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.

Currently, average Sunday attendance includes approximately 100 members. Pastor Linda Burson is currently serving as minister.

  • Early 1978

    • Initial planning began in 1978.
    • A door-to-door survey of Cameron Park and El Dorado Hills was done in March of that year.
  • 1978-1979

    • Rev. Larry George was appointed by the California-Nevada bishop of the United Methodist Church to organize a church in Cameron Park, CA.
    • Worship services began in the Rescue School gym in September 1978. 
    • Sierra Foothills United Methodist Church was officially constituted with 54 members received.
    • On 03/11/79, eighty-five people were recognized as charter members in a celebration of the New Church.
  • 1982-1989

    • May 1982 - Groundbreaking for present church building
    • Nov. 18, 1984 - First service in the new building (sixth anniversary of the congregation)
    • Feb. 24, 1985 - Worship building was consecrated
    • Sep. 1989 - Education building was completed

    • July - The memorial circle was completed