In the wake of a tidal wave of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and hate which is sweeping our nation, I want to share with you what has been giving me hope. For the last 3 months, we have been working at Foothills behind the scenes to launch what we are calling “Rainbow Villages.” Rainbow Villages creates sanctuary and support for […]
As you probably know, since the week of Christmas, our congregation has been a part of the effort to support the 60 (mostly) Venezuelans who arrived in Fort Collins. What you may not know is what led to this action, what has happened since, or what comes next. Here is an update on all three: […]
Dear Foothills community, In the last few weeks, Colorado has seen a large influx of migrants. The impact in Denver is so significant, the mayor has declared a state of emergency. This became more localized to northern Colorado Sunday afternoon, when busses with about 60 newcomers arrived in Fort Collins – mostly from Venezuela. This […]
Intersectionality is a phrase coined by Black feminist Kimberle Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and leading scholar of critical race theory. Intersectionality acknowledges the links between and among injustices and the ways that different identities and experiences co-exist within people – so that queer justice is Black justice is climate justice is immigration justice. […]
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. Join the Climate Justice Ministry email list for details!
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 […]