We welcome all. And we mean it.
No matter where you come from, who you love, or what brings you to our doors, you are welcome. To belong at Foothills, you only need to value this wide of a welcome, and be willing to see in every person someone who holds a piece of truth. Together we can create something more – build a life of more justice, more compassion, more understanding, more love.
Bridging the Divide
We are living in a time of deep division and disconnection: from self, from our neighbors and the wider community, as a society, and from the unfolding meaning of life itself. In this time of division and disconnection, we ground ourselves in our core affirmation that Love Unites Us All.
Relevant To Your Life
While others focus on another life, we focus on this one. Both the joy of life, and its many blessings – as well as the challenges, and the heartaches. We support each other at each age and stage of life, and we are engaged in our wider Northern Colorado community. Our Sunday services, our small groups, and our programs for all ages all focus on the most pressing questions many of us are facing today.
A Path to Deepen
Maybe you have been spiritual seeker for your whole life. Or maybe you are looking for a community to help your children connect to wonder, compassion, and sense of responsibility for the earth. We don’t claim to have all the answers to life’s big questions, but together we can deepen into a more intentional life.
Joy, and Gratitude
We take our mission – but not ourselves – seriously. We believe that joy and gratitude are everyday tools that foster hope, and resilience. We have fun together, and value creativity, and experimentation. These things remind us why we care so deeply, and keep us connected to beauty, even as we seek to remain awake to life’s brokenness.
About Unitarian Universalism
Each person holds a piece of the truth
Truth is every unfolding, and each of us has a part to play. Advances in science, our personal and collective experiences, retellings of old myths and stories anew; each illuminates part of life’s mystery. Diversity isn’t dangerous, it makes us stronger. Together, in community, we create a mosaic of understandings.
All are inherently worthy of love and belonging
No exceptions. All. Including you. This orientation demands a new way of being with each other.
Our Covenant of Right Relations
We covenant to build a religious community guided by love and sustained by respectful relationships which work towards the greater and common good. Believing that building healthy relationships is a spiritual practice, we aim to listen appreciatively, speak with care, express gratitude, honor and value our differences, and assume good intentions. We will communicate directly, honestly and compassionately, particularly when we are in conflict, and we will not expect to always get our own way. When we feel hurt or when we hurt others, we will try to forgive, make amends and connect in a spirit of love. In celebration of the common purpose that unites us, we will do our best to abide by this covenant. (Adopted January 2015)
Deeds over Creeds
Our church doesn’t have a statement of belief that you must ascribe to. Rather we have a covenant, a collection of promises we make to each other.
Love is the spirit of this church, and service is its law; this is our great covenant: to dwell together in peace, to seek the truth in love, and to help one another. James Vila Blake, 1894
Our Seven Principles
We join all Unitarian Universalist Congregations in affirming seven Principles which we hold as strong values and moral guides.
1st Principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
2nd Principle: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
3rd Principle: Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
4th Principle: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
5th Principle: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
On May 23, 2021, Foothills Unitarian voted to adopt the 8th Principle, which states: We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racisms and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
We Draw From Many Sources
Unitarian Universalists draw from six sources that affirm our faith:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
- Words and deeds of prophetic people which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
- Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;
- Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.