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.
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
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.
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Resolved to Love...
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One Service Every Sunday
Starts at 9:30 am and ends at 10:45 am
30111 Niguel Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Spanish Speaking Service
Starts at 11:00 am
30111 Niguel Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
We are in the process of splitting our website into two parts - one is for basic church information to keep everyone informed about activities, events and internal church news. The other will be a blog designed as a place to hold conversations about issues, things of concern, etc. I will be moving our existing blog, the Virtual Hall of Fame, the Bookshelf and the Social Justice pages to the new blog. We are doing this in order to use a more robust blogging software that will be more interactive and intuitive. You can access it by going to www.sothtalks.org. If you have any questions, contact Nikki Rinderer at email@example.com. Note that we are looking for contributions to the blog and hope you will all help to make it an active, interesting, and participative site.
Please e-mail all your suggestions and blog posts to
Nikki Rinderer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thanks!
“Even as a tree has a single trunk, but many branches and leaves, there is one religion but any number of faiths.” - Mahatma Gandhi
"A New Approach To Living With Memory Loss"
We are a one of a kind program in Orange County, designed specifically for people dealing with early memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or other dementia related illnesses.
Friendship Club is a unique program for active people that incorporates exercise, brain games, music, art, tai chi, yoga, and fresh healthy food prepared on site.
The program meets at Temple Beth El in Aliso Viejo from 9:00am - 3:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
For more information, see our Friendship Club Adult Day Care site, or contact Pam Jacobs at: email@example.com or at 949-272-0601
The Friendship club is a partnership between Shepherd of the Hills Church, Temple Beth El South Orange County and the Orange County Islamic Foundation of Mission Viejo.
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 Ramadan dinner. Please go to "What We Do" for more information.
Book Club - November 2, 2014, 6:30 at Mary Raybourn's home
Movie Night - TBD
November Potluck - TBD - See Calendar for more information.
October 26 Service:
Check out our new "Bookshelf." New books are being added all the time.
Schedule for Recovery Meetings - see Recovery Ministries under "What We Do" tab
We are very informal at SOTH - you can wear whatever you like as long as you wear something :-). We do pass out bulletins with an order of service, but we're not very liturgically oriented. We do Bible readings from the translation called "The Message", have a time of prayers (called Healing Moments) followed by a sung version of The Lord's Prayer, and weekly communion open to everyone. However, I think you will find these are not done in a traditional manner. There are many types of music used in our service, and many forms of expression used in addition to our pastor's messages, including videos, audio recordings, special music, etc. We are a small but lively congregation, and the services tend to be fun, participative and lively. We sometimes say anything can happen - but one thing you can be sure of is that you will be welcomed! Give us a try - we think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Looking for a place of service? Check out our volunteer opportunities page by clicking here or using the pull-down menu under the What We Do tab.
Want to keep up on Social Justice issues? Check out our SOTH Blog (www.sothtalks.org). If you have something you want to feature on this page, e-mail Nikki Rinderer (firstname.lastname@example.org).