3.20.17 Newsletter

3.20.17 Newsletter
Ann Marie Bryan and audience at the first Origins of Faith lenten lecture. 
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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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
EarthCare Photo Competition 
The EarthCare group is gearing up for Earth Day by hosting a photo competition. Submissions are to be sent to foothills@foothillsumc.org. Parameters for the imagery are pictures of nature that honors or celebrates God's creation. The submission deadline is April 8 and the winner's photo will be framed and put on display somewhere on the church campus. 
Walking for God, Caring for Creation 
The UMC South District has organized a 5k fundraiser to raise money for missions. All the family is invited and their will be accommodations for strollers along this path that meets at 8:30 am at Point Loma UMC. Read More 
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 
UMW Brunch 
The next United Methodist Women's meeting will be Tuesday, 3/21 at 9:30 am. It will be a continental breakfast with sweet rolls, coffee and tea in the Youth Center. The program will be Foothills' own Diane Bernal speaking on stewardship of the earth. The group will learn ways to be good stewards locally. No reservations or sign-up is required, unless child care is needed. 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.
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!
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. 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am
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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