All Glory to the Agape Champion: Down, but not Out
Foothills United Methodist Church Building Fund Campaign has started. The link to our Go Fund Me Page is provided here https://www.gofundme.com/overcoming-obstacles-gods-promise and read about all the obstacles we have encountered during the past decade. All donations help us continue our mission/community work in the Gloversville/Johnstown NY area. The building we are currently in is old and antiquated. Foothills helps those in need - last year alone, our Food Pantry served over 2,000 people providing nutritious foods, along with hats, gloves, mittens during the winter months, referrals to various community service agencies; our Knitting Group also provides hand knitted hats, gloves and scarfs, prayer shawls which are delivered to our local oncology/hematology offices, baby hats and blankets which are delivered to our local maternity wards, our United Methodist Women provided Christmas boxes those who in the community needing help, the boxes included food, hats, mittens, gloves, scarfs and toys. Our Sunday School program serves preschoolers through high school. We also offer a program for mothers of preschoolers called MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month starting at 9:30 a.m. We also do a 1 minute Faith Break Meditation on our local radio station WENT (AM 1340). These are just a few of the wonderful community programs that Foothills United Methodist Church has to offer. For more information on our building fund campaign or any of our community outreach programs, please call the church office at 518-725-9611. We also invite you to attend either our 9:00 a.m. Praise Worship Service or our 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Service which includes Children's Time; Sunday School starts at approximately 10:45 a.m. Come and hear Pastor Kim deliver his message (you won't be disappointed) and then stay for coffee fellowship following the 10:30 a.m. service in Fellowship Hall and meet Pastor Kim and his wife, Insouk.
Church Plans to Raise Funds to Resume Building Project
Please click here to read about Foothills United Methodist's plan to raise funds to resume building project
Lent - A Season of Prayer
The public is invited to join Pastor Kim for Dawn Prayer time during Lent!! We will meet in the Chapel of Foothills United Methodist Church, Saturday’s from 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. starting February 17th through March 31st for Praising, Psalm Reading, Praying and Refreshments. This is a wonderful way to prepare for the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. For more information, please contact the church office at 518-725-9611, we look forward to seeing you and your family.
Foothills Chancel Choir Cantata "Darkness Into Light"
Upcoming Events at Foothills UMC
The following is a list of up coming events at Foothills United Methodist Church, each event will be listed separately as the date draws near, we hope you will be able to attend 1 or more of our events:
2/14/18 - Ash Wednesday Service - 7:00 p..m. in the Chapel
2/1818 - Crowd Funding Building Campaign Launch
3/17/18 - St. Patrick's Irish Luncheon
3/18/18 - Easter Cantata - during 10:30 a.m. Worship Service Behold! God’s Holy Lamb - “A worship experience recalling the sacrifice of Jesus”, Composed by Mark Hayes
3/25/18 - Palm Sunday 9:00 a.m. Praise Worship Palm Sunday Service in the Chapel 10:30 a.m. Traditional Palm Sunday Service in the Sanctuary including Children's Time with Sunday school starting at 10:45 a.m.
3/29/18 - Maundy Thursday Communion Service - 7:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
3/30/18 - Good Friday Tenebrae Service (Service of Darkness) - 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
4/1/18 - He Is Risen!! Easter Sunday Worship Services 7:30 a.m. "SonRise" Service in the Chapel 8:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast Buffet in Fellowship Hall 10:30 a.m. Traditional Easter Service in the Sanctuary
4/22/18 - Scalloped Potato & Ham Dinner
5/20/18 - Fried Chicken Dinner
6/10/18 - Hot Diggity Dog Picnic Luncheon
Pastor's Corner - January/February
An ill-prepared college student taking an economics exam just before Christmas vacation wrote on his paper like this: "Only God knows the answers to these questions. Merry Christmas!" The professor graded the papers and wrote this note: "God gets 100, you get 0. Happy New Year!"
One of the ways to make this New Year delightful is to begin it with God's thought. God's thoughts are clothed in his words. Let his words come into our thoughts and commune together in our minds. When God's thoughts come into our hearts and are rooted in our thoughts, then the manifestation of God's thought begins to take place in our lives just like his thought appeared in this beautiful creation.
It’s made possible to have this marvelous experience by faith. For faith is opening our minds for God's thoughts to flow in. When his thoughts flow in, life will change, for we will have a new vision which is not ours any more but God's. Since we adapted his thoughts and his plan, it will be no longer us but God who will be responsible and working on our life-business. That is faith you and I are to have.
When we begin to live this New Year 2018 based on this faith, we’ll see possibilities in the day, the week, the month, and the year that is waiting to unfold. And, as Jesus assured us, your faith moves even mountains. For it will not be you and me but God who will move mountains. So, I challenge you to think God's thought and his will first rather than your own interest and desire. When you start tuning your thoughts to God's, you can see all those God has promised to give you existing near you.
Therefore, open your mind to let God's thoughts enter your brain. Let his Spirit determine your important decisions according to his long-range plan. It is possible to do as long as you listen closely to his word throughout this new year. During our daily life stick to God’s words, he will be our great partner in a life-business. And it will turn each of us into a new and different person. We will feel freshness and newness coming over us now as God's thoughts begin to take control over our consciousness.
Plus, it will set us free and liberated from fear, failure and all kinds of negative thoughts. Then, we will understand what Jesus really meant as he said, "If you yourself can! Everything is possible for the person who has faith." (Mark 9:23) For it is the spiritual activity that happens when we let our faith in God take over.
May God's Spirit fill your mind with his thoughts and you may be excited about today and the entire year of 2018!
Rev. Dr. Moon Ho Kim