United Methodist Women The United Methodist Women organization has deep roots and a powerful mission focus in The United Methodist Church. The organization has more than one million members worldwide. It is organized for the purpose of supporting mission projects locally and globally, providing Christian education for its members, and developing leadership skills for women. At Foothills, members of UMW meet in small groups called circles for fellowship and study, and as a larger group for monthly meetings and programs. There are two ways you can participate in United Methodist Women. One way is through the monthly Sarah/Ruth circle small group, that meets every first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. and the other is through our monthly UMW meetings and dinners, which are typically on the third Tuesday of the month. The purpose of UMW is to know God, develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to participate in local and global ministries of the church.
Foothills Folks The next free luncheon for the Folks will be March 8 at 11:45 am in the Youth Center.
Foothills Folks is a monthly social gathering where retirees and seniors (but all ages are welcome!) get acquainted with others who share common interests. Each month the folks enjoy a delicious lunch and an interesting program. Foothills Folks meets every month on the 2nd Wednesday at 11:45 am in the Youth Center. The cost is only $3 for a provided lunch and entertainment.
Come and enjoy this great fellowship atmosphere and share in a meal and discussion with friends. Please register here
Face to Face: Walk to Emmaus
An adaptation of The Walk to Emmaus, Face to Face is specifically crafted to meet the needs and life-stages of older adults. The program seeks to invite men and women, ages 60 and older, to experience Jesus through an eight session journey. The experience covers subjects such as discipleship, mission, grief, and end-of- life issues. The primary theme of the program is “Living in Grace.” The highly flexible schedule allows participants the freedom to engage in structured Bible study and prayer in a church setting or other community space.
Upcoming encounters are September 23, 24, 30 and October 1 from 9:00 - 3:30 each day. For an application, click here. For more information on the encounters and where they take place, read this article.
Breakfast With the Guys Join with other men of the church for a fellowship opportunity on Saturday mornings. Gather for breakfast at 7 AM in the Conference Room and be out for a great weekend by 8:30 AM. Coffee and pastry or other light breakfast items are available while members of the group participate in an informal discussion related to Biblical issues from a man’s point of view. The group is currently doing a discussion and look at the book of Acts. Contact Jay Haron for more information.
Women's Retreat The 2016 women's retreat with San Carlos UMC will take place from September 30 - October 2 at the Vina De Lestonnac retreat center in Temecula. Be in silence, communion and presence in a place of serenity while working together to center our lives and live more fruitfully. Reservations can be made by sending an email to Erin Western, or on the patio after services on May 15.
The retreat is offering a new one-day option this year for anyone who does not want to stay for the entire weekend.
The theme of this year's retreat is 'A Few of My Favorite Things.' Participants do various crafts as well as a service project, hear from guest speakers and enjoy gourmet food (especially at the Sunday brunch). There are times of quiet meditation and times of sharing with women from San Carlos UMC, including a play and an old-fashioned hymn sing. The Sunday morning service in the sanctuary is beautiful. Consider taking part in this rejuvenating time this year.
United Methodist Men (UMM) Small group opportunities are available for all men of the church. Do you identify yourself as an ordinary man, a fisherman, a carpenter/woodworker, a part-time Christian? If you're interested in speaking with and learning from other men in fellowship, then contact us. if you would like more information on the United Methodist Men's group, please contact Jay Haron.
Bridge Marathon Group The Bridge Marathon begins each year in September and runs for 8 months. Participants pay a $35 charitable buy-in and take part in the fun every 4th Tuesday of the month at 1 pm, here at Foothills. If you would like to participate in the next cycle of this fundraiser, please contact Marilyn Balzer, to get your name on the list. The last meeting in May is the annual award luncheon. Of the $35 fee, $25 goes to Foothills UMC's mission work, with the remainder going toward the final luncheon and prizes. If you love to play bridge, please join us for this fun and beneficial activity.
Foothills Young Adult Group Young Adults- If you have graduated from High School and are asking ““How do I keep my faith growing while going to college?’ then this small group is for you! Young Adults, ages 18 to 25, will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 in King Hall to offer each other guidance, encouragement and direction. Please contact Sharon Russo if you have any questions.
Stay and Crochet The Wil-Mat Project invites you to a fun and laid back crochet group called "Stay and Crochet" on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 8:00pm in the Youth Lounge. Take beginning crochet lessons and grow your skills with small projects and patterns available each time. You can crochet with regular yarn or their special plastic yarn, called 'Plarn.' Come and learn how to crochet or brush up your skills. Knitters are also welcome!