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Foothills News for 7.12.16

Foothills News for 7.12.16
A new year of FUMY and KidsConnect programming has begun! 
Getting Involved 
Karrie Osborn relates the story of how
she went from attending worship, to active in Foothills' ministry. 
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The Summer of Sending & Receiving 
The UMC's missionaries in Fiji, The Neals, update the churches
on all that has happened in the summer in which they received the Foothills mission team. 
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Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$130,718 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.
College Seminar for Youth 
If your youth is looking towards college, be sure and let me know about a free college seminar being offered by Foothills and led by Foothills member Prof. Sasha Chizhik. Obtain a trove of information on the application process, information about schools and how to find the best fit for you. Sunday, 9/28 from 4:30 - 6 pm in the youth center. 
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.  
Pastor's Class 
Have you ever thought, I'd like to know what my pastor thinks concerning __________? This first Pastor's Class is your opportunity to raise the topic. Come prepared with a question or topic and we'll spend an engaging hour together. The Pastor's Class is a monthly opportunity to engage with lead pastor, Eric Smith, around issues in faith. The first Pastor's Class will be an open forum. Class is Wednesday 9/21 at 6:30 pm in the Disciple Room. 
Foothills Auction 2016! 
"Holy Guacamole, It's a Foothills' Fall Fiesta!" October 1st, 5 - 9 PM at the beautiful home of Dale & Joy Pruitt. Cost is $25 per person for an evening you won't soon forget! Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana - the most renowned mariachi group in San Diego, will entertain you while you enjoy a delicious meal from Casa de México. The menu includes Carne Asada, Chicken Asado and Pork Adobada Tacos with Mexican rice and beans. Quesadilla, chips, salsa, and (just maybe,) guacamole made by our own Rev. Eric Smith! Pay for your tickets online and read much more about all the fun on the Foothills website
UMW Kickoff Dinner 
The UMW are meeting in King Hall at 6 pm Tuesday September 20th for dinner and a program. Come hear all about the Fiji Mission Trip! Men are invited to this season "kick-off" meeting as well. Cost is $10 per person. Childcare provided with 48 hours notice. RSVP by signing up and paying at the UMW table between the services on the 11th and 18th. This is the perfect opportunity to get involved with this incredible organization. Read More 
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 
Wil Mat Project Looking for Storage 
The Wil Mat project creates mats, pillows and other materials out of plastic grocery bags that are turned into 'plarn' and crocheted together. The group has 100,000 bags that are awaiting production that need storage. If you can provide a storage space for this group, please contact Jennifer Nikodym
The 7th Annual Bridge Marathon 
The bridge marathon begins each year in September and runs for 8 months. Participants pay a $35 charitable buy-in and take part in the fun every 4th Tuesday of the month at 1 pm, here at Foothills. If you would like to participate in the next cycle of this fundraiser, please contact Marilyn Balzer to get your name on the list. The last meeting in May is the annual award luncheon. Of the $35 fee, $25 goes towards Foothills' missions and the rest goes towards the final luncheon and prizes. 
Fall Classes Available at Foothills 
Three great new classes are being offered over the next two months for Foothills members and friends to grow in faith and knowledge. Head to our website to check out these new offerings and to see the existing programs starting back up again this Fall that you may want to get involved with. 
A New Year of Foothills Folks Programming 
It's time to start a new season of Foothills Folks! Our first luncheon will be Wednesday, September 14, at 11:45am in the Youth Center. Foothills' own Tim Woods and his wonderful band will be the entertainment. The cost for this event is $3. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and Foothills will provide the entree.
La Mesa City Council Candidate's Forum 
On Wednesday, September 28 at La Mesa First UMC, come see the candidates for La Mesa City Council speak of issues of importance. Discussion will include affordable housing, homelessness, climate action plans and ballot initiatives. A meet-and-greet will begin at 6:30 and the forum begins at 7:00 pm. 
Discover Foothills, September 18 
On September 18 at 11:45 am in the Conference Room, enjoy lunch in a casual setting where you can learn more about Foothills. Ask questions of faith, hear about the mission and vision of the church and what it means to become a member of Foothills UMC. Childcare is available with a reservation for children up through five years of age. Read More 
Brewing Faith 
Brewing Faith is an opportunity to have a deeper discussion of faith in a casual setting with Pastor Eric. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm, with the next meet-up happening on September 7 at Hooley's in Grossmont Center. 
FUMY Parent Meeting 
A new school year is here and that means a new year of Foothills United Methodist Youth (FUMY) programming. FUMY is one of the best and most active youth groups in San Diego. All parents of youth who will be new to the group are encouraged to come to an information meet-and-greet on Sunday, September 18 from 5-6 pm in the youth center. 
Alzheimer's: The Signs and Symptoms 
Signs & Symptoms: Is This Normal or is it Alzheimer's? A free workshop is being offered on Tuesday, September 13 from 10 am - 11:30 am in King Hall. Learn the difference between the changes associated with normal aging and the warning signs for Alzheimer's disease, the benefits of getting a diagnosis early, and important next steps if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know.
The Foothills Faith Academy
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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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