Save the dates for these exciting opportunities! July 8-12: Another exciting week of Vacation Bible School for ages 4 years old through rising 5th graders. There are opportunities for all to serve. More details coming soon! July 14-19: Summer Camp at Caroline Furnace campers can expect a week packed with fun! Open to those in first grade to 18. Swim, canoe, fish, creek walk, play small and large group games, challenge yourselves on low ropes course, hike, cook over a campfire, create crafts, learn archery, gain culinary skills, and explore the furnace ruins on camp property. Pastor Darcy will
Eight of our youth and three adults went on a mission trip to Taylorsville, North Carolina the last week of June. The group learned about the strengths and struggles of marginalized rural populations and had opportunities to serve in different areas of the community each day. Sunday, June 30, participants shared their special memories from the week and how they were blessed to have experienced serving the community.
Calling all Youth! On June 13th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we will gather at Shepherd of the Hills (4090 Sudley Road) to pack approximately 250 weekend meals for the Crossroads-Connection summer program. The summer program will support elementary aged children who receive free/reduced lunches while attending 9 weeks of Prince William County SACC Summer Camp. In addition, we will have pizza, outdoor games (volleyball, giant Connect 4, etc.) or bring your favorite board game, and community fellowship time. Please note that this is a community event! We hope to see Scouts, Juniorettes, Youth Groups, or whomever else you’d
Eleven church members went to Caroline Furnace Retreat Center in Fort Valley for the SOTH 6th Annual Family Fellowship Fishing Fun day on Saturday, May 11. All had a nice time, and more than 25 fish were caught & released. Some caught their first fish ever, and some caught their first fish in 20 years. This year we were allowed to use the paddle boats on the lake. Thanks to Administrator Julie & Director Tom for keeping the building & grounds in great shape, and for making improvements!
Join us for fun, fellowship and a playful hunt for candy. Special guest visit from the Easter Bunny. Please bring your own baskets for children to fill with goodies. All are welcome!
Shepherd of the Hills Annual Palm Sunday Brunch will be held on April 14, 2019, between services (approximately 9:30 am). Sign up on the Connections insert to bring a dish to share and enjoy the feast and fellowship. All are welcome!
The Second Season group will be having a dinner/movie night out. The Second Season is a group of individuals who enjoy participating in activities (age 55 or older) in our congregation and in the community. We will meet at BJ’s restaurant in Gainesville for dinner at 5:00 pm and proceed to the Regal Theater for the 6:30 pm viewing of Sight and Sound’s “Noah”. Cost of the evening for both dinner and movie is $30 (pay at the event). See the Connections insert to sign up.
Pace West School hosted a thank you luncheon for the many community/”village” volunteers. Groups included Crossroads Connection, Dominion Women’s Club, Rotary, Regency Women’s Club, St Paul’s Episcopal Church, & Shepherd of the Hills. Students, elementary through high school shared their talents by reading self written poems, singing, dancing, playing musical instruments, and movie making. The outpouring of appreciation from the students was heart warming and treasured by all.
For over a thousand years, stories from the Bible have been the source of inspiration for beautiful works of art. To celebrate the Transfiguration of Our Lord (Sunday, March 3rd), we will have a special event between services that looks at two famous depictions of this miracle, Raphael’s *The Transfiguration *and Bellini’s Transfiguration of Christ. Artwork from congregation members will also be displayed around the sanctuary for you to enjoy. Join us for this special time of fellowship and discussion of thispivotal moment in Jesus’ ministry and the artistic endeavors it inspired. Pancake breakfast following both worship services this