The congregation is divided into groups, each led by an elder. Each month a different elder and trustee leads their group with Sunday greeting, ushering and providing refreshments on the first Sunday of the month. It’s a good way to serve your church and get acquainted with other members.
Elected trustees oversee the maintenance and administer the use of the church facilities. Volunteers are always welcome to help with landscaping, grounds care, building needs, and special projects. Lawn mowing in summer and snow removal in winter are two areas where help is really appreciated. Contact a trustee for more information
This group takes care of our Lord’s altar by preparing and cleaning up Holy Communion, changing the paraments when needed, keeping track of supplies, etc. They also manage the beautiful flowers and holiday decorations.
Shepherd of the Hills Youth (SHY) is for young people from 5th grade through high school. This group meets to plan activities and service projects. They also hold a monthly Bible Study. It is an opportunity for Christian young people to form friendships within the congregation, do fun activities and go on outings
Some of the responsibilities of this committee are to follow up with visitors and new members, promote ways to make people feel welcome, sponsor the annual Community Food Drive (members canvas the community for donations to the local food bank), Friendship Sunday (last Sunday in February) and to host a new member receptions held periodically throughout the year. The Adopt a Highway cleanup is held twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall.
When people have special needs requiring immediate attention, this committee generates funds to assist (such as help with utilities, rent, food, gas, etc.). Direction is also given to other sources of help within the community. This group hosts Blood Drives several times a year, Halloween Family Fun Nite and the Thrivent/2nd Harvest Food Giveaway. A section of the church library is dedicated solely to Social Ministries information.
All women at Shepherd of the Hills are considered members. They meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month from Sept. through May at 11:30 am for lunch, bible study and a meeting. This group sponsors Quilting, led by Betty Slusher, (Tuesdays from 10 am until 2 pm from Sept.—May), as well as other projects for Lutheran World Relief, the annual bazaar in mid-November (we sell craft & bakery items, white elephant items and lunch), helping with receptions for weddings, funerals, showers, confirmation, graduation, etc. and also participate in district rallies. Feather the Turkey is a special fundraiser held in the fall to provide dinners for those in need. Healing Meals provides meals for members who are ill or just home from the hospital.