Foothills Unitarian Church
Meditation on Staying Present | Rev. Elaine | February 21, 2021

Meditation on Staying Present | Rev. Elaine | February 21, 2021

February 22, 2021
Rev. Elaine guides us in a meditation to explore how love is asking us to stay present.
Homily: Love That Stays | Rev. Gretchen | February 21, 2021

Homily: Love That Stays | Rev. Gretchen | February 21, 2021

February 22, 2021

Rev. Gretchen explores staying put with those you love during the hard parts of life. She teaches that in promising to love someone in "good times and bad" we are not merely engaging with a distant and theoretical idea. We are promising to stay put through pain. A love that doesn't turn away when times get painful requires a soft and supple heart.

A Story of Persistent Love | Rev. Sean | February 21, 2021

A Story of Persistent Love | Rev. Sean | February 21, 2021

February 22, 2021

Rev. Sean tells the story of Jonah's attempt to travel away from God's call to go to Ninevah (and how Jonah then becomes fish food). He explores what happens when one runs away from what one is called to be.

Alchemy of Love | Rev. Sean Neil Barron | February 14, 2021

Alchemy of Love | Rev. Sean Neil Barron | February 14, 2021

February 15, 2021

Rev. Sean Neil-Barron offers a poetic dive into the meaning of tough love.

Homily Part 2: Tough Love Sees Us, and Sees Us Through | Rev. Gretchen Haley | February 14, 2021

Homily Part 2: Tough Love Sees Us, and Sees Us Through | Rev. Gretchen Haley | February 14, 2021

February 15, 2021

Rev. Gretchen draws on the story of Job to illustrate how bearing witness to another without fixing or minimizing is an act of courageous love.

Homily Part 1: Tough Love | Rev. Gretchen Haley | February 14, 2021

Homily Part 1: Tough Love | Rev. Gretchen Haley | February 14, 2021

February 15, 2021

Rev. Gretchen explores what we really mean when we say "love." She invites us to engage with the concept of love more deeply because "when we understand love not just as a word, but as an experience and a commitment, as a way of orienting our lives and the source of our hope, as a vision for the world as it could be, it will make all the difference. We will make all the difference in all the smallest corners of our lives, and across the whole of life itself."

Meditation on Waiting | Rev. Gretchen Haley | February 7, 2021

Meditation on Waiting | Rev. Gretchen Haley | February 7, 2021

February 8, 2021

Inspired by Imbolc, which marks the halfway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, Rev. Gretchen offers a guided meditation to help us tune into the experience of waiting.

Homily: Something Far More Deeply Interfused | Rev. Bill Sinkford | February 7, 2021

Homily: Something Far More Deeply Interfused | Rev. Bill Sinkford | February 7, 2021

February 8, 2021

Rev. Bill Sinkford explores the church as a community of memory and of hope. He guides us in taking stock of the past and wondering about the quality of presence we will be called to embody as we move forward. Rev. Bill guides us in exploring how we will encounter the mystery some call Love and what will that encounter requires of us.

Homily Part 2: Complex Lives, Simple Rules | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

Homily Part 2: Complex Lives, Simple Rules | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

February 1, 2021
Rev. Sean vibrantly illustrates the power of simple rules and explores why simple rules are so effective at empowering individual actions and forging strong communities.
 
The concept of emergence that is explored in this piece, is influenced by the phenomenal work of adrienne marie brown (http://adriennemareebrown.net/) and her book Emergent Strategy.
Homily Part 1: Just Breathe | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

Homily Part 1: Just Breathe | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | January 31, 2021

February 1, 2021
Rev. Sean Neil-Barron offers a poetic homily honoring the power and breadth of the simple “just breathe.”
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