CHANCEL CHOIR   Our Adult Chancel Choir leads in worship at our 11:00 am service, and we rehearse on Tuesday night.  This group is open to all adults who enjoy music and want to share in a small group atmosphere.  Our rehearsals provide a time to learn more about serving God through music, while offering an opportunity to share in fellowship and fun.

PRAISE TEAM   Our Praise Team is a small group music ministry that meets Tuesday evenings.  This group leads in worship at our 8:30 am service and provides an opportunity for more skilled musicians to lead the more contemporary aspects at our 11:00 am service.

For more information about any of our music opportunities, please contact Jean Dart at 691-5893 or


The nursery exists to provide a safe and loving environment where children will love to come to church, begin to learn Bible truths, and experience the love of Jesus.  Consider sharing your love with God's littlest ones. All volunteers are background checked.


Prayer Team provides the resources and creativity for the countless ways to pray, whether it's prayer walking, journaling, circling, or drawing!

Senior Adults


This group meets at the church on the last Monday of the month (September-May) at 11:45 am for a covered dish luncheon, fellowship, and a program. Senior Adults also partake in trips such as plays, dinner, historical sightseeing, and antique shopping.

Special Events

Meal preparation, festive decorations, and that special touch make events at Shalom worth attending! 


This team of smiling faces and warm welcomes keep Shalom  hospitable and inviting.

Wednesday Night Meals

From September to May, we meet around the dinner table before Wednesday night activities for scrumptious, homemade meals.  Do you love to cook or serve food?


WMU (Women on Mission)

These women are on a mission to serve by involving women in learning about and participating in missions.  They meet on the second Monday of the month at 10:00 am.

YAMS (Young Adults)

Young adults who gather together for small group study, service opportunities and fellowship.  They also have a Sunday School class that meets at 9:45 am.


Please refer to our Children & Youth page. 

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Shalom Baptist Church | 8116 Walnut Grove Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 | 1.804.746.7737


We have many different ministries & programs here that we hope will fit you!  Here is a small list of some of the programs & ministries you will find at Shalom!

Can't find something you are interested in?  Contact the church office and will we guide you in the right direction.

Athletics & Recreation

Sports, games, and fellowship for kids of all ages!

Audio Visual/Technology

This behind the scenes ministry adds such a special touch to an increasingly technology savvy world.


This team is available to assist those in our church who have lost a loved one and may desire a family meal following the funeral service.  A great place to share your gift of compassion.

Bland Ministry Center

Please refer to our Mission's page.


Please refer to our Children & Youth page.

Christian Village

Please refer to our Mission's page.


Skits, videos, Dinner Theatre, oh my!  Share your theatrical skills with Shalom as we find creative ways to incorporate these elements into worship.

Evangelism & Outreach

Do you have a heart for the unreached and a desire to boldly carry the Gospel of Peace to the ends of the earth?


Use your decorating skills to beautify Shalom throughout the year, but specifically during Easter and Christmas.

Hospital & Shut-in Visitation

Everybody needs community and support; so we bring it to those who cannot physically make it to church on a short-term or long-term basis. This is also an opportunity to visit those in the hospital.


Please refer to our Mission's page.

Men's Ministry

The men of Shalom meet for weekly Bible study and small group time in addition to the service opportunities they provide such as car care and assistance in moving.