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Foothills News for 9.5.16

Foothills News for 9.5.16
The Fall Ministry Fair was a huge success and a ton of fun on Sunday the 28th. 
Campus Happenings: August 2016  
Construction has wrapped up on the Faith Academy nursery area
and big decisions for the church are on the horizon. Find out what has been going on from our trustees. 
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Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$120,868 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.
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. 
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
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 is $3 and bring a side dish or dessert to share, 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 youth center, 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.
KidsConnect Leaders / Helpers Needed 
Be a KidsConnect Leader or Helper! Children's Ministries is in the midst of its yearly search for Sunday School Teachers (September through June). Please prayerfully consider being a part of this ministry to the children in our church, 3-year-olds to middle schoolers, two or more Sundays per month at the 10:30am service. KidsConnect uses an activity/games-based curriculum which makes it fun for you AND the kids. Please contact Lisa Stewart
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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Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am

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