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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 


Foothills Congregational Church Seeks Senior Minister

Posted 06/02/17 by stpomeroy and filed under:

Foothills Congregational Church seeks a Senior Minister who shares our values as an Open and Affirming, Progressive Christian congregation of the United Church of Christ. We believe there are many ways to experience and understand God’s love and the sacredness of life. As a church family, we express our beliefs through actions, finding grace in the search for understanding and valuing questioning more than absolutes. Music enriches our journey of life-long learning, compassion and love.  We strive for peace and justice, and welcome traditional Christians, believers and skeptics, and all people regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or ability.

Our congregation expects the Senior Minister, staff and lay leaders to work collaboratively, balancing responsibilities to provide meaningful services, support members, promote activities, and manage church operations. Ideally, he/she is an experienced, inspiring preacher who relates Biblical teaching to everyday life; an outgoing, compassionate, and caring leader who welcomes all no matter where they are on life’s journey; an enthusiastic, energetic participant in the greater neighborhood, with a history of building community; a teacher who nurtures members and youth, empowering them to use their gifts in intergenerational and service activities; a rapport-builder who promotes relations with interfaith groups, encouraging diversity and multi-cultural awareness; a lover of music; and a thoughtful listener with a sense of humor who guides with wisdom, compassion and love. We aim to provide an inclusive spiritual home where all people are accepted, loved, honored, and supported by a Senior Minister who walks with us on this journey.

Interested candidates can download the Foothills Church UCC church profile by clicking here.

To apply, please send your pastoral profile directly to:

Rev. Daniel Ross-Jones, Associate Conference Minister
United Church of Christ, Northern California Nevada Conference (UCC-NCNC)
401 Roland Way, Suite 260
Oakland, CA 94621-2034

Telephone: 650-935-9010

All applications for this position will be forwarded to us for consideration by UCC-NCNC. We will not consider any applications sent directly to Foothills Congregational Church or its members.


Posted 04/09/17 by stpomeroy and filed under:


May 5 and 6
May 5:  9 am to 4 pm – best stuff!
May 6:  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 5-6.  Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 5 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6.  The church is located at 461 Orange Avenue, Los Altos (off Lincoln Park).

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 “half price.”

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

Washington D.C. Women’s March.

Posted 02/04/17 by stpomeroy and filed under:

by Jennifer Lathrop
Jennifer Fargo Lathrop, M.Div, BCC

It started for me while waiting to board the plane to Washington, D.C. There were a lot of women there. Were they going to the march? The inauguration? After sitting for a bit, the woman beside me and I looked at each other. I can’t remember which of us asked but one of us READ MORE

Your Invitation to Explore the Future of Foothills Church

Posted 04/08/16 by stpomeroy and filed under:

Dear Members and Friends of Foothills Congregational Church,

You are invited to attend one of several neighborhood meetings being held to plan for the future of Foothills Church.

The purpose of these meetings is to supplement the results of our all church survey, and, in a small group, probe more deeply into what we wish for our future ministry at Foothills, and the qualities and abilities of our next Senior Minister. A facilitator will be provided to lead this discussion along with a scribe to record the information.

Church members have been invited to a meeting in their neighborhood, but are welcome to attend ANY meeting or ANOTHER time if their scheduled meeting is inconvenient.

Here is a list of the times, neighborhoods and hosts where the meetings are being held. Please use your church directory to call or email the host to let them know you’ll be coming. If you don’t have or can’t find your church directory, call the office at 650 948-8430 or email

Sunday, April 10, 2-4 p.m.

  • Location:  Palo Altos.  Host: Thelma Ackley
  • Location:  Mountain View.  Host: Tom & Iris Moran

Saturday, April 16, 2-4 p.m.

  • Location:  San Jose.  Hosts:  Richard, Cindy & Laurel Anderson
  • Location:  Los Altos Hills.  Hosts:  Bob & Marilyn DeGrasse

Sunday, April 17, 2-4 p.m.

  • Location:  Cupertino.  Host:  Linda Thomason

Saturday, April 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Location:  North Los Altos.  Host:  Nancy Grippo
  • Location:  SunnyvaleSue & Del Fillmore, Sunnyvale

Sunday, April 24, 2-4 p.m.

  •  Location:  South Los Altos.  Hosts:  Ann & Bud Oliver
  • Ann & Warren Nelson, N. Los Altos

Your presence and your voice is important as we shape the future of Foothills Congregational Church, UCC, so please plan to attend one of these meetings.

Foothills Congregational Church Rummage Sale is May 6-7

Posted 03/25/16 by stpomeroy and filed under:

It’s coming!

The Foothills Church Annual Rummage Sale includes thousands of gently-used low-priced items including clothing, shoes, purses, linens, books, toys, furniture, housewares, craft supplies, and quality décor items, all at a fraction of buying new.

The sale is Friday, May 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday, May 7, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  at Foothills Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, located at 461 Orange Avenue (off Lincoln Park), Los Altos.  Click for directions.

Organizers suggest shopping Friday for “best selection,” and on Saturday for “best prices,” when many remaining items will go on sale for ½ off.

For more information, or to volunteer, (650) 948-8430, or email


Foothills Church Intergenerational Fun! Jan. 15 at 6PM

Posted 01/07/16 by stpomeroy and filed under:



Friday, January 15, 6:00-8:00 PM in the Parish Hall

Join your friends and family at Foothills Congregational Church
for some intergenerational fun! 

No guilt potluck!  Matt and Melanie will bring soup.
If you can bring bread, salad, or finger-food dessert to share, please do.
If not, come anyway!

Bring your dancing feet.  We will try out square dancing with
our own certified square dance caller, Nikki Hensley.

People of all ages are welcome to join in the fun. 

Reply to Susana in the church office or sign up at church.

Friday Night Square Dancing Continues at Foothills

Posted 10/03/15 by stpomeroy and filed under:

Friday, October 2 was light in attendance but strong in spirit!! We reviewed what we learned last time and added a few more movements (which will be our usual m.o.) Kristin was a big help, as I’m sure we all will be with any newcomers as we have fun learning together!! We will continue Oct. 16 and keep it up all the way to Nov 20.

The time has been adjusted; it is now 7pm-8:30 pm with breaks and goodies in between!!

–Nikki Hensley

Friday Night Square Dancing Class  Begins Sept 25

Posted 09/15/15 by stpomeroy and filed under:

square dancingEver thought about square dancing?

Well, here is your chance to try it out!

Nikki Hensley is starting a basics class each Friday, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, starting September 25.  She is an accredited caller, and looking forward to joining everyone for a really fun evening of fellowship (and exercise)!

Bring a little finger-food snack if you can.

There is a sign-up sheet in the courtyard.

Watch the Video from Foothills Church Mission Trip

Posted 09/01/15 by stpomeroy and filed under:

The Foothills Church Pilgrim Fellowship, a group of high school and soon-to-be college students from the congregation, made their 2015 Mission Trip to the ‘Big Easy” in late June to help refurbish a house destroyed by hurricane Katrina 10 years ago.  Accompanied by a handful of parent and adult volunteers, they made their way to New Orleans for a week to work in the heat, rain and humidity.  And, it appears, to have a good time while having a life-changing experience.

Watch the video slide show of their adventure.