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 […]
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?
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.
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 […]
“Share the Plate” for October raised $3,194.11 for Faith Family Hospitality (FFH), an organization that provides a great service to our community and gives busy Foothills members a way to serve without making a long-term commitment. FFH not only provides temporary shelter, but helps each family develop and implement a plan that leads to permanent housing. Over 80% of FFH guest families are successful and achieve that goal.
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 […]
by Jane Everham I am elated to report that we raised $5,000 for La Cocina, a non-profit mental health service for Latinx in Fort Collins during the month of October through our Share the Plate offering! In January 2017, caring and concerned CSU faculty and students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program in the […]