Foothills News for 7.25.16

Foothills News for 7.25.16
Youth camps are this week and the last two weeks at camp Cedar Glen in Julian 
Cleric's Column - Big United Methodist News  
While pastor Eric was on mission in Fiji,
the United Methodist Church conferences moved and appointed Bishops.  
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Foothills' Record Breaking Rummage Sale 
Mission chair Susan Naslund, recounts the recent rummage sale,
the good it did and the joy it brought. 
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Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$90,749 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.
Welcome Reception for Julie Walker 
The South District of the United Methodist Church is pleased to officially welcome the new Wesley Foundation director and South District young adult ministries coordinator, Julie Walker, to San Diego! Please celebrate and welcome her at a reception held at First UMC in Mission Valley on August 24 from 6 pm - 8 pm. Read More 
La Mesa First Part Time Job Opening 
La Mesa First United Methodist Church is seeking an effective and dynamic Office Administrator. The position involves general office management support, managing of membership software, organizing of office operations, managing church calendar, facility management, communications and staff supervision. The position is for 20-25 hours per week, including paid vacation. Applicants must have prior office management experience, proficiency in Microsoft Office products, excellent communication skills, availability on Sunday mornings, and a strong commitment to the Christian faith. Those interested, please submit a cover letter, résumé and references to LaMesaUMC@LaMesaUMC.com. The tentative start date will be on or near the end of August.
Foothills Welcomes All Pokémon Go Players 
The Foothills campus has been blessed with 3 pokéstops and a gym, with our neighbor friends at the Lutheran church having an easily accessible 4th pokéstop. If you haven't yet, download the Pokémon Go app for your smartphone, pack a picnic and bring the family and your friends to Foothills for a fun few hours or full day. If you're an avid player of the game, there are quite a lot of wild pokémon on the campus and the gym is extremely active. Members of team valor are particularly encouraged to come fight the good fight (peaceably, in the Lord's name), here at Foothills. While this game is popular, there will be a fair number of fun-loving people coming to the campus to enjoy the game in the great environment that we provide. Welcome them all and have a laugh about this crazy game that has overtaken culture for at least this moment in time.
Face to Face: Walk to Emmaus 
An adaptation of The Walk to Emmaus, Face to Face is specifically crafted to meet the needs and life-stages of older adults. The program seeks to invite men and women, ages 60 and older, to experience Jesus through an eight session journey. The experience covers subjects such as discipleship, mission, grief, and end-of- life issues. The primary theme of the program is "Living in Grace." The highly flexible schedule allows participants the freedom to engage in structured Bible study and prayer in a church setting or other community space. Upcoming encounters are September 23, 24, 30 and October 1 from 9:00 - 3:30 each day. Read More
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. A movie will be shown in the sanctuary for children and childcare is available for those 3 and under in the childcare center, 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. 
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.
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