Shepherd of the Hills 
United Methodist Church
13658 W Meeker Blvd.        
Sun City West, AZ 85375-3730
Office: 623-584-2280
Fax: 623-584-1868
Email: church@shepherdofthehills.org
Pastor-On-Call for Emergencies: 623-584-7642
Prayer Requests: 623-584-2922
Partners in Prayer: prayers@shepherdofthehills.org
Sermons By Phone: 1-623-223-9151


The church office will begin the summer schedule office hours the week of June 7. The office will be open to the public Monday through Thursday, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The church office will be closed to the public on Fridays during the summer months.
Registration is no longer required for worship. In compliance with new CDC guidelines from 5/13/21, indicating social distancing and masks are no longer required for persons who are fully vaccinated, we are not limiting attendance nor providing socially distanced seating.  Masks are optional. Please join us for the service of your choice.
Summer Worship Schedule


We are happy to announce that we will adopt our “normal” summer schedule starting the weekend of June 5 and 6:

       Saturdays     4:00 PM Sweet Hour of Prayer – Chapel (With our beloved hymn sing)

       Sundays        10:00 AM Spirited Traditional  – Sanctuary

       Sundays        11:00 AM Coffee Hour – Fellowship Hall



FOR FULLY VACCINATED PERSONS (two weeks after final vaccine).

No masking or distancing is required outdoors or indoors. Capacity worship and singing in indoor chorus are considered safe.


Continue masking, continue social distancing. Consider your safety in indoor groups and meetings (check the CDC chart posted on the doors of our meeting spaces).

Pastor Alma!

The Staff Parish Relations Committee is happy to announce that our two full-time clergy, Pastor Deborah and Pastor Alma, have been re-appointed by Bishop Bob Hoshibata to serve at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church for another year. 


Our part-time Minister of Care, Stephanie Soon, has also been re-appointed to serve at SHUMC and has been received as a full member of the Desert Southwest Annual Conference. We look forward to all God has for us to do and be together in another year of ministry.

 First Look



Never Had a Campus Tour?

Join us for First Look

Sunday June 20

 11:15 a.m.

in the Fellowship Hall

Pastor Deborah and our Lay leader, Carolyn Hicklin, will greet you, lead you into all the secret nooks and crannies of our beautiful campus, and answer any questions you might have. See you there!


A New Option for Online Worship:

Live Stream our Service

If you are unable to join us for in-person for worship, the 9:00 AM Sunday service will be livestreamed each week. We start with Bill’s gathering music at 8:45 AM and move into the service at 9:00 AM (this will shift to 10:00 AM for most of the summer).

To join: Click on the picture below sometime after 8:45 AM (and before the service ends).                   

We will send out an email to all persons subscribed to our Constant Contact list on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM as a reminder. It will also include a registration link (which will take you TO the livestream after you register) and a direct link to the livestream.

Let us know how your experience is with this. This is a new technology for us and we are still perfecting our technology. 




We present to you the gorgeous cross and butterfly art pieces created at the May 2021 Mending Hearts, Healing Spirit, Finding Hope event. The pieces represent the brokenness of the past year being put back together in these pieces. A reality of the healing process and the hope we find when committed to each other’s transformation in community.

Many thanks to ALL who made it possible for us to design, create and display these two tangible images of a hopeful vision of healing and hope. They will be displayed in their current location (south entrance of our campus) for a few months.

We hope you and our community enjoys them.
Join us for online worship by clicking on the video below
OR go through our gallery of
past services and midweek devotionals on the Worship Tab.
The latest sermon is also available by phone.
Simply call 1-623-223-9151.
Also below is our latest Midweek Devotional.
Office staff are available through email or by phone during
normal business hours.
For the last year, as we have been unable to worship together in the sanctuary, we have pre-recorded the service so it could be released to the whole church by 3:30 PM Saturday afternoons.
Now that we are back in the sanctuary together, we will record the live service on Sundays instead. That means it will not be available to you quite as early. We expect to be able to send it out no later than Monday at noon. If we are able, we will get it out earlier. By that time, it will also be on the website and posted to our Facebook account and Facebook page.
Eventually, we hope to move to live streaming the service on Sundays at 9:00 AM. At that point, the recording will become available shortly after 10:00 AM Sunday morning for those who missed the live stream.
Thank you for your patience as we move through a season of transitions. Each Sunday is one of a kind and we are figuring it out as we go.


Midweek Devotional

Worship Video

If you worshiped with us take a moment to let us know. Click here to fill out our online attendance card.
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