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2017.10.2 News

2017.10.2 News

Articles of Faith 
The Good Shepherd Ministry Council 
Pastors Greg and Lori introduce us to the newly formed council 
as the merger between Foothills and El Cajon First moves forward. 
Photos of Foothillians  
 
The students of the Foothills Faith Academy, dressed up as their favorite superheroes, met some real-life superheroes.

 
Upcoming Highlights 
Trunk-or-Treat + Chili Cookoff 
Trunk-or-Treat setup and decorate = 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Trunk-or-Treat = 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chili Cookoff entrant setup = 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Chili Cookoff = 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 
The church lower parking lot turns into a fun trick-or-treating adventure as our Family Ministry hosts the annual trunk-or-treat. Families decorate the trunks of their cars and pass out candy in a safe environment to all the little ghouls and gals. Families hosting should arrive by 4:30 pm to decorate their trunks and pass out candy. For more information contact Lisa Stewart.
Simultaneously, the church is hosting its first ever Chili Cookoff in King Hall! After you've loaded up on candy, head into the hall to judge the entries. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of:
1. Best overall
2. Best with heat
3. Most imaginative
4. Vegetarian
5. The popular vote
To enter your chili, contact Linda Cree by Thursday, 10/26. There's no cost to enter, to vote or eat!  
Family eXperience is Back! 
Family eXperience "FX" starts again on Sunday, October 8th in King Hall at 11:30am. Don't miss this special FX featuring a family forum with Pastor Greg! FX is designed to connect families with kids ages 3 through 8th grade to what the kids are learning in KidsConnect. Held on the 2nd Sundays of the month October through May at 11:30am, FX features lunch (free!), a family service project, and a family faith-building activity.
Administrative Council, October 8 
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming Church Council meeting on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 6pm in King Hall. Now that the merger between Foothills and El Cajon 1st has been approved, we will begin visioning for the future of Good Shepherd Ministry Center and the outreach opportunities it presents. Dinner will be provided. Hope to see you there!
Celebrate the Union of Jeanette and Charlie 
We will be celebrating the marriage of Pastor Jeanette and Charlie Bragunier on Sunday, 10/15 after each service in the Youth Center. Please join Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bragunier and many others to extend congratulations and wish them many blessing, much happiness and good health.
Brew Up Some Faith & Fellowship, October 4 
The monthly Brewing Faith meet-up gets together again on Wednesday, October 4 at the Hooley's in Grossmont Center, for questions and discussions of faith in a casual setting. Pastor Greg facilitates this group that meets every first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.
Caregiver's Support Group at Foothills 
If you are caring for someone, Becky Chong and Sue Sullivan have coordinated a support group for you. The group meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday in the Youth Lounge at 9:30 am. Learn and share methods of working with patients. Free respite care is available for your patient during these meetings through the coordinators. Contact them for more information.
Cookies Needed for the Kairos Mission 
Foothills' Kairos missionaries are headed back to RJ Donovan Correctional Facility, October 19 - 22nd. These men head into the prison in order to bring the word of God, as well as some peace and comfort to "the men in blue" who take part in the program. One of the best parts of the retreat is delivering home-baked, fresh cookies to the participants. Many are needed and the rules for delivery are pretty specific, since they are going into a prison. So please, head to our website to read more and see how you can contribute.  
Moms Connect Bakes Kairos Cookies
Moms Connect is a support and fellowship group for mothers of children of all ages that meets every first and third Wednesday of the month. On October 4, the group will be having a special off-campus meeting to bake dozens of cookies for the Kairos prison ministry. This is a great time to get involved and to do something memorable in mission for those in need. For details, contact Pastor Jeanette.  
A Rummage Sale Approaches 
There's a Foothills rummage sale going on this week!
10/2: Collection - 9 am - 5 pm
10/3: Collection - 9 am - 5 pm
10/4: Collection - 9 am - 5 pm
10/5: Sale - 9 am - 5 pm
10/6: Sale - 9 am - 5 pm
10/7: Sale - 8 am - 12 pm (fill a grocery bag for only $5)
What would you guess is one of Foothills' most reliable and profitable fundraisers? If you've been at Foothills for a while, you know it is our twice-yearly rummage sales. These community events consistently raise thousands of dollars to support ministries and missions of this church and draw hundreds of new people through our doors who shop and experience Foothills' hospitality. What better reason to do a little de-cluttering in your own home and make a donation to the next Rummage Sale? Volunteers are greatly needed to make this fundraiser work. Contact Marian Folkner, or just show up and the organizers will put you to work! 
St. John's Bible Print Exhibition 
In 1998, famous calligrapher Donald Jackson, was commissioned by St. John's Abbey to create an illuminated Bible for the modern age. The work is considered a masterpiece and exquisitely beautiful. From Ocotber 1 to November 5, 25 of the prints will be on display at First United Methodist Church of San Diego in a special exhibit. Get all the details from their website
This Week with Foothills 

Monday 10/2
9 am - Rummage Collection - King Hall
11 am - Prayer Group - Library
6 pm - Top Ten United Methodist Beliefs - Youth Lounge
6:45 pm - Harmony Ringers - Bell Room
Tuesday 10/3
9 am - Rummage Collection - King Hall
8 am - Prayer Group - off site 
Wednesday 10/4          
7:30 am - Fellowship Walkers - off site
9 am - Rummage Collection - King Hall
9:30 am - UMW Sarah Ruth Circle - Youth Lounge
4 pm - Women's Fellowship Group - Off Site
6 pm - Moms Connect - Off Site
6:30 pm - Brewing Faith - Off Site
Thursday 10/5
9 am - Rummage Sale - King Hall
6:45 pm - Financial Peace University - Youth Center
7 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 
7 pm - People of Purpose - Pastor Jeanette's Office  
Friday 10/6
9 am - Rummage Sale - King Hall
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts - Youth Center

Saturday 10/7

7 am - Choir Retreat - Youth Center
9 am - Rummage Sale - King Hall 
Sunday 10/8 
8:30 am - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
9:30 am - Genesis Ringers - Bell Room
9:30 am - K-3 Children's Choirs - Youth Center
10:00 am - ABC Bible Study - Disciple Room
10:30 am - Contemporary Worship - Sanctuary
11:45 am - FX: Family eXperience - King Hall
4 pm - Moses Class - Disciple Room 
6 pm - FUMY - Youth Center
6:30 pm - Administrative Council - King Hall 
 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am

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