Foothills News for 12.12.16

Foothills News for 12.12.16
Fall class The Call having their end of program party. Look for new classes coming in the Spring. 
Common Ground Keeps Me Grounded 
John Parsons, like many of us, can become overwhelmed.
He has found a solace and shares it with us through this article and a poem. 
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Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$172,809 has currently been raised
The church beams are in great need of repair to keep our sanctuary structurally and aesthetically strong. It will take everyone's help to raise the $200,000 needed. Watch this video to learn all about our Beam Team Campaign. Click here to donate or read more. Sponsor a beam and join the Beam Team to help us reach our goal.
Christmas at Foothills
The holidays are a magical time at Foothills and we hope you find plenty of reasons to come be in the spirit of giving and celebration. Christmas Eve services will be held at 4 pm for families, 6:30 for traditional style worship, 8:30 for contemporary and, as always, the lovely and solemn 11 pm service. The tradition of Silent Night sung by candlelight will be held during the 6:30, 8:30 and 11 pm services. Start inviting your friends to worship and Pastor Eric's message, 'Living in Hope.' Read More
Christmas Eve Poinsettia Orders  
During Christmas, we fill the sanctuary with the bold splendor of dozens of poinsettia plants. Help us adorn the altar, while also honoring a loved one. Go to our flower order form page and then pay at our donation page. The suggested donation is $15 per plant. The names of those being honored will be printed in a booklet for the holidays. Everyone who donates a plant will be welcome to take it home after the 10 am Christmas day service.
Christmas Eve Family Service Musicians Request  
As part of FUMC's annual 4pm Christmas Eve service tradition, we are looking for kids/youth to perform a Christmas song during the gathering time. This is a perfect opportunity for children who take instrumental music lessons or who have a prepared Christmas piece. Please contact Julia Wallace, interim children's choir director, or call the church office if you would like to participate.
Help Setting up Christmas Eve Candles 
The singing of Silent Night by candlelight is one of the greatest moments of a Foothills Christmas Eve service. If you are able to help set up the 600 candles we need for worship, please contact Debbie Williams
Adjourned Charge Conference 
This is a brief meeting for adjourned items from the Charge Conference docket. Predominately, a vote will be held on the budget. The meeting will take place on 1/8 right after second service in the Foothills sanctuary. All Foothills members are encouraged to attend and take part in the vote.
200 Bicycles for Deserving Students 
Each year, the Common Ground collaborative receives a donation from Bikes For Kids, of enough bikes for every 3rd grader at two schools to receive one. Common Ground just needs the volunteers to assemble all the bikes, so they can be put on the stage ready for the students to hop on and ride. Contact John Parsons for information on how to get involved. Assembly will take place on 12/13 from 6-8 pm. Pizza provided! 
Confirmation 2017
Confirmation Class is starting in January! There will be a mandatory meeting 12/18 at 10 am in Pastor Eric's office for 8th graders and their parents. Confirmation is a time for our youth to dig deeper in their faith while being taught what it truly means to be a United Methodist. If you have any questions please contact Sharon Russo.
Christmas Caroling
Be a blessing to our home-bound seniors as we go Christmas Caroling on Sunday, 12/18. Gather at 5:00 p.m. in the King Hall Connection Center to carpool. This is a great experience for people of all ages, so bring your kids, family and friends. Please bring water and dress warmly.
Common Ground Christmas
Common Ground is an interfaith organization sponsored by Foothills that provides year-round for local disadvanted students. Many of them will not receive gifts during Christmas, so Common Ground is doing what it can to get a gift into each local kid's hands. Sign up for a gift on the patio after services and return it by 12/18. If you would like to sign up for a gift or help, please contact Kathy Glass.
FUMY Canned Food Drive 
Our Foothills United Methodist Youth (FUMY) are holding their annual holiday canned food drive. Beginning now and running through the month of December, bring as much canned food as you can to church Sunday mornings and to the church office throughout the week so we can fill the pantries of the Good Neighbor Center. Let's show our love and support of families who are finding it difficult to make it through a season in which we should all be full of the abundant love of God. Contact Sharon Russo to help
Single 10 am Services in December 
On Sundays 12/25 and 1/1, Foothills will be hosting a single hour of worship at 10:00 am. On Christmas and New Year's day, there will be one hour of worship at to accommodate holiday gatherings with family and friends. The 12/25 service will be a joint production with our neighbors, the Good Shepherd Lutheran church. 1/1 will be a Witness-led contemporary service. 
The Foothills Faith Academy
Read the newsletter from one of the best preschools in town.
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Are you in need of pastoral care?
If you or a loved one are in need, please contact us so that we may pray and care for you and yours.
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Family Connection at Foothills
See the latest Family Connection newsletter with all of the opportunities and events available for your family to get involved.
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Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am

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