Current News And Events

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Articles of Faith 
What Are You Called to Do? 
Only half a year after opening, the GSMC is now providing many services
with plans for many more. Read about them and see Where can you fit in?
Rummage Sale Designations 
With $15,000 raised at the last rummage sale a some more leftover in the account,
the Missions Committee got to work divvying up those funds to worthy missions.
Photos of Foothillians 
The Foothills Faith Academy end-of-year picnic and rodeo.

Upcoming Highlights 
Good Shepherd Ministry Center Needs 
It's a big newsletter, I know, but be sure to keep scrolling down to the GSMC needs area. The community in El Cajon needs our help, especially in the coming hot months. Check it out and give regularly.  
FUMY Days and Nights at the Beach 
The Summer is for youth and the best part of that is Days at the Beach. They begin soon and take place each Thursday until early August. Meet at Foothills at the start time and carpool to beautiful La Jolla Shores North. 
June 28 - NAB - 3 pm to 9 pm 
July 5 - DAB - 10 am to 4 pm 
July 12 - DAB - 10 am to 4 pm 
July 19 - DAB - 10 am to 4 pm 
July 26 - NAB - 3 pm to 9 pm 
August 2 - DAB - 10 am to 4 pm 
August 9 - DAB/NAB - 10 am to 9 pm
Ways to Help the Youth Mission Trip 
The youth group is going to Mexico for their Mission Trip. They are raising money to fund the building of a home for a family in desperate need. And there are ways for you to help!
1) Every dollar you put in the baskets for coffee and donuts is going to this fund.
2) You can hire this team to do work around your home.
3) Or feel free to write a tax deductible donation for supplies.
Any questions, please contact Sharon Russo.
Reconciling Ministries at the SD Pride Parade 
Show Your Pride - Join the Foothills Reconciling Fellowship at the San Diego Pride Parade to support the LGBTQ community. The parade will step off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, in Hillcrest. For complete details and to find out how to be part of the contingent, contact Suzanne Vattuone or sign up on the patio between services.
Bicycle Wanted 
Do you have an extra bike in your garage to donate? A Woman's Adult Bicycle for an un-sheltered member of the Good Shepherd Church and guest of the Bethlehem Food Pantry is needed. The member's bicycle was recently stolen and it is her sole means of transportation. Pick up can be arranged. Contact Susan Naslund (619) 490-3855.
Relay for Life of East County 
Fight cancer with other east county Methodists at Relay for Life of East County on June 23-24 at Cuyamaca College. It's not too late to sign up to walk the track or make a donation or dedicate a luminaria bag. Join up with "Methodists in Motion" for a great cause and enjoy a carnival-themed event with games, live bands, and onsite fundraisers. You can donate or sign up by clicking here. Send questions to Lisa Stewart who is on the event planning committee.
Music Appreciation Sunday: June 24 
The Foothills sanctuary will be filled with a very joyful noise all morning long as all of our music ministries will be on full display. Hear the bells ring and the sounds of choirs of all ages and sizes sing praise on Music Appreciation Sunday, June 24.
One Service Sundays in August (& 9/2) 
For the 4 Sundays of August and the first Sunday of September, Foothills will be meeting for only one hour of worship at 10 am. Each Sunday will have a different special event or presentation along with a great hybrid style of worship blending our traditional and contemporary services into one. Look forward to seeing your fellow Foothillians from the other service in the pews this summer!
Foothills' Auction Fundraiser 
This year we celebrate Foothills' 60th anniversary with a '60's themed auction: "Feelin' Groovy."
This year's Auction will be held on Saturday Sept 29th from 6 - 10 pm at the newly remodeled Ronald Reagan Community Center in El Cajon. Tickets are $35.00 until 9/16 and $40.00 thereafter. Ticket sales are live online and will be on the patio after worship in late August. Your ticket includes a catered dinner (please 'note' on your payment if you need a vegetarian option) and entertainment provided by Ideas Rock N Roll Trio. We will have silent and live auction items as well as opportunity drawings throughout the evening.
If you or anyone you know has products or services (new items only) that you would like to donate to this years auction, please contact Jody Murray @ (619) 997-6132.
Feel free to contact Lianne Moss @ (619) 384-3890 with any questions. The auction committee is looking forward to seeing all you cool cats decked out in your funky threads at Feelin' Groovy!
New Photo Directory! 
It's time for a new updated directory!
This is the perfect opportunity for a new family photo, and all families will receive an 8x10 photo and a full color directory for FREE! Sign-ups for your time slot will be available on the patio after services, and will continue every Sunday through June 24. You can also contact Sue Ranck in the church office to schedule (619) 670-4009.
Pictures will be taken at Foothills from June 26 - July 20.
VBS & Musical Theater Camp Registration Now Open 
Pick up a registration form and flyer at church. Check the Foothills website for an online version that will be available starting May 16. Volunteer applications are available on the patio and in the church offices and soon online. Both camps are offered July 23-27. VBS is 9am-12noon and Musical Theater Camp is 1-4pm. Sign up for one or both & enjoy a special week of fun at Foothills!
New Entra Casa Open House 
New Entra Casa is a transitional living and support situation for women rejoining society after incarceration. They are inviting the public to an open house to see the "home where women come to change their lives" on June 24 at 2:30 pm. Food, music and testimonials from residents will highlight the event. If you have any questions or would like to get involved with the New Entra Casa mission, please contact Rosemary Bentley.
Impact Sunday on August 12 
You can change the world, right where you are, on Impact Sunday, August 12 at 9:30 am!
Impact Sunday is a day for the church to work "outside our walls," joining together to serve the community as a collective act of worship and service. We will start in the sanctuary for a short call to worship, disperse to several community service projects, and return to gather over food and share our experiences. This is a great opportunity to strengthen our connections with each other and serve our community! The Impact Sunday Planning Team is ramping up. If you'd like to be part of the planning team, contact Molly Jarrell.
Good Shepherd Ministry Center Needs 
Look to this Spot of the Newsletter for the most Urgent ways to Help
Place in the Red Wagons on Sunday mornings, or bring to the church office

Bethlehem Food Pantry 
Contact to help volunteer or donate
Needed items include:
Canned tuna
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Canned beans (refried/kidney/pinto)
Mac and cheese
Canned soup
Dried beans
Pasta and pasta sauce 
Canned Pasta Meals (i.e. Ravioli)
Peanut butter

Shepherd's Closet 
Contact to help volunteer or donate
Men's A-style tank tops (all sizes)
Low profile black socks (all sizes)
Underpants (all sizes up to 2xl) 
Volunteers Needed 
Saturday mornings at both the Bethlehem Food Pantry and Shepherd's Closet
On Call drivers to pick up and deliver food

This Week with Foothills 

Monday 6/18
11 am - Prayer Group - Library
6:45 pm - Harmony Ringers - Bell Room
Tuesday 6/19
8 am - Prayer Group - Off Site
10 am - Protestant Reformation Class #2 - Youth Lounge
6 pm - Young Adults - Off Site
6:30 pm - Finance Committee - Disciple Room 
Wednesday 6/20        
7:30 am - Fellowship Walkers - Off Site
2 pm - Women's Small Group - Disciple Room   
4 pm - Women's Fellowship Group - Off Site
6 pm - Moms Connect - Off Site 
Thursday 6/21
3pm - TLC Group - Conference Room 
7 pm - Boy Scouts - Youth Center    
7 pm - Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room
7 pm - People of Purpose - Disciple Room
Saturday 6/23
9 am - Prayer Quilt Ministry - Disciple Room  
Sunday 6/24
Music Appreciation Sunday 
8:30 am - Traditional Worship - Sanctuary
9:30 am - Gathering4 - Small Group Room 
9:30 am - Genesis Ringers - Bell Room
9:30 am - Children's Choirs - Youth Center
9:35 am - Adult Sunday School - Conference Room
10 am - GSMC Worship - GSMC
10 am - ABC Bible Study - Disciple Room  
10:30 am - Contemporary Worship - Sanctuary
2:30 pm - New Entra Casa Open House - Off Site  
4 pm - Protestant Reformation Class #1 - 4 pm
6 pm - Youth Group - Youth Center 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am
Worship at Good Shepherd Ministry Center - Sundays, 10:00 am