Category: Volunteer

October 4, 2017

A group spent the day at Enfield Loaves & Fishes this past Monday as part of the ELCA Day of Service. 

Enfield Loaves and Fishes is a Local Area Soup Kitchen providing hospitality to all those in need by offering meals, aid, and companionship at no charge.

The goal was to beautify the yard by trimming & pruning bushes, cutting and edging the lawn, removing bittersweet from the fence and trees, and planting some flowers.

The regular Enfield Loaves & Fishes volunteers graciously provided lunch for the SHELC crew.


January 28, 2017

Furniture Movers were Busy at Work

The Property Committee would like to say thanks to the movers who helped move everything out of the office and conference room on Tuesday in preparation for the new carpet. The moving team showed up again on Wednesday to return everything to its place.








Meeting Room and Church Office with New Carpeting

Thanks goes to Joe and Susan Gest, Dennis and Barb Gruell, Jim Hoar, Roy Johnson, Bob King, and Barb Tschiegg. Thanks to EmmaLee Smith for doing all the coordination with Action Carpets. Great teamwork!


October 23, 2016 No comments exist

As part of Simsbury Celebrates, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church sponsors Mrs. Clausimsburycelebrates_mrmrsclauss’ Kitchen. When the local children visit Mrs. Claus, not only do they write down their prayer concerns, but they also decorate sugar cookies that they can take home and eat. Mrs. Claus can’t do all this baking by herself, so she’s looking for some elves to help. Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen needs 75 dozen unadorned sugar cookies! Please wrap cookies, identify the quantity, and place them in the church freezer.

Visit Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen

Simsbury Celebrates is a town wide event which takes place along Simsbury’s picturesque main strip, Hopmeadow Street. Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen will be located in Palmer Hall at the First Church of Christ (lower level.) The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 26 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) beginning at 4:00 p.m. and lasting until 6:30 p.m.  This year will be the 15 year anniversary of this event. Don’t miss it!

September 11, 2016 No comments exist

"Gods work. Our hands."

Saturday, October 1, 2016 and October 15, 2016

Friday & Saturday October  21 & 22, 2016

During the month of October, the Greater Hartford Conference of the New England Synod ELCA has various opportunities to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) - one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

Together we Go to Love and Serve where God leads Us

A Mosaic locations in West Hartford is in need of some fresh paint and some yard work. Mosaic's mission is "Embracing God's call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life."mosaic-logo The project will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016  from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Sign-up for the day or choose the morning or afternoon.

On October 21 & 22, Thrivent Financial of South Windsor is sponsoring two Habitat for Humanities "Brush of Kindness" projects. Selected residences in Bloomfield will receive an outdoor facelift including yard work and small repairs or paint jobs.habitat-for-humanity

Duration for each day may vary depending on the tasks. Work will start at 9:30 am and go into the early afternoon. Sign-up for one day or be a real
hero and sign-up for both days! Lunched will be provided. For more information, contact Susan at

macc-charities"Mobilizing our community to break cycles of poverty."
Sign-up from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to help in the soup kitchen or work in the thrift shop sorting clothing and assisting customers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both venues are located at 466 Main Street in Manchester.


The CLCC Farmstead Village is an innovative response to the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.

creative-living-community-of-ctHelp is needed to organize the greenhouse for winter (cleaning & painting), to winterize the outside (place snow stakes & fill-in holes), and to build a new compost station.

The Tolland County Agricultural Center is located at 24 Hyde Ave, Vernon, CT.

Volunteer on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A great opportunity for high school students!

Sign-up on (You do not have to create an account.)