Classes & Small Groups at Foothills

Wednesday Evening Advent Study
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Runs 12/1 - 12/22
Beginning December 1st, Pastors Greg and Kristie will lead a Wednesday evening Advent study based on the book, Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience. The reflections explore John Wesley’s famous sermon, “The Almost Christian,” and encourage us to be wholehearted followers of Christ during this Advent season. This study will be held in-person with masks in King Hall and on Zoom concurrently at 6:30 pm.
Meeting ID is 859 3307 6177
Passcode 561718
You can purchase the book or e-book on your own, or you can purchase it from Pastor Kristie for $10.00. Please email Pastor Kristie (kristie@foothillsumc.org) to sign-up for the class and to reserve a copy of the book.

Exploring Scripture
Thursdays at 10:00 am
Exploring Scripture is a weekly experiential Bible study that invites attendees to engage scripture in new ways. If you aren't able to attend the class, but would like to receive the weekly reflection, contact Pastor Kristie. The group is held via Zoom. And pastor Kristie has even put together a podcast! Get all the details on the classes web page.
Meeting ID: 843 8066 5266
Passcode: 830754
The information for each week of the group will be available on this web page.

WiFi (Women in Fellowship Indefinitely)
Once a month, Sunday evening​ Zoom hangouts
Women in fellowship that usually connect over a monthly meal are moving online. This is an intergenerational group of adult women coming together to share faith journeys, laughter and spiritual encouragement. ​They will be connecting every other Sunday during the stay-at-home order. For more information Contact Denise Serino

Hybrid KidsConnect
Weekly, Sunday Morning Zoom from home
8:30 am and 10:30 am during our worship services
Preschool - ​8th Grade
Not ready to return to church? Got a cold or sniffle? Have a sports game at noon? Join KidsConnect from home on Sunday mornings!
Meeting ID = 890 7240 5260
Password = 444555
Contact Lisa Stewart.

KidsConnect On Demand
Weekly, ​at any time that fits your schedule
If you can't attend KidsConnect, we give you the video and activity for you to do at home as a family, including an easy-to-use "what to say and what to do" script. There's an activity for younger elementary and an activity for older elementary age kids. Time needed: 10 minutes.

Family Ministries Facebook Group
A place to stay connected and share what you're up to
Anyone from Foothills UMC is welcome to join this group -- we're having fun sharing photos and connecting with the entire Foothills family in this private Facebook group. @FoothillsFamilyMinistries Contact Lisa Stewart.


Concurrent with worship services
KidsConnect is our Sunday morning program for kids ages 3 through 8th grade. Kids start in the worship service with their family and are escorted to King Hall by their KidsConnect leaders. KidsConnect is where kids discover how they can 'live in faith,' by loving God and loving others! 

Adult Sunday School (The Betweeners)
Every Sunday morning at 9:30 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 is held in Pastor ​Kristie's office near King Hall.

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.

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 group is led by William Teysko.

WiFi (Women in Fellowship Indefinitely)
Once a month, Sunday evening, off-site dinner group
Women in fellowship connecting over a monthly meal. This is an intergenerational group of adult women coming together to share faith journeys, laughter and spiritual encouragement. The group meets in individual homes, usually on the last Sunday of the month from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Contact Denise Serino


Harmony Ringers
Handbell choir meeting weekly
Mondays at 6:45 pm, this group gathers in the bell room. They perform monthly in church as well as at special events around town. Anyone looking to join needs an understanding of how to read sheet music. See our music page for more details.


Prayer Group
Lift our prayer concerns with the help of pastoral staff
A weekly prayer group meeting on Tuesdays at 10 am on campus in the small group room. They gather in prayer, write cards and maintain the prayer list of the church.

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.

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.


Foothills Folks
A luncheon for all ages on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 11:30 am
Foothills Folk's lunch is the easiest thing you've done all month. All you have to do is show up at 11:30 sit down, eat, and share conversation with other Foothills Folk. Then at 12:30 you just get up and go on with your day. There is no fuss, there is no muss. No money needed, no pot luck sides need to be brought.

Sarah Study Circle
First Wednesday of each month in the Disicple Room at 9:30 am.
A monthly UMW book and faith discussion club.

Sarah Circle is a small group of United Methodist Women whose purpose is to gather for study and fellowship. They discuss issues related to the mission of serving women, children and youth. The group is currently looking at the Gospel of Mark through the perspective of those relegated to the margins in history and today.

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.

Brewing Faith
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm
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 Rancho San Diego Hooley's Public House located at 2955 Jamacha Rd. 92019.

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 6:00 pm. The group takes part in various activities and free childcare is offered with reservation. Join the Facebook group.

Reconciling Ministries
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. ​Reconciling Ministries meets to discuss ways to better incorporate inclusivity 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 LGBTQIA community. Contact Rene Markley

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.


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.

People of Purpose Book Group
A small group studying various faith-based books.
People of Purpose meets on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Disciple Room and occasionally offsite.
​A new study of The Gospel of John by Max Lucado begins on October 3. Everyone is welcome to join them in the Disciple Room as they dive into a book that focuses on the apostle of John. Through 12 sessions, read about the tender moments and heaven-powered miracles that fill the pages of this gospel and the everyday life of Jesus. Contact Carol Conklin ​for information.

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.


No Friday Groups


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.