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Current News And Events

Come here for our most recent weekly newsletter. You will find all the great events that we have going on, as well as all our current giving and mission opportunities.

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One worship service at 10 am for the 4 Sundays of August and the first Sunday of September. 
Here's what else is happening each week:
August 12: Impact Sunday
Meet at the church at 8:30 am.
Wear your work clothes and prepare to work in mission together. 
August 19: Lawn Games. The family team hosts some cool games.
August 26: Speaker Rev. Caedmon Grace, after worship, Minister of Congregational Life at the Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego, on the personal journey of becoming a transgendered clergy person.
September 2: End of Summer Potluck! 
 
Articles of Faith 
Meet Meow Meow: Foothills' Campus Kitty 
We have a church cat!
And she is incredibly cute. Get to know her.
Photos of Foothillians 
 
Happy day-campers at Foothills' Vacation Bible School.   

Upcoming Highlights 
Parking Lot Renovations 
The Trustees have contracted with Aztec Paving to resurface our parking lots. This work is necessary to prevent further erosion of our parking areas which would lead to significantly increased costs to repair in the future. The project will proceed in two phases with the first phase being started and completed this week (the week of August 6th). In this first phase, areas of excessive wear will be ground down and repaved. We are also adding additional limited mobility parking spaces and improving the ADA compliance of all of our limited mobility spaces. In the second phase, which will start the week of October 2nd, and take about 6 days, the entire parking area will be sealed and re-striped. The reason for the delay in sealing is to allow the newly paved areas to fully cure before sealing.

All of the parking lot work will be done in sections so that access to our campus will always be available during the week. Each Sunday the entire parking lot will be available for our use. There will be some inconvenience to visitors during the week but the end result will be a safe and clean parking lot which will give us years more of use.
Foothills Fellowship Lunch 
Wednesday, August 15, at 11:30am in King Hall. The theme is "Summer Picnic" with Tim Woods and his band entertaining us! The entree will be fried chicken and the cost is $3. Bring a side dish to share. All are welcome! RSVP to Sue in the church office.
Impact Sunday is Coming August 12 
Please join us for Impact Sunday on August 12 at 8:30 a.m.! 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. (We will be finished and fed by 1 p.m.) This is a great opportunity to strengthen our connections with each other and serve our community!
Rise Against Hunger!
Foothills UMC and Monte Vista High School are partnering up once again to make an impact on hunger. Did you know that one in three people worldwide are adversely affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Rise Against Hunger meals are designed to provide a comprehensive array of micro-nutrient foods for those suffering from hunger. Foothills UMC has set a goal to raise $6,000 to sponsor the packaging of over 20,000 meals for this impactful program.
Contribute online: Click here to donate
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. 
August 9 - DAB/NAB - 10 am to 9 pm
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 Jodee 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!
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
Rice
Dried beans
Pasta and pasta sauce 
Canned Pasta Meals (i.e. Ravioli)
Cereal
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 8/6 
9 am - District Youth Aquatica Trip - Off Site 
11 am - Prayer Group - Library
5 pm - Common Ground - Disciple Room   
Tuesday 8/7 
8 am - Prayer Group - Off Site
Wednesday 8/8      
7:30 am - Fellowship Walkers - Off Site
9:30 am - Caregiver Support Group - Youth Lounge 
2 pm - Women's Small Group - Disciple Room
4 pm - Women's Fellowship Group - Off Site
6:30 pm - Board of Trustees - Conference Room     
Thursday 8/9  
9 am - DAB/NAB - Meet near Youth Center 
7 pm - Boy Scouts - Youth Center    
7 pm - People of Purpose - Disciple Room  
Sunday 8/12
8:30 am - IMPACT Sunday - Sanctuary 
11 am - FUMY Youth Group - Youth Center
 
Worship at Foothills - Sundays, 8:30 & 10:30 am
Worship at Good Shepherd Ministry Center - Sundays, 10:00 am