Knowing Christ and making Him known, serving Christ by serving others.

So many ways to connect with one another. . . 

During this time – most groups have limited meetings, or may not be meeting at all. Please use the contact form on this website for more information about a group in which you are interested.

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Stephen Ministries

Missions and Outreach

Providing ways for our blessed church family to be a blessing to others.

One of the fundamental tenets of Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church is to serve Christ through serving others. We cook and serve meals for the needy at the Community Soup Kitchen, and prepare and serve an additional 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 Center. 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 Kitchen 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: 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. More information can be found on their website:

McCurdy Ministries: Every day McCurdy Ministries receives Boxtops and Campbell’s labels in the mail from around the country. 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. More information about McCurdy Ministries can be found on their website:


There are many ways to become involved in the music ministry at Shepherd of the Hills. 

Chancel Choir: A mixed-voice (SATB) choir which sings weekly at the 11:00am Traditional Worship, from September through May. Highlighted yearly performances also include an annual Christmas Concert and Easter Celebration, along with Holy Week musical events. The choir is directed by Lily Alo and rehearses Tuesday evenings (in season) at 7:00pm in Room 5/6. The choir invites singers of all abilities to come share in the joy of raising their voices to the Lord! Please check the calendar for rehearsal schedule details.

Shepherd’s Singers: A ladies (SA) ensemble which sings at the 11:00am Traditional Worship, during the summer months. All are welcome to join. Directed by Lily Alo, this ensemble rehearses on Tuesdays at 6:30pm in Room 5/6 in season. Please check the calendar for rehearsal schedule details.

Praise Band: A covenant group of musicians who lead the 9:00am Praise Worship weekly, with a mixture of contemporary praise music, hymns and secular tunes. If you are interested in auditioning to join this group, please see Lily Alo or use the contact form for more info. Please check the calendar for rehearsal schedule details.

Wesley Ringers: This four octave bell choir is directed by Anne Chamness and performs special music monthly at the 11:00am Traditional Worship from September through May, and also participates in Advent and Holy Week concerts and events. Please contact Anne Chamness or use the contact form to inquire about openings.

St George Interfaith Choir: This mixed-voice (SATB) choir, directed by Dr. John Ribera, is made up of participants from many churches and faith organizations which participate in the St. George Interfaith Council. The choir strives for musical excellence and performs for a number of events during the year, including the annual Prayer Over the City and the National Day of Prayer Breakfast. Several members of SHUMC’s Chancel Choir enjoy regular participation, and all are welcome. For more info, see Lily Alo or Anne Chamness.



Sewing Session

This group meets on the first and third Monday of each month from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Room 4 to make dresses for the Dress a Girl Around the World organization, and tote bags and pajamas for the Dove Center. Contact BJ Wade, or use the contact form here on the website for more informaton.

Connect Groups

We have small social groups, get togethers. As times and places change regularly, please check the calendar. Call or email the church office to find a group near you.

UMW – United Methodist Women