Dear Foothills community, I’m taking a big, deep breath as I write these words. It’s a breath of eager anticipation and excitement to see you all – I’ve missed you! I can’t wait to see you.
Have you ever noticed that whenever someone says “Don’t take this personally but” no matter what the next words out of their mouth can not be taken any way but personally. When people have said “Don’t take this personally but I don’t believe being gay is nature”, it’s hard for me (Rev. Sean) to respond […]
On Monday, I removed Acting Senior Minister from my email signature line. It was just over 14 weeks ago that Rev. Gretchen, Foothills’ Senior Minister, stepped out into her time of sabbatical. And you will be hearing more from her about her time away in the weeks and months to come, but in this moment of transition, I wanted to share a few reflections.
Since last October, Sanctuary Everywhere has grown from providing in-church Sanctuary to Ingrid, an immigrant from Peru with a deportation order over her head, to accompanying asylum seekers living in detention under circumstances you’ve read about; to working with lawyers to get parole for them; and to providing housing with a host family, and a Village to support them as the asylum seeker navigates their new life in this country.
Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival aka WUULF ended on Sunday, June 30. Eighty plus UUs attended and had a blast.
Last week I was the theme speaker at the Western UU Life Festival, an annual gathering of UUs in Northern New Mexico. I was granted 7.5 hours of instructional time over three days and 40 unsuspecting subjects.
To whom it may concern,
Which I say in all sincerity.
For this prayer’s only recipients
Are those with concern.
Are you having a family reunion, graduation celebration, or perhaps friends coming in for a concert or sporting event, and you don’t have room for everyone at your house? Refer those you can’t house to Foothills BandB program!
Our songs encapsulate our values, our philosophy, our theology, our principles. Singing our songs together is truly a blessing. It is one of the ways we collectively embody the spirit of this church.