Everyone is welcomed with warm hearts and cheerful smiles. You are invited to come into the beautiful sanctuary that is often decorated to match the theme of the service or special time of the year.
Describing our Worship Services
The 9:30am Worship service can best be described traditional with a contemporary feel. There is not a single type of service at Foothills UMC, rather it can change from week to week. There are a variety of services that usually includes our fabulous choir. Audio and visual media are sometimes used to enhance the Sunday worship experience. During worship joys and concerns can shared with others. Simply fill out a card found in the attendance pads. Completed cards will be collected during the Children’s Message.
Our 11am Worship gathering, designed for people who would like more freedom in creating the kind of worship experience they might need in any given week. A great opportunity for parents and grandparents who would like to worship together as a family with their children. Music from a spectrum of styles and genres offered by a trio of great musicians.
FM receivers are available at both services for the hearing impaired. Please ask an usher for assistance.
Do you serve communion?
At Foothills, we observe communion on the first Sunday of every month. The United Methodist tradition of an open communion is followed. That is, you do not need to be a member of our church or a United Methodist to receive communion. Communion is open to everyone who wishes to share in the Sacraments; all are invited to His table.
What do you have for children during worship?
During the 9:30am service, there is a Nursery staffed by at least two caring adults for the younger children. Parents can feel safe knowing that their children are being watched by certified and screened caregivers. We have pagers so that parents can be contacted in the sanctuary if their little ones need mom or dad for any reason.
There is fabulous play area that is open before and after church services for kids with a little extra energy to burn off.
Preschool through Youth
During the 9:30am service, all children participate in the first part of the adult worship including the Children’s Message, held especially for them up front with Pastor Mike or another church leader. After the Children’s Message, kids and youth are led to Sunday School for the remainder of worship time. Children may also remain in worship. See Children and Youth Sunday School pages for more details about our Sunday School program.
During the 11am service, children are welcome to stay and participate in the service including the Faith Builders station.
What should I wear?
Some people dress up, others come casual. Just wear whatever is comfortable for you.
How can I meet people?
Between worship services, you are invited to come to join us for fellowship over a pastry and cup of coffee. Throughout the year we have additional events. Stay connected with us through our website, Enews, and Facebook to learn about events and opportunities.
Are there any Special Services?
Various times of the year you will find special services at Foothills UMC. Some of these services include:
- Epiphany has traditionally been “White Gift Sunday.” The Holy family and Wise Men are present to receive gifts in the name of baby Jesus. The gifts, wrapped in white, are donated to various local organizations needing assistance.
- During Easter week we celebrate the amazing story of Jesus' rise from the dead through special services and activities that culminate on Sunday morning with a sunrise service, potluck brunch, worship, and a huge Easter Egg Hunt for the children.
- During the Christmas season we have many special times at the church starting with the “Hanging of the Greens” fellowship. The Advent season includes a children’s pageant and three different services on Christmas Eve all ending with the sanctuary beautifully lit with candles held by the congregation.