Update on Post-Pandemic Church Plans (April 2021)

I’m just a few days from my second vaccine’s “full effect” date, and I can’t wait. I already have in-person get-togethers set for most of the following few days, not to mention a haircut.  I know not everyone is as eager as I am to launch back into non-Zoom life, but in the last few […]

The Building Bulletin April 2021

We have our final design! Not really – now comes the hard part, making sure the building is structurally sound, figuring out where wiring and ductwork goes, and a million other details. Ewers Architecture spent a lot of time in March reviewing comments from the February congregational meeting, holding information sessions, and talking to the […]

Viewing Recommendations From Our Community

We might have a few rainy afternoons to fill in the next few weeks. Thank you all for submitting these recommendations! Here is the complied list of recommended viewing options from last week's check-in: 800 Words A Million Little Things All Marvel movies, in timeline order Amend Andy of Mayberry Any Ken Burns documentary (2 [...]

Songs for Tough Times

As a follow up to the wonderful service on Sunday with our guest Melanie DeMore, we asked you to share a song or two that keeps you going through the tough times.   “Amazing Grace” – John Newton “Be Not Afraid” – Bob Dufford, S.J. “Beautiful Day” – U2 “Benedictus” from The Armed Man: A [...]

Letter From the Ministers: A guilty verdict, accountability, and working toward justice.

Dear Foothills Community, We breathe deeply in relief for the news of Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict on all three counts. We pray that this brings some amount of solace to George’s family. We hope it signals a turning point in our nation’s willingness to hold police officers accountable – an outcome that so many black families have been […]

April Fool’s Pranks

Last week we asked you to share a favorite April Fool's Day prank. Here are your responses: Conspiring with my son's coworkers at Avo's to prank him on our dinner take out order last week. Convinced my brother I won $1000. I used plastic food models at work. I brought them home and set the [...]

Prayers for the Trees: A Letter from Rev. Gretchen

Dear ones, It is the time of year when I worry about trees. It started just before talk of the last storm started up – and my worry proved warranted! Even weeks later, limbs lie forlorn at the base of trees all across the city, taken out by the heavy springtime snow. Or worse, the […]

Easter Stories

Happy Easter! Last week we invited you to share either a favorite Easter tradition or a fun memory. Thanks to everyone who shared something! Here are your responses: Dying easter eggs Easter baskets! Easter dresses: mine was always pink and my little sister’s was yellow. We dyed eggs and hid and hunted them all day [...]

Honoring Eleanor VanDeusen

At our March 25th meeting, the Board of Trustees, in recognition of her 22 years of invaluable service to this congregation, paid heartfelt tribute to Eleanor VanDeusen, Foothills’ director of family ministry, and affirmed the granting to her of three months or up to 14 weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Eleanor has nurtured generations of […]