Missions and Outreach

 Missions: providing ways for our blessed church family to be a blessing to others.


by Gregg Freeman 

One of the fundamental tenets of Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church is to serve Christ through serving others. The SHUMC Missions Team and volunteers from our short creek food bankcongregation donate our time, talents, and treasures to many people and service agencies. Through contributions to Watoto, we sponsor the education of a young man in Africa who in turn will one day provide leadership for his community. We cooked and served over 1,500 meals per year for the needy at the Community Soup Kitchen, and prepare and serve an additional 600 meals for Switchpoint, the local homeless shelter. Our outreach also includes the Pinecliff Youth Camp, where volunteers conduct a mission trip each year to repair and update camp facilities.

SHUMC provides ongoing support to domestic violence victims through donations to the Erin Kimball and Dove Houses. We help organize and distribute food for the Utah Food Bank, the Switchpoint Food Pantry, and the Short Creek Food Bank. We also provide support and assistance for the newly established Blue Butterfly House,Soup Kitchen1 which serves families in crisis, and make regular donations for scholarships for children to attend the Pinecliff Mission camps. We work to provide school supplies and backpacks for children as they begin their school year, and Christmas gifts for children with incarcerated parents during the holidays. Church volunteers support the Salvation Army by ringing bells for two days per week during the Christmas season.

Our Missions Team members, and volunteers from the congregation, have brought our collective passion for serving Christ by serving others to life. Thank you to all who regularly share their time and talent, and please remember that everyone is welcome to join in our missions outreach.


“We make our living by what we get. We make

our lives by what we give.”

  --Winston Churchill

Pinecliff Camp:
Thanks to those from Shepherd of the Hills UMC who donated their time2015 Pinecliff crew and labor to the care and repairs needed at Pinecliff Camp!! Located less than two hours from Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, in the foothills of the Uinta Mountains, Pinecliff Camp offers a comfortable, relaxing, and rustic atmosphere. Pinecliff also offers Christian youth camps for Elementary and Jr. High age campers in the summer.

Mission Opportunities:  Every day McCurdy Ministries receives Boxtops and Campbell's labels in the mail from around the country. Currently we have over 1,600,000 labels that will be used in September to order a new 2015 seven-passenger van for MuCurdy Ministries. We are grateful for your support and excited about reaching our goal for a new van. In addition, McCurdy Ministries prepares and submits all Boxtops received on behalf of McCurdy Charter School. SHUMC thanks everyone for helping make this possible for McCurdy schools. Please continue to bring in boxtrops and labels and place them in the designated box located in the narthex.







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