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Articles of Faith

Each week in our Foothills Focus newsletter, there is usually at least one article contributed by a congregant, lay or staff member or a special guest. To find articles by a specific author, use our website's search function.


Common Ground Christmas Follow Up

Common Ground Christmas Follow Up

The results of a successful drive to provide Christmas cheer and care to local families.


Common Ground Christmas

Common Ground Christmas

Mike Eulitt tells of the changes to the program for this year's gift giving to local families in need.


Service in Community

Service in Community

This is the final article in 2021 relating to four key areas in which we connect with God and with each other through our membership at Foothills UMC: Pastoral Care; Children, Youth, and Young Adults; Music; and Community Outreach.


Air, Dirt, and Worms

Air, Dirt, and Worms

New Gardening Programs at The Good Shepherd Ministry Center


Pastor Greg's Book Reviews

Pastor Greg's Book Reviews

While on Renewal Leave, Pastor Greg had the opportunity to sit down with several good books. Some looked at Christian life and some were award-winning fiction. Get his take on those tomes here in his review article.


What I Did On My Summer Vacation

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Pastor Greg returns from his renewal leave and reflects on the many many things that happened during his 77 days of summer.


Life is Full of Surprises

Life is Full of Surprises

The GSMC Food Pantry is always improving, always serving more people and now has been honored for its work.


Children's Ministry Partnership

Children's Ministry Partnership

We rent out the sanctuary at Good Shepherd Ministry Center to several different congregations and the Arabic Methodist Free congregation is looking for help. There are 7, english fluent students aged 7 through 17 that meet on Sundays at 6:30 pm and they need a volunteer program leader. Read more in this article


Shepherd's Closet Update

Shepherd's Closet Update

Paula Perry is running an amazing boutique-style clothing closet for those in need in the El Cajon valley. Every week they open their door to guests and the need for your support is great.


Pledge Plus: Children and Youth

Pledge Plus: Children and Youth

Our deep-dive focus on our ministries and what they can do for our community and beyond continues with this article on Children and Youth programs, from Pastor Kristie.