Groups

Church Council

The elected members that make the decisions that need to be made.

Board of Elders

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.

Fellowship Committee

This committee plans and/or supervises congregational activities. They sponsor potlucks, special dinners, the annual church picnic after VBS and other social events.

Board of Trustees

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

Altar Guild

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)

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

Board of Christian Education

This group is made up of Sunday school teachers and the Director of Christian Education. They are in charge of all aspects of Christian education including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Evangelism Committee

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.

Social Ministries

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.

Music

We have both Adult as well as a Youth Choir. We also have a hand bell choir. Please look under the Ministries tab for more information about our Music department.

LWML

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.

Stewardship Committee

Set the strategic vision of the church. Plan for future expansion. Controls the upgrades to the equipment for energy efficiency.

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