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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.


Faith Academy Priority Registration

Faith Academy Priority Registration

Foothills' bookkeeper and soon-to-be grandmother lets other Foothills families know how to pre-register for the Foothills Faith Academy preschool and infant care programs. One of the best around.


Meet Rev. Kristie Grimaud

Meet Rev. Kristie Grimaud

Our new associate pastor! Originally from Alabama and married to a native San Diegan, Kristie is coming to Foothills after three years in at Chapel of the Hills UMC in Descanso.


ISN Debrief 2020: God's Blanket

ISN Debrief 2020: God's Blanket

With love and care, our Interfaith Shelter team provided support for the homeless and in need at our Good Shepherd Ministry Center location for two weeks in February.


We Were Fed - Women's Retreat 2020

We Were Fed - Women's Retreat 2020

Ellen Bertelsen looks back at the highly attended and highly praised Women's retreat, which was held on the first of February.


Music at Foothills in February

Music at Foothills in February

The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra returns for chamber music and Mei Keller brings her voice students from Chine for a performance of Traditional Chinese music and Western hits.


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.