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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.


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.


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.