It’s been a pretty rough stretch these last few months. The war and devastation in Ukraine, the rise of anti-LGBTQ legislation and rhetoric, the worsening news of our climate – without any visible will to change – and, of course, the pandemic, which lingers both in cases and in financial, emotional, and spiritual impact. In […]
The school board election this week – and the long months preceding it – reminded us again just how difficult it has become to talk to one another when we disagree. Even in our relatively small community, our public dialogue has become so polarized that we often forget the power of direct conversation. The power of […]
This weekend at Foothills is full of fun, reflection, remembering, and more! Here’s the schedule: Saturday, October 30th Join us SATURDAY, October 30th, for a morning of Halloween stories, ritual, music, and spooky fun! 11 am outside at Foothills Unitarian Church. Please RSVP HERE, wear your costumes, and bring your pre-scooped pumpkins and carving tools. Please note that there is […]
Over the next six Sundays we’ve invited Unitarian Universalist colleagues from all across the country to share their UU message of good news for today. Each of our colleagues responded to this invitation in their own way, locating hope in a different source, and yet still grounded in the living tradition of Unitarian Universalism.
It’s been a difficult week of news. We crossed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths from COVID19, and stories of racialized violence and injustice echo across the country. None of this is a surprise, exactly. But that doesn’t make it any less devastating, or wrong.
As we prepare for our 10th online service, there’s a lot about our Sundays that has started to feel really good, and connective. And yet…every week that goes by I wonder “how much longer before we can be together again?” I know I’m not alone.
In mid-March, I remember thinking: by the end of April, we’ll know a lot more. Ha! Here we are, a week into May, and although we know some more about some things, a lot of other things are now questions! And it feels like it’ll be a LONG time before we will really know much for sure. We are learning (or trying to!) how to live with extended uncertainty.
This is the week where my eyes decided they were done with video calls. Seriously, by Tuesday afternoon, I could barely open them. What stage of quarantine did you hit this week?
A couple months ago, I showed up at a meeting where I was supposed to meet a Poudre School District administrator about a proposal they had for how Foothills could better support vulnerable students. As I sat down, I thought I recognized the person they wanted me to meet. But it took the whole hour before we both realized we live next door to each other!
Another week of sheltering-in-place has passed. How are you doing? I’ve realized that in a given day my answer often includes nearly every feeling word I know. From scared to angry to wonder to anguish to blah. Sometimes all at once.