The month of December and the surrounding holidays promise joy and hope, and yet in these times, hope can be a real challenge. Between caring for our loved ones, while also trying to take care of ourselves…all the while absorbing losses or disappointments of all sorts, strained relationships, the challenges of work and community…Even when […]
from Rev. Gretchen Just about two years ago, we started talking about what we called the “third service experiment.” Our Sunday attendance had grown exponentially, and we knew that if we didn’t make more space, people would start leaving. Which didn’t feel aligned with our newly-voted-on mission statement of unleashing courageous love. An expanded building was at least […]
When I pulled up to the church at 8:15 Sunday morning, I knew that something special was in the air. The streets were already lined with cars which is a rare sight for first service. When I entered the building, the energy was already moving around, and my morning coffee became less critical, as I was quickly […]
Last Thursday, a group of about twenty or so, gathered in the evening for a Vespers service on what Christians call Maundy Thursday — or Footwashing Thursday. Church members Lenny Scovel and Karen Robinson reflect below about their experience at the first foot washing at Foothills in recent memory.