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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. On this page, you will find the collection of all of those articles, beginning with the most recent written. To find articles by a specific author, use our website's search function.


Shepherd's Closet Boutique to Open Soon

Shepherd's Closet Boutique to Open Soon

As the Bethlehem Food Pantry finishes its expansion, that creates new space for the Shepherd's closet to expand its mission of comfortable clothing the community of El Cajon with dignity and respect.


Where is the Epiphany Star Leading You?

Where is the Epiphany Star Leading You?

Saturday morning worship for the recipients of food assistance at Good Shepherd Ministry Center has been going on for several weeks. Over the holidays and with Epiphany, the group, and their many assembled cultures, participated in a unique blessing.


Getting Through the Holidays!

Getting Through the Holidays!

An Invitation to you from our Grief Care Ministry Team


The State of Common Ground

The State of Common Ground

John Parsons has been leading Common Ground for years and for years, it has been running on the kindness of large past donations. As the coffers come back towards the red, they are reaching out again for the vital funding required to feed families in need over the holidays.


2019 Stewardship Letter

2019 Stewardship Letter

Pastor Greg offers words of encouragement to take a small step in faith this year. Pledging to give to Foothills' mission in 2020 does much for our community and ourselves.


Why is Youth Group Important?

Why is Youth Group Important?

Foothills' youth director reflects on all of the ways in which youth group has offered growth for so many young people.


The UMW 2019 Quiet Disciple

The UMW 2019 Quiet Disciple

Each year, our United Methodist Women choose a "Quiet Disciple" among the congregation. Someone who works towards good without need for acknowledgement. This year's recipient is Kathy Glass. Learn about her contribution and the award in this article.


The Choir is Coming! The Choir is Coming!

The Choir is Coming! The Choir is Coming!

2 service Sundays are returning on September 8 and that means that the choir is returning in full form. Will you help fill out the choir loft? No experience necessary for this great gig.


On the Recent Wave of Shootings

On the Recent Wave of Shootings

District Superintendent Rev. John Farley provides a letter and a call to healing and change in the wake of another wave of devastating mass shootings.


Music, Music, Music

Music, Music, Music

Music Ministries Director, Dennis Keller leads us around what the choir has been doing leading up to the summer break and what we can look forward to during the summer.