Our Christmas Pageant for children and youth, ages 3 through 18, will be held at Gloria Dei on December 18, during our 9:30 a.m. worship service.  If you want your child to participate, please contact Vicki O’Neill at

 Hanging of the Greens--This event is a time for the Gloria Dei congregation to decorate for the Advent and Christmas seasons.  Dinner will be served on Friday, December 2, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with decorating and caroling to follow. During this event, there will be activities for children. If you have any questions, please call the church office.

Christmas Caroling will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 18.  Carolers will travel by Gloria Dei bus.  All are welcome to join in the singing.  Following caroling, we will come back to the church to enjoy some more fellowship over a spaghetti lunchPlease RSVP to the Church Office, 757-851-2838 or email or so we can plan on enough food.

Laughter Yoga is happening monthly at Gloria Dei!  We will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 11, 2022, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Gloria Dei is currently looking to hire a new Minister of Music - see details here!

Join us for worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  All services are offered in person in the Nave and virtually via either LiveStream (Facebook Live) or a Zoom link through our Church Facebook page.

Cross and Crown is a wonderful ministry enabling youth to participate and serve in worship, and there are always opportunities available. Please contact the church office if you would like to serve.

The coffee bar is now open before and after services and is in need of coffee creators! Please contact the church office if you would like to serve

Lay Assistants, Readers, Ushers, Greeters, and Altar Guild are all in need of extra help.  Please contact the church office if you would like to serve!





Children's Bible Study

K-4th Grade, Growing with Jesus, 5:45 p.m.

Jr. & Sr. High Youth Christian Education

5th & 6th Grade Bible Study, 6:55 p.m.
7th & 8th Grade Confirmation, 6:55 p.m.
Grades 9-12 Sr. High Discipleship Group, 6:55 p.m.

Adult Class




Daybreakers Bible Study meets in person and on Zoom
8:30 a.m. - 2nd & 4th Mondays

Fellowship Bible Study meets in person and on Zoom
10:00 a.m. - Every Tuesday


Gloria Dei Offers Ministries for Children and Adults of All Ages! We hold a variety of service and learning activities at Gloria Dei or in the community throughout the week. Find schedules and details across the website and through the links below.

Family & Youth | Adults



Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is a people, not a place. Our goal is to be Gloria Dei not only to the Fox Hill community, but to also be Gloria Dei at the park, beach, grocery store, school, work, and beyond. Maybe you have experienced Gloria Dei in one of these settings and are wondering how you can become involved.

First, begin with prayer. Pray that the Holy Spirit would help discern which faith community is best for you and, if applicable, your family. Second, check out our calendar of events, and if something catches your eye that you might like, then try it. Third, join us for worship.

The folks of Gloria Dei are full of love, the love of Christ; and they would love nothing more than to share that love and their experience of Jesus with you. Blessings as you search for a faith community that you can be part of and support. Jesus deserves our worship and our praise. Peace be the journey.


Lutherans are the oldest protestant denomination of Christianity.  At the very core of our beliefs is that Jesus the Christ is Lord; we believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; and we believe that salvation belongs to our God, is a gift from God, and there is not anything that we can do to earn it.

At the heart of the Gospel is God’s love for us and for all of God’s creation.  There is not anything you can do to make God love you less or more than what God already loves you.  Lutherans focus on grace.  There are no fire and brimstone messages here.  We preach a message that balances the law and the gospel...


Our Acclaimed On-Campus Christian Private School for Students Ages Two Years Through the Eighth Grade

For over 45 years Gloria Dei Lutheran School has taught children in a safe and nurturing environment where they are encouraged emotionally, socially,  academically, physically and spiritually to be the best they can be

Now Hiring for the following positions: Director of Buildings and Grounds, Steward of Buildings and Grounds, and Substitute Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year