Shepherd of the Hills is hosting the 2019
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service!
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins Friday, January 18th and continues with the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service, a statewide observance sponsored by the Arizona Faith Network and hosted by our Shepherd family! The service will take place Wednesday, January 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, which is located at 5524 E. Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85018. Let us join other Christian churches in our area as we remember the 2019 theme, “Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20). This is the official event to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Arizona, and you are invited to participate along with the congregations, clergy, bishops, conference ministers and judicatories from our church and other christian denominations across the state.
10:00 AM SUNDAY SERVICES
Coffee and Conversation Follows
We are an Open and Affirming Congregation
4:00 PM Meditation Group in the Parish House Conference Room
What We Believe
Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ is an Open and Affirming Congregation which accepts the uniqueness of each person as a gift of God. We share a life together in work and worship, in prayer and in play. Our love of God is manifested through our compassionate care for all God’s children.
We share a life together in work and worship, in prayer and in play. Our love of God is manifested through our compassionate care for all God’s children.
Celebrating over 57 years of bringing faith, hope, and love to the Valley of the Sun, our Congregationalist roots actually date back to the founding of this country. Throughout our church's history, the United Church of Christ has been at the forefront of social justice, leading the way for freedom in such issues as slavery, women’s rights, and the right to worship together regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation. We hope you will take the time to visit us. You will experience the energy and love that have kept generations returning.
Upcoming Events at Shepherd of the Hills
Since 1959, we have shared a life together in work and worship, prayer and in play. Our love of God is manifested through our compassionate care for all God’s children.
At Shepherd of the Hills, we celebrate our faith by coming together as a community to gather in God’s presence, hear God’s Word proclaimed, respond in prayer and song, and depart encouraged to do God’s work in the world.
In addition to gathering on Sundays, we celebrate Worship throughout the Christian seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter, and we gather for other events that mark milestones and passages in the lives of our family of faith.
Shepherd of the Hills promotes the love of God within our faith community, throughout the Valley of the Sun and our wider global community through public action and public service.
Your support helps Shepherd of the Hills:
Develop Faith Formation
Adult Sunday School
Children’s Time in Worship
Men’s Breakfast Group
Wednesday Wanderers Study Group
Meet the Needs of Our Community
Trunk or Treating
Meals for Sick/Injured Shepherd Members
Pastoral Hospital Visits
Shepherd Life Newsletter
Weekly Shepherd Email
Mission to the Wider Community
Blood Drives for area blood banks
Bottled water for the homeless
Demonstrate the radical welcome of God to all people regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, faith of origin
Food Drives for the hungry
ICM (formerly called Interfaith Cooperative Ministries) - rummage donations benefiting the working poor.
Lobby state politicians for community action
Promote Green Earth Practices and Policies
Provide assistance to our Partners in Ministry
Provide meeting space for AA, Al-Anon, NA support groups
Provide meeting space for Girl Scouts
Serving as a Polling Place
School Supplies for back-to-school
Water distribution at the Arcadia Fourth of July Parade
Shepherd of the Hills
United Church of Christ—
where God calls us together to learn,
to love, and to serve together.
Shepherd of the Hills UCC is an Open and Affirming Congregation. We welcome all of God's children. We really mean it when we say "No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here." You will be greeted and appreciated for the story of life which you bring to our community of faith. Together, sharing and affirming all of our journeys we live the authentic Christian community as we encourage, support, develop and empower each other for our shared ministry.
We support Marriage Equality across all 50 states. We celebrate that persons can now be judged on the strength of their character and not on their love life, that children can be raised in loving households knowing that both parents have full legal rights on behalf of their children and their spouses.