FOUNDRY Phase II Planning
By: Val Sachs
Six months ago, FOUNDRY UMC opened its doors and began weekly worship services in East Chula Vista. That first day was an exciting affirmation that God had big plans for this new faith-life community. Since our opening, we’ve experienced a lot of “firsts.” We celebrated Advent and Christmas together – putting up our inaugural FOUNDRY Christmas tree and making Advent wreaths together in our community space. We’ve welcomed the community to two different musical experiences: our Martin Luther King Unity Celebration Concert and April’s Banjos and Brunch worship service. We’ve served the community as a team with Habitat for Humanity, at the San Diego District Attorney’s Women’s Resource Fair, with Feeding America and I Love a Clean San Diego.
Perhaps most gratifying – we have grown in relationship with a wonderful core group of people that now call FOUNDRY their church home. Through all-church meetings, small group Bible studies, walks in the park and a progressive dinner, we have learned about each other and prayed for each other through life’s joys and challenges. What a gift!
Clearly, FOUNDRY owes much of its success to the support and care of Foothills. So many members of this congregation have given their time, talents and treasures to this enterprise. FOUNDRY exists because of the vision and commitment of this church. So – a discussion about Phase II or “What’s next for FOUNDRY” of course starts here at Foothills again. Please join us in Foothills' King Hall at 6:30 pm on May 28 to take part in the Phase II Meeting. We want to introduce you to some of our new FOUNDRY family members so you can hear first-hand about this church’s influence in their community.
In addition to sharing our good news, we want to involve you in the mapping of FOUNDRY’s future. What should our next six months look like? What about the next five years? We know that a new university is planned for Otay Ranch. What is God’s plan for FOUNDRY with regards to the students who will be drawn to that campus? How will FOUNDRY move towards becoming self-sustaining?
We look forward to sharing news of our continuing journey.
See you on May 28!