Foothills Unitarian Church
“Zooming Out - part 2″ (10/11/20

“Zooming Out - part 2″ (10/11/20

October 11, 2020
Rev. Gretchen responds to her conversation with Florence Field (find it here), reflecting on the challenge of holding contradictory truths as a single whole, and the practice of self-differentiation as a path to greater orientation.
 
“Zooming Out - part 1″ (10/11/20)

“Zooming Out - part 1″ (10/11/20)

October 11, 2020
Rev. Gretchen draws on the work of Bernard Loomer to explore the challenge and the imperative to zoom out and listen for and receive other people’s often vastly different stories and experiences.
 
Learn more about the work of Bernard Loomer here: https://processandfaith.org/bernard-loomer-1/
 
For a good overview of Thich Nhat Hanh’s idea of interbeing, look here: https://www.garrisoninstitute.org/blog/insight-of-interbeing/.
“Whelm’d” (10/4/20)

“Whelm’d” (10/4/20)

October 4, 2020
Rev. Sean Neil-Barron invites us to consider how we find that place between overwhelm and underwhelm, where we can stay present to life’s challenges without checking out, and where we can be a part of true transformation.
 
Learn more about Routes to Safety here: https://www.mswjake.com/resources.
 
“Keeping Broken Things - part 2″ (9/27/20)

“Keeping Broken Things - part 2″ (9/27/20)

September 27, 2020
Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink, our Assistant Minister, reflects on what it means to keep the broken parts of ourselves and our world. We explore the role of self-honest and making amends in the spiritual life.  
 
Elaine shares about the redemptive and liberating nature of truth-telling and taking responsibility for that is ours to repair.  We hope you'll join us for this journey into self-compassion and clear-eyed spirituality.
 
Get resources and go deeper in the You Are Here series at https://foothillsuu.org/youarehere.
“Self-Compassion Meditation” (9/27/20)

“Self-Compassion Meditation” (9/27/20)

September 27, 2020
In this meditation adapted from Tara Brach, Rev. Gretchen Haley invites us into a practice of self-compassion.  
 
Learn more about Tara Brach and her teachings on compassion here: https://www.tarabrach.com/compassion-others-self/.  
“Keeping Broken Things - part 1″ (9/27/20)

“Keeping Broken Things - part 1″ (9/27/20)

September 27, 2020
Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink, our Assistant Minister, reflects on what it means to keep the broken parts of ourselves and our world. We explore the role of self-honest and making amends in the spiritual life.  
 
Elaine shares about the redemptive and liberating nature of truth-telling and taking responsibility for that is ours to repair.  We hope you'll join us for this journey into self-compassion and clear-eyed spirituality.
 
Get resources and go deeper in the You Are Here series at https://foothillsuu.org/youarehere.
“Sense of Life” (9/20/20)

“Sense of Life” (9/20/20)

September 20, 2020
Rev. Gretchen leads us through a sense-based meditation, as outlined in our Field Guide. With piano underscore from Dyane Roglestad, playing her interpretation of I Am Finding My Way.
 
 
As a part of our You Are Here series, Rev. Christopher Watkins Lamb offers this original song. Learn more about Christopher’s music at his band’s website: https://crispywatkins.com/.
“Here Is Enough - Part 2″ (9/20/20)

“Here Is Enough - Part 2″ (9/20/20)

September 20, 2020

Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, our Associate Minister, preaches about the truth that all of thisーwho we are, where we are, when we areーis enough. He tells us that this apocalyptic time has unveiled our collective courage, our creativity, and our refusal to give up joy and hope.

He invites us to practice orienting ourselves with stillness, listening, and grounding. To work on being here in this place. Even with the pain and discomfort, here is enough.

Get resources and go deeper in the You Are Here series at https://www.foothillsuu.org/youarehere.

“Here Is Enough - Part 1″ (9/20/20)

“Here Is Enough - Part 1″ (9/20/20)

September 20, 2020

Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, our Associate Minister, preaches about the truth that all of thisーwho we are, where we are, when we areーis enough. He tells us that this apocalyptic time has unveiled our collective courage, our creativity, and our refusal to give up joy and hope.

He shares that there is enough space for all of our feelings, all of our pain, hurt, and discomfort. There is enough to hold all of us in a collective embrace. Here is enough.

Get resources and go deeper in the You Are Here series at https://www.foothillsuu.org/youarehere.

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