With the return to school, pumpkin spice showing up on shelves and water communion around the corner, it’s clear – Fall is almost here! As we settle into new routines, it’s so important to be grounded in community and to carve out time for reflection and centering. Find four steps to make church […]
Thank you to the Foothills’ Racial Justice and Healing Ministry (RJHM) for compiling the below racial justice resources. Click on the image category to see a full list. Join the RJHM’s email list to stay up-to-date on events, learning opportunities, and calls to action!
The Foothills Climate Justice Ministry is excited to bring Fort Collins families free environmental films at Foothills Unitarian Church this Summer. Join us at 6:30 PM on June 17, July 15, August 12, and September 9. Screenings include a variety of topics explored by concerned documentary filmmakers. Enjoy free popcorn at the show and stick […]
I want to get involved! Dear ones, We were both born after Roe, and we both realized today that one of our first real pathways to understand what abortion meant, especially what life was like before legal abortions, was the movie Dirty Dancing. In both our families, the movie was scandalous – both because of […]
Thank you Tim Harris and the Foothills’ Climate Justice Ministry (CJM) for compiling the below climate emergency resources. Click on the image category to see a full list. All are welcome to attend CJM’s monthly meeting every 3rd Monday, 6:30-8 PM, on Zoom, and join the Climate Justice Ministry mailing list.
Part of Foothills’ Justice work, Sanctuary Everywhere, accompanies asylum seekers as they begin their lives here in Fort Collins. Now, six months into our newest and largest Village, we continue to serve and to learn. (See Rev. Gretchen’s update on the first six months of Sanctuary Everywhere in 2021.) The pattern of accompanying such a […]
In early 2017, Foothills Unitarian’s immigration justice team convened a group of over 30 faith communities and leaders from across Northern Colorado for a conversation about sanctuary. We were discerning becoming a sanctuary church and wanted to do that in partnership with others. From that conversation, those leaders all went back to their congregations and […]
Did you catch the photo that captured a fleeting look of anguish crossing Simone Biles’ (the reigning gold medalist) face right before she bravely withdrew from the gymnastics team final? When I saw it, it took my breath away. I know that look. Don’t we all? Haven’t all of us at one time, or maybe a lot of times, […]
With so much shifting so quickly, we wanted to take a moment to update you on one of our many impactful justice programs – and our July/August Share the Plate partner – Sanctuary Everywhere. We started Sanctuary Everywhere in 2019 when in-church Sanctuary was no longer a viable way to help immigrants at risk of deportation from actually […]
Dear Foothills Community and beyond, As some of you may be aware, the Community Advisory Committee tasked with evaluating safety in Poudre School District, and specifically, the presence of the Student Resource Officers (SROs) provided their final report a few days ago. As some of you may also be aware, Rev. Sean has served as […]