Foothills News for 8.22.16

Foothills News for 8.22.16
Many in attendance to see Witness unplugged during worship on August 14th. 
Welcome Home!  
Many of us missed summer at Foothills due to vacations and great weather.
Lay leader catches everyone up on the many things that happened and what's to come. 
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A Love Letter to the Foothills Faith Academy  
The 2016-17 school year begins today for preschoolers at the Foothills Faith Academy.
Parents of graduated students look back with fondness on all their children gained. 
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Sponsor a Beam - Support the Church 
$116,538 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.
Discover Foothills, September 18 
On September 18 at 11:45 am in the youth center, enjoy lunch in a casual setting where you can learn more about Foothills. Ask questions of faith, hear about the mission and vision of the church and what it means to become a member of Foothills UMC. Childcare is available with reservation for children up through five years of age. Read More 
Brewing Faith 
Brewing Faith is an opportunity to have a deeper discussion of faith in a casual setting with Pastor Eric. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm, with the next meet-up happening on September 7 at Hooley's in Grossmont Center. 
FUMY Parent Meeting 
A new school year is here and that means a new year of Foothills United Methodist Youth (FUMY) programming. FUMY is one of the best and most active youth groups in San Diego. All parents of youth who will be new to the group are encouraged to come to an information meet and greet on Sunday, September 18 from 5-6 pm in the youth center. 
Alzheimer's: The Signs and Symptoms 
Signs & Symptoms: Is This Normal or is it Alzheimer's? A free workshop on Tuesday, September 13 from 10 am - 11:30 am in King Hall. Learn the difference between the changes associated with normal aging and the warning signs for Alzheimer's disease, the benefits of getting a diagnosis, and important next steps if you are concerned about yourself or someone you know.
KidsConnect Instructors Needed 
Be a KidsConnect Leader or Helper! Children's Ministries is in the midst of their yearly search for Sunday School Teachers (September through June). Please prayerfully consider being a part of this ministry to the children in our church, 3-year-olds to middle schoolers, two or more Sundays a month at the 10:30am service. KidsConnect uses an activity/games-based curriculum which makes it fun for you AND the kids. Please contact Lisa Stewart
Say YES at the Aug 28 Ministry Fair 
After the 9:30 am worship on August 28, we celebrate our ministries and missions with a USO themed say "Yes" Sunday. Red, white, and blue will adorn King Hall as we see a collective display of all the many opportunities Foothills has for engagement. A free brunch will be served to all. Check out some of the Fall classes you can sign up for on the Foothills website.  
Introducing Music Director Dennis Keller 
Today marks Dennis Keller's first official day on staff at Foothills UMC and big Sunday events are coming to introduce him to the congregation. At 9:30 worship on Sunday, September 4, Dennis will be officially introduced to the congregation while he leads a hymn sing of some of his favorites. Read More 
Helping Children Deal with Anxiety & Pressure 
A seminar is being offered for parents at San Diego First Church in the valley on Sunday, August 28 from 3:30 - 6 pm. Don't miss the opportunity to hear Chap Clark, Ph.D., a well-known practitioner, adolescent and family scholar and author, as he speaks about the anxieties and pressures middle- and high school students face in today's culture. Learn valuable strategies on how you as a parent can help your youth cope. Read more on their website 
All Together in Worship August  (and 9/4) 
The musical worship leaders for single service Sunday in August (and labor day weekend 9/4) have been selected! Read about all of the exciting offerings on the Foothills website.
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.
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 
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 like to donate, please contact Karen Smith, the church office, or any member of the auction committee.
The Foothills Faith Academy
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Family Connection at Foothills
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