Youth Service Trip Sunday

 Kristin Burns, pianist, Cindy Anderson, guest clarinetist, Laurel Anderson, guest flutist, Sam Burns, Anna Garverick, and Sarah Teske, guest musicians.  

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  • An Evening at the Ball Park
  • Bible Study Series
  • UCC Justice issues Study Group
  • Crop Hunger Walk
  • Steve Gill Performance
  • Ongoing Programs

Foothills Congregational Church UCC
Foothills Congregational Church UCC

Thursday August 10, 2017
August 13, 2017

YOUTH SERVICE TRIP SUNDAY. Our worship service Sunday will be led by the youth/young adults who participated in our service trip to the Blue Theology Mission Station.  Please join us as we tell our story and express our gratitude in pictures, music, and poetry. 

SPECIAL THANKS to our own Kristin Burns, guest pianist, Cindy Anderson, guest clarinetist, Laurel Anderson, guest flutist, Sam Burns, Anna Garverick and Sarah Teske, guest musicians, for their  gift of music in Sunday morning's worship service.

MANY THANKS to Laurel Anderson for composing the slide show telling the story of our service trip.  Your work brings the trip alive in ways that words and music alone could not do!
TODAY'S WORSHIP SERVICE is family oriented, with all ages invited to remain for the entire worship hour.  Nursery care is provided in the Learning Center as usual. If your younger children would be happier in the nursery at any time during the service, you are welcome to take them there.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE. Tuesday, August 15. For information you wish to have included in the September  issue of Footnotes, email articles to Stan Turnball.  
                                 NEXT SUNDAY
                                  August 20, 2017
PATTY EBNER will be our guest preacher next Sunday, August 20. Patty is a Member in Discernment in the Northern California Nevada Conference. She is approved for ordination pending call and is seeking a call in the United Church of Christ.  Patty is a member at First Congregational Church of San Jose. We are grateful that Patty is sharing her ministry with us.
                              UPCOMING EVENTS  
Let's go see the San Jose Giants play the Stockton Ports on Sunday, August 26, at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $11 for adults if we can get a group of 15 under 65ers together and $8 for children ages 5-12 and seniors ages 65+.  SJ Giants games offer good food, a relaxed family-friendly atmosphere and pretty good baseball at a very affordable price. There is always great entertainment between innings as well.  Mark your calendar and sign up  in the courtyard.

CHANGE? You are invited to the final informal discussion with Rev. Janice Steele on August 27. The BBC (Bagels, Brew and Conversation) is an opportunity to have a frank conversation about the identity of FCC in the Fireside Room immediately after church. 
A BIBLE STUDY SERIES, based on the book Living Faith While Holding Doubts, by Martin B. Copenhaver. Author and pastor Martin B. Copenhaver explores the healthy tension between faith and doubt, and demonstrates how a balance of both will actually allow you to develop a deeper relationship with God. The study includes questions for reflection and discussion. Rev. Steele facilitates. Bring your Bible. We will meet Sundays, starting Sept. 3, at 11:30 a.m. and also during Truth Seekers, starting Sept. 7. A sign-up sheet is available in the courtyard for ordering the book. Cost is $10.50 per copy. Make a check to Foothills, with a note, Living Faith book.    
YOU ARE INVITED to our next UCC Justice Issues Study Group, Wednesday, September 6, at 1:30 pm., in the Fireside Room. The website lists several justice issues which our General Synod have passed resolutions on and worked to implement improvements. Is there a justice issue which you want help working on, that you hope will be of interest to others? What does our denomination say about this issue? Is there another local UCC church which has taken action on your issue? Could we work together? Questions?Contact Karen Lemes.
THE CROP HUNGER WALK is on October 8 at 1:00p.m. at Nealon Park in Menlo Park. The walk raises money for Church World Service, which uses the money to alleviate hunger and provide clean water both around the world and in our own community. If you are interested in the walk,please contact Rev.Melanie for more information and a packet.
STEVE GIL AND COMPANY WILL BE BACK ! Save the date: Friday, October 13, 2017. The Sound of Music: The Life & Music of Rogers & Hammerstein performance will be at Foothills Church Sanctuary at 7:30 pm. Ticket proceeds go to P.E.O. Philanthropies. More later.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP. The Youth Fellowship will be taking a break from weekly activities over the summer.  Instead we will have a fun activity about once per month.  Keep an eye out for announcements  of upcoming events!  All youth entering 6th grade through 2017 high school graduates are welcome to summer youth events.  Friends are always welcome. Please contact Rev. Melanie Weiner for more information.   
TRUTHSEEKERS and LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY will be taking a break in August..
THE BUSY BEES meet each Friday at 9 a.m. (or work at their own convenience to tend their assigned area.) We prune, sweep and rake around the church so that it looks special and loved on Sundays.  Contact Sandra Overton.
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