Pentecost Celebration Sunday, May 23, 2020!

Pentecost Celebration Sunday, May 23, 2020!

The NEW Children & Family Ministry Team invites all to join us Sunday, May 23 after the late service (around 11 am), for a Pentecost Celebration as we recognize the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Like the wind, the Spirit is invisible, but we can see the work of what it does.  To celebrate the “Spirit” as it moves through us all we invite you to join us for a kite flying event.  Kites and stomp rockets will be made available along with other activities for all to enjoy!  We will be serving pizza and drinks for lunch.  Come join the celebration to “see” and “feel” the

Children, Youth & Family Ministry – Outdoor Sunday School, Confirmation & High School Gathering

Children, Youth & Family Ministry – Outdoor Sunday School, Confirmation & High School Gathering

SUNDAY SCHOOL Kindergarten to 6th Grade Smiles, stories from the Bible, interaction with friends and caring adults, praying with others, drawing and games: All these things are important to the faith and life of young people.  We will be offering IN-PERSON, OUTDOOR Sunday school as the weather holds.  9:40 AM – 10:10 AM – Sunday school for children Kindergarten to 6th grade will take place outside between worship services at the side of the church where the volleyball net is located.  Students and adult leaders are required to wear masks and 6 feet social distance.  Children are asked to bring blankets/towels

Bible Study Offerings

Bible Study Offerings

Adult Forum Continues with a New  Lenten Book! All are invited to be part of the book study for Lent – Book of Faith Lenten Journey: Beyond Question, by Eric Burtness. This book explores dynamic questions Jesus asked of his followers and is the source for our midweek Lenten service messages. The study, led by Nels Hendrickson, meets on Zoom at 7 PM on Thursday evenings.   You can purchase the book HERE.   Here’s the Zoom link to join the meeting: Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting Passcode: 255949 Wednesday Book Study also Explores Lenten Book! All are invited to be part of the book

Crossroads Connection Support

Crossroads Connection Support

Crossroads Connection – Supporting Food Insecure Students in 9 schools (plus video) If nothing else, 2020 was a year of change and uncertainty. Crossroads has been waiting, watching, and trying to determine the best path forward. One thing that has not changed is our mission; it has always been and will continue to be eliminating food insecurity as a barrier to learning.  The distribution channel for our weekend food bags was through the schools, so we’ve had to re-evaluate that practice. During this time of remote learning, we will be providing different variety of food in larger portions that

Cards & Beads for Haiti Fundraiser

Cards & Beads for Haiti Fundraiser

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!

Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 Information

Instructions for Sunday Worship – Please read carefully We continue to hold outdoor, condensed versions of services for those who feel comfortable in such a setting. Important COVID-19 Information The people of Shepherd of the Hills are committed to following the recommendations from the CDC and other healthcare professionals. We have made extensive plans that focus on the safety of all participants. By RSVPing and attending worship in person or any function at or of the church, you acknowledge that you agree to the following: You… are not currently quarantining after a positive COVID test are not caring for

Coronavirus Cancellations

Coronavirus Cancellations

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”

Serving & Giving

Serving & Giving

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

2020 Prayer Initiative: Everything to God in Prayer

2020 Prayer Initiative: Everything to God in Prayer

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