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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions Below are some Frequently Asked Questions you may have as a newcomer to Lutheran Church of the Foothills.  If there is something you are curious about that you do not see addressed below, please leave an email at office@foothillslutheran.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (520) 299-5631. Should I sign my name in the sign-in sheets during the service? Yes, please do!  If you sign in the welcome pads, those worshiping around you can greet you by name.  Likewise, if you leave information such as your name and email address, someone will contact you with a greeting and an invitation to take part in the church’s ministry and come back for worship.  On the other hand, we will respect your desire to remain anonymous if that’s more comfortable for you.   Are there adult and youth learning opportunities during the Sunday morning worship hours and other times? Yes!  Nearly every Sunday morning from 9 to 10 AM there is an adult and youth educational opportunity meeting in the activities room. In addition, there are several small groups that meet throughout the week and other seasonal learning opportunities are offered throughout the year. Also at 10:15a there is a September-May Bible study for adults and youth. Please see the Calendar Page for all education opportunities with the respective time and location.   Is Sunday School offered for children? Yes, there is. "Sonday" School for children of all ages is available at 9:00a most Sunday mornings during the school year. In addition, children's messages are given during each worship service for children not attending "Sonday" School.  Please enquire about your specific needs with any one of our friendly greeters before the service begins.   How do I learn about Baptism, Marriage or Funeral services the church can facilitate? If you are new to LCF and an adult desiring to be baptized, you are invited to explore the Christian faith by coming to worship services and attend a one-on-one class with one of our Pastors. Additional information relating to Baptism, Marriage, Funerals/Memorial Services can be found by clicking on their respective links. How do I find the church? We are located in the Northern part of the greater Tucson area. If you are not familiar with Tucson the main thing to keep in mind is that we don't have freeways. Fortunantly, Sunday mornings are very light when it comes to traffic so you shouldn't have to worry about congestion. Our closest major cross streets are Skyline and Craycroft. For the easiest driving directions, we recomend you click on one of the following online map providers: --->MSN MAPS --->GOOGLE MAPS --->MAP QUEST MAPS Do I have to be a member of LCF to participate in the programs offered?  As a guest or visitor, you are welcome to participate in nearly any program or ministry available at LCF. In cases where there is direct contact with children and youth, a Child Protection Policy at Lutheran Church of the Foothills must be followed.  But in general, you are encouraged to take part in pretty much any and all events that look interesting to you.  Being a part of a small group, class, service opportunity, or other ministry will provide you a rewarding experience beyond the standard worship services.  Click here to learn about servant and community involvement opportunities.   How do I join a small group at LCF? Please connect directly with the small group leader or call the church office at (520) 299-5631 if you have questions or seek a contact information for a small group. How does LCF offer communion?
Among the greatest gifts our Lord left to us are the Means of Grace. Christians in the Lutheran tradition call these special acts Baptism, and Holy Communion. In these acts God's blessings are conveyed to us in visible means.
Holy Communion is celebrated at each Sunday service at Foothills. We practice an open communion policy believing that our Lord's invitation in this supper is meant for all people. Two communing methods are used -- Communion by common cup, as well as by "intinction", dipping the bread or wafer of bread into a chalice of wine, receiving the bread and wine together.
Families with young children who have not yet received First Communion are invited to participate in a First Communion Gathering. More information about First Communion can be found by clicking HERE
May I partake in communion even though I am not Lutheran? Yes! We practice an open communion policy believing that our Lord's invitation in this supper is meant for all people. How do I become a member of LCF??
  1. Attend worship services regularly at LCF for the next several weeks and familiarize yourself with our mission and vision to help you make your decision. You are strongly encouraged to be involved in some aspect of LCF's ministry to help you gain insight into the community.
  2. Through prayer and conversation, make a decision based on God’s guidance and your thoughtful discernment. Becoming a member of a church is a very important decision and commitment.
  3. Attend a New Servant Gathering  which is typically held once every 2 to 3 months. You will be able to connect with others in your same situation and learn more about the Christian faith, and the Lutheran tradition of LCF.
  4. Continue your journey of discipleship and membership by choosing to be involved in some of the various opportunities for spiritual growth, service and faith community connection. Such involvement will help you experience the many joys of life in Christ as well as sharing your gifts with the community.
For more information on membership and/or baptism, please email pastor@foothillslutheran.org  
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