Reopening, Camp Recap & The Many Hands Project

We are so glad to have taken a big step toward reopening last week with the first session of Chalice Camp! Having kids back at the church was a breath of joy. From animal blessings to yoga, learning about Courageous Love to face painting, and science lessons to sing-alongs, campers built new friendships, learned about […]

Invitation to Flower Communion

Mother’s Day always signals to me the likely final burst of big spring snow in Fort Collins, and so also signals a green light for planting! It’s always a risk, of course, the snow is sneaky that way (and it’s not like we wouldn’t be grateful for the moisture!). But then again, planting is a […]

The Next Three Weeks at Foothills

How are you doing? If you’re feeling pretty stressed – but also mixed with bursts of joy and happiness – you’re not alone! The month of May is notorious for being a surprisingly stressful month in congregational life.   After all, in May, parents, teachers, and students are all feeling the stress of the last few weeks […]

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 […]

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 […]