Family Events at Foothills

Check out the monthly Family Connection newsletter!

April 2017
March 2017

Built upon the concept of building a bridge between church and home, this newsletter is designed for families with children ages preschool through 8th grade. Spiritual growth is relationally driven. When church and parents work together in the life of a child or teenager, our potential to influence that child/teen increases dramatically.

In each issue of FamilyConnection, you will find an article highlighting a spiritual strategy for you to try at home. The KidsConnect section gives an overview of what your kids are learning on Sundays and ways to reinforce that learning at home. FamilyConnection includes information about ways your family can serve together—bringing faith to life!

What spiritual topics would you like to see in future issues of FamilyConnection? Send suggestions and ideas to carlaslater@foothillsumc.org.

​Special Events

FX: Family Experience (Sundae Funday!)
fx-2016-strip.jpgFamily eXperience "FX" is moving outdoors for May! On Sunday May 7 following the 10:30 service, the family ministry team invites you to Sundae Funday on the sanctuary lawn. A light lunch and sundaes will be served plus fun games for the kids to play while adults mingle. Let us know how many will attend by contacting Lisa Stewart.
Volunteers are needed to help with set up and clean up. Let us know if you can help!

FX is a way for you to experience faith together as a family with a free lunch! Held on the ​second Sunday of the month from 11:45am-1:15pm, FX helps parents and children experience a different spiritual virtue each month. FX gives parents a “jumping off point” for intentional conversations with their kids during their week. FX is FUN for the whole family! Where else could you use items such as hula hoops, marshmallows, and ping pong balls to explore faith concepts in fun and active ways? Join us for an hour or so of free food, fun, friendships, and faith development!

If you have questions, contact Lisa Stewart, Children & Family Ministries Coordinator.

Family Camp 2017!
family-camp-2017-strip.jpgThe 2017 Family Camp weekend has been announced for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29! Sign your family up now for a fun weekend in the sun and the mountains of Julian at Camp Cedar Glen. Take part in family games, a climbing wall, archery, swimming, variety shows, campfires and more. All of the fun will be in the theme 'come together.' The cost is $100 per person with scholarships available. Contact Carla Slater for more information and to sign up.

You can pay $25 to register, or the full $100 payment on our donate/pay page (children 2 years and under are free).

EarthCare Photo Contest
photo-contest-strip.jpgPhotos are being judged. Stay tuned!

The EarthCare group is gearing up for Earth Day next month and we are holding a photo contest as part of ​the celebration. Snap a photo and send it in foothills@foothillsumc.org. Perameters for photo content should be imagery that ​you feel represents something in nature that honors or celebrates God's creation. The deadline for submissions is April 8th. The winner will be picked and announced on Sunday, April 23rd. We will print and frame the winner's picture and display it somewhere on the Foothills' campus. Limit 3 submissions per person.

Family Mission Team 2017
Family-mission-strip.jpgFoothills is putting together a family mission team outing for this year. If you are interested in taking part, send an email to Pastor Jeanette.