Reaching Out to the Community
Foothills United Methodist Church is a community in Christ:
loving, growing, reaching out to the world.
If any of the below ministries speak to you, please contact us to get involved.
Souper Bowl Sunday
You are invited to “kick” out hunger by donating soup and/or canned pasta meals to the Bethlehem Food Pantry, a part of the Good Shepherd Ministry Center. Place your cans in the wagons on Sunday, February 3.
Thank you for your support of the pantry!
Since the creation of the parking lot security team, Foothills had not had a single break in to vehicles, while the group was on patrol. Unfortunately, that streak ended, but only because we currently do not have enough volunteers. Two guards per service are needed and we have one per service patroling now. Please consider donating your time for one service a month, every other month or even once a year to help protect your Foothills family.
Contact Sue Ranck to help out.
Did you know? 50 times this month our Foothills volunteers are delivering Meals on Wheels to seniors in their homes on our Foothills sponsored routes in Lemon Grove and El Cajon. Would you give 1 1/2 hours once a month to become a part of this worthy Ministry? You just need to complete an easy application and some orientation procedures to join the team.
Your help is needed as a driver for the Meals on Wheels El Cajon route. Foothills staffs all the drivers for this route and we are in need of more volunteers. It only takes about 1.5 hours to deliver the meals and sometimes the driver may be the only person that the recipient sees all day. So it's much more than just delivering meals. This is a very satisfying volunteer ministry of our church that has been running for 25 years.
Please contact Sandy Eulitt to sign up.
Meals on Wheels' service to the seniors in our community is never ending. We appreciate so very much our dedicated FUMC volunteers who participate in this important program. Foothills sponsors two 'routes' that go through different parts of our area of East County. The commitment is small, but the rewards are great. Please consider if you are able to help deliver meals, schedule routes or aide those who are homebound.
Rides to Church
Take the opportunity to love your neighbor by volunteering to provide a ride to church once a month (or more, or as a substitute) for a person who is unable to come to worship any other way.contact Sue Rand to get your name on the list. There’s possibly someone right in your neighborhood who would benefit greatly from being able to attend one of our Sunday morning worship services!
The church is in need of ride help for the 10:30 am service. PLEASE email Sue Rand if you are able to volunteer one time — or more!
Each Christmas, Foothills supplies 3 Christmas presents for each of the residents in our El Nido apartment. The cost of each present is not to exceed $26 and all of them can be found at Wal-Mart. These simple and small gifts make up much of what the family will receive at this time of year. Sign ups will be on the patio after worship services. If you are not able to make it to church, please contact Steven Topham to see what you can provide.
El Nido is a transitional living situation for women and their children who have fled a domestic violence situation and found themselves homeless. The people behind El Nido bring the families in and put them through a one-year long program that teaches them everything they need to get back on their feet and be a self-sustaining family unit once again. When a family moves in, different churches voluntarily furnish the apartments with everything the family needs, from silverware to couches. When the family leaves, they get to take these things that have made their home for the last year, with them to their new living situation. Foothills is proud to sponsor an apartment in this building and to provide all of the apartments with Christmas trees, decorations and gifts every year.
A Rummage Sale is Coming! Here's the times:
Foothills' twice yearly rummage sales are the most successful fundraisers that we run. These community events consistently raise thousands of dollars to support ministries and missions of this church and draw hundreds of new people through our doors who shop and experience Foothills' hospitality. What better reason to do a little de-cluttering in your own home and make a donation to the next Rummage Sale?
New Entra Casa
New Entra Casa is a transitional living and support situation for women rejoining society after incarceration. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the New Entra Casa mission, please contact Rosemary Bentley.
Foothills provides infant bassinets for families who lack a crib, reducing chances of infant role-over deaths. Donations of fabric and laundry baskets are taken by volunteers who create beautiful and safe bassinets for new families identified by local hospitals. The group also provides books for babies that have been donated and added to this gift of life for newborns.
Foothills Meals Ministry
The Foothills Meal Ministry provides meals to this community of faith for those experiencing a temporary need due to an illness, surgery, suffering a loss, or the birth of a baby. Through the Lord's guidance, caring volunteers bring comfort through the nourishment of these 'special meals.' You have an opportunity to join in this effort by signing up to provide a meal or to join the steering committee, who coordinate the meals. Contact Marian Folkner at 619-670-5971 if you would like more information.
Foothills Reconciling Fellowship The Reconciling Fellowship is committed to working for full inclusion of every person in the life of Foothills UMC especially in regard to gender identity and sexual orientation. The group meets irregularly and puts on semi-regular special events on the Foothills campus and in the community.
Prayer Quilt Ministry
The Prayer Quilt Ministry (PQM) is a vital outreach ministry of Foothills UMC. We believe in the healing power of prayer and provide tangible evidence of our prayers in action to those in need in our extended congregation through the giving of prayer quilts. Each one is lovingly and meticulously made by our quilters with loose strings sewn into the fabric throughout. When a prayer need arises, the quilt is designated for the person in need, blessed in church on Sunday morning and left in the narthex for those in attendance to say a prayer over them and tie a knot in those loose strings. It is then delivered to the person in need, for them to have as a source of power and strength through the many prayers that it is imbued with. For more information, visit their web page.