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​Outreach & Fellowship



Members of the congregation enjoy one another’s company in small groups, larger parish gathering and through informal get-togethers. As companions in Christ, the members share the joys and challenges of life together and pray for one another. A variety of small groups focus on fellowship for youth, women and men.



The Lutheran Youth is a group for middle and high school students in grades 6 through 12. The group’s activities include Bible Studies, movie nights, progressive dinners, not to mention service projects and gatherings with local and international youth.



Women of the ELCA

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) at Shepherd of the Hills is a women’s organization focused on Bible study and stewardship. All women in the congregation are members.

Two circle groups meet monthly (typically on the 2nd Monday and 2nd Tuesday of the month) for Bible study using the book Gather and to work on various service projects. The ladies enjoy quilting blankets and assembling health kits, school kits, and layettes for Lutheran World Relief (LWR). They also assemble care packages for college students and military personnel from the congregation, sponsor a Compassion Child, and support other social ministries throughout the year.

Officer elections are held each year to choose new leaders.

A popular fellowship opportunity is the Secret Prayer Sister. Every Valentine’s Day, the WELCA officers serve a brunch, conduct a Bible study, and then hold a secret drawing to match each participant with a prayer partner. Participants prayer for this special person throughout the year and often leave special cards or gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Prayer sisters are revealed at the Valentine’s Day brunch the next year.

This group is a member of a network, Women of the ELCA, comprising nearly 500,000 women across the ELCA.



Lutheran Men in Mission

The Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) is an organization of men who are dedicated to serving the congregation and the community. They meet on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month for Bible study.

This group is one part of the Men’s Ministries of the ELCA.