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Saturday of Service – Sept. 8, 2018

Posted 06/15/18 by stpomeroy and filed under:

Saturday of Service,  September 8, 2018
An Intergenerational Day of Helping Our Community

“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy.
I woke and I saw that life is all service.
I served and I saw that service is joy.”
-Kahlil Gibran

As you have read in the June Footnotes, we are now ready to take sign-ups our fun work day with family and friends. Don’t miss out! On June 9 we initiated our first church-wide on-line sign-ups. If you weren’t present that day, you will be able to go online to sign-up from home. And if the concept of signing up on the computer just doesn’t sound good we will have clipboards in the courtyard as well. (And your fourth option is always to call the church office!). 

Sign-ups can be found at

So what is this Saturday of Service all about?

It is an opportunity to join with others to help the environment and provide better lives for local animals and people who will benefit from our work.

Schedule for the day:

8:30 We will all gather for breakfast and blessing in the Parish Hall
9:00 You can join your carpool to go to the site of your choice
9:30-12:00 Work in teams at a variety of locations
12:00 Return home a little tired but greatly satisfied with the time you gave to others

Work sites include:

  • Pandemonium – A wild bird sanctuary in Los Altos Hills. We will clean and replace the substrata in the aviaries.
  • Haven House – Temporary shelter and life skills to homeless families and adults. We will help in their community garden.
  • Operation Care and Comfort – They send useful items and personal items to our troops in the armed services overseas. We will pack boxes to be shipped to the troops.
  • Village Harvest – This agency coordinates volunteers harvesting fruits from trees in private homes to supply Second Harvest.
  • Collective Roots – bringing fresh produce and healthy food options to low-income families. We will help in the gardening and other chores.
  • Deer Hollow Farm – providing care for the animals and their living spaces.
  • Parish Hall Activities – Many options from creating cards for shut-ins to making fleece blankets for animals at shelters to preparing packages for service members through Operation Care and Comfort. No one is too young, too old, or too limited to be of service.

We are planning to design and order T-shirts for all of us to wear on this day. When you sign up you will be asked to indicate your shirt size. We hope it will help us recognize our own team members and will be a fond reminder of your day of service.

I started with a quote from Kahlil Gibran. I want to close with words from Mother Teresa:

“The Simple Path
Silence is Prayer
Prayer is Faith
Faith is Love
Love is Service
The Fruit of Service is Peace”

—Judi Gentry

FCC Service Trip – July 13-21

Posted 05/24/18 by stpomeroy and filed under:

The Youth and Young Adult Service Trip to Navajo Nation is July 13-21. We will serve the community on Black Mesa by doing building and repair projects and teaching in a children’s day camp. Tom Waugh, Deb Partain, John Miller, and Pastor Melanie will chaperone. There is still time for youth and young adults to sign up, but know that the program may fill up.

GIANT Rummage Sale at Foothills Congregational Church

Posted 04/04/18 by stpomeroy and filed under:


May 4 and 5
Friday, May 4:  9 am to 4 pm – best stuff!
Saturday, May 5:  9 am to 2 pm – discounted prices!

Bargain hunters and thrift-store aficionados are invited to enjoy shopping for thousands of high-quality, gently-used items at the annual Foothills Congregational Church Rummage Sale May 4-5.  Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 4 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5.  The church is located at 461 Orange Avenue, Los Altos (off Lincoln Park).

Foothills Church Rummage Sale Flyer, May 4-5 2018

Click to view flyer

Sale items include clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, house wares, furniture, linens, craft supplies, and quality décor items, all at a fraction of buying new.

“We have many members who are reorganizing or downsizing and need to divest themselves of their beautiful collections of a lifetime,” notes Jean Golden, church member.  “We’re happy to contribute to our environmentally-conscious community by helping to recycle excellent used merchandise and give others a chance to purchase needed goods,” she says.

Organizers suggest shopping on Friday for “best selection,” and on Saturday for “best price.”

More information:  (650) 282-7718, or email

Jazz Service – Nov 27, 2017

Posted 11/11/17 by Kim Beagle and filed under:

Foothills Congregational Church

Sunday, November 26, 2017

10 am – 11:00 am

The FCC Jazz Service is shaped around Old Testament themes common in African-American spirituals (the Exodus, the Suffering Servant, and God as Creator). Each theme is briefly introduced, then illustrated through music or reading from the poetry of James Weldon Johnson.

You are invited to attend this special service and enjoy the music from a Dixieland Jazz combo featuring Peter Spitzer, saxophonist and clarinetist, Martin Thoolen, bassist. Kristin Burns and Fred Cummins, piano.

For more information, contact the church at 650-282-7718

Justice Forum – Judge Shelyna Brown

Posted 11/11/17 by Kim Beagle and filed under:

Judge Shelyna Brown was the guest speaker at our Justice Issues Forum. The Honorable Shelyna Brown serves as a Santa Clara Superior Court judge.

Judge Brown covered many current issues, for example the issue of money bail and pretrial detention. We thank Judge Brown for her community service. This forum can be heard here:

Justice Forum October 22, 2017 – Judge Shelyna Brown