The Desperation of Hope


Easy Choir.
Kristin Burns, guest pianist.
Anthem: O Day of Peace  Parry and Rickard arr Cummins 

  • Advent Event
  • Circle of Women
  • Melanie's Farewell Party
  • Christmas Tea
  • Easy Choir
  • Ongoing Programs


Foothills Congregational Church UCC
Foothills Congregational Church UCC

November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

December 1, 2019
 10:00 a.m.

SUNDAY SERVICE WITH THE REV. CHRIS BREEDLOVE. Sermon The Desperation of Hope. Scripture Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24: 36-44. Music: Easy Choir. Kristin Burns, guest pianist. Anthem:  O Day of Peace.  Parry and Rickard arr Cummins.

ADVENT EVENT is 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. Sunday. We will make Advent wreaths, light the first candle, enjoy a light meal together in the Parish Community Hall, then head over to watch the Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade. Chili will be served. Please sign up to bring salad, bread or dessert for 10 if you can. Friends are welcome! Talk to Rev. Melanie Weiner.

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. Today's program includes communion. We practice open communion. All are welcome at the Lord's table.

ELEMENTARY CHOIR (K through 7) rehearses from 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. in the Choir Room.

                                THIS WEEK 
              December 2 - December 7, 2019
CIRCLE OF WOMEN will meet Monday, December 2nd, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. in the Learning Center for a simple potluck and sharing. This Circle will be our holiday time together and final gathering of the year. Our own Melanie Weiner will lead the program . RSVP to Irene Ogawa if you plan to attend, so we set up enough tables. Come anyway if you're able to join us at the last minute.

                             NEXT SUNDAY
                         DECEMBER 8, 2019
MELANIE'S FAREWELL PARTY is next Sunday, December 8th, immediately after worship, in the Parish Community Hall. A light lunch will be served. Come and enjoy a chance to share happy memories, and to wish Melanie joy and fulfillment as she takes her next steps on her journey of faith.

                        UPCOMING EVENTS
CHRISTMAS TEA is Tuesday, December 10 at the Closs home, 10320 West Loyola Dr., Los Altos Hills. Lunch starts at noon; Christmas program starts at 1:00 p.m. If you are able, 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.

THE EASY CHOIR will sing at our Sunday service December 22 and on Christmas Eve at the 7:00 p.m. service. Teens, young adults, visiting friends and relations are welcome to join us! Just show up in the sanctuary at 9:15 on December 22 or in the choir room at 6:15 on Christmas Eve

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.

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY meets Mondays, 3:00 P.M. - 4:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Revs. Melanie Weiner and Chris Breedlove facilitate the discussion, focusing on the scriptures that form the theme of the next Sunday's sermon. New participants are always welcome.

BOOK GROUP meets the fourth Tuesday in the Fireside Room. Our next discussion is Transcription, by Kate Atkinson. Questions? Call Ann Nelson.

WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP, take a lunch break and join us in the Fireside Room, at noon, on the second Tuesday, with a bag lunch. Lots of conversation. Questions? Contact Ann Nelson.

LADIES' BRUNCH  meets the third Monday of each month, 11 am., at Rick's CafĂ© on State Street. Come for the fellowship. Questions? Contact Sandra Overton

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 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room.

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

TRUTHSEEKERS will continue to discuss Jesus as a man whose culture and worldview were shaped by the Aramaic language.  Aramaic is a Semitic language closely related to Hebrew and Arabic, and it was the language spoken by the common people in Judea including Jesus and his followers.  We will study two books, The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus and Murder at Armageddon: A Judas Thomas Mystery.  These books can be ordered from Amazon or local bookstores.
SUNDAY COURTYARD TREATS have returned!   We all missed them and now realize that they bring longer and more enjoyable courtyard conversations - including extended time welcoming visitors.  Enjoy and please consider volunteering to bring the Treats on a future Sunday.

FOOTHILLS CHOIR NEEDS YOU! To all the singers who don't read music, have plans Wednesday evenings or prefer to 'show up and sing'. We in the Easy Choir are looking for you! We meet in the Sanctuary at 9:15 am every 1st Sunday of the month. Want to sing more often? The Chancel Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary. Fred Cummins can help with rehearsal schedule and answer any questions.

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