Who we are


We are church that is as open in their worship style as they are in the members of their congregation.  All are welcome and all of us add to the beautiful quilt that is Shepherd of the Hills Church. 

We are one of seven churches in the U.S. that have been formed as joint congregations of the United Church of Christ (UCC) and the Disciples of Christ (DOC) denominations.

We are small, but growing and we invite you to use the button below to find out more about us.          

what we do


We believe in living and loving with compassion - in giving outside of our church body as well as sharing and supporting one another.

We participate in many programs designed to help the communities both near and far to the best of our


Find out more about what we do to share and support people in need bothin and outside of the congregation

what we believe


We believe that our understanding, belief, and acceptance of God is a matter of our experience, individual interpretation and personal choice. We are willing to disagree with one another without giving up our love and compassion for each other.

We believe that being a Christian is defined by living according to Christian values, which, above all alse, teach love and respect and compassion for one another.

We believe that the Bible presents Christian history, myths, and poetry that help us to define Christian values.


Unique, Loving, OPen

Agreed to Differ... 

Resolved to Love...

United to Serve...

The Orange County Islamic Foundation invites the community leaders to hear our adult day program plans

On July 10, 2014, during the month of Ramadan, the Orange County Islamic Foundation in Mission Viejo invited our church, as well as our partners at Temple Beth El and members of the mosque for a lovely evening that included:

  • A program that included community leaders, clergy of the mosque, the temple, and our church as well as staff of the Adult-day Care center
  • A tour of the mosque and it's school
  • An invitation to observe prayers, along with helpful commentary and information from mosque members
  • An enormous and delightful Iftar feast to close out a wonderful evening

You can see some pictures from this event here.

   You're Invited!

  • We, the community of people that comprise Shepherd of the Hills Church, would like to invite you to come share with us.
  • Whether you're young or old, tall or short, thin or pleasingly plump, blond, brunette, or redheaded - or no hair at all - you're invited.
  • Whether you're blue, purple, green, black, brown, white, red, yellow, or orange you're invited.
  • Whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, transgendered or any combination of the previous, you're invited.
  • Whether you are conservative, liberal, progressive, traditional, Republican, Democrat, Green or Tea Party, you're invited.
  • Regardless of your religious affiliation or lack thereof, you're invited.
  • Regardless of your ethnic identity, your financial status or the level of your physical and mental capabilities, you are invited.
  • By now you probably get the picture. We are an open, affirming, inclusive and welcoming church, and we would love to have you with us!


Shepherd of the Hills

Every Sunday

9:30 am - 10:45 am

30111 Niguel Road

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Phone: 949-495-1310


Spanish Speaking Service

11:00 am

30111 Niguel Road

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Phone: 949-495-1310


The Adult Day Program (also called the Friendship Club) is a program that is sponsored jointly by Shepherd of the Hills Church, Temple Beth El, and the Orange County Islamic Foundation. It is designed to improve the lives and capabilities of people with early-stage memory loss, whether this take the form of dementia or Alzheimer's or some other form of memory loss.

The program meets at Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo on Mondays, Wednesday, and the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, see our Adult Day Care Page, or contact Pam Jacobs at:

pkjsoth@yahoo.com or at 949-433-7361

Shepherd of the Hills,

Laguna Niguel, CA

website update project

We're currently in the process of updating and improving our website. We welcome any input, feedback, suggestions, etc. Also, we're looking for pictures, event information, meeting information, items of interest, and blog postings. Yes, we have a blog! Follow the button to the blog and consider adding something to the discussion. The more the merrier!

Please e-mail all your suggestions and blog posts to

Nikki Rinderer (mjrinderer@gmail.com). Thanks!