Who would’ve ever thought that there’d come a time when religious liberals would be looking to set a firmer boundary around truth? Whether on social media or over coffee with friends – we have to admit, many of us can get obsessed with asserting exactly where the lines are between what is true, and what is not. Our religious ancestors […]
by Kristen Psaki, Ministerial Resident One of my favorite ways to describe a minister is as a storyteller. Humans are a storytelling animal, after all. We think and learn and share and grow in and through stories. The story I shared with loved ones a few weeks after joining the ministry team last August was […]
By Linda Kothera I serve on the Nominating Committee (Nom Com, for short) at Foothills and have been asked to write a post about our work. We’ve made some changes over the last couple of years and are starting to see the fruits of our labor. First, a bit about what the Nom Com […]
Twenty-three workshops with 350 participants, ranging in age from 10 to 90 = 197 shared values distilled from your stories of experiencing the sacred + 320 stories of courageous love as we experienced it at Foothills + 570 concrete wishes for the future of this congregation.
by Rev. Sean Last evening I sat down on a cushion, lit a candle, and did something. Contemplation seems too lofty a word, it could have been prayer, maybe meditation. Mostly I just watched the flame dance, felt my breath, and deepened into the silence. I actually threw my phone across the room (onto the […]
In December, Brian and I spent five days in the wintry desert of northern New Mexico. We attended a four-day retreat at Ghost Ranch called Landscapes and Soulscapes centered on a book, Camino Divina, by the facilitator/author, Gina Marie Mammano. The retreat directed us in different themes for walking meditation and different forms of spiritual practice.
Most of us want to believe in the goodness of people – in our kindness, compassion, generosity. It’s one of the longest-standing commitments of liberal religion. But then….reality hits.
On Sunday, Feb. 10, at 12:45 pm, there is a special congregational meeting in the Sanctuary, with the sole agenda item of voting on the the Board of Trustees’ recommendation to call Rev. Sean Neil-Barron into covenant with the congregation as our associate minister.
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In the musical Rent, the characters wonder how we can best measure the meaning and impact of our lives. In seconds, in minutes, in hours? In sunsets? In cups of coffee? They decide that the best measure is love.