Small Groups

Study Groups

Small groups are a time of study and prayer. We have a number of times to fit your schedule. All meetings occur at the church.

Meeting times:
9:30AM Wednesday
6:00PM Thursday
Online available

Caregivers Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group offers caregivers ways in which to cope and care for their loved ones while also tak-ing care of their own needs in a non- judgmental environment. Whether you are caring for a member of your family, a neighbor, or a friend, you are encouraged to attend. (You do not need to be a mem-ber of Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church.)

The Caregiver Support Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at Noon at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church. The dates may vary, so please call the church office to RSVP for the meeting at 815-838-0708. We provide a lite lunch


What is Altar Guild?  A ministry at Shepherd of the Hill that serves God in His house.  We are usually working behind the scenes.  The decorating and housekeeping of God’s house is a special service.  Not to mention we are the preparers and keepers of some of the coolest stuff we have in the Lutheran Church!

What do we do?  Once a month we take a turn preparing and cleaning up the communion and taking off the Altar flowers so that the donors may take them home.  We try to work in pairs and there is always someone else in church to lend a hand!

At our meetings we enjoy the fellowship of a cross generational group, which brings up some wonderful discussions during our Bible study.  We currently are using the ELCA publication Gather. 

We meet once a month in the Narthex of the church.  Our meetings are the second Tuesday of each month September through June at 6:30pm.  In December we meet at a local restaurant for dinner and then to a member’s home for dessert and fellowship.  In June we enjoy a pot luck picnic in the Narthex of the church.


Meets the second Tuesday of the month at 1:00 pm. at church. The focus of each meeting is bible study and fellowship.


Gathers at the church or homes on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. for bible or book study.


Offers an evening of bible study and fellowship for women. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. and rotates between members' homes. In addition, the group works on a variety of service projects throughout the year.​​​​​​​