June 18, 2023 | Summer Camp Begins! Please call or email the church administrator with any questions at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School: July 10–14, 9am to 12pm, Experience Daniel’s Courage!
Come to Babylon and Experience Daniel’s Courage in Captivity Step back in time more than 2,000 years to ancient Babylon, where Daniel and his friends are forced to move and learn about a whole new culture—and expected to worship new gods. Registration for rising kindergartners through fifth graders can be found here. We need a lot of help! If you would like to volunteer to help with crafts, games, decorations, snacks, leading a tribe, and more, please consider joining us. To volunteer please click here to register. If you have questions, contact Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Egg Hunt! April 9 at 9:45 am
Children of all ages are welcome to participate in an Easter egg hunt and fellowship time. Plenty of surprise-filled eggs will be hidden in and around the grassy area in the back of the church building. Join us for the fun—bring a basket or something to carry the eggs you find! Questions? Contact Nancy Griffin-Bonnaire at email@example.com
Midweek Lenten Services
Each Sunday during the season of Lent, we sing together, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit in me” beautiful words from the psalmist profoundly express the purpose of our Lenten journey, a journey that influences all the days that follow it. This year at Shepherd of the Hills, we will have an opportunity to enrich our faith life through midweek Lenten gatherings on Wednesdays from March 1-29. Lenten Service Schedule -Evenings will begin with food and fellowship from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. -At 6:45 p.m., Dr. Mark Vitalis-Hoffman, a professor from United
Ash Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Since the sixth century, Christians have gathered on Ash Wednesday to mark the beginning of Lent, a time of the church year when we recommit to Christian growth. Ash Wednesday is a service when we think about our mortality, but it is in this contemplation that we better understand how to live a life rooted in Christ. We hope that all will join us for worship (and streaming) on February 22 at 7:00 p.m. as we begin our Lenten journey together. Streaming Link Here Bulletin Link Here
“Discover SOTH” New Member Orientation January 22, 11:45 AM
Are you interested in becoming a member of Shepherd of the Hills or wanting to get to know more about the congregation? “Discover Shepherd of the Hills” will take place Sunday, January 22 right after the 10:45 Worship Service from 11:45 AM – 2:30 PM. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in attending, need childcare or have any questions, please contact SOTH’s Church Administrator, Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies’ Brunch Thursdays Starting January 5, 2023
All ladies of the congregation are invited to attend the monthly Ladies’ Brunch on Thursday, January 5, starting at 10:00 am. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, please contact Linda at email@example.com.
Gifts of Hope
At Christmas, we often pray for peace on earth and that everyone has enough. We can put our prayers into action by supporting organizations that give shelter, clothing, food, medical assistance, employment aid, and much more to people who need it. Give through Gifts of Hope, our Synod’s alternative gift-giving program, and have confidence that you will be changing the lives of others and giving them peace of mind during difficult times. Visit GiftsOfHopeDC.org to learn more.
Youth Christmas Play Sunday December 18, 12:30 PM
This hilarious “Dragnet” spoof follows Joe Thursday and Frank Cannon as they conduct their investigations of celestial disturbances, awestruck shepherds, angel visits, and more. All are welcome for refreshments and fellowship immediately following the production. Reserve your seats for this fun-filled take on the Nativity here!
Ladies Christmas Tea December 7, at 6 PM
All ladies of the congregation are invited to the annual Christmas tea on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. Join us in the fellowship hall as we gather to share a time of devotion with Pastor Darcy, and enjoy delicious goodies and music. Guitar Club & Friends, which played at the Fall Festival, will play holiday favorites you can sing along to. Please bring your favorite appetizer or dessert to share by completing the “Let’s Connect” insert, or clicking on the SignUp Genius link below. Arts and Artisans will have holiday and other items for sale along with a raffle