Community Connections

For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve...

Mark 10:45

At Shepherd of the Hill, we have always believed that you, "Don't just GO to church . . . you BE the church."
We are very active with organizations in our community, some of which can be found below.
Please discover more about them and how you can serve (or be served) by clicking the "Learn More" buttons.

Puyallup Food Bank

The Puyallup Food Bank provides nutritious food to people in need with compassion, respect and grace. No one in need is turned away. As one of the county’s oldest food bank organizations, the Puyallup Food Bank has been helping our neighbors in need since 1972.
Shepherd of the Hill collects food weekly at our building, and then brings it to the Food Bank.

Hagar's Community Church

Hagar's Community Church is a congregation within the Presbytery of Olympia on the inside of the Washington Correction Center for Women in Purdy.
Their goal is to create fellowship and understanding among all who are part of their worshiping community. To cultivate trust and understanding in the midst of an environment where that is not often found.
Covid-19 has affected our current participation, but we engage through cards of support and financial assistance. When allowed back in person, we will continue our monthly worship with them.

Nativity House

Nativity House is the largest, most comprehensive facility in Pierce County serving low-income and homeless adult men and women. Our goal is to provide for the basic needs of adult individuals experiencing homelessness, and offer concrete pathways to permanent housing and self-sufficiency.
Our congregation makes and serves lunch on the third Sunday of every month, and has been doing so for decades.

St. Francis House

St. Francis House is a center of compassionate presence and service that offers hope and eases the hardships of those in need in East Pierce County. Since 1974, St. Francis House has been serving the needs of our community, all free of charge!
We exist to improve the lives of those in need. We do this by offering the following services and programs:
  • Clothing Bank
  • Evening Meal Program
  • Emergency Food Pantry
  • Emergency Assistance/ Homelessness Prevention Program
  • ESL Program
  • Back-to-School Program
  • Christmas Program

New Hope Resource Center

New Hope Resource Center in downtown Puyallup is a welcoming place for homeless adults, where all guests are treated with respect, and are connected with resources to help them out of homelessness.
Due to Covid-19, hours of service may be affected.
At Shepherd of the Hill, we assist with making lunches and financially supporting this ministry.

Camp Sound View

Camp Sound View, on the Key Peninsula, is owned and operated by the Presbytery of Olympia.
They offer summer camping opportunities, outdoor environmental education, retreats, as well as year-round family camping. 

World Vision

World Vision is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.
We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:
  • Transformational development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children.
  • Emergency relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster.
  • Promotion of justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work.
  • Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation.
  • Public awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, involvement, and prayer.
  • Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel. 

Helping Hand House

Helping Hand House provides emergency shelter and housing solutions to families in our community, ending their crisis of homelessness. We provide urgent relief with trust, dignity, respect and compassion while we help them secure their new home – helping moms, dads, and kids rekindle their hope for a better future.

Hunt Elementary School

Shepherd of the Hill partnered with Hunt Elementary School in the Puyallup School District in 2020. We support them by encouraging their teachers, providing school supplies, and helping with programs at the holidays for their students in need.

Mother Earth Farm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food pantries and meal sites. Food from the farm is typically available to our neighbors in need within 24-hours of harvest.

NW Furniture Bank

NW Furniture Bank helps restore hope, dignity and stability in our community by recycling donated furniture to people in need. Willing furniture store partners and local donations provide a steady source of furniture which would otherwise end up in the dump or sold at a loss. We serve victims of domestic abuse, people suffering loss from fire and natural disasters, foster children and especially families coming from transitional housing who are trying to rebuild their lives.