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The roots of Shepherd of the Valley UMC go back to the 19th century, when there were Methodist churches in Hope Village and Phenix. After lengthy ministries as separate churches, the congregations merged and in 1970 built the current church facility.
The church grew rapidly after merger. The merging congregation of about 100 became 200 and then 300, and the late 70’s added a small addition of classroom space and a library. The church has continued to grow since then, with membership numbering
604 Seven Mile Road, Hope, RI 02831