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3 Ways to Be In-Time This December (Slow Down: week 1)

To help us all stay a little more “in time” this season, I want to offer just a few follow ups to Sunday – in these days of often overwhelming days of advent, and December, and wintertime – experiment with these ideas as ways of feeling more connected, more present, and more aligned with the invitation of this season to slow down….

Slow Down (worship series)

Technically, winter doesn’t start for another few weeks. But with the snow and frigid temperatures, the shortened days and darkened skies – the call of the season is already everywhere, inviting us to slow down, and reconnect. To rest, and renew, following the rhythms of the earth, to allow for a deeper contemplation, stillness, and quiet.

Is This a Worthy Interruption? (Disciplined: week 4)

I know, it’s kind of ironic to send a message that may be distracting you from whatever you were in the middle of, right after a message about attention.  I’ve been thinking about it a lot, actually – how we make sure that the things we ask you, the people of Foothills, to pay attention […]

Staffing News from Foothills

I’m writing to let you know that Kathryn Boyle, our Office and Facility Manager has submitted her resignation notice. Kathryn has been with us for over a decade, and she has been a critical steady presence of care and commitment, especially over the transitions of the last few years. If you’ve ever helped put on an event, […]

Habitat Multi-Faith Build Volunteer Day Report

This year a number of Fort Collins Lutheran churches were anchor sponsors for the first Multi-Faith Home build at The Habitat for Humanity Harmony Cottages site on the SE corner of Taft Hill & Harmony. There are a total of thirteen congregations involved in this project including Temple Or Hadash (reform Judaism) and the Islamic Center, […]

These Prayer Beads (Teri Ashley’s Reflection on the Disciplined Series)

I was here two weeks ago, when Reverends Sean and Gretchen introduced the theme of Discipline and invited us to share three practices over the course of this month. They asked, “Who was in … 100%?” and I held my hand up high. I like the idea of embracing practices that add meaning to life. I like experimenting.

Your Future Self Hopes You’ll Read This (Disciplined: Week 1)

I have been anticipating this day for a while. The day after which most days will be mostly frozen, and where the rocky dirt in my yard will become even more impossible to dig into than usual.  Seriously, my yard is filled with rocks. Digging a hole 1 foot in diameter and 6 inches deep requires […]