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.
A charrette is an interactive group session intended to generate design ideas. What does charrette mean? Click to find out!
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.
Come hear these values and vision statements that your Board of Trustees has distilled from the wishes, reflections, and values of 350 members, friends, youth, and staff of Foothills. Please join us Sunday, January 27 at 1 pm.
This is certainly not the church I joined back in 1985. Back then, we were fewer in numbers and the single, 9 am, worship service was simple and intimate, even allowing for some discussion at the end of the sermon….