Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
We at the Church of the Foothills celebrate with you in the joy of your coming wedding. A wedding ceremony is a time honored, religious service and should be a joyful, worshipful experience.
Our lovely sanctuary is a beautiful site for a wedding. To help assure that your day is special, our wedding coordinators will work with you to assist you with the details of the sanctuary decorations, the music, the wedding party, and of course the service itself. Recommended by leading restaurants in the area, our church is conveniently located and our wedding package is reasonably priced.
Baptism is central to all Christian traditions, though practices vary quite widely.
Church of the Foothills is related to two progressive Christian denominations, each of which has a distinct baptism tradition.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) has long practiced what is called “believer’s baptism” and it is accomplished through immersion (fulling submersion of the candidate in a baptistery). Generally for children/youth this is done anywhere from age 10-13 (depending on the congregation) after having taken special formation classes. At the time of birth/adoption, the congregation offers a dedication of the new child with parents (and sometimes godparents/sponsors), asking God’s blessing on the child, the family, and the congregation who will nurture them.
The United Church of Christ practices infant baptism and it is accomplished by sprinkling (a small amount of water on the head of the candidate) with parents (and sometimes godparents/sponsors), asking God’s blessing on the child, the family and the congregation who will nurture them. Then at about 12-13 the students go through a confirmation class. Confirmation is held on a Sunday morning and the youth is asked to confirm the promises parents made on her/his behalf at baptism.
Both denominations baptize older persons, often after some instruction. And both denominations accept the age/form of baptism offered by other traditions.
At Church of the Foothills, families make decisions on which tradition they wish to follow. We also practice baptism by Affusion, a method where water is poured on the head of the person being baptized. Affusion comes from a Latin word meaning “to pour on.”
For more information please contact the Church Office.
Christian Education for Our Children and Youth
Rev. Kel Henderson, Minister of Christian Education
On Sunday mornings, children and youth of all ages join with their parents and other adults for the beginning Worship at 9:15 am, which includes a brief time of welcome, songs and prayers. Communion is observed on the first and third Sundays of every month, with the first Sunday a Family Communion when families may celebrate Communion together. On all other Sundays, Pastor Mike Holland has a Children’s Moment with the younger children at the front of the sanctuary and then all children, youth and their teachers leave to attend their Sunday School classes.
Age divisions for Sunday School are as follows:
There is nursery care for toddlers
3 and 4 year olds
Pre K – 1 st grades
2 nd – 3 rd grades
4 th – 5 th grades
Jr. High – 6 th – 8 th grades
Sr. High – 9 th – 12 th grades
Sunday school classes and worship both conclude at approximately 10:30 am in time for everyone to meet together for fellowship with coffee, punch and goodies in the social hall.
Confirmation classes are offered for Junior and Senior High students every other year.Instruction includes Church history, faith and practice, and is taught by Pastor, Dr. Mike Holland with help from other volunteers. Classes are encouraged for youth ready to either confirm their baptism, or to receive baptism, and join the church.
Church of the Foothills is committed to providing quality educational opportunities for all truth seekers. Special Adult Education Classes are offered throughout the calendar year featuring a wide variety of topics and speakers. Classes are offered in a semester format lasting a set number of weeks.
Adult Education Schedule
All classes are from 10:45 -11:45 am on Sundays following morning worship services. Nursery care and children’s program provided while parents attend classes.