June 3 Maker Club features catapults

Maker Club meets next on Saturday, June 3, 4:30-6pm

This month each participant will make their own small-scale trebuchet-style catapult from materials we supply. We will then take them out to the proving grounds (aka the parking lot) and try them out with various smaller projectiles like marbles, marshmallows, etc.

Parents and older (9+) students can come three nights early at 7PM on Wednesday, May 31 if they want to help Pastor Hans-Erik build a much larger trebuchet which we will use that Saturday to hurl larger objects like water balloons.

Kids should come on Saturday in clothes that can get a little wet as they will have the option of fielding water balloons catapulted by our large trebuchet. It will be a nice way to cool down on a summer afternoon!

We will have childcare for kids 4 and under, so parents can go out or stay and make with their older ones.

We meet at Foothill Covenant Church, 1555 Oak Ave.



3 Things from the Executive Committee Meeting on May 23

The Executive Committee met to discuss:

1) Setting the date for the Annual Meeting.  It will be on Sunday, June 25 from 5 to 730pm.

2) Preparing the church budget for fiscal year July 1, 2017- June 30, 2018.  The budget will be presented to the Congregation at the Annual Meeting on June 25.

3) Preparing for a possible sabbatical for Hans-Erik in the Fall as he completes 6 years of service.


Short Term Sunday School Teachers needed for Summer Session

To give our regular teachers a break during the summer, we are asking others in the congregation to teach one or two Sundays in the summer.  An electronic signup sheet will be available soon, as well as curriculum and guidance.  We are looking for teachers for June 25, July 9, July 16, July 23, August 6, August 13, August 20, and August 27.


Learn to Use the New FCC Sound System

Are you looking for a way to help with worship, but you are not musically inclined?  We have a deal for you!  We can use your help with the sound booth.  With our newly installed system it is quite easy to use, and spreading out this job among several people helps make it sustainable.  This Sunday, May 7th after worship there will be a training session to bring you up to speed.  We can also train you to run our projection system during worship, and we need more people willing to help with that job too!


Updated Date for Nicavangelists Return to Foothill on July 23

NOTE that the date has been moved one week earlier. Mark your calendars now because you do not want to miss our second annual engagement with the Nicavangelists, a high-energy street dance Gospel group from Nicaragua.  Welcome Jed and Company!  Some of the thematic material presented is intense and reflects the reality of spiritual conflict.  Younger children will have an alternative program offering.  The Nicavangelists will stay on-site at Foothill starting July 20.  As the date nears we will be asking for donations of food such as chicken, rice, beans, and juice.  And if you have access to a swimming pool or health club where they can shower and recreate that would be excellent!


Next Maker Club on Saturday, April 8 at 430PM

Our next Maker Club is this Saturday, April 8, from 430 PM to 600 PM.

This month each child will make their own bottle rocket.

Bring an empty 2-liter bottle and some clothes that can get a little wet. We’ll spend time decorating bottles, adding nose cones and fins, then take them out to the launch pad for experiments. What angle makes it fly the farthest? What happens if we add less or more water as propellant?

Young minds will engage with the sciences of physics and propulsion, geometry, and art! Maker Club is open to all. Parents can drop off their kids and go out for some time to themselves, or stay and make together as a family. This event is best for children almost 5 years or older. Younger children will have childcare available.

Contact hans-erik.nelson@foothillcov.org if you need more information.