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Articles of Faith

Each week in our Foothills Focus newsletter, there is usually at least one article contributed by a congregant, lay or staff member or a special guest. On this page, you will find the collection of all of those articles, beginning with the most recent written. To find articles by a specific author, use our website's search function.


Planning for the End of Life

Planning for the End of Life

Elaine Northcutt tells about local classes available through a friend of hers that plan for complicated and difficult matters that we all must go through.


The 'How Privileged Are You' Survey

The 'How Privileged Are You' Survey

Susan Naslund takes a seemingly innocuous facebook survey and discovers a deeper sense of self.


2017 UMW Quiet Disciple

2017 UMW Quiet Disciple

Each year, Foothills' United Methodist Women choose a congregant who exemplifies the role of the quiet disciple within our community.


From Pastor Eric

From Pastor Eric

A letter to the congregation of Foothills from departing pastor, Eric Smith.


Throwing Rocks at Tanks

Throwing Rocks at Tanks

Raymond Swavely remembers his work with local youth and young adult mentor, Spencer Topham, who recently passed away.


The Responsibility and Task of Spiritual Development

The Responsibility and Task of Spiritual Development

Elaine Northcutt takes a deep look at what she learned during Good Friday services.


The Nervous Anxiety of Change

The Nervous Anxiety of Change

Susan Naslund shares some perspective from her life and the Methodist church, regarding the change that is coming to Foothills.


Letters Concerning the Transfer of Pastor Eric

Letters Concerning the Transfer of Pastor Eric

Foothills will be receiving a new pastor in July 2017 and saying goodbye to Pastor Eric. These are the letters going over the transfer.


God's Creation (at Bryce Canyon)

God's Creation (at Bryce Canyon)

Dr. Larry Beck entered the EarthCare photo competition and submitted this article to go with his gorgeous picture.


Making Christ Relevant

Making Christ Relevant

Lay leader Steve Hable looks back on the meaning and happenings of Lent and Easter and how we can serve.