Worship at Foothills

Pandemic Actions

To mitigate the danger to our community, our worship experience has changed.
Normal worship and gatherings are currently on pause until 9/30/2020.
Our services will be pre-recorded and posted to YouTube, Facebook and our website each Sunday at 10:00 am, with live interaction available on all of those platforms. There is no account needed to interact and chat during the service on our website.
In-person, outdoor worship is available every Sunday for 100 people with our Gathering on the Green at 8:30 am.

10:00 am Live Watch Party: foothillsumc.online.church/
Also available on Facebook (@foothillsumc) and YouTube (@fumclamesa)
September 27 - 17th Sunday After Pentecost

Is the Lord Among Us, Or Not?
Preacher: Rev. ​​​​​Greg Batson
Music: ​​​​​​​​​Contemporary - Witness Praise Band
Scripture: ​​​Exodus 17:1-7
Details: Today's scripture is an episode from the Exodus of the Israelites as they journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. When they discover they have run out of water in the middle of the desert, they quarrel and complain to Moses. "Why did you bring us out of Egypt to kill us with thirst?", they cry out. Moses responds in frustration, "What shall I do with these people?" God instructs Moses to strike the rock at Horeb with his staff to produce water to save them. Today, we still quarrel with one another and test God. What does the ancient story tell us about God and our faith when we find ourselves in dire straits?

Gathering on the Green

Live, In-Person, Outdoor Worship
Sundays at 8:30 am on the sanctuary lawn
Limit 100 people - Sign up using this link

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com
If you have any difficulties with the sign-up form, you may email your reservation to sueranck@foothillsumc.org

This service is approximately 30 minutes in length and includes prayer, scripture, a homily/reflection and communion (self- served, with individual sets provided). There is unfortunately no congregational singing or recitation permitted. This worship service is provided in addition to ​the pre-recorded service provided online at 10 am. Check-in begins at 8:00 am. Face coverings must be worn at all times while on the church campus and a minimum of six feet of social distance between households will be maintained. This includes using every other space in the parking lot, spacing on the sidewalks to the front lawn, and designated seating areas on the lawn. Temperature and symptom screenings are required for everyone before entering the worship space.

Participants must bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for their space. Please remember there are uneven places on the lawn that can make walking difficult. A limited number of spaces for those with mobility issues are available and hand sanitizer stations ​are available.

Service of Remembrance

To remember those we have lost during this pandemic
Online service on our 3 platforms (linked at the top of the page)
7:00 pm on Sunday, September 27th

This 2nd service of remembrance ​will memorialize those we have lost since May 31.  If you would like to include your loved one, please send us their name, dates of birth and death, and a short bio to be read during the service. ​Send your submission via email to Pastor Kristie (kristie@foothillsumc.org) or Pastor Greg (gregbatson@foothillsumc.org).

When there isn't a pandemic

Traditional: 8:30 am
Classical, traditional worship with hymns, choir and organ. Click here for more information.

Contemporary: 10:30 am
Contemporary worship with our “Witness” praise band. Click here for more information.

Length: Worship services are generally 60 minutes.

After our 8:30 & 10:30 am worship: ​Great coffee, lemonade, donuts and fellowship on the patio.

Kids Connect is offered for children ages three years through 8th grade with a small group available for middle schoolers. All children attend the first part of Sunday worship with their families. Following the Children’s Moments, they are then excused to the Kids Connect program. The program runs concurrently with both worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Childcare is also available at all services in our Childcare Center, for children aged six months to age three. Click here for more information.

Communion Services are held the first Sunday of each month during the 8:30 and 10:30 am services.

Sunday Classes for Adults and small groups are held on Sunday mornings between services.
For more information on these groups, click here.