The Hopeful Side of The Apocalypse


Easy Choir
Kristin Burns, guest pianist.
Albert  Sammons, Jr. guest baritone.

Anthem: Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming arr Zimmerman 



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Foothills Congregational Church UCC
Foothills Congregational Church UCC

      November 29, 2018

                              THIS SUNDAY AT FOOTHILLS
                                           December 2 , 2018

SUNDAY SERVICE WITH THE REV. CHRIS BREEDLOVE.   Sermon: The Hopeful Side of The Apocalypse
Scriptures: Jeremiah 33:14-15, Luke 21: 25-36. Music: Easy Choir. Kristin Burns, guest pianist. Albert Gammons, Jr. guest baritone. Anthem:  Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming trad arr Zimmerman.
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. Sunday's program includes communion. We practice open communion. All are welcome at the Lord's table.

ELEMENTARY CHOIR  (K through 5) rehearses from 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. in the Choir Room

                                 THIS WEEK
                   December 3 - December 8, 2018 
CIRCLE OF WOMEN  will meet Monday, December 3rd, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the meeting room for a simple potluck and sharing.  This Circle will be our holiday time together and final gathering of the year. Our own Evelyn Vigil and a colleague  will lead us in making a meaningful art project, as they do with folks in prison.  RSVP to Judi Gentry if you plan to attend, so we set up enough tables. Come anyway if you're able to join us at the last minute.   

                          UPCOMING EVENTS
CHRISTMAS TEA  is Tuesday, December 11 at the Closs home, 10320 West Loyola Dr., Los Altos Hills. Lunch starts at noon. Please bring a plate of finger food to share.  A check donation made out to the Community Services Agency is optional. Carpool from church, latest 11:45 a.m. All are welcome. 

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT Do you want an opportunity to get in touch with your inner child?  Would you like to learn more about the characters of our Christmas story?  Please join in our intergenerational Christmas Pageant on December 16 during our worship service. Contact Pastor Melanie with questions and to sign up!                      


CREATING GREETING CARDS with Sandra Overton meets each Monday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. Talk to Sandra.

YOUTH FELLOWSHIP meets this Sunday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  All youth in 6th -12th grades are encouraged to join us for conversation, games, and snacks. Come join in the fun! Friends always welcome. Questions? Contact Rev. Melanie Weiner.

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY meets Mondays at 3:00 p.m. in the Maple Room. Revs. Melanie Weiner and Chris Breedlove facilitate the discussion, focusing on the scriptures that form the theme of the next Sunday's worship and sermon. New participants are always welcome. 

KNITTING CIRCLE meets the second Wednesday between 1:00 -2:30 p.m. Come knit a prayer shawl, baby blanket or just your own project. Questions? Talk to Lisa DiTiberio.

MEN'S BREAKFAST meets 8:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Original Pancake House on San Antonio Road. Contact Charlie Golden for more information. 

 meets every 4th Tuesday, in the Fireside Room at 10:30 a.m. Our next discussion will be  The Alice Network by A.J. Finn. See Ann Nelson for more details. 

JOYFUL NOISE HANDBELL CHOIR. I f 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 PL or Fred. The bell choir rehearses most Wednesdays from 6 p.m. until 7.30 p.m. in the meeting room.
FOOTHILLS' CHOIR NEEDS YOU!  Can't attend Wednesday rehearsals? Don't read music? Sing with the easy choir! Just show up at 9:15 a.m. on the first Sunday of the month in the sanctuary.

TRUTH SEEKERS Our current study is  Countering Pharaoh's Production-Consumption Society Today.   Walter Brueggemann describes it as "a journey from slavery to covenant that we keep making over and over again...[because] Pharaoh has immense powers always to draw us back into slavery."  It will be interesting to talk about the way our consumerist society affects us as we head into preparing for Christmas. All are welcome. Thursday mornings 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

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