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Foothills News for 7.11.16

Foothills News for 7.11.16
A banner made by KidsConnect students hangining in Fiji; Jay Carlson providing medical aide; a VBS group in Fiji 
A Break, of Sorts, for Common Ground  
Common Ground director and Foothills member John Parsons talks about the break, of sorts,
and growth that the program will take during the summer.
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I Am Blessed  
La Donna Chase received some bad news that brought her down.
This is her story of finding her way back, with the help of friends, family and Foothills.  
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Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$78,835 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.
Hillary Whittington Q&A and Book Signing 
Foothills member, Hillary Whittington, will be discussing her newly published book Raising Ryland: Our Story of Parenting a Transgender Child With no Strings Attached. Hillary will be available for a book signing and QA at Foothills in King Hall at 11 am on August 21, after the single worship service. A free continental breakfast will be served and hosted by the Foothills Reconciling Fellowship. Hear more about this compelling faith journey in raising their child Ryland.
Picnic, Music and Dancing at Foothills 
Foothills is throwing a party! Sunday, July 31 at 6 pm, come hear the Downbeat Big Band play on the lawn. A selection of gourmet hot dogs will be provided. Simultaneously in the sanctuary, a movie will be shown with provided childcare, while the parents dance and enjoy the evening outside. The cost is $5 per person which includes hot dogs, chips and soda. Guests are encouraged to bring a side dish to share. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and a pop up tent if you'd like. 
Infant Care Center Repairs Moving Forward 
Work is already moving forward on the infant care center expansion portion of the beams campaign. The tentative start date is July 11th. Foothills beam team leaders will be meeting with the contractors throughout the project to create a uniform vision of the campus. The bridge connecting the patio to the nursery is part of this project and will be closed off during the expansion for approximately 2 weeks. Information on childcare during this time can be found in the narthex on Sunday mornings. 
Administrative Council Meeting 
Each quarter, the governing body of the church meets to vote on and discuss matters of import. The next administrative council meeting is Sunday, July 24 at 6:30 pm in the King Hall Connection Center.
Open Trustees Meeting 
The trustees meeting for July will include another open 30 minute session for the future of the Avocado property to be discussed. All members are encouraged to attend this meeting from 6 - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, July 12 in the Disciple Room. 
FUMY DABs and DAB/NABs 
FUMY is our Foothills United Methodist Youth (middle and high schoolers) and DABs and DAB/NABs (days and nights at the beach) are some of the best times of the year. The season begins July 7 with a DAB/NAB and then weekly on Thursdays at La Jolla Shores until August 11. Get involved in the summer!
1 Service Sundays in August 
Throughout August and to the Sunday before Labor Day, Foothills is hosting a single morning of worship at 9:30 am, that will blend all the most beloved features of traditional and contemporary worship. Our two distinct services and their congregants will be together as one joyous celebration during this summer month.
Foothills Auction 2016! 
Save the date for our 2016 Auction - "Holy Guacamole! It's a Foothills Fall Fiesta!" October 1st, 5-9 PM at the beautiful home of Dale and Joy Pruitt. The committee is seeking vacation homes, boat cruises, special dinners, and more for the Live Auction segment of the event. If you would donate, please contact Karen Smith, the church office, or any member of the auction committee.
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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