Dear Foothills community, I’m taking a big, deep breath as I write these words. It’s a breath of eager anticipation and excitement to see you all – I’ve missed you! I can’t wait to see you.
On Monday, I removed Acting Senior Minister from my email signature line. It was just over 14 weeks ago that Rev. Gretchen, Foothills’ Senior Minister, stepped out into her time of sabbatical. And you will be hearing more from her about her time away in the weeks and months to come, but in this moment of transition, I wanted to share a few reflections.
You are a vibrant congregation, ready to sing, dance, find joy in the midst of pain, and commit to the work of justice. There is a love holding us, and that truth is palpable on Sunday morning and all throughout the week.
by Rev. Sean “Some of the walls were the same. The roof was the same. Important changes had been made, but the sense of continuity which a building often comes to represent was unbroken. The continuity is one of the structure, but also of far more than that. It is a continuity of people and […]
Just in case….our TL/DRs: From Gretchen: Sabbatical starts Monday. It’s a great chance for growth and learning for us all. I love you and I’ll see you in August! From Sean: Our staff is prepared for the sabbatical and your partnership will make this important investment in the vitality of our church’s professional ministry a success. Show Up […]
By now you probably know that Gretchen will be taking a sabbatical from from Monday, May 6th to Sunday, August 11th. Her last day on the pulpit was Sunday, April 21st. The practice of Sabbatical is long established in many religious traditions. It represents a “time away” for settled ministers and is seen as essential […]
The Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival (WUULF) is a family camp for all ages that has been happening for over 35 years at Ghost Ranch in Northern New Mexico.
Our Senior Minister, Gretchen Haley, will be taking a sabbatical from from May 6 – August 11. Gretchen’s last day on the pulpit will be Sunday, April 21st.
In the musical Rent, the characters wonder how we can best measure the meaning and impact of our lives. In seconds, in minutes, in hours? In sunsets? In cups of coffee? They decide that the best measure is love.
We assumed that at some point it was likely that Border Patrol would tell us to stop, tell us that we would be arrested if we proceeded. But we did think that most of the 100 or so of us “arrestables” would make it to the zone before that happened. However, that was not the way it happened.