What's Happening
September 22, 2018



Service Time This Sunday

8:30 am  Adult Education
9:30 am Worship Service

Where God's Love is Felt and Shared
INTERCESSORY PRAYER GROUP
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm
Sanctuary
 Pray for our church, specific people's needs, the Fountain Hills community, our country and world.
PRAYER CARDS are available in the pew backs. You may place your prayer requests in the prayer boxes located on the Usher's table, in the Narthex, and outside in the prayer box on the circle drive.
ADULT EDUCATION
Sundays, 8:30 am
Fellowship Hall
FINISH THE COURSE - KEEP THE FAITH
A five-week study on the missionary journeys of the apostle Paul led by Pastor Dennis D. Nelson.
 
The apostle Paul is an incredible example for us of someone whose life was dramatically changed through an encounter with the risen Lord Jesus. Coming to faith in Christ, he was determined to overcome all barriers - including geography, ethnic and cultural differences, and hostile responses - to share the Gospel of Jesus. Paul wrote in his letters, "My God will supply all your needs," "Give thanks in all circumstances," and "I have learned in whatever state I am to be content." What he wrote has great credibility because that is the way he lived his life.
 
During this five-week study Pastor Nelson will show how what Paul experienced in his life has great application and significance for our lives. His teachings will be illustrated by pictures from the pilgrimage he went on in October 2016 to Turkey and Greece to follow in the footsteps of Paul. 
RECYCLING
Bring your newspaper, cardboard, and soft cover books for recycling. Tell your family and friends. The bins are located in the lower parking area off of Fountain Hills Blvd.
WinGS
WOMEN IN GOD'S SERVICE
2nd Tuesday of each month
10:00 am, Education Building, Rm 5
The group is working to actively serve others. They are collecting small toys, personal notes/prayers, pictures, and $9.00 for shipping for Operation Christmas Child. Donations can be place in the green bin the church Narthex. Money may be placed in the box on the table.   

WinGS is holds their monthly planning meeting at 10:00 am on the second Tuesday of the month in the Education Building, Rooms 5 & 6. All women are welcome. For more information contact Donna Hawkinson or Judy Konop.  
FAITH SINGERS
Wednesdays, Beginning October 10, 7:00 pm
Sanctuary

Faith Singers   is looking for new members! We will begin rehearsing on Wednesday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. That evening, we will meet at 6:30 for some fellowship in the parlor before we begin singing. If you are interested in joining us, please see Deanna or any Faith Singer for more information. All Are Welcome! 

Christmas Cantata!!   We have a new Christmas cantata this year. We will present it on Sunday, December 9, at the 10:30 service. We will begin learning this at our first Faith Singer rehearsal on October 10. If you would like to join us for the cantata, please see Deanna for more information

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, 7:30 am
Fellowship Hall
Join us each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall at 7:30 am, as we study the scripture for the coming Sunday. Questions, please contact Roger Miller. Bring a friend!
FALL BREAK ADVENTURES
October 8-12
8:00-4:00 Monday-Thursday
8:00-3:00 Friday
Mark your calendar for Fall Break. This year the kids will be learning about Moses and the 10 Commandments. Of course, they will have free time with many activities, as well as an optional art component and chime choir during the week. Invite your friends! Click on the link below to register.

PAZ DE CRISTO
2nd Tuesday of each month
Waterbottles
We are in need of water to distribute through Paz de Cristo. Please drop your cases of water in the Narthex or the church office.  Please DO NOT leave your water outside the church in the hot weather.
DAILY DEVOTIONS
Via Email
" Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path ." Psalm 119:105
Each morning you will receive an email which includes an opening prayer, daily Bible reading, closing prayer and digging deeper section, all accompanied by beautiful pictures and artwork what tie the reading together in a very meaningful way. If you or someone you know would like to receive the daily devotions, please email julia@sothaz.com or call the church office.
SR. HIGH YOUTH
Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
Youth Room beginning Sept. 25
Our program for youth grades 9th through 12th begins again on Tuesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm. Join us for music, games, Bible study with dinner. No charge for this event. Help plan our upcoming outings and winter ski trip.
CHIME CHOIR COMING SOON
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:00 pm
September 26, Sanctuary
We are pleased to be starting a hand chime choir for all children/ students on Wednesday afternoons beginning September 26 at 4:30 pm as part of our WOW program. Music is an activity that uses both sides of the brain, and a chime choir requires several individuals to work together to play one instrument. A chime choir is fun and team building. The choir will be led by Susan George. If your child can count to eight and wants to be part of this fun team, they are welcome to join us. Questions, email Julia@sothaz.com
NEWSLETTER
The Spirit Newsletter is out in the Narthex this Sunday and can be accessed on line by clicking on the link below. If you would like to be added to receive a physical copy, please email Julia@sothaz.com

FOOD DRIVE
EXTENDED HANDS FOOD BANK
Extended Hands Food Bank in Fountain Hills supports over 1,000 men, women and children in our town. They are in need of items such as soups, peanut butter, jelly, vegetables, spaghetti, tuna, main dish meals, etc. We need your help...please bring your items on Sunday to the Narthex or during the week to the church office. 
WOW IS BACK!
Wednesdays, September 12 Fellowship Hall
WOW
Our Word on Wednesday program for children ages 3 years through 8th grade is back! The kids have an awesome time singing songs, eating dinner together, learning Bible stories, creating crafts, and just plain having fun. So kids, grab your friends and come have fun experiencing God's love through friendships. There is no cost for this program. 
THE DANIEL PLAN
Thursday, October 4
6:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
Shepherd of the Hills will kick off The Daniel Plan on Thursdays beginning October 4, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. You are invited to take part in this six-session video-based, small group study from Pastor Rick Warren, (Author of Purpose Driven Life ), Dr. Daniel Amen, and Dr. Mark Hyman. This is not a diet, but a life-style change that centers on five essentials that will launch your journey to health: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. The Daniel Plan works on the simple reason: God designed your body to be healthy and he provided everything you need to thrive and live an abundant life. The class materials are $25.00 and scholarships are available. Please contact julia@sothaz.com or call the office at 480-837-9532 for more information. 
BLAST!
Saturday, November 20
9:00 am - 12:00
Ed. Building, Rm 5
For Youth Ages 12 and older. The BLAST program is exciting and interactive, providing extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. The class is led by Nancy Spahr, Ed.D, MS, RN.

The BLAST program can prepare youth to interview for a babysitting job, select safe and suitable games and activities, prevent accidents, perform first aid, and begin babysitting safely and completely. To register or for more information email julia@sothaz.com .