When Ingrid Encalada Latorre came to our congregation for sanctuary in 2017, she knew her case was a long shot. The more work we did with her – reaching out to attorneys, talking to legislators – the less sure we were about what the path forward could be for her.
I couldn’t be at Foothills on Sunday because I was at a family wedding in Austin, Texas. (But I did love staying connected through the livestream.)
I received a few notes this week that said basically, “My life can’t get any slower“ – with various reasons attached. “So, what does this series mean for me?”
My first memory of Foothills is in late 2013, when as a visiting seminarian from St. Louis I was invited to help lead worship and workshops for a UU youth conference held at the church.
To help us all stay a little more “in time” this season, I want to offer just a few follow ups to Sunday – in these days of often overwhelming days of advent, and December, and wintertime – experiment with these ideas as ways of feeling more connected, more present, and more aligned with the invitation of this season to slow down….
Technically, winter doesn’t start for another few weeks. But with the snow and frigid temperatures, the shortened days and darkened skies – the call of the season is already everywhere, inviting us to slow down, and reconnect. To rest, and renew, following the rhythms of the earth, to allow for a deeper contemplation, stillness, and quiet.
Foothills Climate Justice Ministry group is very involved with the roll-out of SB-181 in Larimer County.
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope wherever you are this Thanksgiving, you are surrounded by just the right amount of family, and food, and that you feel loved and safe and well.
On December 8th, you will have the chance to vote to ordain Christopher Watkins Lamb, our current Music Lead, to the Unitarian Universalist ministry. As is written in our denomination’s handbook on ordination: Ordination isn’t just about one person’s ministry. In the Unitarian Universalist tradition, authority to ordain (and to call) ministers rests squarely with […]
I know, it’s kind of ironic to send a message that may be distracting you from whatever you were in the middle of, right after a message about attention. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, actually – how we make sure that the things we ask you, the people of Foothills, to pay attention […]