Foothills Unitarian Church
“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.

“Ready…or Not” (9/13/20)

“Ready…or Not” (9/13/20)

September 13, 2020

Homily Part 2

Whether you are ready for the next big thing or not, the task remains only to find the practices and the path that will allow your heart to remain open. 

In this homily, Rev. Gretchen Haley tells us that whatever pace and process allows us to stay available to love is the right path for us.

This message concludes our Re-Opening (Your Heart) series and invites us into our next series, You Are Here.

“Tools for Discernment” (9/13/20)

“Tools for Discernment” (9/13/20)

September 13, 2020

Part 1 of the Homily

If we are to ask ourselves the question, “are we ready to make a big decision?” That goes along with that which is, “how do we make a decision in the first place?”

Most of our decisions we make are instinctual, we do without conscious direction. But let’s just say, you have a decision before you, that you need to wrestle with. 

How do you do it? Especially if its a big decision. 

In this homily, Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, our Associate Minister, shares with us 3 strategies we might use to make a big decision.

Read more about how your body helps you make decisions at https://www.thesunmagazine.org/issues/448/out-of-our-heads?fbclid=IwAR2dy93tJu0vp2hRd2rB1fLLrrKfWxbIwbYTiEjVoOot4TUt1YOPf_5P6CU.

“The Gap Year” (9/6/20)

“The Gap Year” (9/6/20)

September 6, 2020

Our Senior Minister, Rev. Gretchen Haley, continues our Re-Opening (Your Heart) worship series with this homily centered around the question, “what if we took a whole year off?” 

This homily is an exercise in radical imagination. She asks us to slow downーto not skip the potential formative work uniquely available to us hereーin this gap year moment.

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