2017.11.20 News

2017.11.20 News

Articles of Faith 
Chili Cookoff 2017 Wrapup 
JoDee Rich put a lot of heart and soul into the cookoff 
and his work was rewarded with a wonderful inaugural event. 
Photos of Foothillians  
It may be Thanksgiving week, but it's never too late to look back on the awesome fun that was the youth district Halloween dance, held at Foothills.

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.
Happy Thanksgiving! 
The East County mission area churches are not holding the annual Thanksgiving services this year, in order to better focus on community involvement. If you're looking for a way to be involved in the community, to show your thanks or be one worthy of thanks, consider volunteering at the Good Shepherd Ministry Center. A team is working hard to get the food pantry there in a healthy, working order before the holidays.
Provide Gifts for our El Nido Survivor Family 
Each year, during the holidays, the churches that sponsor the apartments at El Nido provide 3 gifts to each member of the residing families. These families have escaped and survived abuse and found themselves in this situation alone. The gifts that Foothills provides may be the only gifts they receive. This year, we are also going to provide gifts for the previous graduating family, who are now living independently outside of the El Nido system. Get all of the details. Gifts due December 10
Brewing Faith is on for December 6 
The monthly Brewing Faith group is set for its regular meeting time of 6:30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month. Space has been set aside at the Hooley's in Grossmont Center. This is a great opportunity to sit down with Pastor Greg and others from the Foothills community for a discussion of faith in a casual setting. 
Thank You From
Pastor Jeanette and Charlie Bragunier 
We wish to thank the congregation for the many cards, and good wishes for our marriage. We appreciate Jim O'Donnell, from our Staff Parish Team who coordinated the wonderful church reception in our honor and everyone who baked and provided desserts to make this such a special moment.
We feel incredibly blessed by your love and support.
See's Candy Fundraiser at the Foothills Faith Academy 
The Foothills Faith Academy is holding a See's candy fundraiser right now and accepting orders until December 1. Order forms are available in the church office, so drop by or call to get some sweets. 619-670-4009. 
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! 
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.
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.
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 11/20
11 am - Prayer Group - Library  
6:45 pm - Harmony Ringers - Bell Room
Tuesday 11/21
8 am - Prayer Group - off site
5:30 pm - Young Adults - off site
6:30 pm - Finance Committee - Conference Room
7 pm - Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room    
Wednesday 11/22                 
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 11/23 Thanksgiving Day - Offices Closed 
Sunday 11/26 
8:30 am - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
9:30 am - Gathering4 - 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 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am

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