history of foothills umc



Foothills United Methodist Church was chartered in November, 1978. The young congregation began meeting in the multi-purpose room of Rescue Elementary School and reaching out to the newly developing Cameron Park/Shingle Springs/El Dorado Hills/Rescue area, which is about 35 miles east of Sacramento, CA. Under the 17 year leadership of founding Pastor Larry George the congregation experienced steady growth, completing a sanctuary in 1984 and an educational building in 1989.


Today, average worship attendance is 180 people under the leadership of Pastor Mike Harrell.



Early 1978

Initial Planning for FUMC

March 1978

Door to door survey of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills.

July 1, 1978

Rev. Larry George appointed to Cameron Park to organize a church.

September 1978

Worship services began in the Rescue School gym.

November 19, 1978

Sierra Foothills United Methodist Church was officially constituted. 54 members received.

March 11, 1979

Celebration of a New Church: 85 persons recognized as charter members.

May 1982

Groundbreaking for present church building.

November 18, 1984

First service in the new building, on the sixth anniversary of the congregation.

February 24, 1985

The new church building was consecrated.

September 1989

Education building completed.

July 2001

Memorial Circle completed.               

May 2016    

Added second worship service.