Fellowship is important in our church. We are always interested in new ideas for either of our ongoing groups and for new groups. Please peruse the list below, then contact the church office at 650-282-7718 for more information on any that interest you. We would love to have you join in.
Altar Guild: Love working with flowers and sharing your artistry? Altar Guild members bring their own skills and styles to the creation of floral arrangements for the sanctuary and special events, supporting and encouraging each other in these activities. They especially love decorating for the holidays. Altar Guild members also enjoy occasional luncheons/field trips together.
Book Group: Want/need the opportunity to read and discuss a book of current interest in a small group? Book Group meets in the Fireside Room at 10:30 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of the month for about an hour. Participants select the books as a group several months in advance and choose from all genres. The discussion is always stimulating, lively and respectful.
Circle of Women: Yearn for a small group of female supporters and confidantes? The Circle of Women meets on the 4th Monday of the month from 7-9:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Participants enjoy a simple “no guilt” potluck dinner and the company of one another, sharing life concerns as well as celebrations. “No guilt” means you are welcome to personally cook something or instead to bring a store-bought item if you choose.
Creating Personal Cards Group: Wishing for special moments to indulge your creative side? The Personal Cards Group meets Mondays from 10:00-noon in the Meeting Room to create greeting cards for use by Foothills Church and/or each group participant. Just think of structured time to let your artistic juices flow as you think of making someone feel remembered and special…
Family Potlucks: Want to get to know other church families with children and youth over a simple supper? Foothills family potlucks enable fellowship and dinner without much stress. The church provides a simple main dish and drinks. Participating families bring side dishes or desserts to share (see “no guilt” definition above). These events happen about four times a year. All families are welcome, even if bringing food proves difficult one evening.
Justice Issues Study Group: The Justice Issues Study Group was formed several years ago to examine the UCC tradition of working for Justice in our society. As a group they aim to become more informed and to act on issues of injustice in our community. Recently forums have been held on Justice issues in the Santa Clara County Courts, laws around the LGBTQ community, homelessness and affordable housing.
Knitting Circle: Get out your knitting needles, “pro’s” as well as newbies! This group meets on the 2nd Friday of the month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room to create prayer shawls and baby blankets for those deserving of a little extra-special enveloping warmth of Foothills friendship and support. Other projects are fine, too, so come prepared to knit and chatter. Those who cannot attend are welcome to knit and provide their creations to the Circle.
Ladies Brunch: Join other Foothills women for a lively and enjoyable brunch. There is a different discussion theme each month. You can participate or just enjoy listening to what other have to say. This group meets the third Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. at Rick’s Cafe, 205 State street in Los Altos. “We hope you will join us!”
Men’s Breakfast: Venture out of your man cave to share with your fellow men! This lively and congenial group gathers on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 8-9:30 a.m. at The Original Pancake House at 420 S. San Antonio Rd. in Los Altos. This is a supportive group of men who discuss interesting and thought-provoking themes. Conversation is animated, and the food is decent. Breakfast is $15, including beverage.
Women’s Fellowship: Interested in widening your circle of women friends at Foothills? Bring a bag lunch and join in lively, free-ranging conversation on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon in the Fireside Room. This is a warm, comfortable and social environment to get to know one another. It is also the place to be if you want to know what is going on at Foothills.