Stewardship is a time to affirm this church community and give towards its mission in the world. For six weeks, beginning in October, we will hear from Pastors Greg, Pastor Lori and others about the importance of keeping the church fiscally sound and what it will take to keep it that way through 2020.
Be present in worship on these three Sundays and then present your pledge card for 2019 on October 27.
Make your pledge here online and someone on staff will be in touch with you soon.
Foothills is a large church and runs a large number of ministries. They can be viewed all over this website under the Get Connected tab. We seek to reach the community with our open hearts, minds and doors. Our spiritual goals must be met with equal financial goals. Read more on what stewardship means in this letter from Pastor Greg:
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
- Neil Armstrong -
Dear Foothills Family,
Neil Armstrong spoke these famous words on July 20, 1969, when he became the first human being to step upon the surface of the moon. It was the culmination of eight years of hard work by thousands of people, including many who gave their lives.
We kicked off our fall program with these same words as the theme of our annual Ministry Fair. It Featured dozens of our programs and many of you signed up to take “one small step,” by volunteering your time to our ministries. Now you can do the same with your financial gifts. With an annual pledge, you support the many ways Foothills reaches out to the world. Here are a few examples:
- We have a vibrant music program that features our Chancel Choir, Witness, and our Children’s Bell Choir, the Genesis Ringers in worship. We also welcome artists that offer their performances to the community including concerts by the San Diego Symphony, the Grossmont Symphony, and countertenor Corey Hable.
- Our staff and volunteers guide and support vibrant children and youth programs. Kids Connect provides faith development for almost 200 children and their families. Foothills United Methodist Youth (FUMY) provides a spiritual home for 48 youth, including eleven new 6th graders this year.
- Our Good Shepherd Ministry Center is growing with an expansion of our Food Pantry underway, hosting a twice-a-week dinner for community members, and outreach to community youth through our after-school program, the Sonshine Club.
- Our $1.2 million annual budget provides the funds required by these ministries and all the others we do here at Foothills. Most of our support comes from pledges. To meet our current needs, our goal for pledged giving in 2020 is $750,000.
I encourage you to take “one small step” in this way. If you have not pledged previously, I invite you to take the step by making a new pledge in 2020. If you regularly pledge, I invite you to move to the next level by giving an additional 1% of your income (for example, moving from an annual gift of 5% of income to 6% in the new year).
A pledge card and return envelope are included for your convenience. Please complete the pledge card and bring it to the worship on Pledge Sunday, October 29th, or return it by mail using the envelope.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Yours in Christ,
Rev. Greg Batson