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Classes & Small Groups at Foothills

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

Silence
Two class options led by Larry Ledford:
Sundays at 4 pm (beginning Febraury 11) in the ​Disciple Room
Tuesdays at 10 am (beginning February 13th) in the Disciple Room
A 4-week study based on the novel Silence by Shusaku Endo and presented on the screen by Martin Scorsese. It is the story of two 17th century Portuguese missionaries who embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor. While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death. Register


Turn Around: Lent Study
Led by Pastor Greg and Denise Serino
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in King hall, 6-weeks, beginning February 21
This Lent, join Pastor Greg and Denise Serino as they co-lead a Bible study entitled "Turn Around." The study will focus on passages from the Gospels of Mark and John, which will coincide with Pastor Greg's sermon series during Lent. The six-week study will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm in King Hall. The class will meet on Feb. 21 & 28, and March 7, 14, 21 and 28. You can come to one or all of the sessions - and all are invited.


Financial Peace University
9 session course, Thursdays at 6 pm (beginning March 1) in the Youth Center
Watch a preview of what FPU is all about here.
This life-changing class is taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by John Kolb. It will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family's legacy forever. Many people at Foothills have taken the course and have found financial peace in their lives. Register


Protestant Reformation
Two class options led by Larry Ledford:
Sundays at 4 pm (beginning May 6) in the ​Disciple Room
Tuesdays at 10 am (beginning May 8th) 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.


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
No brewing faith in ​March. Next one will be the 2nd Wednesday of April, 4/11/18.
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
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


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.


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.