The men of Foothills undertake work projects around the church property and also support outreach programs each year.
The United Church Women of Foothills continue to thrive. At present there are two units - Westcroft and Hillside. Both groups meet the first Monday of each month at members' homes. All women are welcome to attend and participate. The UCW sponsor events throughout the year. 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. Wee ones are invited to use the floor mats and selected toys.
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 (11:00 am to 12:00 pm) 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. Currently we are seeking someone to fill the position of Music Director. In addition, special music is offered by gifted musicians within the congregation. If you wish apply for the position or to provide special music, please contact our Church office.
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. Contact the church office if you are interested to learn more about this ministry.