2017.10.9 News

2017.10.9 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  
Images from worship on September 24, when we handed out Bibles to 4th and 5th graders and from the after worship Bible scavenger hunt.

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.
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. 
The Acolyte Team Wants You! 
Foothills' new acolyte program starts October 22, with a kick-off lunch and brief training with Pastor Greg at 11:30am in the Youth Center. If you are currently an acolyte or would like to attend the kick-off to learn more, please RSVP to Lisa Stewart. Plan to attend the Oct 22 kick off to learn about the fun changes to the program! Students in 4th through 12th grades are invited to serve as acolytes with a parent or grandparent approximately one Sunday every 5 weeks.
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. 
Reiki Healing Clinic at Foothills 10/15 
Foothills member Kathy Cueva is also a Reiki master practitioner and instructor. Once a month, she brings this light-touch, energy-healing, ancient technique to the Foothills campus for an appointment only clinic. Contact Kathy to learn more about the practice and its benefits or to schedule and appointment for the upcoming clinic in King Hall on October 15, beginning at 1 pm. 
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.
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.  
This Week with Foothills 

Monday 10/9
11 am - Prayer Group - Library
6 pm - Top Ten United Methodist Beliefs - Youth Lounge
6:45 pm - Harmony Ringers - Bell Room
Tuesday 10/10
8 am - Prayer Group - off site
10 am - Moses Class (2) - Disciple Room
1:30 pm - UMW Board Meeting - Disciple Room
5:30 pm - Young Adults - off campus 
Wednesday 10/11           
7:30 am - Fellowship Walkers - off site
9:30 am - Caregiver Support Group - Youth Lounge
4 pm - Women's Fellowship Group - Off Site
6:30 pm - Board of Trustees - Conference Room
Thursday 10/12
9:30 am - UMW Priscilla Circle - Off Site
6:45 pm - Financial Peace University - Youth Center
7 pm - Chancel Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room
7 pm - Boy Scouts - King Hall 
7 pm - People of Purpose - Pastor Jeanette's Office  
Friday 10/13
6:30 pm - Girl Scouts - Youth Center
Sunday 10/15  
8:30 am - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
9:30 am - Celebrating Jeanette & Charlie - Youth Center
9:30 am - Genesis Ringers - Bell Room
9:30 am - K-3 Children's Choirs - King Hall
10:00 am - ABC Bible Study - Disciple Room
10:30 am - Contemporary Worship - Sanctuary
1 pm - Reiki Clinic - King Hall
4 pm - Moses Class - Disciple Room 
6 pm - FUMY - Youth Center 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am

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