Foothills News for 12.26.16

Foothills News for 12.26.16
Pastor Eric with music director Dennis Keller during the wonderful performance of Handel's Messiah on 12/11.
Excellently recorded selections from the concert are available to view here
A Youth Director's Self Evaluation 
Each year, the staff evaluates the work they have done.
Sharon Russo tweaked hers into an article reflecting on the great work the church has done.  
Click here for the article 
Thank You & Good Luck, Sylina! 
Sylina Kidd has stepped away from her staff position at Foothills in order to better focus on her family while doing full time seminary studies. We wish her all the best. Prayer quilt requests going forward will be handled by Sue Ranck and any other need you may have that Sylina took care of, can be facilitated by calling the church office.
Congratulations to Mary and Moses Baskets!
Foothills member, Mary Janacek, was on the front page of the Union Tribune on 12/20 for the immense amount of giving she has done through her talents with crochet. Other Foothills members are quoted in the article and there is quite a lot of praise heaped upon Foothills. You can read the article here
Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$176,464 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.
The First FX of the New Year 
Get the whole family together on Sunday 1/8 for a free lunch, great activities and some bonding over the themes that KidsConnect will be exploring in the coming month. Family Experience is a great opportunity to grow in faith as a family unit and takes place right after second service worship on the second Sunday of each month. Read More 
Brewing Faith Back at Hooley's 1/4 
The next Brewing Faith will be held at the Grossmont shopping center Hooley's at 6:30 pm on 1/4. Have a deeper discussion of faith in a casual setting, led by Pastor Eric Smith. 
Office Closed 12/26 and 1/2 
The Foothills offices will be closed on Mondays 12/26 and 1/2 as we observe the Christmas holiday and new years celebrations. 
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.
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
Just One 10 am Service on New Year's Day 
On Sunday 1/1, Foothills will be hosting a single hour of worship at 10:00 am. On New Year's day, there will be one hour of worship to accommodate holiday gatherings with family and friends. The service 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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