We seek out organizations that will welcome our participation from three perspectives: time, talents and treasures. Recognizing that individuals approach charitable participation in many ways, we believe this approach gives more people the opportunity to be involved. Following are some of the ways that members of our congregation reach out to serve others. Contact the Parish Administrator to make a difference at admin@sothva.org.


Crossroads Connection

Shepherd of the Hills partners with Crossroad-Connections to provide weekend meals to food insecure children in Haymarket and Gainesville. This program runs for the 42 weeks of the school year. This summer SOTH will once again run the “Summer Program” for the 10 weeks not covered under the regular school program.We are still finalizing numbers and may need additional help with delivery and/or shopping, so stay tuned! Read More…

Village of Hope in Haiti

Haiti Mission Trip

One of our Synod churches, Lord of Life, is forming a mission team and is inviting other congregations to join them. They will be traveling to the Village of Hope in Haiti November 10-16, 2018, to complete work projects at the school and conduct Vacation Bible School type one day sessions at the school and a local village.

If you have an interest in more information about this ministry or would to like to participate in the 2018 trip please contact our Parish Administrator at admin@sothva.org.

Haymarket Food Pantry

Haymarket Food Pantry

The Food Pantry serves over 600 families and individuals each month, with a mission to feed anyone who comes in need of food.

SOTH supports the pantry by collecting food on the fourth Sunday of each month and by occasionally serving at the pantry for  more information contact admin@sothva.org or Sign up for training opportunities or to volunteer.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers lend a confidential and attentive ear to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing challenges in life. The Ministers are compassionate people, specially trained to provide one-on-one Christian care. A Stephen Minister could be the answer to your prayers! To request a Stephen Minister, or to receive information about the program or training, please contact Pastor Darcy or a Stephen Ministry Leader.

Pace West School

Pace West School provides a safe, nurturing, and therapeutic learning environment which addresses the individual needs of each student. Shepherd of the Hills is happy to support these local students in several unique ways. The PACE West Peanut Butter Fund gives money directly to teachers to provide snacks for students unable to afford their own. Every year SOTH provides money for the purchase of food for a Harvest feast, members of the congregation volunteer to serve the dinner to students and teachers. The Angel Tree at Christmas gives congregants a chance to purchase Christmas gifts for students and their siblings based on indicated needs. Finally, Box Tops for Education are collected at SOTH on an on-going basis to provide a source of extra money for PACE West. For more information contact the Parish Administrator at admin@sothva.org.

Lutheran Disaster Relief

Shepherd of the Hills frequently gives to LDR in times of need, most recently for hurricane relief. For more information contact the Parish Administrator at admin@sothva.org or if you would like to contribute, please see our E-giving page.