Foothills Unitarian Church
Deeper Episode Thirteen: Exorcising Shame

Deeper Episode Thirteen: Exorcising Shame

November 17, 2021

Rev. Elaine teaches how naming our shame can be life-giving and life-saving, and Foothills' Member Erin Valenti-Nelsen shares her experience of healing after being raped.

Deeper Episode Nine: Essential In Us

Deeper Episode Nine: Essential In Us

October 22, 2021

Reflect on how relationships are essential to your life. How can you intentionally hold space for others and build relationships that allow each person to be themselves without attempts to fix or change one another? Featuring Rev. Gretchen, Rev. Elaine, and Rev. Sean.

Deeper Episode Eight: ”What is Essential?”

Deeper Episode Eight: ”What is Essential?”

October 19, 2021

Revs. Elaine and Sean kick off our Essential series, where we're taking a deep dive together into asking what matters most in this life? What is the essence of being human? In this time with so many distractions and a premium put on staying busy and achieving productivity, how do we remember what is most essential? How do we consciously live lives that reflect our understanding of what is most deeply important?

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.

Reflective Practice with Rev. Elaine

Reflective Practice with Rev. Elaine

August 23, 2021

Rev. Elaine offers a reflective practice with four writing prompts,

Q&A with the Foothills Ministers (Part Two)

Q&A with the Foothills Ministers (Part Two)

August 23, 2021

Rev. Gretchen, Rev. Sean, and Rev. Elaine answer your questions about persevering in the face of despair, describing Unitarian Universalism to those unfamiliar with our faith, the history of the Foothills membership book, and more!

Q&A with the Foothills Ministers (Part One)

Q&A with the Foothills Ministers (Part One)

August 23, 2021

Rev. Gretchen, Rev. Sean, and Rev. Elaine answer your questions about the inherent worth & dignity of all people, where to find hope, sharing Unitarian Universalism with others, and more!

Daily Examen Meditation with Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink

Daily Examen Meditation with Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink

July 13, 2021

Rev. Elaine guides us in shifting into a more inward-looking mode and invites us to consider how the sacred shows up in our everyday lives through the contemplative practice known as daily examen.

“Everyday Theology” by Rev. Sara Smalley, read by Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink

“Everyday Theology” by Rev. Sara Smalley, read by Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink

July 13, 2021

Rev. Elaine reads "Everyday Theology" by Rev. Sara Smalley.

The Awkwardness of Re-Membering with Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink

The Awkwardness of Re-Membering with Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink

June 15, 2021

Rev. Elaine explores what it means to reconnect after a year of separateness equalling safety - what it means to exercise many of the social, emotional, and spiritual muscles we didn't use while social distancing. She reminds us that we are all connected and that returning to togetherness may feel so intense because it is awakening our sense of communion with one another - and communion are intense!

Story and Prayer for the Awkward | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | June 6, 2021

Story and Prayer for the Awkward | Rev. Elaine Aron-Tenbrink | June 6, 2021

June 8, 2021

Rev. Elaine shares a personal story of awkwardness and offers a prayer to help us embrace awkwardness, uncertainty, and vulnerability.

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