Children, Youth & Family Ministry at Shepherd of the Hills

Nursery

The nursery is provided by a professional childcare giver. Children ages 5 and younger are welcome each Sunday throughout the morning, starting at 8:00 am.

 

Sunday School

Sunday school takes place from 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM throughout the school year. It is a great way to build friendships with peers and caring, trusted adults, and to learn about and experience God’s love through reading the Bible, hearing stories, and making connections between faith and life.
Sunday School Registration Form

Special for Parents

You are invited to stay and get to know other parents by hanging out, drinking coffee or tea, and enjoying treats in the “Parent Zone”, also called “The Oasis”, at the back of SOTH’s sanctuary.

 

Youth Choir

All young people are invited to sing in the Youth Choir which sings once a month during worship services. Choir practice is coordinated around family and church schedules. Contact Pastor Darcy for more information. A wonderful way for young people to share their gifts.

P.R.A.Y. Program

Affiliated with Girl and Boy Scouts of America, P.R.A.Y. (Programs of Religious Activities with Youth) is a Bible-based religious emblems program designed to bring children, youth, and families to Christ.

The P.R.A.Y. program meets the requirements for religious awards in Scouting programs for those of the Protestant or Independent Christian faith. Classes are normally held in the winter for the various age groups of the award. For more information please contact Brian  Behlke at Troop2018haymarket@gmail.com.

 

Vacation Bible School – Cave Quest 2018


Children are welcomed for a week of fun, fellowship and learning in the summer. Each year a new, exciting topic for the curriculum is presented and experienced through activities. In July 2018, 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!

 

Volunteer Ministry Opportunities

SOTH loves and encourages children and youth involvement and leadership in all its ministries, including helping with worship and sharing special gifts like singing and playing instruments. Contact the church office or Pastor Darcy for ways to get connected to service and ministry opportunities.

Acolyting
Children and Youth who are in the 5th grade and older are invited to be acolytes. Acolytes light candles, hand out and collect offering plates and provide general leadership during worship. Training is provided, contact the church office to sign-up.