Opportunities to Grow in Faith and Community at Foothills

Opportunities to Grow in Faith and Community at Foothills By: Jeanette Ham

The “Taste of Foothills” Ministry Fair offers an opportunity to deepen faith and community. It is our annual time to kick off our Fall season at Foothills which is just around the corner! This is also a great opportunity to invite friends or family to share in our church community.

I am excited that our returning and new small groups will be starting up on September 17 and invite you all to come to worship on Sunday, September 9 and 16 to find out about all the different classes and small group experiences that are will be offered. These will provide opportunities to learn more, build community and grow in your faith. Information about these groups and classes will be on the patio after each service. Free childcare will be available for all classes and groups who meet on campus, with a prior reservation. Here's a taste of what groups we have available now:

Our Story, Bible Study
Discover God’s story in a brand new way this year. We’ll begin in the New Testament using the book Our Story, by Randee Frazee as our tool to guide us. Participants will go on a chronological journey of the New Testament, and together we’ll find our place in God’s story. Join experienced class leader Ellen Bertelson on this 10 week journey. (Class meets weekly for 10 weeks - $12 for book.)

He Said, She Said
Young married couples are invited to join Rev. John Farley on a conversation exploring what the Bible has to say through the female and male perspectives. Look forward to an engaging evening while getting to know other couples at Foothills. (Class meets weekly for 4 weeks.)

Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World
Can Christians act like Christians even when they disagree? In these wild and diverse times, right and left battle over the airwaves and even Christians fight other Christians whose doctrines aren't "just so." Join Eric Naslund as he facilitates the discussion about how, as Christians, we can understand the theological basis for civility and communicate with people who disagree with us on the issues that matter most. This discussion will be based on the book by Richard J. Mouw. (Class meets weekly for 4 weeks - $11 for book.)

Starting Point
These introductory classes are offered four times per year.
Starting Point I – The Bible and You: For those who want to learn more about the bible. We’ll spend time learning what’s in the bible, its contents, resources and how to the read the bible as a guide to Christian living. It next meets Wednesday August 29 at 6:30 p.m. It will be led by Rev. John Farley and Rev. Jeanette Ham.
Starting Point II – Community: Discover why God has called the church to be an environment where authentic community can take place. Learn about the ways to connect into community here at Foothills. This class next meets Wednesday Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m. and will be led by Rev. John Farley and Rev. Jeanette Ham.

Group Life Communities
These are small groups that meet regularly on campus. They are open for new folks to join.
EarthCare: Is adult small group for men and women with a focus on spiritual growth and caring for our environment. It meets every other Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the small group room.
People of Purpose: Is a women’s book study group that meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Disciple Room.
Men’s Breakfast Group: Is a men’s group that meets every Sunday morning at 7 a.m. in the conference, next to the kitchen in King Hall. They share Joys & Concerns and share in a Bible Study prior to worship.
Make friends and build community at a Dinner for Eight: A relaxed atmosphere, where six to eight people with similar ages and interests gather for dinner and conversation on four occasions. This is a fun way to meet new people, and expand your circle of friends.

We hope you take this opportunity to get involved, meet new people and grow in faith!

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