5.29.17 Newsletter

5.29.17 Newsletter
Pastor Eric giving one of his final sermons at Foothills. 
Upcoming Events  
Events for faith and fellowship, head to the Foothills website for more info   
The Responsibility and Task of Spiritual Development 
Elaine Northcutt attended the joint Good Friday services at Good Shepherd Lutheran
and looks deeply at her spiritual formation as the pastors looked at the seven sayings of Jesus. 
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Aloha Pastor Eric   
June 11 will be Foothills' final Sunday with Pastor Eric, so we are having a grand celebration of his service and skills. There will be only one hour of worship at 10 am and it will be in the theme and season of Aloha that Eric brought to us each summer. Be with your Foothills family as we say aloha and a ton of mahalo to both Eric and Karen, who have given so much to this church. An opportunity to donate to a gift fund will be forthcoming. 
Faith Academy Silent Auction and Picnic   
Each year, the Faith Academy wraps up a successful curriculum full of fun, learning and bonding with their silent auction and picnic. The theme of this year's event is Carnival! Pack a picnic, dress up and bring the whole family to celebrate the great good that being in a learning community of faith has done for all of the attendees and their parents. Everyone is welcome to attend this event and to bid on the many wonderfully cultivated baskets and goodies in the auction. The event will take place in King Hall on Saturday, 6/3 from 11 am - 2 pm.
UMW Brunch  
The UMW is having their monthly meeting at a brunch in the youth center at 9:30 am on 6/6. All women of the church are encourage to attend and be a part of this great ministry arm of the church. They will be working on the refugee hygiene kits that are discussed further along in this newsletter. 
Pure Sound Youth Choir at Foothills   
The Pure Sound youth choir out of Bethany, Texas is going on tour and making a stop in San Diego. Foothills is lucky enough to host this wonderfully talented group, who will be performing in the sanctuary on Wednesday, June 21 at 6 pm. This event is free to all who attend. Come support these wonderfully talented youths.
Confirmation Sunday  
This coming Sunday, 6/4 is Confirmation Sunday. The youth who have gone through the confirmation program since January of this year will be confirmed in the United Methodist Faith and some baptized. The have spent all this time learning about many faiths and what it means to be a United Methodist. Make a point to be in worship with your Foothills family and to support all of them as they become members. 
Annual Conference 
The Annual Conference is a gathering of all the churches within the California-Pacific conference of United Methodist Churches, that meet once a year to discuss and vote on issues that could affect governance of the greater United Methodist Church body. Many of the issues discussed at this conference go on to the General Confernce, that is held every 4 years where changes to the United Methodist Book of Disciple are debated, discussed and voted upon. Foothills is sending  Sharon Russo, Chris Buckle, Pastors Eric and Jeanette, Amanda Grimm, Steve Hable and Denise Serino as delegates to represent the church from June 14-17. Please keep them in your prayers for wise discernment. 
Foothills Folks 
Lots of programs that meet regularly take a summer break, but not the Foothills Folks! This senior meet-up ministry is always looking to get together and have fun. The next meeting of the Folks will be on 6/14 at 11:45 am in the Youth Center. Just pay $3 for a luncheon entree and bring a side dish to share with all who attend. 
A Class on the What and Why of Christian Belief
What do I believe? For Christians and others seeking faith, some powerful answers to this question are expressed in the Apostles' Creed: a historic statement of foundational Christian faith. In Adam Hamilton's compelling book and six week study we will explore what we believe and why. Foothills will be offering two times that this class can be taken on Sundays at 4 pm and Tuesdays at 10 am. The classes begin June 18. Read More and Sign up 
Refugee Hygiene Kits 
Help care for refugees in Mexico by donating simple toiletry items. Donations are being collected by our United Methodist Women until June 4. They will assemble them into kits and distribute them to refugees and immigrants who are struggling in the streets and shelters of Tijuana. Click here to see the list of items needed and what you can provide. 
Celebrating Our Graduates   
Send the names of your high school, college or other higher education graduate to Sue Ranck by June 7, so that we can lift their great accomplishments in church and pray for all they will do. Be sure to include their full name, the school they are graduating from and their degree. 
Pastor Transfers  
The United Methodist Church is transferring Pastor Eric to St. Andrew's By the Sea and placing a new pastor at Foothills, beginning July 1. Click here for the latest emails about the transfer 
Children's Summer Camp 2017 
The theme for this year's weeklong summer camp (Vacation Bible School) is 'Maker Fun Factory -- Created By God; Built For A Purpose!' The camp runs from Monday, July 17 through Friday, July 21, 9 am-12 pm. This program is for children age 4 through those finishing 5th grade (new age range this year!). It's only $40 and there is a special deal: bring a friend who has never been to Foothills' VBS before and you and the friend get to register for $20 each! Registration forms will be available April 16 at church. Online registration is open through this link. Contact Lisa Stewart for any questions or to register
Youth Summer Camps at Cedar Glen  
The summer camps at Cedar Glen are at the very least a wonderfully-fun experience, but we often hear that they are transformative for the youth that attend. Camps are available for youth aged lower elementary up through senior high to get away for a week to a camp in Julian that has tons of activities and programs put together by the United Methodist Church to bring everyone closer together and closer in Christ. Read More 
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The Faith Academy
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Family Connection
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Pastoral Care
If you or a loved one are in need, contact us for prayer and care for you and yours. 
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