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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.


Devote Yourself

Devote Yourself

Susan Naslund reflects on a fixation she has had on preparedness for tragedy and discusses the revelations it has provided.


What Happens at Foothills, Does Not Stay at Foothills

What Happens at Foothills, Does Not Stay at Foothills

Raymond Swavely looks at the always busy schedule of Foothills with an emphasis on the impact our youth and young adult leaders make district-wide.


The Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer

Christmas time means a very hot summer time, as well as a time of parting, for our UMC missionaries in Fiji.


La Roca Christmas Presents

La Roca Christmas Presents

Raymond Swavely tells a heartbreaking and warming story of the good that can be done through even the smallest contributions that Foothills makes towards our brothers and sisters south of the border at La Roca.


Congratulations and Thank You!

Congratulations and Thank You!

Lay leader Steve Hable reflects on the struggles of maintaining the church and the great heights that the membership was able to reach when called upon.


Doing Something

Doing Something

In her first faith article for Foothills, Elaine Northcutt recollects on the gathering of people for the Women's March and Pastor Eric's call to 'do something.'


An Act of Love

An Act of Love

Chris Buckel reflects on the experience of seeing this film with the Rev. Frank Schaefer in attendance.


Faithful to a Church and Community

Faithful to a Church and Community

Longtime member Susan Naslund now works for the district and spends many Sundays with other church communities. She explains how it feels to be away in this great article.


Changes with the Interfaith Shelter

Changes with the Interfaith Shelter

This year, Foothills is hosting the shelter at an offsite location. Hear from our missions director about all the changes in this important outreach ministry.


FPU Class - Is it For You?

FPU Class - Is it For You?

As a new Financial Peace University approaches, previous participant Marge Woods, discusses its benefits.