The Next Three Weeks at Foothills

How are you doing? If you’re feeling pretty stressed – but also mixed with bursts of joy and happiness – you’re not alone! The month of May is notorious for being a surprisingly stressful month in congregational life.   After all, in May, parents, teachers, and students are all feeling the stress of the last few weeks […]

Viewing Recommendations From Our Community

We might have a few rainy afternoons to fill in the next few weeks. Thank you all for submitting these recommendations! Here is the complied list of recommended viewing options from last week's check-in: 800 Words A Million Little Things All Marvel movies, in timeline order Amend Andy of Mayberry Any Ken Burns documentary (2 [...]

Songs for Tough Times

As a follow up to the wonderful service on Sunday with our guest Melanie DeMore, we asked you to share a song or two that keeps you going through the tough times.   “Amazing Grace” – John Newton “Be Not Afraid” – Bob Dufford, S.J. “Beautiful Day” – U2 “Benedictus” from The Armed Man: A [...]

Letter From the Ministers: A guilty verdict, accountability, and working toward justice.

Dear Foothills Community, We breathe deeply in relief for the news of Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict on all three counts. We pray that this brings some amount of solace to George’s family. We hope it signals a turning point in our nation’s willingness to hold police officers accountable – an outcome that so many black families have been […]

April Fool’s Pranks

Last week we asked you to share a favorite April Fool's Day prank. Here are your responses: Conspiring with my son's coworkers at Avo's to prank him on our dinner take out order last week. Convinced my brother I won $1000. I used plastic food models at work. I brought them home and set the [...]

Prayers for the Trees: A Letter from Rev. Gretchen

Dear ones, It is the time of year when I worry about trees. It started just before talk of the last storm started up – and my worry proved warranted! Even weeks later, limbs lie forlorn at the base of trees all across the city, taken out by the heavy springtime snow. Or worse, the […]

Easter Stories

Happy Easter! Last week we invited you to share either a favorite Easter tradition or a fun memory. Thanks to everyone who shared something! Here are your responses: Dying easter eggs Easter baskets! Easter dresses: mine was always pink and my little sister’s was yellow. We dyed eggs and hid and hunted them all day [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update (as of April 6, 2021)

Great news! As of Friday, April 2nd, all Coloradans age 16 and older are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine! (Right now, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for 16+. You must be 18+ to receive the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines.) With so many now eligible, lists will get full off and on for […]