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 […]
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 […]
Sermon Text (scroll down to find a video of the sermon): When my partner and I were first together, our parents used to talk about us with their straight friends and co-workers by making sure they knew that we were “just like everyone else.” “You know,” they’d say, “they pay their taxes.” This desire to point […]
Ready for some good news? I’ve got two things for you.
To start, last Sunday I shared with you that there was a new local coalition emerging, led by people of color, directly addressing racism in our community. I invited you to take a leap of faith and support their leadership with financial support. My first piece of good news is that between the two services…
Foothills stands with the leadership of youth of color from Poudre School District calling for a discussion around funding and police presence in PSD.
It was at the end of March – on a Tuesday afternoon – that we convened a conversation of immigrant-led and immigrant-serving organizations, agencies and leaders across the city. It was a rapid response action: how do we all get in a conversation so as not to duplicate work when each day was critical?
Foothills Climate Justice Ministry group is very involved with the roll-out of SB-181 in Larimer County.
This year a number of Fort Collins Lutheran churches were anchor sponsors for the first Multi-Faith Home build at The Habitat for Humanity Harmony Cottages site on the SE corner of Taft Hill & Harmony. There are a total of thirteen congregations involved in this project including Temple Or Hadash (reform Judaism) and the Islamic Center, […]
Since last October, Sanctuary Everywhere has grown from providing in-church Sanctuary to Ingrid, an immigrant from Peru with a deportation order over her head, to accompanying asylum seekers living in detention under circumstances you’ve read about; to working with lawyers to get parole for them; and to providing housing with a host family, and a Village to support them as the asylum seeker navigates their new life in this country.
Climate Justice Ministry is on fire (metaphorically) to get something GREEN going for our community, even while we start on the building expansion which is also incorporating many environmentally sound ideas.