The month of December and the surrounding holidays promise joy and hope, and yet in these times, hope can be a real challenge. Between caring for our loved ones, while also trying to take care of ourselves…all the while absorbing losses or disappointments of all sorts, strained relationships, the challenges of work and community…Even when […]
“Share the Plate” for October raised $3,194.11 for Faith Family Hospitality (FFH), an organization that provides a great service to our community and gives busy Foothills members a way to serve without making a long-term commitment. FFH not only provides temporary shelter, but helps each family develop and implement a plan that leads to permanent housing. Over 80% of FFH guest families are successful and achieve that goal.
Were you one of the 350 participants in the 22 visioning sessions that a heroic team of volunteer facilitators led last month, supported by our wonderful staff here at Foothills? Were you moved and inspired by the time spent thinking about the past and future of this beloved community in the company of long-time and newly-made Foothills friends?
Our family has never been the sort to say grace or hold hands and said “thank you” at dinner, but lately we’ve hit one something we love.
After the 2016 election I experienced a new level of fear. Upon reading headline after headline about Anti-Semites in the White House I became severely triggered.
In my life, the earliest example I remember of what I would call courageous love was from Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. Archbishop Hunthausen was the Archbishop of Seattle from when I was born until I was 15. Since I grew up, Catholic, in a small town about 2 hours outside of Seattle, he was my Archbishop for the first 15 years of my life. I am told he was a constant advocate for the poor and for peace, which didn’t always make him the most popular.
from Rev. Gretchen Just about two years ago, we started talking about what we called the “third service experiment.” Our Sunday attendance had grown exponentially, and we knew that if we didn’t make more space, people would start leaving. Which didn’t feel aligned with our newly-voted-on mission statement of unleashing courageous love. An expanded building was at least […]