3.13.17 Newsletter

3.13.17 Newsletter
Some of the participants of the now concluded, very successful world religions classes. 
Upcoming Events  
Events for faith and fellowship, head to the Foothills website for more info   
What Happens at Foothills, Does Not Stay at Foothills 
Raymond Swavely visits some other United Methodist Churches
and discovers just how wide the reach of Foothills' busy schedule of services goes. 
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The Dog Days of (Fijian) Summer 
Our winter is Fiji's summer and it gets hot!
The Neals provide an update on what's happening on the islands in their final months of mission. 
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Lent: Where Am I Going?   
The period called Lent is 40 days of reflection and spiritual preparation finishing with Holy Week and Easter. This Lent at Foothills we will focus on the question "Where Am I Going?" while offering lots of enriching opportunities: On Sundays, witness "Scripture Alive" during worship as actors present the Word. On Mondays, pray and meditate with Pastor Eric in the sanctuary. On Wednesdays, enjoy dinner with friends and then learn about world religions with incredible lectures. Get all the times and details on our website
Another Opportunity for Financial Peace 
This incredibly successful program that ties fiscal responsibility with Christian values is going to be hosted at Foothills again, right after a very fruitful offering of it has just ended. The next 9 session course will begin 4/4 at 6:30 pm in King Hall. Learn more and sign up for this program that has helped many Foothills members gain control of their financial lives. Read More 
Administrative Council
Admin council is held quarterly for members and congregants to gather with the administrative arm of the church, hear progress reports on important matters and vote on the future direction of the church. The next meeting is 4/9 at 6 pm in King Hall. A free meal will be provided to all attendees. The agenda will include a discussion about the possible adoption of El Cajon First United Methodist Church by Foothills for purposes of developing a ministry center. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
A New Men's Fellowship at Foothills
(location confirmed)
Calling all "man power" at Foothills UMC! This gathering has been a while in coming, but it's finally here: the men of Foothills are getting together to vision, call upon our "man power," and formulate action plans for our upcoming year and beyond. We need your input. Please come ready to discuss your ideas over a delicious breakfast at 8:00 AM on Saturday, March 18 in the Disciple Room. Contact Armond Wietzel or call the church office to reserve your place, so the appropriate amount of food can be ordered.
Greeters, Hosts, Muggers: Sunday Morning Volunteers Needed! 
It takes a village to make Sunday mornings run smoothly at Foothills. A small commitment of only 30-60 minutes each month is needed, but may have one of the greatest impacts to growing our church community. If you are able to provide this small amount of time being a host of Foothills, please contact the church office.  
The Annual Mad Hatter's Tea 
The annual Mad Hatter's Tea and luncheon is coming on 4/29, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, hosted at Monte Vista Village. Join in the tea party of the year and support Meals on Wheels San Diego's East County office. Tickets are only $30 to enjoy delicious tea, tasty treats, opportunity drawings and much cheer. RSVPs are due by April 14 and you can contact Marilyn Honea (619-660-2136) to coordinate your attendance. Be sure and wear your most fanciful hat, as there will be a hat parade with prizes!
Be A Blessing to Others 
Please donate a box of granola bars and individual serving size packaged raisins, trail mix, pretzels and/or goldfish to church on 3/12 and 3/19. Following the 10:30 service on 3/19, the congregation and Faith Academy families will assemble "blessing bags" to put in their car to give to a person in need of some nourishment and comfort. Contact Lisa Stewart with questions.
Family Camp 
The 2017 Family Camp weekend has been announced for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29! Sign your family up now for a fun weekend in the sun and the mountains of Julian at Camp Cedar Glen. Take part in family games, a climbing wall, archery, swimming, variety shows, campfires and more. All of the fun will be in the theme 'come together.' The cost is $100 per person with scholarships available. Contact Carla Slater for more information and to sign up
Relax, Release, Renew! 
Come explore simple techniques that are designed to help you move forward on your journey to wellness! They can help increase relaxation, reduce pain and anxiety, release trapped emotions, and improve your overall well-being. They are drawn from many types of alternative healing techniques used in hospitals and hospice settings that relieve pain as well as soothe the body, mind and spirit. Join us for an afternoon that was designed for Foothills members to discover new ways to care for yourself and others! Sign up and pay the $25 fee online, for a fun-filled afternoon and learn to bring your body's energy into balance so it can heal itself, naturally! Sunday, 4/2 from 2:00-4:30 pm in King Hall. 
El Nido Beauty Night 
El Nido is a transitional apartment shelter for abused women and their families who found themselves homeless after fleeing their abusers. On 3/28 at 6 pm, the mothers get the royal treatment with a beauty night put on by the shelter and the supporting churches. If you are, or know, a beautician, hair stylist or massage therapist and interested in donating your services that night, please contact Steven Topham
Support Kairos Missionaries in their Next Retreat 
A Kairos retreat is coming on March 23-26 and cookies are needed March 12 & 19. Please visit the Kairos page for all the details on how you can support this very important ministry. The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to bring Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, as well as to assist in the transition of becoming a productive citizen. Cookies may be the a draw to the program, but participants find much more. Read More 
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The Faith Academy
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Family Connection
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Pastoral Care
If you or a loved one are in need, contact us for prayer and care for you and yours. 
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