About 10 days ago, the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and the Poor People’s Campaign sent out a call to clergy across the US to see who would be willing and able to join in an action at the San Diego/Tijuana border on December 10th.
Wow! Tonight Foothills received the 2018 Fort Collins Human Relations Award in the Non-Profit Organization category, which is to celebrate a “spirit of inclusiveness, giving and altruism that makes Fort Collins a better place for all people.” A few of our lay leaders were able to join the ceremony, but really the award was to […]
by Lindsay Tearman My church is a second home for me. It is a living, breathing second family that I have picked out for myself. When I made the choice to become a partner, to officially join the church, I was all in. That meant giving support physically, spiritually, and financially as well. And I […]
The month of December and the surrounding holidays promise joy and hope, and yet in these times, hope can be a real challenge. Between caring for our loved ones, while also trying to take care of ourselves…all the while absorbing losses or disappointments of all sorts, strained relationships, the challenges of work and community…Even when […]
“Share the Plate” for October raised $3,194.11 for Faith Family Hospitality (FFH), an organization that provides a great service to our community and gives busy Foothills members a way to serve without making a long-term commitment. FFH not only provides temporary shelter, but helps each family develop and implement a plan that leads to permanent housing. Over 80% of FFH guest families are successful and achieve that goal.
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 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 […]