Classes & Small Groups at Foothills
Upcoming Adult Classes offered at Foothills UMC
Register for a class here
Radical Hospitality Workshop and Brunch
Saturday, May 18, 9:30 am - 12 pm, in King Hall
Led by Pastor Lori Doyle
Anyone interested in sustaining and growing a climate of extraordinary hospitality at Foothills is encouraged to attend. Pastor Lori will lead as we extend our mission and vision with open hearts, minds and doors and see how much further we can extend it. Send your interest to Pastor Lori and if you'd like to read more about the idea behind this, read the article here.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Class
4 week small group study, beginning April 28
2 Class options: Sundays at 4 pm or Tuesdays at 10 am in the Disciple Room
Led by Larry Ledford
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have become widely influential, and his book The Cost of Discipleship has been described as a modern classic. Explore Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship and discuss key points. There will be 25 minutes of video each week from the acclaimed Hanged on a Crooked Cross that covers his life and times.
Grief Support Group
Disciple Room, Mondays at 10:00 am
Begins April 22
This is the formation of a new Grief Support Group for those dealing with the loss of a spouse or significant other. The cost of materials will be $25, if this is a struggle, please request assistance—we want you to be blessed by this opportunity to join with others on the same path. Contact Pastor Lori Doyle with any questions.
Available Small Groups
For more information on each of these groups, please see our events page.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Beginning March 7, for 6 weeks we will be studying: Because of This I Rejoice: Reading Philippians During Lent, by Max O. Vincent. 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.
Prayer Quilt Ministry
Create quilts for those in our prayers.
The March meeting will be a introductory session for new quilters, in King Hall at 9 am on 3/23
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