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 […]

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 […]

An Invitation to Our Easter Service, Tough Love Tells the Story

This Sunday, April 4th, is Easter Sunday! We will be wrapping up our Tough Love series with an exploration of how Tough Love Tells the Story. Which is a message at the heart of Easter, at least in the way we tend to understand it. After Jesus’ death, his friends and followers were disoriented and […]

Letter from the Board: Restoring Wholeness

Sunday’s homily from Rev. Sean about how we respond to harm in our society, how we make amends for the harm that we cause, and how restorative justice offers a different response, might have reminded longer-term members that we have experienced misconduct from former religious professionals, that relationships have been lost in the aftermath, and that some […]

Sermon: Tough Love Saves Us All by Rev. Gretchen Haley

Sermon Text (scroll down to find a video of the sermon): When my partner and I were first together, our parents used to talk about us with their straight friends and co-workers by making sure they knew that we were “just like everyone else.” “You know,” they’d say, “they pay their taxes.”  This desire to point […]

Foothills Works to Make Vaccine Access More Equitable

If you’ve been overwhelmed, frustrated, joyful, confused (or any other emotion) during the vaccine rollout, you aren’t alone. Like when the pandemic first began and everything was messy and uncertain, we’ve heard many of the same emotions expressed during this final push to defeat Covid-19 and all that’s come with it. One of the areas […]

Turn to Gratefulness

There have been a few really hard moments in the last few weeks, pieces of news, and losses to bear. Some in the church, some things personally, and of course, some things nationally. If you’ve been watching the impeachment hearings, the footage is difficult to take in, to put it mildly. These challenges are why […]

Letter from the Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee (Nom Com) is made up of three church members and a Board liaison. Members serve for staggered three-year terms and are tasked with developing a slate of candidates for the elected positions at Foothills. The committee meets monthly starting in November to develop a slate of candidates for the annual Spring congregational [...]