I so enjoyed our first “Throwback Sunday” this past week, with Sean engaging Rev. Walter “Roy” Jones, Jr.’s sermon from 1983, “Faith for the Long Haul; Faith for Right Now.” If you missed any of the three services, you can check out the podcast recordings in the links below.
It’s a well-known fact that some of the strongest relationships are formed over food. I’m sure that everyone can think of at least one example, whether its a Thanksgiving meal shared with a large family, weekend pizza with good friends, or that first dinner date where something between you seemed to just click. Food and community go together so frequently that it is almost impossible to separate the two.
After Nate Donovan’s capital campaign testimony last Sunday, a few folks asked me if he almost said “the f word.” I laughed and said, well, I guess it would’ve been Nate’s “f word.” Midway through, see, he said, “this is our chosen f-f-f—I can’t say that word!…spiritual tradition.”
Welcome to 2020! The turn of the year — and maybe even more so, the turn of the decade — is a natural place to consider the future.
When Ingrid Encalada Latorre came to our congregation for sanctuary in 2017, she knew her case was a long shot. The more work we did with her – reaching out to attorneys, talking to legislators – the less sure we were about what the path forward could be for her.
I couldn’t be at Foothills on Sunday because I was at a family wedding in Austin, Texas. (But I did love staying connected through the livestream.)
I received a few notes this week that said basically, “My life can’t get any slower“ – with various reasons attached. “So, what does this series mean for me?”
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….
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.
Foothills Climate Justice Ministry group is very involved with the roll-out of SB-181 in Larimer County.