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Foothills News for 10.3.16

Foothills News for 10.3.16
The wonderful and industrious Foothills auction committee giving a hilarious live announcement in church. 
United Methodist Missionaries 
Susan Naslund lets us know of an upcoming opportunity for
disaster response training required for missionary response. 
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Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$138,911 has currently been raised
The church beams are in great need of repair to keep our sanctuary structurally and aesthetically strong. It will take everyone's help to raise the $200,000 needed. Watch this video to learn all about our Beam Team Campaign. Click here to donate or read more. Sponsor a beam and join the Beam Team to help us reach our goal.
Family eXperience in October 
Family eXperience (FX) Sunday October 9 (11:45-1:15pm) in King Hall. Explore October's KidsConnect theme "courage" together with activities with other kids and parents. Lunch is available for a donation (bring a side dish or snack to share). Read More 
Youth District Halloween Dance at Foothills 
All the teenage ghouls and ghoulies from around the south district... Join in if you dare... Cost is $3, which includes a meal. Youth are invited to bring a sweet treat to share. 4 pm - 5 pm food and fellowship. 5 pm games and haunted house. 5:30 pm - 7 pm district dance.
Thank You From the Good Neighbor Center 
Thank you! Thank you! Thanks for your wonderful contribution of food for the Good Neighbor Center. A pickup truck fully loaded with food was collected after the big food drive on 9/25. The need is always great at this food pantry and Foothills takes food to them each week. Collection is available in the red wagon outside the church doors every Sunday morning. Fresh fruit and vegetables are also always welcome. 
Children's Choirs Have Begun 
Have you heard? Children's Choir rehearses Sunday mornings from September - May, 9:30-10:15am in King Hall. Children will sing in worship several Sundays throughout the year. Sign up or send questions to interim children's choir director Julia Wallace. This choir is for children in grades K through 5.
Brew Up Some Faith 
Have an equally enjoyable and insightful evening out with Pastor Eric and others from Foothills at the next brewing faith on October 5 at 6:30 pm. The small group meets to discuss questions of faith in a casual atmosphere at the Grossmont Center Hooley's. 
You Are an Administrative Council Member 
All members of Foothills UMC are members of the administrative council and the council is meeting on October 9 at 6 pm in King Hall. These meetings occur quarterly and all present discuss and vote on matters important to the functioning of the church. A complimentary dinner will be served to all in attendance, so please consider being a part of this all-important council. 
The Sheriff and Foothills Folks 
Make sure to set your calendar for October's Foothills Folks on the 12th at 11:45 am in the Youth Center. There will be a fantastic presentation from the San Diego sheriffs with a crime prevention officer, a detective and volunteer patrolmen present. They will discuss the current state of security and policing in the area.
October Kairos Retreat 
Foothills is sending its missionaries back to prison for another Kairos retreat at RJ Donovan Correctional Facility. The retreat will run from October 27 - 30 and your help is needed to create the greatest impact for those who will be in attendance. The greatest need is for fresh, home-baked cookies that will be given to the inmates. Please bring them bagged by the dozen on Sundays 10/16 and 10/23. Since the cookies are going into a prison, there are specific rules to be followed. Instructions and much more information can be found on our website
South District Mission Team Support 
The South District of the United Methodist church is sending 25 missionaries from 13 churches, including Foothills' Jim and Paula Perry, to Taylor, Texas from October 1 - 8 to help in flood relief. Please surround them in prayer during this time. If you are able to contribute a small amount to help the members of the team with provisions during their mission, please contribute through the Foothills website.  
The Rummage Sale is Coming 
The second rummage sale of the year is going to be October 3 - 8. Collection from 9 am - 5 pm on the 3rd, 4th and 5th and the sale occurring on the 6th and 7th from 9 am - 5 pm and from 8 am - 12 pm on the 8th. The rummage sales are a huge source of fundraising for Foothills' missions and a huge amount of donations come in. For that reason a large number of volunteers are needed. If you can donate a few hours or a day to help pull this sale off, please come to the church at any point during the sale and wear a Foothills shirt, if you have one.  
Sign Up to Be An Acolyte 
If your child or grandchild is in grades 4 through 7 and is interested in being an acolyte, sign-ups are happening every Sunday in September in King Hall. Acolytes serve every 4-6 weeks and are an important part of the worship service. They light the candles on the altar, assist the ushers with the offertory, and assist with baptisms. Acolyting is a meaningful step in a child's faith journey -- a path that they take alongside their parents/grandparents and the congregation. Training for new and continuing acolytes will be held October 23 at 11:45am in the choir room. Read More 
The Foothills Faith Academy
Read the newsletter from one of the best preschools in town.
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Are you in need of pastoral care?
If you or a loved one are in need, please contact us so that we may pray and care for you and yours.
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Family Connection at Foothills
See the latest Family Connection newsletter with all of the opportunities and events available for your family to get involved.
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