In December, Brian and I spent five days in the wintry desert of northern New Mexico. We attended a four-day retreat at Ghost Ranch called Landscapes and Soulscapes centered on a book, Camino Divina, by the facilitator/author, Gina Marie Mammano. The retreat directed us in different themes for walking meditation and different forms of spiritual practice.
Being Better is a roughly monthly series of workshops focused on developing the skills to be there for those we care about when it matters most. Each month from January to May you are invited to deepen and practice your relational skills with the goal of being better friends, partners, parents, and citizens.
We assumed that at some point it was likely that Border Patrol would tell us to stop, tell us that we would be arrested if we proceeded. But we did think that most of the 100 or so of us “arrestables” would make it to the zone before that happened. However, that was not the way it happened.
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 […]
from Jane Everham The Share the Plate for July was RMIAN: Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. During the month of July, we donated $3,000 to RMIAN. As you will see below, RMIAN’s mission and values are very aligned with our own UU values. “RMIAN is incredibly grateful for the recent $3,000 donation from the Foothills […]
from Jane Everham What a bittersweet moment it was when I learned that Ingrid and family were moving, suddenly and secretly, to the Boulder Church for continued sanctuary. It had been my hope that a sanctuary would become available closer to Eliseo and Bryant, but in the months Ingrid was with us I got attached. […]
By Karen Marcus In November, Foothills Unitarian Church raised an impressive $4,404 for the Food Bank for Larimer County! The Food Bank is a non-profit organization that strives to support stability in people’s lives through hunger-relief programs. Each year it provides food to more than 37,500 people in need in our community. Foothills supports the Food […]