Our second weekly sharing of highlights of courageous love as experienced at Foothills and wishes for our congregation in the future.
Dear members and friends, I just set my alarm for slightly earlier than my usual Sunday morning 5:30. But instead of making the short journey up Drake to prepare for the holiday music service with all of you (one of my favorites!), I’ll be heading to the airport. About 10 days ago, the American Friends […]
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 […]
Starting today and over the next eight weeks, we’ll be sharing with you some of the future wishes and past highlights that we saw represented most frequently in the data that was collected in our 22 visioning sessions* with some 350 members, friends, and staff of Foothills. The entire body of data can be reviewed […]
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.
Were you one of the 350 participants in the 22 visioning sessions that a heroic team of volunteer facilitators led last month, supported by our wonderful staff here at Foothills? Were you moved and inspired by the time spent thinking about the past and future of this beloved community in the company of long-time and newly-made Foothills friends?
from Rev. Gretchen Just about two years ago, we started talking about what we called the “third service experiment.” Our Sunday attendance had grown exponentially, and we knew that if we didn’t make more space, people would start leaving. Which didn’t feel aligned with our newly-voted-on mission statement of unleashing courageous love. An expanded building was at least […]
We Have Liftoff!! The Space Team was excited to announce the selection of Ewers Architecture at the Congregational meeting on September 30th. A little about Ewers Architecture for those who were unable to make the meeting: Peter Ewers is the owner of this dynamic firm and will be the lead architect on our project. Ewers is known […]