susie Fleming by October 1 if you are interested in attending. You may also reserve your seat online, or call 301-963-6223. When calling, please specify that you are reserving a seat at one of the tables reserved for SGPCA.

Past Announcements


Church Congregational Meeting

After the morning worship service on Sunday, September 25 there will be a congregational meeting to review last year’s budget, vote on a compensation change in Pastor Baile’s call, and to vote on new church officer candidates. The church officer candidates who have been trained and interviewed by our elders and unanimously recommended to you are Mike Nola as Ruling Elder, and Ian Gates and Josh Klosterman as Deacons.  Please pray for these officer candidates and for the Lord’s will to be done at our church as we vote on these candidates after church on Sunday, September 25.

Mom’s Night Out Event

A group of moms are hosting a Mom’s Night Out event on Friday, September 23 at the home of Hannah Hawes. For more information, check the Shady Grove Moms page on Facebook, or email the church office.

Life Groups

Training for the life group leaders will occur on Saturday, September 10 beginning at 9am. There will be a kickoff lunch after church on Sunday, September 11, for all those interested in joining a life group. If you have questions or interest, contact Tammy in the church office.

Bill Wiley’s Birthday

Thursday, September 15, is Bill Wiley’s 90th birthday. If you would like to encourage them with a card, email the church office for their address.

Volunteers: Children’s Ministry

The children’s program is looking for more teachers for the fall Sunday School quarter. Please contact David Lee to volunteer. [email protected]

Missions: Interfaith 5K Volunteer Opportunity

The Moco Interfaith 5K Run/Walk on Monday, September 5 could use some more volunteers.  If you’re interested in helping out, please sign up at the link below!

Youth: New Date for the Snapple Open!

Youth will meet at Bohrer park on Friday, August 26, at 6:30 for the long-awaited return of the Snapple Open. Prizes abound and holes-in-one await!

Missions: Montgomery College Jericho Prayer Walk

The new school year at MC will start on August 29! Please join us Saturday, August 27, 8-9am to walk the campus of MC Rockville (7 laps/7 prayers) and cover the school with prayers. This prayer walk is a joint effort of various Christian ministries in Montgomery County. Meeting place: South Campus Instructional Building Parking Lot, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, MD 20850.

See flyer below for more details.  Hope to see you there!

Church Picnic

We will meet together for outdoor worship and our “Annual” Church Picnic at the Park Pavilion at Bohrer Park on Sunday, August 28. Lunch will begin at 11:00 AM, then worship, followed by games and fellowship. Join us!

You can also RSVP at the link below to help out or to bring your favorite picnic dish or dessert to the gathering!

Men: Harpers Ferry Hike and History

Shady Grove will sponsor a men’s event from 7:45am-3:00pm on Saturday, September 17, at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Men and sons middle school and older are encouraged to join for the hike from the town of Harpers Ferry to the scenic Maryland Heights Overlook. Bring a bagged lunch and listen to Steve Klitsch, who will provide an overview of Harpers Ferry’s significance in the Civil War conflict.

New Christian Movie “Lifemark” in Theaters

A new Christian movie, Lifemark, that celebrates life, adoption, forgiveness and Christian values is now showing at many local theaters. Support the good!

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