Aria of Cantabile

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  • Women's Fellowship
  • Men's Breakfast
  • Knitting Circle
  • Newsletter Deadline
  • Music Recital
  • Thanksgiving Day Service
  • Ongoing Programs


Foothills Congregational Church UCC
Foothills Congregational Church UCC

November 7, 2019

November 10, 2019
 10:00 a.m.

SUNDAY SERVICE WITH THE REV. DANIEL ROSS-JONES, Associate Conference Minister of Santa Clara  Association.  Sermon:  Alarming. Scriptures:  Haggai 1:15b-2:9, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17. Music: Aria of Cantabile.

SUNDAYS OF SERVICE continues Sunday immediately after church. We are blessed with a community of people who are generous with their time and talents. The Sundays of Service will focus on the nine boards and committees that meet monthly and support the everyday workings of the church. Representatives from each board will be stationed in the courtyard to tell you about the roles and responsibilities their board fulfills. Come and learn about the opportunities to serve the needs of our church.
STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN CONTINUES  SUNDAY!  Annually we invite members and friends to share a pledge of financial support to Foothills church. This week you received a letter from Chris explaining our fall Stewardship Campaign, along with an Estimate of Giving card, which we are asking folks to return by November 24. Your pledge, or Estimate of Giving, for the 2020 year gives us an idea of how much revenue the church can expect so that we can draw up a realistic and prudent budget. You can mail or email it in or drop it in the box in the courtyard.  Thank you for being on time with your Estimate!
From John F. Kennedy:  As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

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 7) rehearses from 11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. in the Choir Room.

                                THIS WEEK 
               November 11- November 16, 2019

WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP  will meet at noon on Tuesday, November 12. Bring a bag lunch and join us in the Fireside Room. Contact Ann Nelson for more information.
MEN'S BREAKFAST is 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 13, at the Original Pancake House on S. San Antonio Road. Come join the fellowship. Questions, contact Charlie Golden.
KNITTING CIRCLE  is 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, in the Fireside Room. Knit a prayer shawl, baby blanket or your own project. Questions? Talk to Lisa DiTiberio.
                                NEXT SUNDAY
                               November 17, 2019
NANCY, DAVE, AND FRED will play a free recital after church on November 17 in the parish hall. Please bring a hearty snack to share beforehand, starting about 11.30. Music by Krommer, Dring, Dvorak (and more) will start at noon and last an hour (with no intermission).
                         UPCOMING EVENTS
THANKSGIVING DAY SERVICE at 10:00 a.m. on November 28th. 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 your home-visiting families, a plate of finger foods to the courtyard and also drop some non-perishable food in the "little church" for donation to the Community Services Agency.
THE EASY CHOIR will sing for our Thanksgiving service, at our Sunday services December 1 and 22 and on Christmas Eve at the 7 pm service. Teens, young adults, visiting friends and relations are welcome to join us! Just show up in the sanctuary at 9:15 a.m. (except, on Christmas Eve, show up in the choir room at 6:15p.m.).


LADIES' BRUNCH meets the third Monday of each month at Rick's Café on State Street. Our theme for November is What is One of the Scariest Things You Ever Did? Come for the fellowship. Questions? Contact Sandra Overton

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.

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 Gretchen or Fred. The bell choir rehearses most Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m.- 7:30 the meeting room.

BOOK GROUP meets the fourth Tuesday in the Fireside Room. Our next discussion is Transcription, by Kate Atkinson. Questions? Call 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 6:00 - 7.30 in the meeting room.

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.

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.

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