Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost 
September 18, 2022 10:00 a.m.

Dear Foothills Community,

We offer hybrid services in our beautiful sanctuary and on Zoom. Our in-person Children’s & Youth Program (grades K-12) is led by Teacher Molly

Policies for in-person worship:

Masks are strongly recommended indoors, and optional outdoors
Seating will be free (no distancing enforced)
is required for contact tracing
Doors will remain open for ventilation (dressing in layers is recommended
for comfort)

You can reach us by phone or email during the week.

Rev. Jean Jeffress: (650)-282-7717
Pastor Jean's office hours are:

Wednesday - Drop in from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday - Administrative work day
Friday - Visitation day or call to make an appointment
between11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday - Work from home

You can call, email, or text Pastor Jean to set an appointment for an office visit, a visit to your home, a meeting at a cafe, or even a park. She looks forward to connecting with you.

Veronica Nourse Church Administrator
Sunday at Foothills September 18, 10:00 a.m. - Min. Nichola Torbett
Click Here to download and /or print the Order of Service.

Sunday at Foothills September 18, 10:00 a.m. Our in-person Children’s & Youth Program (grades K-12) is led by Teacher Molly

Here's How to Join the Service

Connect on a computer, smart phone or tablet at:  

To call in from a telephone, dial +1-669-900-6833 and type Meeting number: 885 456 770 when prompted. The passcode is 461.
The service will also be recorded and posted to

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request or joy you're willing to share with the congregation, your options for doing so will be explained just before the prayer time.

If you'd like your prayer to be included in the weekly email sent to the Prayer Circle, please email it to Bob Willwerth.

Alligator Hedgehog by Pete Seeger
Garden Song by David Mallett sung by Pete Seeger
The Children’s & Youth Program theme for September 18 will be “Flora and Fauna”, which means plants and animals. Today we have two songs performed by folk icon and activist Pete Seeger. “Alligator Hedgehog” is a funny one with so many animal names you can hardly hear them all go by. The second one is “Garden Song”, written by David Mallett in 1975, which is now considered by many to be a folk standard. Journalist Bob Keyes writes, “Mallett wrote “Garden Song” when he was 22 or 23. He had been listening to the radio just before he joined his father out back to plant the garden. He had music in his head and work at his hands. The first verse came as he was planting: “Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow. All it takes is a rake and hoe, and a piece of fertile ground.” He remembers walking around the yard humming what he had written. The next day, he was at a buddy’s house… and wrote the second verse. It was the third or fourth song he had ever written. He was just figuring things out as a songwriter. To hear him describe it, the song was a gift. He started singing and the words fell into place.”

Our world is full of amazing creatures and plants. God wants us to love them, learn from them, and take care of them.

This Week at Foothills: September 18 - September 25 2022
Information on all of our groups and meeting dates can be found on our website

Sunday, September 18 10:00 a.m. Worship

September 18, 10:00 a.m. Our in-person Children’s & Youth Program 
(grades K-12) is led by Teacher Molly

Saturday September 17, 3:00 p.m. Movie Afternoon in the Learning Center
Just Mercy. Feature film based on true story of Bryan Stevenson’s legal work defending wrongly convicted prisoners in Alabama, starring Michael Jordan and Jamie Foxx. 2019 137 mins.

Sunday September 18th, 2022 11:15 a.m. Flower box project.

Monday September 19, 2022 11:30 a.m. Women's Brunch

Wednesday September 21, 2022 10:30 a.m. Nature Hike with Bobbi

Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:00 p.m. Lectionary Bible Study online here

Thursday September 22, 2022 11:00 a.m. Truth Seekers online here

Thursday September 22, 2022 7:00 p.m. Executive Council Meeting online here

Sunday September 25 11:15 a.m. Flower box project

Monday September 26, 2022 7:00 p.m. Circle of women online here

Tuesday September 27, 2022 11:00 Book Group online here
Mentor Tutor Connection

Mentor Tutor Connection invites you to come celebrate the kick-off to a new year at our Oktoberfest

When: Oct. 18, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Los Altos Community Center, Grand Oak Room, 97 Hillview Avenue
Tickets are $20 and will be available soon! For now, please save the date. 

Our special guest, A Sharp Chorus, will sing at worship service on 9/25.

A Sharp has been rehearsing at our Parish Hall for the past 15 years! This group has twenty years of history in Silicon Valley. Its repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary, spirituals to ballads. They have been performing in California Theatre and Herbst Theatre. They are bringing us the famous choral piece “Ave Verum Corpus” from Mozart, “Kyrie” from Felix Mendelssohn and more! Please come and welcome A Sharp on Sunday 9/25, and invite them to join us for conversation and refreshments afterward.  This is an opportunity to Be-The-Church and connects with other

Bessie Ng
FCC Music Committee 
Rev. Carol Barringer will
preach on Sept. 25, 2022
Rev. Carol Barriger is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She served six churches in the Northern California Nevada Conference, UCC, and also as a hospital chaplain. For 6 years she was an Associate Conference Minister of the NCNC, and then a member and
chair of various sections of the Committee on Ministry. She especially enjoys the mentoring aspect of working with candidates for ministry. She is a graduate of Harvard University, received the M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, and later
earned an M.A. in Biblical Studies. She spent 8 years as an adjunct faculty member at PSR, teaching UCC history, theology and polity. She lives in Redwood City, CA with her spouse Rev. Kevin Omi, and has three adult sons, four grandsons, and a wild cat
named Spong (after the renowned bishop John Shelby Spong). Carol has made seven bike trips from San Francisco to Los Angeles with AIDS LifeCycle..
Ecumenical Hunger Project
Ecumenical Hunger Project needs gas stoves. If you are downsizing or remodeling and can donate a stove to them, please contact Ellen Izuka at 650-323-7781x2100 for more information. Thank you from your Outreach Committe

Your comments and ideas are welcome!
send them to:
Foothills Congregational Church UCC
461 Orange Avenue
Los Altos, California 94022
(650) 282-7718