Learning from the Least of These


Joyful Noise Handbell Choir, PL Grove directing.
Anthem: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come. Elvey, arr Prins 



  • Stewardship Campaign
  • Women's Fellowship
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Knitting Circle
  • Newsletter Deadline
  • Doreen (Joy) Stewart Service
  • Mary Peabody Service
  • Thanksgiving
     Day Service
  • Ongoing Programs

Foothills Congregational Church UCC
Foothills Congregational Church UCC

      November 8, 2018

                              THIS SUNDAY AT FOOTHILLS
                                            November 11 , 2018

SUNDAY SERVICE WITH THE REV. MELANIE WEINER.   Sermon: Learning from the Least of These. Scriptures: 1 Kings 17:8-16,  Mark 12:38-44. Music: Joyful Noise Handbell Choir, PL Grove directing. Anthem: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come  Elvey, arr Prins.
ESTIMATE OF GIVING CARDS FOR OUR STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN  can be dropped off Sunday in the box in the courtyard or emailed or mailed in.   We need to receive your Estimate of Giving cards by November 18.  The cards let us know how much you estimate you will donate to the church in 2019, so that the Finance and Outreach Boards can prepare the 2019 budget.  In addition to estimating how much you can give to operating expenses we also ask you to estimate how much you plan to give to the Wider Ministries
(often called outreach).  The church's Outreach Board needs this figure so they can determine how much we can give to various worthy charities in our community.  Thank you!
From Johannes A. Gaertner:   To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

BELLS OF PEACE REMEMBRANCE. This Sunday is the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I.  We will commemorate this day and honor veterans by participating in Bells of Peace: A World War I Remembrance.  People across the country will ring bells at 11:00 a.m. local time in an act of remembrance.  We will invite veterans who are in church on Sunday to join the bell choir after the postlude to toll a 21-bell salute.  We hope you will join us.

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

                                 THIS WEEK
                   November 12 - November 17, 2018 
WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP  will meet at noon on Tuesday, November 13. Bring a bag lunch and join us in the Fireside Room.
MEN'S BREAKFAST  is 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 14, at the Original Pancake House on S. San Antonio Road. Come join the fellowshi!. Questions, contact Charlie Golden. 
KNITTING CIRCLE  meets1:00 p.m.Wednesday,  November 14, in the Fireside Room. Come knit a prayer shawl, baby blanket or project of your own. Talk to Lisa DiTiberio.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE is Thursday, November 15. For information you like to be included in the December Footnotes, please email that to Stan Turnbull on or before Thursday.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE for Doreen (Joy) Stewart is 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17 in the Sanctuary, followed by a reception in the Parish Community Hall.

                          UPCOMING EVENTS

THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE AT 10:00 a.m. ON NOVEMBER 22.  This is one of the highlights of our church year as we celebrate our Congregational heritage from the time of the Pilgrims.  We will gather for the service in the Sanctuary, and then adjourn to the courtyard for social time around the harvest table. As you are able, please bring finger foods to the courtyard and also drop some non-perishable food in the little church for donation to the Community Services Agency.


CREATING GREETING CARDS with Sandra Overton meets each Monday from 10:00 a.m. to noon. All are welcome. Talk to Sandra.
CIRCLE OF WOMEN next meets on Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Learning Center for its Christmas program. Questions? Contact Irene Ogawa.

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. 
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. 

BOOK GROUP meets every 4th Tuesday, in the Fireside Room at 10:30am. Our next discussion will be  The Woman in the Window 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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