All Glory to the Agape Champion: Down, but not Out
Foothills United Methodist Church Building Fund Campaign is in full swing. The link to our Go Fund Me Page is provided here Please click here to visit our Go Fund Me Page and read about all the obstacles we have encountered during the past decade. For more information on the history of Foothills United Methodist Church please click here. 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.
Our Children's Choir performing "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" during our 10:30 a.m. Worship Service on Sunday, December 9, 2018
Foothills UMC Bowling Tournament
A few scenes from our 1st annual Bowling Tournament! For more photo's, please click on photo gallery from the main menu
Do you know a child between the ages of 10 and high school graduation who would enjoy joining the Foothills United Methodist Church Youth Group (fun, fellowship and serving God)?
Foothills United Methodist Church has a very active, mission-driven youth group. The group is a blend of churched and un-churched youth, ages 10 – high school graduation. We are committed to being God’s hands and feet in the community and the world. We strive to provide an environment that is open and caring, where youth can feel God’s love and acceptance no matter what their circumstances are!
We meet twice each month from September to June as well as once in the summer for a picnic.
Our missions have included (but are certainly not limited to) the following:
1. Hosted many Halloween parties for the Sunday School
2. Filled Shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse’s “Operation Christmas Child”
3. Provided Christmas gifts for needy families
4. Sponsored Easter egg hunts for Sunday School children as well as sponsoring an Easter breakfast buffet between Easter Sunday Services.
5. Created care kits for the Domestic Violence Shelter.
6. Created a “coat project” in which the youth collected coats and left them in parks in Gloversville for needy people to take.
7. Participate yearly in World Vision’s 30- hour famine – The youth fast together to raise awareness of and money for the hungry in the world. In 2005, when we did our first famine, 29,000 people were dying each day from hunger related illnesses. Today, that number has been reduced to 8000! 21,000 people are living each day due to the efforts of youth groups across the country! Ours included!
8. Participated in many Crop Walks for hunger
9. Participated in clean up efforts after the floods in Montgomery County.
10. Provided “goody bags” to homeless teens in our community through Captain’s Table of Clifton Park, NY.
Our group would love to see new faces! Please contact the church office at 518-725-9611 for more information! We look forward to seeing you!
Foothills UMC Worship Service
Foothills United Methodist Church held Worship Services at our new building site (S. Kingsboro Ave. & Route 30A, Gloversville) on Sunday, September 16. For additional photos of our worship service, please click on photos from the main menu.
Foothills Fall Festival
Some scenes from the Foothills United Methodist Fall Festival which was held at our new building site (Kingsboro Ave & Rt. 30A) on Saturday, September 15. For additional photos of our fall festival, please click on photos from the main menu.
Foothills Foundation Golf Tournament
Some scenes from the Foothills Foundation Golf Tournament which was held on Saturday, August 18 at Fox Run Golf Club, Johnstown, NY. For additional photo's of our golf tournament, please click on photos from the main menu.
Foothills UMC appears in national United Methodist News Wire
Pastor's Corner - Sept./Oct.
A successful man was asked the secret of his accomplishments. His reply was "Good judgment!" "Where did you learn good judgment?" he was asked. "From experience." "And from where did you gain your experience?" "Poor judgment!" What an ironical but right answer! If anyone wishes to end up their life with success, they need to keep this proverb in mind, particularly, in failure.
Even if the beginning of one's life is a series of failure and frustration, if God certainly lives in his heart, working with him, the most glorious part and delightful experience will be surely kept until the last chapter of his life. The Bible says in Job 8:6, "If you are pure and upright, surely then He will rouse himself for you and reward you with a rightful habitation. And though your beginning was small, your latter days will be great!"
Let's notice the sequence! The true prosperity, success, and achievement are the things we can hardly grasp in the beginning stage of life. They will be the precious rewards God allows us to enjoy in the final course of our race of life. And, the true success or victory is found in the life of a runner who can dash to the final lap of race with his best and end up his race in joy and honor.
Now we turn and we do so very gladly, to the energies and activities of our Lord Jesus. Over this past year Insouk and I’ve been feeling pretty positive you all belonging to the community of faith in Foothills UMC. Your hearts are filled with zeal for Christ Jesus and to serve our neighbors in need of his love. I see the string of your hearts tuned to God in our Sunday worship and also the endless list of our local and global mission activities during weekdays through various small groups.
As I’ve mentioned before Sunday morning, the best wine is kept until the end in your walk of faith wherever our Lord Jesus is working in your life. No matter what motive has made you join in our community of faith, when I see a great number of our Foothills church people serving the Lord with enthusiasm, it seems guaranteed for them to experience the most delightful and glorious moment which God has preserved yet not revealed until the end of their Christian pilgrimage.
As many of you do, I personally believe the paramount places in great music would be conceded by most to "Hallelujah" of Handel's Messiah and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. This last concluded with that magnificent choral ode to "Joy, Thou Heavenly Spark of Godhead," which to many of us represents the ultimate height which voices and orchestra can attain. The same is true of the sequence of all human history masterfully arranged by our God whom we worship.
It’s inevitable to see the concluding part of all panoramic human history highlightened by the joyful and glorious sound of God’s people in the very last book of the Bible – the Book of Revelation. That is a big different sequence between Christ and Devil. Devil's tomorrow is worse than his today. But the morrow of Christ Jesus for every believer is always better and brighter than his/her yesterday.
How many homes are there these days that know too well - everything is gradually becoming worse rather than better as time goes by? It is not unusual for people to experience their courtesy, joy, and excitement of its beginning gradually fading away. Nevertheless, in order to taste the best wine at the end of the banquet of life we Christians necessarily rearrange the program of the party in God’s order. That means no matter how difficult, bitter and hopeless our current life may look, we should remember that God preserves the best wine for you and me to taste at the end of our journey of life.
Jesus gave the newly-wed couple the best wine at the right time which has led their feast to the wonderful finale. The same Jesus is now standing at the door of your heart. He wants to change the atmosphere of your feast, too, by making the same miracle. He wants to transform something from water into wine; something from the tasteless life to the tasteful; something from failure to victory. Therefore, have such a faith and apply it to your personal life from now on with your sincere heart and prayers! And put our problems in his mighty hands. He will surely rouse himself to make our life the most joyful and successful at the end.
Rev. Moon Ho Kim
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