MISSIONS
Celebrating “A New Season”
 
 
 
Please donate “New” Socks, Underwear,
Adult Baby Diapers
   
Toss them in our laundry baskets!
Missions Team
For More Details: www.shepherdofthehills.org or
call 623-584-2280
 
                 Join us for a week-long celebration of “A NEW SEASON”
 
                                       October 31 – November 6
 
   
   
                                           LOVE TO KNIT OR CROCHET?
 

 

Now that we are able to visit people in the hospital and care homes, we are starting up our prayer shawl ministry again. We can use prayer shawls and lap covers. 

You can call 623-584-2280 (church office) & leave a message for Prayer Shawl Ministry if you have questions. Instructions for the knitting of the shawls and the lap coverings will be provided, if needed. Note: Lap coverings need to be big enough to cover the lap going down just over the knee. We have a variety of yarn that has been donated if you would like to use it.
 
Thank you for being a part of this ministry. 
 
   
   

Sandwich Making for Justa Center

 

The sandwich crew is in need of big jars of creamy peanut butter. Walmart sells 4 lb. jars of peanut butter that are the most economical and easiest to work with. As for jelly, they prefer grape jelly, but we will take and use any flavor of jelly/jam. The squeezable containers are not worth the trouble. We are well stocked on baggies and gloves. Please bring your donations to the church office or leave them on the counter in the kitchen.

Please call the church office at 623-584-2280 and leave a message for Mary G. to sign up to help make sandwiches or if you have any questions. Everyone must wear a mask and we will social distance. 

Special thanks to Ken P., who is our Justa Center sandwich courier.

We continue to accept donations of peanut butter and jelly. Please bring them to the church.
 
 

 

Bibles Needed

UMOM Day Center need NEW BIBLES and GENTLY USED BIBLES.

UMOM have individuals and families requesting them. They pass out over 100 Bibles per month.

Bibles may be dropped off at the church office. Or you can make a MONETARY DONATION to purchase Bibles, please indicate on indicating on cash envelope or memo section of the check – UMOM Bibles.

Please help those who cannot afford a Bible to secure one. Thank you!

 

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Several members and friends of Shepherd of the Hills Church volunteer at St. Mary’s Food Bank on the third Thursday of each month.

The food bank is located at 13050

W. Elm Street, near the corner of Bell and Dysart roads, behind the DMV.

 

Donated food comes in bags and boxes and our task is to sort it into big bins in the warehouse. No heavy lifting is required, but some walking is involved. Up to 10 people can be in the sorting area. Everyone must wear a mask (bring your own or they will be provided) and remember to stay at least 6 feet of distance apart. Gloves will be provided. Wear a name tag and closed-toe shoes.
 
For more information contact Becky Fay through the church office 623-584-2280.
 
 
MISSIONS SANDWICH PROJECT
 
 
SHUMC Missions Sandwich Project has expanded its outreach. During the pandemic we have furnished sandwiches and lunch items to the JUSTA CENTER DAYCARE Program (Homeless Seniors). Hunger did not stop, it increased during COVID.
 
 
We have just expanded to making sandwiches for Dysart Community Center.
 
 
Volunteers make peanut butter & jelly sandwiches or ham/turkey with cheese sandwiches.
 
If you would like to help, donations of the following items are needed:
 
* Creamy Peanut Butter 
* Grape or Strawberry Jelly
* ZipLoc Sandwich Bags
* Paper Lunch Sacks
* Granola Bars
 
Monetary donations may be made to SHUMC Sandwich Project.
 
Volunteers to make sandwiches may call church office 623-584-2280 for more details.
 
Help us spread the love.
 
 
 
 
SHUMC FOOD BANK DONATIONS
 
West Valley Food Bank donations are down, temperature are still high, and Covid is still here, please donate. Hunger has no season
 
REMINDER: Please bring your donated food items Monday-Friday on the first week of the month. Place them in the bin outside of the church office. Your gifts are greatly appreciated and help so many people who are in need.
 
 
 
COUPS FOR TROOPS
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Coups for Troops is a government program set up to assist military families stationed overseas by providing them with manufacturers’ coupons that may be used in the base commissary or PI for up to 6 months from the coupon expiration date. For a number of years, the Visitor’ s Center in Sun City collected and mailed coupons to a base in Japan and another in Germany. Due to reorganization, the Visitor’s Center recently discontinued the program. The Shepherd of the Hills Mission Committee has assumed the responsibility of collecting and mailing the coupons 316580_183388051744843_103961606354155_387538_1163020512_n
as one of our outreach projects.

Manufacturers’ coupons (no store coupons or rebates) must be neatly clipped and deposited in the basket located in the Church office. (If you are unable to do the clipping but would like to donate your unused coupons, please place them in the basket and one of our coupon clippers will take over.)

Any questions, please call the church office (623) 584-2280 and leave a message for Mary Jane Banfield or Sand’ee Spears.

 
 
 
 
 CHANGING LIVES 
 

 

 
 
 

Communion Offerings – Nine months out of the year the gifts support the Special Days and Causes designated by our Annual Conference as special mission projects.

 Holiday Offerings – At Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, we receive a special offering which is sent directly to support mission ministries that bring healing and hope.

Monthly Food Collection – As we are fed on Communion weekends (first Saturday and Sunday of the month) with the bread and cup of Christ’s love, we seek to also feed others through the collection of non-perishable food items.  Drop boxes/wagons are located in the Chapel on Saturdays and Sanctuary on Sundays. Donations are given to Valley View Food Bank. valleyviewfoodbank.wordpress.com)  

Summer Collections – We want to be a blessing by collecting items for others, which includes the Conference Mission Project, UMOM Back to School Drive and Wesley Back to School Drive.  
 
Justa Center – A day resource center located in Phoenix which works with older homeless adults to obtain benefits and housing. (justacenter.org)
 
UMCOR –  We travel to Salt Lake City to work at the United Methodist Committee on Relief Depot (UMCOR).  We prepare supplies needed that allow the Church to respond to a disaster of any type anywhere in the world. (umcor.org)  
 
Imagine No Malaria – Every 60 seconds, malaria claims a life in Africa.  Imagine No Malaria is an effort of the people of The United Methodist Church to put our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria.  (imaginenomalaria.org/learn)  
 
UMOM (United Methodist Outreach Ministries) – Provides homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing and supportive services to assist them in reaching their greatest potential.  (umom.org)
 
Wesley Community & Health Center– A United Methodist related center located in Phoenix that provides health, educational and recreational services to individuals and families. (wesleycenterphx.org)
 
Habitat for Humanity – A Christian-based organization that builds, renovates and repairs simple, affordable homes in partnership with families in need in central Arizona. (habitat.org)  
 
Benevilla – Provides support for older adults, adults with intellectual disabilities, children and the families who care for them in the West Valley. (benevilla.org)  
 
Community Fund of Sun City West – Provides financial aid to Sun City West residents in temporary need of assistance. (communityfundsuncitywest.org)  
 
Salvation Army Crisis Intervention, West Valley – A consortium of agencies and churches that provide crisis intervention services.
 
Circle the City, Phoenix – Holistic, Compassionate Healthcare for the Homeless.