We have LOTS of exciting programs for kids here at Shady Grove!
At Shady Grove UMC we love and value children and families. We join you in one of the most important tasks: The spiritual growth of your child. We believe that every child is a special gift from God. We understand that each stage of childhood is different. We design our ministries to meet your child where they are. Our prayer is that all in your family will grow in their relationship with Christ and He will be Lord and Savior over your lives. We believe that family Is the most important influence in a child’s life. Therefore, we want to do everything we can to encourage and support your family.
Ministries for Children
At Shady Grove UMC, we are committed to helping children grow in their faith. We provide opportunities for children to develop real relationships that affirm that they are loved and valued. It is important to us to enhance the children’s learning through student to student interaction, experience and active games. We want the children to be “Hearers and Doers of the Word of God (James 1:22).”
If you have additional questions after looking at our page, please contact Rev. Leigh Bartoli
Children’s church is for all children ages 3 years through 2nd grade at 8:30am and 11am. While parents are listening to the sermon, the children will experience their own worship time with Bible stories just for them. The children will be dismissed half-way through the service to attend each Sunday. We meet in the South Building Room 105.
We are very excited about this program because children will discover about God as they play with hands-on wooden play-sets. Children learn best through this storytelling style of play. Please let us know if you would like to be a part of the new program for children. You can also check us out on facebook at