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Classes & Small Groups at Foothills

Upcoming Adult Classes offered at Foothills UMC
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Light of the World: A Beginner's Guide to Advent
2 Class options: Sundays at 4 pm or Tuesdays at 10 am. Both in the Disciple Room
4 Sessions: November 3 - 26
In Light of the World, author, professor and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. We will join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah, Elizabeth and Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit of the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary's visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary's Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt. The book provides a rich and challenging learning experience for small groups and individual readers alike


Searching For Sunday by Rachel Held Evans
Mondays 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in Pastor Lori's Office
September 30 - November 18

In Searching for Sunday, Rachel Held Evans walks her readers through her journey of loving, leaving and then finding the church once again. As we read this moving story, our group will discuss what we are searching for within our church, not just on Sundays, but within our faith, our community, and God.





Sundays

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 Lori's office near King Hall.


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.


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.



Mondays

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.



Tuesdays

Tuesday Morning Prayer Group
Lift our congregation's 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


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.



Wednesdays

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.



Thursdays

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.



Fridays

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Saturdays

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.