Guided Meditation/Journaling Prompts with Rev. Elaine

In the following text, I invite you to consider how the sacred shows up in our everyday lives through the contemplative practice known as daily examen. While its roots of this practice are in the Ignatian Christian tradition, its wisdom stretches far and wide across traditions and theologies. You may use these reflection questions as journaling prompts […]

Coming Home (series invitation)

My kids and I got back from a visit to see my family in the northwest Thursday night a little after midnight. My partner and I both started work before 9 Friday morning. My daughter headed to a sleepover with a friend before noon, and by 5:30, we were headed to kickball with other Foothills […]

Mount Rushmore

Last week we asked you, "If you could add anyone to Mount Rushmore, who would it be?" And the winner is...   First Place Winner: Barack Obama  (15 votes) Second Place Tie (3 votes each): Sitting Bull Crazy Horse Third Place Tie (2 votes each): Franklin Delano Roosevelt Martin Luther King, Jr. No one - [...]

Foothills Variety Show!

Foothills’ Harmony Circle 3 has been hard at work putting together this wonderful virtual Variety Show experience! (Special thanks to Herb Orrell for all his work organizing the acts and editing the videos!) Many in our Foothills community contributed by sharing their passions and talents, and we raised about $500 for the Food Bank of […]

Annual Congregational Meeting Summary 2021

While we were celebrating Flower Communion, Christian churches across the world were telling the story of Pentecost.  Pentecost is an amazing, fantastical story where the people gather in one place (already, after this year, we realize the miracle in the story), and they each speak in their native language, which meant different languages from each other. […]

Our Dream Graduation Speakers

It's graduation week and there will be a lot of inspirational speeches being given by accomplished people. Who would you choose to speak at your graduation if you could choose anyone?   Alain Enthoven (if he was alive) Albert Einstein Barack Obama (3 votes) Barack Obama or Michelle Obama Benjamin Franklin Bernie Sanders Bono💖 Brené [...]

Partners for Peace: Personal reflection on Israel-Palestine situation

A message from Sue Ellen Klein, the leader of Partners for Peace and a member of our Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East team.    As a spokesperson for Partners for Peace, I feel compelled to comment on the current Israel-Palestine situation.  With all that is being shown and written about the situation, I […]

Viewing Recommendations From Our Community

We might have a few rainy afternoons to fill in the next few weeks. Thank you all for submitting these recommendations! Here is the complied list of recommended viewing options from last week's check-in: 800 Words A Million Little Things All Marvel movies, in timeline order Amend Andy of Mayberry Any Ken Burns documentary (2 [...]

Honoring Eleanor VanDeusen

At our March 25th meeting, the Board of Trustees, in recognition of her 22 years of invaluable service to this congregation, paid heartfelt tribute to Eleanor VanDeusen, Foothills’ director of family ministry, and affirmed the granting to her of three months or up to 14 weeks of paid sabbatical leave. Eleanor has nurtured generations of […]