Classes & Small Groups at Foothills

Covid-19 Pandemic Actions

To mitigate the spread of this virus, all gatherings at Foothills have been paused.
We are providing recorded services, Sunday mornings at 10:00 am on our Facebook, and YouTube.

Virtual Options

Exploring Scripture
Thursdays at 10:00 am until May 27
Led by Pastor Kristie
Do you want to feel God’s presence or nurture your spiritual growth? During this time, we may all feel the need to nurture our spiritual selves and get in touch with God. Pastor Kristie is ​running an adult discipleship opportunity called Exploring Scripture. The group uses different spiritual practices to open themselves and listen to how God speaks through scripture. The group meets via Zoom on Thursdays at 10:00 am. If you are “zoomed-out” but would like to participate at your own pace, email Pastor Kristie for the weekly scripture prompt to be emailed or mailed to you. To register for the class and get the Zoom links, click here.

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

KidsConnect Zoom
Weekly, Sunday Morning Zoom hangouts
9:30 am - 10:00 am = Preschool - ​8th Grade
Kids and their families along with KidsConnect leaders gather on Sunday mornings to say hello, do a fun activity, and share "hey God, yay God" prayer requests. For the Zoom meeting ID and password, Contact Lisa Stewart.

KidsConnect @ Home
Weekly, ​at any time that fits your schedule
If you can't zoom in on Sundays with 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 connecting with the entire Foothills family during this time when we cannot see one another at church. @FoothillsFamilyMinistries Contact Lisa Stewart.


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.

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


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 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.


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.