Current Events/Announcements

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Time Change for Praise Worship Service

time change

The 8:30 a.m. Praise Worship time will move to 9:00 a.m.  beginning Sunday, October 7, 2018.


Pinecliff Sunday

Come celebrate Pinecliff Sunday, to be held at our church on September 23, 2018. Learn about Pinecliff, where it is located and the services it provides. Participate in a camp themed coffee hour immediately following each service.  Pinecliff Camp and Retreat Center is an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church. We are deeply committed to meaningful camp and retreat experiences. 


The accommodations and services of Pinecliff are available to:


     All United Methodist Congregations
     Church groups of all denominations
     Non-profit organizations
     School groups
     Family Reunions


All of our events and facilities are available to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex or special needs.



Shopping online? Want to support Shepherd of the Hills? The General Council on Finance and Administration of the United Methodist Church established the UMCMarket program to make it easy!


Go to: and sign up to participate, using your email address as a login and a password of your choice. From there, you will be directed to select “UT”, “St. George”, and “Shepherd of the Hills” as your recipient church. Download the Support Button for the internet browser you use, and UMC Market will automatically alert you when you visit a participating retailer’s website.


From that point forward, with your approval, participating retailers and service providers will donate a cash back percentage of your qualified online purchases to Shepherd of the Hills at absolutely no additional cost to you. Simple as that!


SHUMC Welcome Center


As I am sure you have noticed, we have a new Welcome Center in the narthex! The Evangelism Ministry Team worked with Rev. Michael to prepare a place for visitors to stop to get a gift from us and receive more information about the church. We have different gifts available including the yummy breads you have all so graciously made for us, inspirational bookmarks created by Karen Mangano, and fuzzy sheep inspired by Jean Elmer. We have also created a folder which contains a letter from Rev. Michael, a list of ministry teams and small groups along with contact information for each, a sheet with the comments you contributed about what you love about our church, a pamphlet that provides general information about the church, a magnet and other contact information for Shepherd of the Hills.

We decided to have the Welcome Center for visitors rather than acknowledging them during the service as we have done in the past. This way, if someone is shy or uncomfortable being recognized publicly, they may choose to approach us to find out more about the church and receive a welcome gift.

It is our goal to have a member of the church at the table following each service to answer questions and provide a personal welcome to visitors. The members of the Evangelism Team have done our best to be present after each service, but are looking for volunteers to help us. Our church is filled with many welcoming people who would be terrific ambassadors for us as we welcome potential new members to our church family. We will be working with the Administrative Council to come up with an organized way to get others involved in this endeavor. Watch the bulletin for more information and opportunities to help!



Health Fair

September 30, 2018
8:30 a.m .– 12:30 p.m.


      Season Flu Shots** *                                Body Mass Index Testing

      CPR/AED Demonstrations                       Blood Sugar Testing
      First Aid Information                                 Health/Assisted Living Information
      Cholesterol Testing                                  Sleep Apnea Care
      Blood Pressure Testing                            Home Care and Hospice
       Seated Massage                                      Hearing Screening
                                           Hiking for Health


All services are free except flu shots.
** Flu shots will only be given between 8:30 and 11:00 am.


Health Information and snacks available


Upcoming Service Opportunities:

Switchpoint Food Distribution, September 5 and September 19
Short Creek Food Pantry, September 12 and September 26
Switchpoint Dinner, September 20
Community Soup Kitchen, September 28



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