Heartfelt Moments from this Past Year

As we reflect back on all that has happened this past year, share one special moment that touched your heart during this time. All my friends, family and church members who have given their time and support even though their struggles may have been greater than mine. The saying, a single candle can break through [...]

Letter from the Board: Restoring Wholeness

Sunday’s homily from Rev. Sean about how we respond to harm in our society, how we make amends for the harm that we cause, and how restorative justice offers a different response, might have reminded longer-term members that we have experienced misconduct from former religious professionals, that relationships have been lost in the aftermath, and that some […]

Vaccine Update (as of March 23, 2021)

NEW: Colorado has moved into Phase 1B.4. To learn whether you are eligible to receive the vaccine during this phase, please CLICK HERE. There are many options to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for anyone eligible. BIPOC members continue to be the most affected by COVID-19, and without sufficient leadership or planning at the national level, […]

Tools for our Self-Care Toolbox

Many people expressed appreciation for the deep breath exercise last week. Share another practice that you use to center yourself. Let's help fill each other's self-care toolkits! Cat stretching before I get out of bed followed by a glass of water. Essential oils and hot tea help me come into the present! Go for a [...]

A Look Back at Rev. Gretchen’s Pandemic Letters to the Congregation

“It’s somewhat of a spiritual cliche to talk about “one day at a time,” but in these times, I’ve found it to be a life-saving mantra. Some days, I’ve found it’s more like one hour at a time… So for this week, I’d invite you to think about how far out you can go in your thinking without compromising your connection to life in its fullest sense. How far out you can imagine before you lose sight of joy or gratitude. And then just stay in that place.”

Marking One Year of the Pandemic

Transformation is still happening – this is a moment to pause and consider, but not everything needs to be worked out right now! You are not behind! It’s ok to still be processing each of the major events of this last year. It’s ok to still be in the grief, the confusion, the getting by. We ARE still getting by.

Sermon: Tough Love Saves Us All by Rev. Gretchen Haley

Sermon Text (scroll down to find a video of the sermon): When my partner and I were first together, our parents used to talk about us with their straight friends and co-workers by making sure they knew that we were “just like everyone else.” “You know,” they’d say, “they pay their taxes.”  This desire to point […]

Songs That Reflect Our State of Mind…

Last week we asked you to share a song that reflected your current state of mind. Here is what you shared with us:   "Ain’t Misbehaving” by Fats Waller “Anticipation” “Blue Boat Home” “Comfortably Numb” by Pink Floyd “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley “Happy” by Pharrell Williams "Heartlight" by Neil Diamond “I am” by Satsang “Mitten [...]

Foothills Works to Make Vaccine Access More Equitable

If you’ve been overwhelmed, frustrated, joyful, confused (or any other emotion) during the vaccine rollout, you aren’t alone. Like when the pandemic first began and everything was messy and uncertain, we’ve heard many of the same emotions expressed during this final push to defeat Covid-19 and all that’s come with it. One of the areas […]