Were you one of the 350 participants in the 22 visioning sessions that a heroic team of volunteer facilitators led last month, supported by our wonderful staff here at Foothills? Were you moved and inspired by the time spent thinking about the past and future of this beloved community in the company of long-time and newly-made Foothills friends?
Our family has never been the sort to say grace or hold hands and said “thank you” at dinner, but lately we’ve hit one something we love.
After the 2016 election I experienced a new level of fear. Upon reading headline after headline about Anti-Semites in the White House I became severely triggered.
In my life, the earliest example I remember of what I would call courageous love was from Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen. Archbishop Hunthausen was the Archbishop of Seattle from when I was born until I was 15. Since I grew up, Catholic, in a small town about 2 hours outside of Seattle, he was my Archbishop for the first 15 years of my life. I am told he was a constant advocate for the poor and for peace, which didn’t always make him the most popular.
from Rev. Gretchen Just about two years ago, we started talking about what we called the “third service experiment.” Our Sunday attendance had grown exponentially, and we knew that if we didn’t make more space, people would start leaving. Which didn’t feel aligned with our newly-voted-on mission statement of unleashing courageous love. An expanded building was at least […]
from Jane Everham “Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the scared circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.” In the Black Forest of Pikes Peak region of Colorado, one finds oddly formed Ponderosa Pines that look to have suffered harsh winters, intense winds or even viruses. […]
from Jane Everham “Humanist teachings that counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.” UUs read, study, learn, talk, debate, discuss, argue, challenge, question, interview, interrogate, deliberate – am I repeating myself? Yep, we do that, too. We are intellectual […]
We Have Liftoff!! The Space Team was excited to announce the selection of Ewers Architecture at the Congregational meeting on September 30th. A little about Ewers Architecture for those who were unable to make the meeting: Peter Ewers is the owner of this dynamic firm and will be the lead architect on our project. Ewers is known […]
from Jane Everham “Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.” This Golden Rule teaches us to love our neighbors as ourselves. I’ve always struggled with this Rule because I see too many people not loving themselves very well – being doormats, self-deprecating, or callous. […]
We’ve picked an architect!! The space team is delighted to introduce you to this dynamic architectural team. Come to the congregational meeting on September 30th at 1:00 pm for the grand announcement. The architect will give a presentation to help you get to know the firm and there will be an opportunity for questions. Keep […]