Betsy is very excited to be the Family Ministry Assistant at Foothills Unitarian Church! Having grown up in Fort Collins, she knows the area and community well. Her background includes being a Youth Services Specialist at Platte Valley Juvenile Detention Center, where she supervised and provided support to incarcerated youth for the State of Colorado. She is also an avid volunteer for Partners Mentoring Youth and has worked with at-risk youth for many years. Prior to working for Platte Valley, Betsy worked at AT&T Mobility in sales. She is currently working towards getting a Master’s Degree in Social Work so that she can become a counselor for at-risk youth. In her time off, Betsy enjoys reading non-fiction books and spending time with her pug mix, Igor. She also hikes on weekends and is very passionate about fitness. Betsy’s always open to getting to know new people, so if you see her around please come say hi!
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May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Meditation is a spiritual technology, wherein we closely examine without judgment everything, every thought, every emotion, as it rises and as it falls.
– James Ishmael Ford, Zen Buddhist priest and Unitarian Universalist minister
We practice sitting meditation using a combination of guided and silent techniques. We also discuss mindfulness strategies for use in everyday life, and share written and online resources for further study. No previous meditation experience is required, just the desire to practice together. Each Monday practice session consists of two 15-minute meditation exercises separated by a 20 minute break/discussion period – we are finished in one hour.Joining the group does not obligate one to attend every week – each session is a self-contained practice. Many of our members simply attend on Mondays when they are available or just come when they need to share some silence with a group of compassionate people.
We meet Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the RE Building or sanctuary. Occasionally, we will take a Monday off if no leader is available, check the schedule to be certain. Dress comfortably. Most people sit in chairs during meditation but feel free to bring your own cushion.
Foothills Meditation and Mindfulness Group is an affiliated group of the Foothills Unitarian Church.