Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church
13658 W Meeker Blvd.        
Sun City West, AZ 85375-3730
Office: 623-584-2280
Worship Services
Sundays at 10:00 A.M. 
Connections Sunday School
Sundays at 8:45 A.M.
Fellowship Hall

Saturday Worship

Saturday worship will resume Saturday, September 2 at 4:00 PM

       Our Sunday services are live streamed and recorded! 


   Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month.

On remaining Sundays, we will offer communion immediately after the
10 AM service for anyone wishing weekly communion. 
Pastor-On-Call for Emergencies: 623-584-7642
Prayer Requests: 623-584-2922
Partners in Prayer:
 FRIDAYS: 8:30 A.M. — Noon
CHURCH OFFICE: 623-584-2280

If you need pastoral assistance for emergencies, please call

the Pastor-On-Call at 623-584-7642.
Office and Campus will be CLOSED in observance of 
LABOR DAY, Monday, September 4, 2023






Join us at 4:00 PM beginning

Saturday, September 2



Starting Sunday, November 5

8:30 AM Informal Praise Service

Fellowship Hall

10:00 AM Spirited Traditional


A New Option for Online Worship:

Live Stream our Service

If you are unable to join us for in-person for worship, the 10:00 AM Sunday service will be available for view by live-stream each week.

                                      To join, click on the picture below after 9:45 A.M                   

Are you on our Constant Contact list?
  • Those who are subscribed to our Constant Contact list will receive an email on Sunday mornings as a reminder to join us. It will also include a registration link
  • After you register you will be directed to the live stream.
After an edited copy of the service has been uploaded, this link will be discontinued. The new video will be available below or on the Worship page.

10:00 a.m.



Our church is restarting the making and distributing of prayer shawls and knee or body robes. This project was “put on hold” during the start of the pandemic.


To get the project going, the church does have a small amount of yarn, patterns and lots of knitting needles in various sizes that can be used. Also, if you have yarn that you would like to contribute to the project, look for a box by the office, labeled “Yarn.”


If you are interested in being part of this group of knitters and crocheters, please call Gail K. and leave a message at 623-584-2280.



Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church has been selected three years in a row for the Best of Sun City West Awards for Places of Worship and now qualifies for the 2023 Sun City West Business Hall of Fame.  

For details and more information please view our website:
2023 Best of Sun City West Awards – Places of Worship




It is mid-summer in Arizona and everything is HOT! Even the Rummage Sale donations!  We have been collecting lots of great stuff and furniture for the Rummage Sale in November. The container with the furniture is almost full   and we will need to find some more storage.

Those of you who have been around here for a few years know what an undertaking the Rummage Sale is for our church. It is a big deal, and it takes lots of helpers to make it happen.    I was gratified and thankful for the folks who stepped up last year to help with the sale.  I felt   like it ran itself like a well-oiled machine as far as everything getting done on time. BUT, as we are all aware of here at SHUMC, our congregation is aging.  Some of the folks who have volunteered for years are not able to fully participate or not able to participate at all.  We need some more folks who can step up and help us out.  Areas of need include:


Section coordinators to take a section such as office supplies or craft supplies and find

helpers who can display the items for the sale and price them. This sorting and displaying

happens the week before the sale.

Unpackers to help take stuff out of boxes and display it for the sale.  This happens the

week before the sale.

Unloaders to help take stuff off the truck and get it to the section in Fellowship Hall or 

the Narthex to be unpacked and displayed.  This will happen on November 3, 4 and 5.

Pricers who can help put prices on the merchandise.  Each section will have a suggested

price list, so guessing will be limited.  There is SO MUCH STUFF that it takes a lot of time

AND each item that is purchased needs to have a price, so the cashiers don’t have to

guess at a price. This happens up until the sale starts on November 9.

Cashiers who can take 3-hour shifts totaling up purchases and accepting money during

the sale.

Baggers who can take 3-hour shifts packing up purchases during the sale.

Lifting Help before and during the sale to help get stuff where it needs to go beforehand

and helping to get stuff into cars after it is purchased.

Breakfast and Lunch providers who can sign up to bring breakfast or lunch for those

who are preparing for and working the sale.  These are long days and it is really nice to

be able to offer our workers a rest with yummy food.

Helpers in Fellowship Hall, the Narthex and outside during the sale to answer questions

or provide whatever help is needed.

Sorters and Packers after the sale to deal with the unsold merchandise.  Each year the

church boxes up leftovers that can be used by folks at the Justa Center or UMOM. 

These articles include clothing, housewares and some furniture.  Arrangements are made

for these boxes to be delivered or picked up by the centers.  The remaining unsold items

are boxed up and donated to Valley View Thrift Store. 

Please be thinking and seriously considering areas where you can help us.  We will have sign-up sheets as the time comes closer.  You can volunteer as you are comfortable, for one or two hours.  If you have difficultly standing, we’ll find a seated position for you.  This sale belongs to all of us.

Thanks for all the great work you have done to get us this far!  If you have questions or concerns about the Rummage Sale, please contact me at
Julie Killebew


We are getting ready for another big sale! Please bring your gently used or new items and place them in the open container between 8 AM and 1 PM on the following dates:
Call me. Kathy C. is scheduling furniture pick-ups. 
Our next donation days will be
August 21, 22, and 23,
  Early Morning
August 24 at 6:30 AM.


We need large moving boxes!


Our sale will be held Thursday, November 9 through Saturday, November 11, 2023. Thank you!





Food banks are way down.  But hunger is up!  Can you help?  The Missions Team is extending food bank collections to be continuous during the summer.  Next time you shop, please grab a few extra items that can be donated to our local food banks.  Donations can be brought to the church during office hours and placed in the hall between the Library and Choir Room.  Or feel free to donate by phone or online, 

           Call (602) 242-FOOD


Your donation is 100% deductible and may


Volunteers are needed to help at St. Mary’s Food Bank, located at 13050 W. Elm St., Surprise. 

We meet on the third Thursday of each month from 10 AM to Noon. The task is to sort food that has been donated. No heavy lifting is required. If interested, please contact Becky F. at