Foothills Unitarian Church
Deeper Episode Six: Transforming grief into growth with two trained birth doulas

Deeper Episode Six: Transforming grief into growth with two trained birth doulas

October 5, 2021

Rev. Gretchen speaks with birth doulas Sarah Lopez and Vita Malama about their experiences accompanying people through the birthing process and transforming grief and pain into growth, resilience, and connection with the beauty of life.

Deeper Episode Five: Loving our enemies and finding hope with Rev. David Williams

Deeper Episode Five: Loving our enemies and finding hope with Rev. David Williams

September 28, 2021

A conversation with Rev. David Williams about the grief and trauma that we are all carrying, loving our enemies, and finding hope in the actions of people combating evil through their lives.

Deeper Episode Four: The Evolution of Water Communion with Rev. Kelly Dignan

Deeper Episode Four: The Evolution of Water Communion with Rev. Kelly Dignan

September 21, 2021

Rev. Sean talks with fellow Unitarian Universalist Minister Rev. Kelly Dignan about the origin of Water Communion within the women's liberation movement. Plus, a bonus story about a little drop of water with dreams and the essentiality of community work.

Deeper Episode Two with Special Guest Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen

Deeper Episode Two with Special Guest Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen

September 7, 2021

Welcome to Episode Two of Deeper, a podcast from Foothills Unitarian Church! In this episode, Rev. Sean talks with special guest Rev. Elizabeth Nguyen about how rage, grief, goodness are showing up in folks' lives today. Rev. Elaine also guides us in a meditation to reflect on grief and its connection to love.

Deeper Episode One with Special Guest Rev. Karen Hutt

Deeper Episode One with Special Guest Rev. Karen Hutt

September 2, 2021

Welcome to Episode One of Deeper, a podcast from Foothills Unitarian Church! In this episode, Rev. Elaine talks with special guest Rev. Karen Hutt about rage, grief, goodness, and being human in the world today, and Rev. Sean guides us in a meditation for connecting with our anger.

Rapid Fire Q&A with Unitarian Universalist Ministers

Rapid Fire Q&A with Unitarian Universalist Ministers

August 23, 2021

You can't help but smile while watching this rapid-fire Q&A with six Unitarian Universalist Ministers across the country. Not only is it fun, the ministers also answer questions that are really helpful for living in this moment.

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Sermon: Duende | Rev. Mariela Pérez-Simons | May 16, 2021

Sermon: Duende | Rev. Mariela Pérez-Simons | May 16, 2021

May 17, 2021

Rev. Mariela teaches about duende as authentic self-expression that has an impact on the lives of others and helps connect us with our soul - the most whole part of ourselves. She draws on her experience growing up in Cuba and the work of Spanish writer Federico García Lorca to explore repression, vulnerability, and how duende can free us to be our most whole, authentic selves.

Homily: Kindred Voices: Holding Each Other Up | Melanie DeMore | April 11, 2021

Homily: Kindred Voices: Holding Each Other Up | Melanie DeMore | April 11, 2021

April 12, 2021

Melanie blends storytelling and song as she teaches us to develop our personal "Melodic Medicine Kit" - songs we can call on when we're struggling.

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 1: The Singing Revolution | Rev. Kimberley Debus | November 29, 2020

Homily Part 1: The Singing Revolution | Rev. Kimberley Debus | November 29, 2020

November 30, 2020
Rev. Kimberley Debus shares the story of how Estonians used music to express hope for freedom during the Soviet occupation. She explores the role of song in claiming one’s identity and liberation.
“From My Front Porch” (7/5/20)

“From My Front Porch” (7/5/20)

July 4, 2020
Civil rights activist and teacher Ruby Sales starts all of her Facebook reflections with “From my front porch....” In this reflection, read by member Debbie Gentry, she explains the meaning behind this phrase. https://www.facebook.com/ruby.sales.1
 
Learn more about Ruby Sales at her organization’s website http://www.spirithouseproject.org/
 
Listen to an interview with Ruby Sales from Krista Tippett https://onbeing.org/programs/ruby-sales-where-does-it-hurt/
“Our Stories of Resilience” (5/31/20)

“Our Stories of Resilience” (5/31/20)

May 31, 2020

We all have stories of challenge and sacrifice, loss and struggle. Stories that we can draw on to help guide us through the challenges we face today. Foothills members share some of their personal stories and reflections. Rev. Kristen then draws out some of the themes she hears, before turning to a conversation our Director of Family Ministry recently had with young adults who grew up at Foothills.

Featuring Foothills members Kirsten Hartman and Ed Meek, Marla Nelson, Tom Inscho, Tim Clouse, and Pam Webber, and young adults (forever Foothills community members!) Jason Latta, Brynna Herbener, Alex Undy and Sami Scovel.

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