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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.


The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

Our prayer group sent a card to the Virginia Beach commonwealth after the terrible shootings that occurred there. They responded with a touching letter.


Pastor Lori's Ponderings

Pastor Lori's Ponderings

After a successful hospitality appreciation brunch, Pastor Lori brings us the takeaways and some of her deeper musings.


Rummage Sale Results

Rummage Sale Results

The rummage sale was huge and so were the results!


In Response to the Judicial Council's Decision

In Response to the Judicial Council's Decision

The UMC has been through difficult times this year as the special session of the called general conference chose to uphold rules limiting LGBTQIA rights and instituting punishments. The Judicial council has ruled that these new rules can move forward. Our pastors respond.


GSMC Director's Update 5/2019

GSMC Director's Update 5/2019

Danean checks in with a whirlwind of things going on at the center.


Extraordinary Hospitality 2.0 Brunch

Extraordinary Hospitality 2.0 Brunch

Pastor Lori lays out a vision for a new kind of hospitality for a new era of church.


Methodists in Motion at Relay for Life

Methodists in Motion at Relay for Life

The annual relay for life is coming up and there are many ways to be involved or assist those that are involved.


GSMC Director's Update 3/2019

GSMC Director's Update 3/2019

A short and sweet update from Good Shepherd Ministry Center director Danean LeNoir


Church Conference Scheduled for Becoming a Reconciling Congregation

Church Conference Scheduled for Becoming a Reconciling Congregation

After much work and after a difficult Special Called Session of the General Conference, Foothills is moving forward with holding a vote on whether to join the reconciling network of churches.


How's Your Health? Foothills Foundation

How's Your Health? Foothills Foundation

The Foundation has been established to preserve long term health within Foothills UMC.