Mid-Week Advent Worship All are welcome to join us for a pot luck chili dinner at 6:30 pm with a Holden evening prayer service at 7:30 pm
Family Fun Night March 3, at 5:00 pm, join us for an evening of fun! Staff from Caroline Furnace will be at Shepherd of the Hills for family fun night. Caroline Furnace will be providing dinner, games and a campfire for s’mores. Bring your questions about camp and retreat opportunities! Summer camp opportunities are open to those in first grade to 18 years of age, as well as family camp weeks. Sign up to attend on the *Connections*insert. This summer, the week of July 14-19, 2019, Pastor Darcy will be atCaroline Furnace serving as the chaplain. Visit the Caroline Furnacewebsite
Mark your calendars to save the dates for these exciting opportunities! June 17-21: Summer Drama Camp! We are excited to offer a drama camp from 9am to 3pm, Monday-Thursday and 9am and 7pm, for a public performance on that Friday. The camp is open to rising 2nd to 8th graders and is designed to give budding (or blossomed) thespians the opportunity to develop and practice skills in theater through rehearsing and performing a production of “The Wizard of Oz”. Campers will learn basic acting skills, practice choreography and drama, and get involved behind the scenes as they enjoy the
The First Annual Crossroads-Connection Cookie Party was a great success. All proceeds collected through cookie sales will be used to purchase food for the 93 children supported by the Crossroads-Connection weekend food program. When: December 8, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm Where: Shepherd of the Hills – 4090 Sudley Road, Haymarket What: *Cookies ($8 for a small box or $12 for a medium box), folks filled boxes from our selection of over 500 dozen homemade cookies. The crowd enjoyed spending the evening sipping hot cocoa and eating cookies while listening to Christmas music and perusing our raffle prizes.
The ladies of SOTH enjoyed the 9th Annual Christmas Tea, all were welcome! We met at church at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, December 5th. Favorite desserts and appetizers were shared for this annual feast, fellowship and fun. A devotional time and Christmas carols were also highlights of this annual gathering.
Sunday December 2nd, 2018 was a milestone for our congregation with 25 years together in mission! We gathered for worship service and celebrated God’s faithfulness through the first 25 years and look forward to what we believe God is calling us to in the coming years. S.O.T.H.’s founding Pastor Wilder, joined Pastors Percy and Qualley leading our worship service. After the service, we enjoyed an informal reception with refreshments.
S.O.T.H. Volunteers enjoyed joining community members in preparing and serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to students and families of Pace West School. In addition to a monetary donation from S.O.T.H., volunteers prepared stuffing, potatoes, desserts and rolls for the feast. The day of the feast some volunteers worked in the kitchen, while others served students and their families on the food line. “The kids appreciate it and look forward to it,” one volunteer said. Each year volunteers from different areas and clubs in the community come together to provide this special meal for students and their families that might
Sunday, November 18th, we enjoyed a special service in Thanksgiving to God. We joined together in song, liturgy and prayer as we worshiped together in thanks. Services were at 8:oo AM and 10:30 AM, education for all ages was at 9:15 AM.
Photos from the Blessing of the Animals Service On Sunday afternoon we gathered for a special Blessing of the Animals. Thanks to everyone who brought out their pet for a blessing. We give thanks for animals that gladden our lives and the earth that we share!
Crossroads-Connection is a Christian community service organization that provides a Weekend Food Program for needy children in the public schools of Gainesville and Haymarket, Virginia. The goal is to alleviate hunger as an obstruction to classroom learning. SOTH Youth Group (middle and high school) packed 181 bags for Crossroads in September 2018 and plans to participate in similar bag packs every other month. To join us for future packing parties contact the Parish Administrator at email@example.com.