Reaching Out to the Community
Foothills United Methodist Church is a community in Christ:
loving, growing, reaching out to the world.
If any of the below ministries speak to you, please contact us to get involved.
The family chosen to move into the Foothills sponsored El Nido apartment will arrive on Monday the 24th. Fleeing domestic violence and finding themselves homeless, this mother and her three boys aged 11, 9 and 7 will enter an apartment fully furnished by our church. The response through donations has been beautiful and today the youth group will be setting up the apartment. There are just a few more items that are needed. Please see if you are able to help and contact Steven Topham to sign up for one of these:
Email Steven Topham with your contribution
DO NOT PURCHASE YOUR ITEM UNTIL NOTIFIED WITH CONFIRMATION
Your help is needed as a driver for the Meals on Wheels El Cajon route. Foothills staffs all the drivers for this route and we are in need of more volunteers. It only takes about 1.5 hours to deliver the meals and sometimes the driver may be the only person that the recipient sees all day. So it's much more than just delivering meals. This is a very satisfying volunteer ministry of our church that has been running for 25 years.
Please call Bob Harless to sign up (619) 654 3465.
Meals on Wheels' service to the seniors in our community is never ending. We appreciate so very much our dedicated FUMC volunteers who participate in this important program. Foothills sponsors two 'routes' that go through different parts of our area of East County. The commitment is small, but the rewards are great. Please consider if you are able to help deliver meals, schedule routes or aide those who are homebound.
Rummage Sale What would you guess is one of Foothills’ most reliable and profitable fundraisers? If you’ve been at Foothills for a while, you know it is our twice-yearly rummage sales. These community events consistently raise thousands of dollars to support ministries and missions of this church and draw hundreds of new people through our doors who shop and experience Foothills' hospitality. What better reason to do a little de-cluttering in your own home and make a donation to the next Rummage Sale?
Prayer Quilt Ministry
The Prayer Quilt Ministry (PQM) is a vital outreach ministry of Foothills UMC. We believe in the healing power of prayer and provide tangible evidence of our prayers in action to those in need in our extended congregation through the giving of prayer quilts. Each one is lovingly and meticulously made by our quilters with loose strings sewn into the fabric throughout. When a prayer need arises, the quilt is designated for the person in need, blessed in church on Sunday morning and left in the narthex for those in attendance to say a prayer over them and tie a knot in those loose strings. It is then delivered to the person in need, for them to have as a source of power and strength through the many prayers that it is imbued with. For more information, visit their web page.
Foothills provides infant bassinets for families who lack a crib or bassinette, reducing chances of infant role-over deaths. Donations of fabric and laundry baskets are taken by volunteers who create beautiful and safe bassinets for new families identified by local hospitals. We also provide books for babies that have been donated and added to this gift of life for newborns.
Foothills Meals Ministry
The Foothills Pastoral Care Team works through the Meal Ministry Steering Committee and individual volunteers and groups to provide meals to our Foothills family who have a temporary need on occasions such as illness, recovering from surgery, suffering a loss, or the birth of a baby. Through the Lord’s guidance, caring volunteers bring joy and comfort through nourishment of these ‘special meals’. The body is fed and so is the soul. Volunteers are needed to coordinate, cook and deliver.
You can help us to care for our Foothills family by furnishing all or part of a meal or working through a group or committee. Sign up or get more info by calling Shirley Mellien at 465-6740 or Marian Folkner at 670-5971.
Alternative Christmas takes place each year at Foothills in early November. Shoppers have the opportunity to assist needy families around the world by donating to sponsored organizations and purchasing gifts in honor of someone on their Christmas list. Many of the items are available for you to purchase as a gift for a loved one, the proceeds for which then go on to support communities or individuals in need. Unique gift opportunities from around the world are offered at the sale. It’s a great way to have your gift giving reach even further and make a difference in the world as well as the individual who receives it.