Please join us starting February 21, 2024 during these special fellowship times… Lent is a special time of reflection, prayer, and enriching our faith. One of the gifts of a church community is the opportunity to grow in faith together. Each Wednesday night during Lent, we will gather for food, fellowship, study, and worship. Invite your friends! Childcare and activities are available for all ages after dinner. More information below. 6:00 p.m. – All are invited to dinner and a time of fellowship. Members and friends of the church will provide a simple dinner of soup, salad, and bread—a long-standing Lenten tradition at many churches, including
All men are invited on Monday, January 8 at 9:30 a.m. at SOTH for the first gathering in the New Year. Good coffee and conversation builds fellowship, friendships, and memories.
2024 “Taste of Small Groups” is the the mission to help people connect to God, one another, and faith to life! Check out the brochure HERE for information about our groups, including how to sign up. If you are interested in joining one or both of these small groups please take a moment to complete the sign-up form by clicking on the link button below. All are welcome! If you have any questions please contact Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Small Group Sign-up
Lutheran Disaster Response has a history of providing support for our partners and will be prepared to answer calls for assistance when the time comes. Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response equip them to respond to disasters, whenever and wherever they strike. Gifts designated for “Middle East Crisis” will be restricted to and used in full (100%) for those affected by disasters in the region. If you would like to donate to make a difference or to learn more click HERE.
Adult Education All are welcome to join education on Sundays beginning with fellowship at 9:45 and ending by 10:30. Kindergarten–3rd grade Our youngest students hear the Word and learn Bible lessons in simple and fun ways. 4th–6th grade Middle level students are kept engaged by connecting Bible lessons to their everyday lives. Confirmation (7th and 8th grade) This two-year program helps students dive deeper into their faith. High School (9th–12th grade) Older students enjoy themed discussions that bring the Word to life. Adult Education We explore God’s word, and how our faith enhances our perspective in our life journey.
Shepherd of the Hills partners with Crossroad-Connections to provide weekend meals to food insecure children in Haymarket and Gainesville. This program runs for the 42 weeks of the school year. We provide weekend food bags for approximately 300 children in twelve local schools. There are 4-5 opportunities each month to volunteer to help along with volunteers from other organizations. You too can become part of the Crossroads family. Crossroads-Connection knows that it “takes a village” to provide weekend meals to the food insecure children of Haymarket and Gainesville. We also know that sometimes life gets busy and it is not
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) holds regular meetings at SOTH on Mondays at 7:00 p.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.? Anyone in need of this support is welcome to attend. For more information, visit https://aavirginia.org.
Is there someone in your life who has done many thoughtful things that made you feel special? Tell them so this Christmas with a beautiful handmade card and support the children of Haiti at the same time. The cards are $5 and are located on the bookshelf near the church’s front door and you’ll find more in the fellowship hall.
Join us at 10 am for Bible Study on Zoom.
Quarterly devotionals for January, February, and March have arrived. If you would like a copy sent to you, email our church administrator Amanda at email@example.com. You can also pick up a copy at worship service on Sunday by the cards for Haiti display.