Welcome to Shady Grove PCA

We look forward to meeting you!

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When & Where

We meet each Sunday morning at 10:45am. You can also join us for Sunday School at 9:30am.

Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
16911 Redland road
Derwood, Maryland 20855

Map of Derwood and surrounding area showing location of Shady Grove church

Fellowship and Worship

Shady Grove congregation singing

At Shady Grove Presbyterian Church, we believe in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for our worship services. To accommodate various preferences, we combine traditional hymns with contemporary Christian songs in a casual dress setting. We encourage everyone to join us as we unite in worship and fellowship, singing praises and lifting our hearts to Jesus Christ. Our worship services aim to create a space where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can engage with God’s presence, building meaningful connections with one another as we grow in faith.

Biblical Teaching

Charlie Baile preaching at Shady Grove PCA Church

At the core of our church’s teaching approach is a commitment to exegetical preaching. This means that our sermons are typically structured around a specific book of the Bible, with each message carefully examining the Scripture in its original context. By doing so, we aim to provide our congregation with a deep understanding of God’s Word, equipping them to apply its timeless truths to their everyday lives. We believe that this method of preaching enables a richer and more transformative encounter with the Holy Spirit.

Current Series

Our current sermon series, entitled “But who do you say I am?”, takes us on a journey through the Gospel of Mark. As we explore the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to answer the crucial question that He posed to His disciples: “Who do you say I am?” This series challenges us to examine our understanding of Jesus and His role in our lives, inspiring us to grow in our faith and deepen our personal relationship with Him.

Kids Sunday School

Kids playing with toys in nursery

At Shady Grove, we recognize the importance of nurturing the spiritual growth of children and providing a supportive environment for families. To this end, we offer a children’s nursery, Sunday School classes for various age groups, and a cry room for parents with very young children. We are dedicated to fostering a loving, engaging, and age-appropriate experience for our youngest members, helping them build a strong foundation in Christ.


At Shady Grove, we believe that what matters most is your presence and not your attire. Our church services have a casual atmosphere, and you will see a range of clothing styles among our attendees. Some people dress casually, while others choose to dress up a bit more. We encourage you to wear what makes you feel comfortable as we come together to worship and fellowship.

Our worship services at Shady Grove are designed to be engaging and meaningful, incorporating a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary Christian songs. The service includes congregational singing, responsive reading, announcements, communion, scripture reading, and prayer. Central to our gathering is the preaching of a sermon, which is structured around a specific book of the Bible. Our goal is to create an environment where individuals of diverse backgrounds can connect with God and grow in their faith.

At Shady Grove, we value the spiritual growth of children and strive to provide a nurturing environment for families. Children are welcome to stay in the service with their parents, or they may attend our Kids Sunday School classes, which cater to various age groups. We also offer a nursery for the youngest members and a cry room for parents with infants, ensuring that families can participate in the service without disruption.

When you visit Shady Grove for the first time, you can expect a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Greeters will be available to answer any questions and provide you with additional information about our church. We also have convenient guest parking at the front of the church to make your first visit as smooth as possible. During the service, you may be invited to connect with one of our deacons, who would be happy to talk with you or pray with you.

Shady Grove offers numerous opportunities for deeper connection and engagement with others in our church community. Life groups provide a more intimate setting for fellowship, prayer, and spiritual growth. Additionally, we have various men’s, women’s, youth, and missions ministries to be a part of. These ministries enable you to serve, grow, and build meaningful relationships with fellow believers as we pursue our mission of magnifying Jesus Christ in our community and around the world.
Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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Charlie Baile
Lead Pastor

Shady Grove PCA is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), which was formed in 1973 to be a denomination that is “Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission.”

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