Help local children who struggle with hunger with Crossroads Connection’s weekend food program. Become a Champion for Crossroads Kids sponsor and help provide food for local public school children for the 2022-2023 school year! If you are interested in becoming a Champion for Crossroads Kids Sponsor learn more HERE!
Sundays at SOTH! 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. – Worship The 8:30 (new time!) service will be held outdoors for the next eight weeks then moves indoors October 30. The 10:45 service continues as usual. 9:30 and until after 10:45 Worship – Food, Fellowship, and Fun! Build community through chatting, or, if you love a good puzzle or board game, find one in the fellowship hall and enjoy. Weather permitting, there will be outdoor activities too. 9:45-10:30 – Friendship and Faith Building (Education) for All As noted above, all are welcome to come at 9:30 for food and fellowship of all sorts. At 9:45,
Summer Adult Education We are currently studying the Book of Romans and Paul’s instructions to the new believers in Rome. Come any Sunday for discussion on how Paul’s instructions to the Romans can pertain to us today. We meet between worship services. Starting in the fall! All are welcome to join education on Sundays beginning with fellowship at 9:30 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
Do you or someone you know need help and encouragement after the death of a loved one? GriefShare is a 13-week seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It is a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling. At GriefShare, you will learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future. You are welcome to begin attending the group at any point. Each session is “self-contained” and meetings are Sundays from 4-6 PM at Shepherd of the Hills starting September 11.
Shepherd of the Hills 2022 Congregational Retreat will take place the end of October at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp & Retreat Center. This is a great way for people of all ages to enjoy outdoor adventure and relaxation while growing in faith and building community. “I thoroughly enjoyed the spring retreat! The highlight for me, was the opportunity to get to know my fellow congregants, pastoral staff, and their families on a more intimate level. I look forward to participating in the fall.” -Jerry H. More details to come…
Weather-permitting, the Arts and Artisans team offers cards and paper-bead jewelry for sale near the picnic tables on Sundays between services. Please take a look! It is a wonderful opportunity to support the Village of Hope in Haiti. The jewelry is individually priced, and the cards are still $3 each, or a package of 5 assorted cards is $10. We are very grateful for your support this year. Do a little open-air shopping for a good cause!
Dear Shepherd of the Hills Community, Shepherd of the Hills church leaders have been in conversation regarding ministry and worship during this unprecedented time in our nation and world related to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Due to many unknowns and concern we have for people in and beyond our congregation and out of an abundance of caution, we will not hold worship services or education gatherings until further notice. The wonderful thing about the Church is that no matter where we are, we are the Church. We can live our faith through what we at SOTH call the “Marks of Discipleship”
Shepherd of the Hills is partnering with Hill School in Middleburg to support the Police Precinct of District 7D in Anacostia, a neighborhood in DC. We are working with the Supervisor of Community Outreach to meet the needs of the police and to reach into the community. We will be answering the prayers of this department by providing protective equipment and donations to keep these first responders safe. The need is great! Also, at this time, some police men and women are away from their families, renting apartments, for fear of bringing the corona virus home. You can make
Join us at 10 am for Bible Study on Zoom.
The Music and Worship team has chosen to emphasize prayer in 2020 to encourage a closer relationship with God among all who worship with us. Starting in February, SOTH will offer sermon series, prayer vigils, retreats, and other opportunities to learn more about prayer. Our overview of the year is here. To kick things off, on February 2 we began a 4-week sermon series based on the A.C.T.S. prayer model, emphasizing four types of prayer: Adoration (who God is), Confession (who we are), Thanksgiving (what God does) and Supplication (what we ask God to do for us and those we love). Throughout the year, we will “take