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About Our Program
The mission of the youth program at Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church is to build life-long disciples of Jesus Christ while creating a loving and safe environment where kids can be themselves.
The youth group is an active group of youth in grades 6 through 12. We are involved in volunteering with VBS and assisting in nursery and Sunday School, yearly mission trips, junior high and senior high camps, summer fun gatherings, youth worship, fundraising, as well as the regular weekly worship gatherings and youth activities.
Richard Annett is our Youth Ministry Coordinator. He is currently going to Fuller Seminary where he is in the process of earning his Master of Divinity. For the past two summers, he has attended Lazy W Ranch as a Senior High camp leader. His greatest experience with youth is the moment they realize that Jesus is here among us, watching over us, protecting us, and guiding us in our lives. Richard prays that the Youth Group at Rancho Santa Margarita will continue to be a place where students can come and experience the love of God.
Sunday Evening Youth Group runs from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We begin with dinner then move into some games, followed by a time of biblical-based teaching and finally, small group discussions.
Youth Sunday School meets every week, during the 9:30 a.m. worship hour. Youth at 11 a.m. are invited to remain in worship.
- Worship 9:30 AM: Relaxed Traditional – Traditional and new hymns with our Chancel Choir.
- Worship 11 AM: Contemporary / Modern Worship – Band, Candles, Families.
- Sunday school for children at each hour. Loving nursery care, too.
- Address: We are located at 30605 Avenida de Las Flores, Rancho Santa Margarita.
This Week at RSM Campus
On Sunday we continue our series on "Making All Things New." Last week we talked about the "What" of the Gospel - the very nature of the Gospel and how God wants to transform the world through it. This week we are going to talk about the "Who" of the Gospel. We are continuing to move through Colossians and as it progresses Paul begins to pray for the people of Colasse and does so because he knows that they will need great trust and knowledge of Who the gospel is about, and Who will cause life transformation. So this week we will gather together to talk about Who Jesus is when it comes to transformation newness. What we discover is that Jesus makes things new everyday if we simply allow those tiny transformations to lead to big ones..... See you Sunday as we talk about the image of the invisible!
Church Wide News & Events
Pastor Craig’s Final Sunday at Shepherd of the Hills: Pastor Craig will celebrate his final Sunday at Shepherd of the Hills on June 16th. There will be one worship service at each campus that morning. • Rancho Santa Margarita Campus – 9:00 a.m. Worship, Pastor Craig Preaching • Mission Viejo Campus – 10:30 a.m. Worship, Pastor Craig Preaching Following worship at the Mission Viejo Campus, there will be a celebration luncheon of Mexican street tacos! After lunch, a gathering will be held in the sanctuary at Mission Viejo.
- Pastoral News: The Rev. Karl Stuckenberg to Be Appointed as the New Lead Pastor at Shepherd of the Hills...
- 'Celebrate Recovery': Launched April 10th at 6:30 pm at the MV Campus (part of "Connect"). The weekly gathering will serve as a support group for dealing with hurts, habits and hang-ups, providing a place to share, fellowship, and embark on a path to healing.
- 'Connect' Gatherings: Wednesdays from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Mission Viejo Campus
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