2017.10.23 News

2017.10.23 News

Photos of Foothillians  
Images from our lay leader (Steve Hable) led, first service worship on October 15.

Upcoming Highlights 
Trunk-or-Treat + Chili Cookoff  - Sunday October 29 
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.
Hot dogs will also be provided by the Foothills Reconciling Ministry!
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!
If needed, overflow parking during this event will be available at Avocado Elementary School. 
A New Sunday Small Group: Gathering4 
Fun * Faith * Friends * Fellowship
This small group meets in Pastor Jeanette's office the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month between services, 9:30 am - 10:20 am. Participants take turns leading a devotional and/or sharing a snack. Periodic service projects are also part of this group's focus. Anyone is welcome to participate, all you have to do is show up! 
A Rummage Sale Thank You - From the UMW 
This is a BIG THANK YOU for your generous contributions to our annual rummage sale.
Whether you donated items for sale, spent time sorting & pricing, worked on the "floor" the days of the sale, or performed any of the other many tasks it took for our success, we are very appreciative. We took in about $14,000.00! Wahoo! All of this money will be distributed among our various missions and ministries, as well as needs that occasionally surface in our community. Your gifts just keep on giving!
Missions Update on La Roca 
The Foothills UMC Missions Committee is no longer in relationship with the La Roca Dental Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico, and has stopped collecting items to distribute across the border. Please consider donating hygiene items, non-perishable food, etc. to the Good Shepherd Ministry Center instead. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by those in need in El Cajon.
Celebrate Christmas - Bringing Gifts to His World 
Sunday, November 5, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 
Come celebrate Christmas in King Hall, where you can purchase much needed gifts to help spread God's love to those in need. Tables will be set-up representing many of the ministries that make a real difference, not only in our community, but in the world beyond. Gifts can be made directly to the represented ministry, or you can give your gift(s) in the name of a family member or friend. Gift cards will be provided. As our gift to you, please stop in at the adjoining conference room, where you will find a feast for your eyes, a delight for your taste buds, and refreshment to quell your thirst.
Christmas blessings to you and His world!
Faith Academy Craft Faire + Bake Sale! 
The annual Faith Academy Craft Faire (and bake sale) is here for its 34th year on November 6 and 7! King Hall is full to the brim with handmade, original crafts from local makers. Come see and smell the wonderful seasonal displays that fill the hall for these two special days. The first day is an exclusive sneak peak to Faith Academy families and Foothills members from 5 pm to 7 pm. The second day is open to the public from 9 am to 7 pm.
Succulent (Swap) Sunday - November 12 
The Footills' EarthCare group is sponsoring another Succulent Sunday on November 12. Bring pottable succulent cuttings from your home garden with you to church and leave them EarthCare at their patio table before you head in for worship. After services, the table will be full of everyone's donations for others to take home and plant these lovely, water-wise plants. 
Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale Concert 
Friday, October 27 - 7:30 pm, The Creation presented by the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale. One performance only in the Foothills UMC Sanctuary. General admission is $15, seniors $10, students $5 visit grossmontsymphony.org for more information.
Good Shepherd Christmas Food Baskets 
Traditionally, El Cajon UMC has provided food baskets to families that have been identified as 'in need' at Christmas time. This year, Foothills has the opportunity to be partners in this ministry and donate items for the baskets as well. The goal is to provide 60 baskets. Please leave your donated items in a red wagon outside the sanctuary any Sunday morning before December 3, or bring them to the church office. 
This Week with Foothills 

Monday 10/23
11 am - Prayer Group - Library
5 pm - Mission Committee Meeting - Conference Room 
6 pm - Top Ten United Methodist Beliefs - Youth Lounge
6:45 pm - Harmony Ringers - Bell Room
Tuesday 10/24
8 am - Prayer Group - off site
10 am - Moses Class (2) - Disciple Room
1 pm - Bridge Marathon - Youth Center
4 pm - Pastoral Care Team - Pastor's Office
5:30 pm - Young Adults - Off Site 
7 pm - Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room   
Wednesday 10/25             
7:30 am - Fellowship Walkers - off site
9:30 am - Caregiver Support Group - Youth Lounge
2 pm - Women's Small Group - Youth Lounge 
4 pm - Women's Fellowship Group - Off Site
Thursday 10/26
9:30 am - UMW Priscilla Circle - Youth Lounge
6:45 pm - Financial Peace University - Youth Center
7 pm - Boy Scouts - King Hall 
7 pm - People of Purpose - Pastor Jeanette's Office  
Friday 10/27
Tentpegs Campout Begins
6:30 pm - Girl Scouts - Youth Center
7:30 pm - Grossmont Symphony Orchestra + Master Chorale Concert - Sanctuary
Saturday 10/28
9 am - Prayer Quilt Ministry - Disciple Room
Sunday 10/29
8:30 am - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
9:30 am - Genesis Ringers - Bell Room
10:30 am - Contemporary Worship - Sanctuary
4 pm - Moses Class (1) - Disciple Room
5 pm - Trunk-or-Treat - Lower Parking Area
5 pm - Chili Cookoff - King Hall 
6 pm - Youth District Halloween Dance - Youth Center 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am

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