The Weary Traveler


Chancel Choir
Jan Cummins, guest soprano. Elementary
Choir, Kristin Burns directing. Brant Ruggles, guest director. Anthem: The Lord Is My Shepherd  


  • Catholic Charities
  • Blessing of the Bicycles
  • Community Services Agency
  • Luminaria Party
  • Annual Youth Dinner and Auction
  • Day of Donation
  • Ongoing Programs

Foothills Congregational Church UCC
Foothills Congregational Church UCC

May 9, 2019

May 12, 2019
 10:00 a.m.

Happy Mother's Day

 SUNDAY SERVICE WITH  AMY BREEDLOVE. Sermon The Weary Traveler.  Scripture: Psalm 23. Music:
Chancel Choir, Brant Ruggles, directing. Jan Cummins, guest soprano. Elementary Choir, Kristin Burns, directing.
Anthem: The Lord Is My Shepherd Rutter

SUNDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO GET TICKETS. Come out for a night of BBQ, Baseball and Fireworks at the San Jose Giants on Friday, May 17th. After gathering at 6:00p.m. at Turkey Mike's BBQ for supper, we will sit together in the Foothills reserved section to watch the San Jose Giants (SF Giants farm team) vanquish the Lake Elsinore Storm (SD Padres farm team). After the game we will watch a firework show. Group tickets for BBQ and game are $27 adult, $16 child. Game only are $10 adult, $8 senior/child. Please sign up in the courtyard or talk to Del Fillmore.

SUSAN CASTILLO Program Manager, Emergency Programs and Housing Services Division of Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County will speak at the Ministry Moment. Susan will be available in the courtyard after worship to answer any your questions.

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM AND MUSIC.  Children and youth age 3 through 12th grade are invited to join their parents for the first part of worship and gather in the front of the Sanctuary for Children's time. Children and youth will then leave with their teachers for their age-based groups in the Learning Center. The program will end at 11:15 a.m.
May 13 - May 18

WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP  will meet at noon on Tuesday, May 14. Bring a bag lunch and join us in the Fireside Room.

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Wednesday, May 15. For information you like to be included in the June Footnotes, please email that to Stan Turnbull on or before the 15th.

May19, 2019 .
THE BLESSING OF THE BICYCLES.  Buckle up your helmet and roll into church, park your bike in the altar area for the blessing of the bikes on May 19th during the 10 a.m. worship service. This is a tradition in which both cyclists and bicycles are blessed by the minister in the hope that it will bring bicycle safety for riders.  It's also an opportunity to emphasize the importance of both physical well-being and conservation of the environment. 
TOM MEYERS , Executive Director of Community Services Agency, will speak during the ministry moment on May 19. At 11:15 he will describe the volunteer opportunities at CSA for Foothills members. Please plan to stay after the service to learn how we can help at CSA.


LUMINARIA PARTY AND ACS FUNDRAISER.   June 1, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Jean and Charlie Golden's home (565 University Avenue). All are invited to create your own messages of hope to honor a cancer survivor or in memory of one who lost the battle with cancer. We will decorate luminaria bags that will line the pathway of the relay. The MaCaJo trio will share their wonderful music during the evening. Hearty hors d' oeuvres and drinks will be served and all materials will be provided. Please let the Goldens know if you think you will attend this event so they will have enough food and the materials needed. Sign up in the courtyard or call (650) 941-8133 or email . If you are unable to attend, you can send the names of those you wish to honor to Jean and we will make luminaria for you. The American Cancer Society suggests a minimum donation of each $10 for each luminaria.
THE ANNUAL YOUTH DINNER AND AUCTION  is on June 8 from 5:30p.m.-8:00p.m.. Please join us for this fun evening of food and fellowship.  All proceeds support this year's youth service trip to Smith River, CA. Smith River is a small community on the coast just south of Oregon.  We will work with community groups and other congregations doing building and repair projects such as building accessibility ramps, making much needed repairs, and painting.

DAY OF DONATION  is Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We will have a Goodwill truck at Foothills where our members and friends can donate items. This will be a great way for Foothills to support the community and allow us to give back. All money goes to the Youth Service Trip and Outreach Fund. Please see the list on the kiosk as to what Goodwill does not take. If you are interested in helping organize the Day of Donation, please contact Tim Fitzgibbon at


WANT TO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE?  Then volunteer to be the featured musician in one of our church services in August or Labor Day Weekend!  There is only one opening so contact Kathryn Kim now if you or a family member would be interested.

COME JOIN OUR SOUND TEAM!  Laurel Anderson, Nikki Hensley, John Reimann and John Lathrop are looking for another team member.  We rotate Sundays.  About one Sunday a month, you would operate the Sound System control panel.  That involves pushing buttons at the right time, and twisting knobs to Ride the Gain for each speaking person, so that they're loud enough to be understood but not too loud.  We train you along a very gentle learning curve.  If you would like to contribute to the church in this interesting and engaging way, talk to anyone in our group.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP meets from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each Sunday.  All youth in 6th-12th grades are encouraged to join in for conversation, games and snacks. Friends are welcome. Talk to Rev. Melanie Weiner.

BOOK GROUP meets the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Fireside Room. Our next discussion will be Becoming by Michele Obama. Questions? Talk to Ann Nelson.

JOYFUL NOISE HANDBELL CHOIR. If you've ever thought about ringing with the bell choir, now would be a good time to stand up and be counted! You don't need to know anything about bells. Short-term commitments (a month at a time) welcome! If you're interested, talk with Gretchen or Fred. The bell choir rehearses most Wednesdays from 6:00until 7.30 in the meeting room.

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