Classes & Small Groups at Foothills

Upcoming Adult Classes offered at Foothills UMC
Register for a class here

Financial Peace University
9 session course, begins September 14
Thursdays at 6:45 pm in the Youth Center

Watch a preview of what FPU is all about here
This life-changing class is taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on video and coordinated by John Kolb and Linda Miller. It will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family's legacy forever. Many people at Foothills have taken the course and have found financial peace in their lives.

Six weeks, beginning October 8
​Two class options: Sundays at 4 pm or Tuesdays at 10 am
Class leader: Larry Ledford

It doesn’t get much more dramatic: rescued baby, life in the courts of Pharaoh, parting the Red Sea, leading his people out of Egypt. Moses’ life was one challenge after the next, that he wasn't entirely willing to take on. Join award-winning author Adam Hamilton as he travels from Egypt to Mt. Sinai, the Nile, the Red Sea, and the wilderness exploring the sites of Moses’ life. As Hamilton shares historical information, archaeological data, and biblical text, you’ll gain a better understanding of Moses’ significance to life today, and you’ll discover how you, too, can turn your own reluctance into boldness.

Spiritual Gifts
Four weeks, beginning ​October 3
​6:30 pm in  the Disciple Room
Class leader: Larry Beck

Discover your spiritual gifts in this four week class that will help you understand how God created you and uniquely equipped you for service

Top Ten United Methodist Beliefs
Seven weeks, beginning ​October 2
​6 pm in  the Disciple Room
Class leader: ​Ellen Bertelsen & Kathy Morrison

There can be no doubt about what Jesus thought was 'the main thing,' the Great Commandment to love God with our heart, soul, and mind and to love our neighbors as ourselves. What were the non-negotiables for the founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley? Wesley’s first priority was to grow Christian disciples who loved God and neighbor. The class describes how a passionate Wesley can still inspire us to travel the road to perfection using some of the basic beliefs as signposts, so that we can more fully follow Jesus. But discipleship can be arduous and God’s grace is not cheap. We must be prepared to walk ​the walk and not just talk.

Available Small Groups

For​ more information on each of these groups, please see our events page.

Brewing Faith
First Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm
August's meeting will be 8/23
Brewing Faith is an opportunity to meet with Foothills' pastoral leadership off campus, in a casual setting for questions of faith. There is no agenda at these small group meetings and the discussion will be free form and dictated by the issues raised by the group. Meetings are currently held at the Grossmont Center Hooley's Pub located at 5500 Grossmont Center Dr. 91942.

Sunday Morning Adult Bible Group (The ABCs)
A Sunday morning small group open to everyone. Sundays 10 am - 11 am in the ​​Disciple Room
The group is currently on summer break until 9/17
This group emphasizes fellowship along with enriching and refreshing Bible knowledge. The class agenda (refreshments, fellowship, prayer, song, and Bible study) flows as an open forum as the group learns and shares their life experiences. The Bible study is led by William Teysko and will focus on a study of John, coordinated through the book by Adam Hamilton.

Moms Connect
For moms of infants through school age children.
Gatherings for encouragement, prayer and support are held on campus and off campus in homes or restaurants throughout the year on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. A variety of activities are enjoyed and free childcare is offered with reservation. Join the Facebook group, or get more information from Carla Slater-Kettrick

Prayer Quilt Ministry
Create quilts for those in our prayers.
The Prayer Quilt ministry brings the comfort of Foothills' prayers in a very tangible way. Read more about this incredible ministry of quilters on their webpage. Monthly meetings and quilting gatherings are held on the fourth Saturday of the month in the Disciple Room

Caregiver's Support Group
Meets from 9:30 am to 11:30 am every second and fourth Wednesday in the youth lounge
A support group for caregivers of all kinds. Free respite care is available during the meetings which are facilitated by Sue Sullivan.

Young Adults Group
A fun fellowship group for those after high school to 25 years of age.
The group meets Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the youth lounge. Contact youth director, Sharon Russo for more information.

To promote environmental advocacy on campus and in the community.
The group meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm. Get more information about how Foothills and this group works towards caring for the Earth on their webpage.

Monday Morning Prayer Group
Help lift our prayer concerns with the help of pastoral staff.
This prayer group meets weekly on Mondays at 11 am on campus in the Sanctuary library. They gather in prayer, write cards and maintain the prayer list of the church.

Tuesday Morning Prayer Group
Lift our congregations prayers with a group that meets at a local breakfast diner.
A weekly prayer group meeting on Tuesdays at 8 am. They currently meet at the Rancho San Diego Denny's. They write cards to the prayer list and gather in fellowship as a group

Fellowship Walkers
Stay healthy in spirit and body with a weekly walking group.
This group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 am in the Rancho San Diego area to stay fit with fellowship.

Sarah-Ruth Circle
A monthly UMW book and faith discussion club.
This UMW circle meets on the first Wednesday of each month in the youth lounge at 9:30 am

Priscilla Circle
A UMW crafts circle creating small items for sale at Alternative Christmas and the rummage sales.
Meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, off site from 9:30 - 11 am. Contact Diane Vogan for more information.

Women's Small Group
Share joys and friendship while reading together.
A women's book and fellowship group meeting Wednesdays at 2 pm in the youth lounge
The group is on break for the month of August, returning September 7.

Women's Fellowship Group
Develop new friendships and mature in Christian faith while looking towards new chapters in life.
A small group for women mostly 55 and older. Meetings are Wednesdays at 4 pm in the Disciple Room.

People of Purpose Book Group
A small group studying various faith-based books.
People of Purpose is a pretty large small group meeting on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Disciple Room. Contact Carol Conklin to see about taking part.

The TLC Group
This group visits homebound and injured members, providing care, support and love.
This group is always in need of caring volunteers. They meet monthly on the third Thursday in the Conference Room. Contact Martha Kogle to be a part of it.