LANDSCAPE AND VIEW
The Hill is immediately identifiable by its beautiful, well-loved grounds. Looking northwest from its crest, the Austin skyline impressively stretches, as, a little to the left, the Westlake hills roll into the distance. Launched in 2016, our second campus realizes Good Shepherd’s commitment to serve and connect with new neighbors. The Hill nurtures community throughout the week with events designed to build meaningful connection among people. On any given Sunday at the Woodland Campus, one will find a more intimate congregation, strengthened by its cross-town history, and, yet, open with the creative energy of a new adventure.
CHURCH BUILDING AND FELLOWSHIP HALL
At the peak of the hill sits the Church Building and Fellowship Hall. Once home to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the duel-purpose space was designed for a congregation long before The Hill renovated for its specific needs. Inside the sanctuary, a quiet prayer grotto houses the original church bell.
Once home to City School, and later the interim campus for Good Shepherd Episcopal School, the Woodland Campus boasts three classrooms housed in the cottages. Pathways connect the buildings, and the Opportunity Gardens and playground provide a portion of the perimeter. The area invites children to explore and learn in a safe but open environment.
Along the side of The Hill, the Opportunity Gardens sit between two playgrounds. Built in the summer of 2014, this beautiful space was used as an educational resource for the students of Good Shepherd Episcopal School during their 2014 – 2015 school year, which was spent on the Woodland campus. The children went to Garden Class bi-monthly and planted, maintained, and harvested vegetables and herbs.
In the absence of a school, the garden is maintained by dedicated volunteers, and the vegetables grown there are shared during a seasonal Sunday brunch.
The Opportunity Gardens allow The Hill to put down roots, both physically and figuratively, in the neighborhood. They are an opportunity for community engagement centered around creating abundance and increasing well-being.
In April of 2016, The Hill opened its doors for Sunday worship. Based in the Episcopal tradition, The Hill celebrates a liturgical service with a relaxed and inviting aesthetic. Acoustic music and a casual atmosphere welcome visitors at all phases in their spiritual journey.
WOODLAND-CAMPUS WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday, 11:00a | Holy Communion in the Church Building