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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.


That's A Wrap!

That's A Wrap!

Serving 90 families before the pandemic, to an all time high of 376 and now to a stable 255, the food pantry at GSMC has come a long way with the help of many volunteers.


Shepherd's Closet Reopens

Shepherd's Closet Reopens

The Shepherd’s Closet joins the Bethlehem Food Pantry as we emerge from Covid restrictions.


In Depth History of the Foothills UMC Pipe Organ

In Depth History of the Foothills UMC Pipe Organ

Our pipe organ is impressive, massive and full of beautiful sound. Get the full scoop on how it ended up perfectly complementing our beautiful sanctuary in this article by Elaine Northcutt, that continues our focus on the music ministry. Click here for the article.


Music at Foothills UMC

Music at Foothills UMC

The second in a series of articles relating to four key areas in which we connect with God and each other through our membership at Foothills UMC. Recognizing we have one of the best music programs in East San Diego County.


Volunteers are Priceless!

Volunteers are Priceless!

As the Bethlehem Food Pantry looks ahead to a post-COVID future, we are finding ourselves in need of more people to help us carry out our mission to rescue food to pass along to our friends (both humans and pets). Here are some opportunities to serve:


Art From Abundance at GSMC

Art From Abundance at GSMC

Foothills member and GSMC council representative Shandra Zawacki has donated some incredible art works representing the feeding of the 5,000 in the GSMC fellowship hall.


Souper Bowl 2021

Souper Bowl 2021

The All-Star team of Foothills gets direction from the coaches of the food pantry on how to stay a winning team in the coming season.


Connect - Pastoral Care

Connect - Pastoral Care

Focus #1 of the 4 points of Connect that we will look at throughout 2021.


Common Ground Support in 2020

Common Ground Support in 2020

New Common Ground chair person, Mike Eulitt, lets us know what support for our local elementary school families will need to look like during this troubling year.


Interfaith Shelter Network in 2021

Interfaith Shelter Network in 2021

Carolyn Wietzel has been awarded by and very active in the Interfaith Shelter Network of San Diego. She updates as as they navigate this exceptionally difficult year.