On the first Saturday of each month, the men of Foothills meet at 9:15 a.m. for breakfast at the Church. Come and join us for Christian Fellowship, guest speakers and an all-around good time. We sing, we laugh, we eat (of course), and we support each other in fellowship and Christian love. This group undertakes work projects around the church property and also supports outreach program each year.
If you are new to Foothills, this is an excellent way to meet and get to know some people and feel like you belong right away. Come and join us the first Saturday of every month.
The United Church Women of Foothills continue to thrive and grow. At present there are two units - Westcroft and Hillside. Both groups meet the first Monday of each month at members' homes and come together for a joint monthly meeting. All women are welcome to attend and participate. The UCW sponsor many events throughout the year, including an Irish Stew Supper, Valentine and Strawberry Teas and the Fall Bazaar and Tea. These events support many activities of the church (maintenance, events and outreach programs).
Old eye glasses are collected and re-cycled through the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre. Stamps are collected and sent to the Franciscan Fathers in Lumsden. Saskatchewan.
Children are invited to worship with their parents for the beginning of the service. Following the "Family Time" part of service, children are invited to gather at table at back of sanctuary for spiritual learning through arts and crafts.
At Foothills, we feel that it is important to develop a child's awareness of their spiritual heritage and tradition; to share the stories of the Bible; to increase their understanding of Christian worship and the church, and to assure them that they are members of our faith community with valued gifts to share.
Our Nursery is upstairs in Robinson Hall. Parents are welcome to use this space if quiet time is required with their little ones during service.
Foothills Youth Group is currently not being held.
On Thursday noon hour (12:00 to 1:00 pm) and Thursday evenings from September to May, we gather to discuss the Bible and to share in our stories in a caring, supportive community. Contact the church office for location if you would like to join in any week.
Music is an important ministry at Foothills. We are recruiting for a Senior Choir under the direction of Bill Bradley. In addition, special music is offered by gifted musicians within the congregation. If you wish to join our choir or provide special music, please contact our Music Director.
When someone in your family dies, the minister and members of the congregation want to help in any way they can. If you wish to contact the minister, please call the church office. In a time of bereavement our minister can help you process your feelings and plan the type of service which will pay fitting tribute to your loved one and bring comfort to you and your family.
Three or four times a year - usually on a Sunday evening - our Worship Committee offers opportunities to focus on the healing love of God. People facing challenges find comfort and strength in gentle music, healing touch (optional) and conversation.
Through the Naramata Center and its Healing Pathway programme, the United Church is reclaiming its tradition of healing. Healing is seen as God's love flowing through (our Heart centre), where you learn to bring balance and harmony to the whole person, and is seen as complementary to medical treatments. Foothills Healers have attained different Phases of this programme. The Healing Pathway Healers are now offering treatments to members of the congregation and outside the congregation. Contact Wendyanne at 403-247-1886 for an appointment time. People are welcome to contact the ministry if you would like to attend a phase program of Healing Pathway.