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Classes & Small Groups at Foothills

Upcoming Adult Classes offered at Foothills UMC
Register for a class here

God and the Gay Christian
Led by the Foothills Reconciling Committee
Wednesday nights, 6:30 - 8:00 pm (​May 2-23)
4 week study in the Youth Center
Pastor Greg Batson, Paul Duvall and Rene Markley lead ​this study based on the same title novel by Matthew Vine. It will discuss Matthew’s story, introduce dialogue ​on confusing Bible verses about homosexuality in Genesis, Leviticus, Romans, 1 Corinthians and 1 Timothy and discuss how these issues are affecting us and all United Methodist Churches. Please purchase your copy of God and the Gay Christian on the patio after church services, beginning April 15th, or register online and obtain a copy of the book from your favorite book store. You will want to read the first three chapters of the book before the first class. We look forward to seeing you all at any of the classes you can attend. Register


Protestant Reformation
Two class options led by Larry Ledford:
Sundays at 4 pm (beginning June 3) in the ​Disciple Room
Tuesdays at 10 am (beginning June 5) in the Disciple Room
This 6-week study will look at the schism in Western Christianity initiated by Martin Luther and continued by John Calvin, Huldrych Zwingli and others in 16th century Europe. The Protestant Reformation came to incorporate significant doctrinal changes. The core motivation behind these changes was theological, though many factors played a part, including the rise of nationalism, humanism, new learning, literacy and the improvements in production of texts. Register


Available Small Groups

For​ more information on each of these groups, please see our events page.


Adult Sunday School
Every Sunday morning at 9:35 am
A ​Sunday morning Bible study between services. This is an ideal study for anyone to jump into at anytime. No homework or preparation needed. All are welcome. The study will be held in the preschool room next to the disciple room.


Gathering4
2nd + 4th Sunday of each month between services, 9:30 am - 10:20 am
Fun * Faith * Friends * Fellowship. This small group meets in Pastor Jeanette's office. Participants take turns leading a devotional and/or sharing a snack. Periodic service projects are also part of this group's focus. Anyone is welcome to participate!


Brewing Faith
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm
Special Tuesday meeting in May: 5/8. Same location and time.
Brewing Faith is an opportunity to meet with Foothills' pastoral leadership off campus, in a casual setting for questions of faith. There is no agenda at these small group meetings and the discussion will be free form and dictated by the issues raised by the group. Meetings are currently held at the Grossmont Center Hooley's Pub located at 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 91942.


Sunday Morning Adult Bible Group (The ABCs)
A Sunday morning small group open to everyone. Sundays 10 am - 11 am in the ​​Disciple Room
The group is on break until April 29, 2018
This group emphasizes fellowship along with enriching and refreshing Bible knowledge. The class agenda (refreshments, fellowship, prayer, song, and Bible study) flows as an open forum as the group learns and shares their life experiences. The Bible study is led by William Teysko and will focus on a study of John, coordinated through the book by Adam Hamilton.


Moms Connect
For moms of infants through school age children.
Gatherings for encouragement, prayer and support are held on campus and off campus in homes or restaurants throughout the year on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. A variety of activities are enjoyed and free childcare is offered with reservation. Join the Facebook group, or get more information from Pastor Jeanette


Reconciling Fellowship
Every 4th Wednesday at 7 pm in the Disciple Room
The United Methodist Church is a large, global organization. At the individual, community church level, we adhere to the disciplines of the greater body, while working for good locally. The reconciling fellowship meets to discuss ways to better incorporate inclusivity for all individually into our local practice. The UMC's slogan is "open hearts, open minds, open doors." This group works to exemplify that belief with a focus on the LGBTQ community. Contact Rene Markley


Prayer Quilt Ministry
Create quilts for those in our prayers.
The Prayer Quilt ministry brings the comfort of Foothills' prayers in a very tangible way. Read more about this incredible ministry of quilters on their webpage. Monthly meetings and quilting gatherings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month in the Disciple Room


Caregiver's Support Group
Meets from 9:30 am to 10:45 am every second and fourth Wednesday in the youth lounge
A support group for caregivers of all kinds. Free respite care is available during the meetings which are facilitated by Sue Sullivan. Free respite care is available for your patient through the group coordinators. Contact them for more info.


Young Adults Group
A fun fellowship group for those after high school to 25 years of age.
The group meets Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the youth lounge. Contact youth director, Sharon Russo for more information.


Earthcare
To promote environmental advocacy on campus and in the community.
The group meets monthly on the ​third Sunday of the month, between services, at 9:30 am. Get more information about how Foothills and this group works towards caring for the Earth on their webpage.


Monday Morning Prayer Group
Help lift our prayer concerns with the help of pastoral staff.
This prayer group meets weekly on Mondays at 11 am on campus in the Sanctuary library. They gather in prayer, write cards and maintain the prayer list of the church.


Tuesday Morning Prayer Group
Lift our congregations prayers with a group that meets at a local breakfast diner.
A weekly prayer group meeting on Tuesdays at 8 am. They currently meet at the Rancho San Diego Denny's. They write cards to the prayer list and gather in fellowship as a group


Fellowship Walkers
Stay healthy in spirit and body with a weekly walking group.
This group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 am in the Rancho San Diego area to stay fit with fellowship.


Sarah-Ruth Circle
A monthly UMW book and faith discussion club.
This UMW circle meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the youth lounge at 9:30 am


Priscilla Circle
A UMW crafts circle creating small items for sale at Alternative Christmas and the rummage sales.
Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, off site from 9:30 - 11 am. Contact Diane Vogan for more information.


Women's Small Group
Share joys and friendship while reading together.
A women's book and fellowship group meeting Wednesdays at 2 pm in the youth lounge
The group is on break for the month of August, returning September 7.


Women's Fellowship Group
Develop new friendships and mature in Christian faith while looking towards new chapters in life.
A small group for women mostly 55 and older. Meetings are Wednesdays at 4 pm ​off site.


People of Purpose Book Group
A small group studying various faith-based books.
People of Purpose is a pretty large small group meeting on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Disciple Room. Contact Carol Conklin to see about taking part.


Bridge Marathon Group
A year-long bridge adventure
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. If you would like to participate in this fundraiser, or be a substitute, please contact Margie Howard, to get your name on the list. The last meeting in May is the annual award luncheon. Of ​the $35 fee, $25 goes to Foothills UMC's mission work, with the remainder towards the final luncheon and prizes.


The TLC Group
This group visits homebound and injured members, providing care, support and love.
This group is always in need of caring volunteers. They meet monthly on the third Thursday in the Conference Room. Contact Beth Ott to be a part of it.