Foothills Honored with COVID 19 Health Care Heroes Ally Award

We are so honored to have received BizWest’s COVID-19 Health Care Ally Award! Hearing the other honorees speak about their work at the awards ceremony (see the video below – Foothills is honored at the 17:08 time mark!) was truly inspiring. We would especially like to congratulate Foothills member Joel Bitler for receiving the Health […]

Leaning Into Transitions: Foothills Staff Retreat

This past week was the first in over a year that offered multiple opportunities for us to come together in person. IT WAS AMAZING! Many of you joined us in beautifying the church grounds through the Many Hands Project, a large group gathered to connect and support local restaurants at the FoCo Food Truck Rally for Friends […]

Ways to “Beat the Heat”

A few suggestions for ways to "beat the heat": An ice cold towel/washcloth etc. around your neck. And TONS of H2O. Bike early in the day do you feel a cool 😎 breeze!! Cold soup and sliced melon. Though acupuncturists recommend hot tea. Counter intuitive but it does work. There is a biological explanation that [...]

Reopening, Camp Recap & The Many Hands Project

We are so glad to have taken a big step toward reopening last week with the first session of Chalice Camp! Having kids back at the church was a breath of joy. From animal blessings to yoga, learning about Courageous Love to face painting, and science lessons to sing-alongs, campers built new friendships, learned about […]

Being Together IRL

During Sunday’s service, I asked how many of you typically have at least one awkward moment a day. The majority of you raised your hands. After 15 months of profound caution, social distancing, and, for many of us, long stretches of isolation, those awkward moments are more frequent than ever. And that’s okay! It’s normal to […]

Our Favorite Local Food

People are starting to return to their favorite restaurants! What restaurant(s) do you like to support in town? 415 Austin’s (3) Back Porch Café Bann Thai Blue Agave (2) Cacciatore Canino’s Charcoal Broiler Dazbog Domenic's (near Harmony and Lemay) FOCO Cafe Genoa Coffee and Wine Green Light Café Himalayan Bistro Inca Jeju Japanese Restaurant La [...]

What We Are Growing In Our Gardens (Or In Our Lives)

What are you growing in your garden this season? Or (for the non-gardeners) what hobby are you currently pursuing? About 18 years ago my wife and I completely replanted our yard, front and back.  Recent heavy snowstorms have seriously damaged several small trees and bushes.  The three maples we planted in the back yard have [...]

Annual Congregational Meeting Summary 2021

While we were celebrating Flower Communion, Christian churches across the world were telling the story of Pentecost.  Pentecost is an amazing, fantastical story where the people gather in one place (already, after this year, we realize the miracle in the story), and they each speak in their native language, which meant different languages from each other. […]