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Showing Up for Democracy: The Women’s March

from Foothills Blogger, Jane Everham Brian and I attended the first March in 2017 where the organizers hoped for 20,000 attendees – they got 100,000 instead! This delayed the march as the logistics were re-worked, but the standing around with like-minded strangers gave us hope and good cheer. The 2nd Annual Women’s March took place […]

Inside November’s “Share The Plate”

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 […]

Inside October’s ‘Share The Plate’

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 […]

Breaking Bread Together

by Anne Hall Last summer several of us on our Sanctuary team heard a wonderful speaker, Rev. Alexandria Salvatierra, speak to the community-based Sanctuary Coalition. She spoke about the importance of broadly defining how we provide sanctuary to those in need within our community. While she recognized the importance of the traditional, physical sanctuary in […]

We Are A Sanctuary Congregation

Dear Foothills friends and members, The sanctuary was filled with an incredible energy on Sunday as 165 members and another 30 or so friends came together to discuss and ultimately vote on the question of becoming a sanctuary congregation.  A few wondered if this was the best way to improve our broken immigration system, and others were […]

Becoming a Sanctuary Congregation – Vote on August 27th

Dear Foothills friends and members, While the blatant hatred and racism displayed in Charlottesville on Saturday left me feeling helpless and despairing, our time together yesterday morning engaging the questions of becoming a sanctuary congregation brought me to gratitude, and resolve.  It is a privilege to serve a community that is engaging in such important […]

Foodbank @ Foothills Serving Deep Need

From Rebecca Parish Apparently, the news is getting around — Foodbank @ Foothills serves 100 households! Volunteers Needed! It was a somewhat chilly, cloudy, rainy sort of Mobile Pantry that Foothills hosted on Sunday, March 26, but we had record attendance anyway. We had at least a dozen new households register with the Food Bank […]

A Presence of Love on the Streets of Fort Collins

From Foothills Member Anne Fisher I have been a volunteer for Homeless Gear for a little more than 4 years.  I volunteer for two of their programs — Street Outreach and the One Village One Family program.   When I first started coming to Foothills 2 years ago, I quickly became engaged as the Homeless Gear […]

One Village One Family (OVOF) Update

by Jane Everham and Anne Fisher The church’s seventh OVOF family will end participation in the mentoring portion of the OVOF program soon.  This is always a bittersweet time for the Village – saying, “Good-bye.” This single mom and two teen girls are now securely housed in an apartment in Loveland. And they are in the process […]