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.
Fall Festival Success in Raising funds for Village of Hope in Haiti 2018 Families and friends came together for fun, food and fellowship for this annual fundraiser. The moon bounce and children’s activities were enjoyed by all. The strolling magician, crafts for sale and fellowship with friends, old and new made for a special afternoon. All proceeds from the sales and donations go directly to the Village of Hope in Haiti to feed children and staff at the school.
Rally Day! When early Lutheran farmers returned from sweating in their summer fields, they all gathered together to celebrate the new church year, and getting the children back in Sunday school! Join us on September 9th at 9:15am, continuing after the 10:30 worship service: * Pastor Darcy will introduced our exciting, Nextgen Sunday School program * We enjoyed festivities outside including… * 1st Annual Cornhole Cup: Think you know what a ‘screaming eagle’ is? This event was sponsored by the SOTH Sloths Youth Group. Every participant got a T-shirt! The winner took home the 2018 Cornhole Cup. * Umpteenth
Cave Quest Vacation Bible School We enjoyed spelunking through dark caves with Jesus as our light at Cave Quest Vacation Bible School! We learned Jesus is the one who lights our way and gives us hope for each new day. We challenged, taught, and led 30 children throughout four stations of learning in storytelling, recreation, KidVid, and crafts. A fun filled week in our faith journey together!