Making Space for Vulnerability

Did you catch the photo that captured a fleeting look of anguish crossing Simone Biles’ (the reigning gold medalist) face right before she bravely withdrew from the gymnastics team final?  When I saw it, it took my breath away.  I know that look.   Don’t we all? Haven’t all of us at one time, or maybe a lot of times, […]

Affirming Our Promises (and Open House Pictures!)

Seeing so many of you at the Open House on Sunday was like our before times coffee hour except on steroids! It was beautiful, energizing, intense, exhausting, healing, and hopeful. I especially loved the chance to give about 40 or so newcomers a tour of the buildings and to see many of you for the […]

What does Foothills mean to you?

WIth the anticipation of our Open House last week, we posed the question "What does Foothills mean to you?". Here are your responses:   “A community that holds me in love and support always.” “A spiritual home and community of friends & support in a troubled world.” “Another place that feels like home.” “Community and [...]

July 2021 Board Update to the Congregation

The Board of Trustees is excited to announce that the year-long revision to our Policy book is now complete. This most recent revision reflects the board’s lived experience of policy governance over the last three years. For those who are not familiar with the term policy governance, this is a formal structure of governing that […]

The Building Bulletin July 2021

We have passed another milestone! The Design Development phase is now complete.  Our next step is Construction Documents, so we are well on our way. The architects are limiting activity while the contractor revises the estimate to account for the more detailed drawings. During the detailed design phase, we identified some areas where we had […]

Open House Invitation

I have news that in the before times wouldn’t have been newsworthy at all: this Sunday, I’ll be at the church building! And so will Rev. Sean, Rev. Elaine, most of our staff, and a bunch of our lay leaders!  See, before COVID, this was definitely not a big deal. Ministers showing up at the church building on […]

Guided Meditation/Journaling Prompts with Rev. Elaine

In the following text, I invite you to consider how the sacred shows up in our everyday lives through the contemplative practice known as daily examen. While its roots of this practice are in the Ignatian Christian tradition, its wisdom stretches far and wide across traditions and theologies. You may use these reflection questions as journaling prompts […]

Coming Home (series invitation)

My kids and I got back from a visit to see my family in the northwest Thursday night a little after midnight. My partner and I both started work before 9 Friday morning. My daughter headed to a sleepover with a friend before noon, and by 5:30, we were headed to kickball with other Foothills […]

Mount Rushmore

Last week we asked you, "If you could add anyone to Mount Rushmore, who would it be?" And the winner is...   First Place Winner: Barack Obama  (15 votes) Second Place Tie (3 votes each): Sitting Bull Crazy Horse Third Place Tie (2 votes each): Franklin Delano Roosevelt Martin Luther King, Jr. No one - [...]