Sermon: Tough Love Saves Us All by Rev. Gretchen Haley

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 […]

Need Some Good News?

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…

Habitat Multi-Faith Build Volunteer Day Report

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, […]

I Am Only One

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.