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2017.11.13 News

2017.11.13 News

Articles of Faith 
Tentpegs Campout a Success! 
The tentpegs group has returned from a weekend at Oakzanita 
and the provide a full report of all the fun. 
Photos of Foothillians  
 
On the earliest Sunday of November, Foothills 'Celebrated Christmas' with large market of philanthropy and missions. Guests shopped around for ministries to support in the name of loved ones and friends and some ministries sold goods to support their efforts as well.

 
Upcoming Highlights 
Advent Study With Pastor Greg 
The Prophets and the Messiah
4 weeks, Mondays 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm in King Hall - begins November 27
Pastor Greg Batson will lead this 4-week Advent study that examines the connection between the major prophets of the Old Testament and the Gospel accounts of Jesus' birth. A careful reading of how these texts are woven together can provide greater insight on the mystery of the Incarnation.
FUMY Canned Food Drive 
Each year, our Foothills United Methodist Youth (FUMY) find creative ways to gather canned and non-perishable goods and a big part of these drives are the generous donations from our own congregation. This year's drive will go to support the food pantry at the Good Shepherd Ministry Center. Our congregation is working hard to rehab and renew this vital service to East County and our youth are going to work just as hard to make sure it is full for the holidays. Please bring your donations to the church office, or Sunday mornings. There are after hour collection bins placed outside the office as well! 
Good Shepherd Ministry Center Work Project 
Another group work project at the Good Shepherd Ministry Center has been coordinated for Saturday, November 18. The crew will be cleaning the food pantry, sorting dry goods and cans, cleaning and painting. To add your name to the list, please call or email the church office. 619-670-4009 
Celebrate Christmas Marketplace Thanks You 
"For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me." Matthew 25:35-36
The Mission Commission wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came and supported the Celebrate Christmas Marketplace. $8,100 was raised! The Guatemala Project raised an additional $1,419.00. We wish to thank all who served as support volunteers, as a representative of one of our church ministries, or a representative of a ministry beyond our walls. We also thank our amazing church staff working behind the scenes. It took all of us working together to meet our mission stated in Matthew 25:35-36.
Catholic Charities, Refugee Services, Share the Journey Event 
The Director of Refugee Services at Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego cordially invites you to the Share the Journey tour and presentation. We would be honored if you joined us to learn about the refugee journey and ways you can help, as we answer Pope Francis' call "to change the world and be good to those who cannot repay us." Friday, December 8, 2017, 10am - 12:30pm. 4575 Mission Gorge Place - Suite A San Diego, CA 92120 Please RSVP by November 22, 2017 by emailing Nadine Toppozada, Director of RefugeeServices.
Glenn Ward's Last Sunday 
After many years and countless melodies, Foothills' faithful organist and contemporary band leader, Glenn Ward, is retiring. Celebrate his ministry, skills and music on his last Sunday leading both hours of worship (8:30 and 10:30 am), November 19. There will be a reception with refreshments following both hours of worship. 
Foothills Christmas Showcase Concert 
Come enjoy the spirit of the season with an extravaganza of a concert on Sunday, December 10th at 4 pm in the Sanctuary. Foothills' children and adult choirs, bell choirs and our Witness praise band will all be together for one great celebration along with brass accompaniment. Mark your calendars now and be prepared to join in some classic Christmas carols during the concert. 
Annual All Church Conference November 28 
All are encouraged to attend the All Church Conference on November 28 at 6:30 pm in King Hall. Presentations will be made from each ministry area of the church, additions and removals will be voted on for the rolls and candidacies and salaries are reviewed and affirmed. We hope you consider being a part of this important function of the United Methodist Church. 
Make Generosity Themed Advent Calendars 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 on the King Hall patio after both worship services at 9:30am and 11:30am. Family ministries invites you to stop by the King Hall patio to make a generosity-themed Advent Calendar. Infuse the spirit of generosity into the weeks leading up to Christmas through scripture, prayer, and collecting items for food pantries that our church supports! If you'd like to donate rolls of Christmas wrapping paper for this project, please drop them off at the church between now and December 3rd.
Crooning Tunes at the Next UMW Dinner 
The next UMW event is Wednesday, November 15th at 6 pm in King Hall. Foothills' own Gary Burt, of the Foothills choir, will sing tunes in tribute to the 'crooners' of the 40s, 50s and more. Men are invited to this dinner as well. Paid reservations will be taken on the patio after both services on November 5th and 12th. Tickets cost is now $12. Childcare is available with 48 hours notice. 
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 11/13
11 am - Prayer Group - Library 
6 pm - Top Ten United Methodist Beliefs - Youth Lounge
6:45 pm - Harmony Ringers - Bell Room
Tuesday 11/14
8 am - Prayer Group - off site
10 am - Moses Class (2) - Disciple Room
4 pm - South District UMW Event - Youth Center    
Wednesday 11/15                
7:30 am - Fellowship Walkers - off site
1:30 pm - UMW Board Meeting - King Hall 
2 pm - Women's Small Group - Youth Lounge 
4 pm - Women's Fellowship Group - Off Site
4 pm - Common Ground Food Boxing - Youth Center
6 pm - Moms Connect - Youth Center
6 pm - UMW Dinner - King Hall
Thursday 11/16
4 pm - TLC Group - Conference Room
7 pm - Boy Scouts - King Hall 
7 pm - People of Purpose - Pastor Jeanette's Office
7 pm - Chance Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 
Saturday 11/18
9 am - Prayer Quilt Ministry - King Hall 
Sunday 11/19 Glenn Ward's Last Sunday 
8:30 am - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
9:30 am - EarthCare - Pastor Jeanette's Office
9:30 am - Genesis Ringers - Bell Room
9:30 am - Children's Choirs - Youth Center
10 am - ABC Small Group - Disciple Room
10:30 am - Contemporary Worship - Sanctuary 
6 pm - A FUMY Thanksgiving - Youth Center 
 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am

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