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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.


No Lazy Days of Summer for Foundry UMC

No Lazy Days of Summer for Foundry UMC

The road to September 9th and the opening of our new church plant's doors is drawing ever closer. Here's an update from Val Sachs, Foundry's ministry assistant.


The Living Stone UMC in Vladivostock

The Living Stone UMC in Vladivostock

Martha Kogle, a pioneer of the Vladivostock Russia mission team, gives us an update.


What if Church Left the Building?

What if Church Left the Building?

John Parsons describes the great community focus of the Common Ground Collaborative.


A Look Into the FUMC Pastoral Care Team

A Look Into the FUMC Pastoral Care Team

The Patoral Care team is a group of volunteers who fill a vital role in our church community. Learn more about them here.


The History and Future of La Roca

The History and Future of La Roca

Established in 1988 and ever-changing to meet the needs of the Tijuana community, La Roca is a rock.


A Special Thank You

A Special Thank You

Foothills' lay leader Steve Hable expresses his gratitude for the musicians, artists and techs who make the church hum each Sunday.


Pastor Miguel: A Visionary

Pastor Miguel: A Visionary

He was the founder of the La Roca missionary in Tijuana and a true leader of his community. Foothills congregant and active La Roca volunteer Ray Swavely remembers him.


The Vision of La Roca

The Vision of La Roca

Our regular La Roca volunteers and Pastor Miguel's son discuss the future of the La Roca mission.


What if We Truly Served

What if We Truly Served

Susan Naslund describes the experience of community service through our now multi-church impact Sunday and what it could ultimately bring.


Foundry UMC - New to Otay Ranch; Open to All

Foundry UMC - New to Otay Ranch; Open to All

Our very own Val Sachs has this article published in the May issue of My Hometown Magazine about the new Foundry start.