Foothills Unitarian Church
Homily: Planting Playfulness | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | May 23, 2021

Homily: Planting Playfulness | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | May 23, 2021

May 24, 2021

Rev. Sean guides us in exploring how we keep traditions and rituals alive in a meaningful way. How can we reinterpret old practices to give them new life, making them both playful and purposeful?

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 Part 2: The Choice to “Dress Up” | Rev. Gretchen Haley | May 9, 2021

Homily Part 2: The Choice to “Dress Up” | Rev. Gretchen Haley | May 9, 2021

May 11, 2021

Rev. Gretchen explores how different pieces of ourselves - or who we think we should be or who we might want to be - show up in our style. It is all our work to tear down boxes of what society deems "appropriate" and, instead, dress for ourselves as ourselves. Because when we do, we make it more possible for each of us to show up as we are, fully and freely.

Playing and Pastoring in Drag | May 9, 2021

Playing and Pastoring in Drag | May 9, 2021

May 11, 2021

Rev. Gretchen Haley talks with Rev. Crystal Zerfoss and Rev. Ashley DeTar Birt - ministers who also happen to perform Drag.

Homily Part 1: The Power of “Dress Up” | Rev. Gretchen Haley | May 9, 2021

Homily Part 1: The Power of “Dress Up” | Rev. Gretchen Haley | May 9, 2021

May 11, 2021

Rev. Gretchen shares a story of putting on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night while she was in college and explores how clothing can be a tool for liberation, and healing, and change.

Life Lessons with Poet Megan Benedict | May 2, 2021

Life Lessons with Poet Megan Benedict | May 2, 2021

May 4, 2021

Poet Megan Benedict -who wrote nine spontaneous poems during Sunday's service! - shares her lessons for keeping a spirit of play when writing, especially lessons for when she gets stuck.

Life Lessons from Volleyball | May 2, 2021

Life Lessons from Volleyball | May 2, 2021

May 4, 2021

Rev. Gretchen and Foothills' member and volleyball coach Heidi Schaub discuss lessons from volleyball about what to do when life throws things our way. 

Playfulness Meditation | Rev. Gretchen Haley | April 25, 2021

Playfulness Meditation | Rev. Gretchen Haley | April 25, 2021

April 27, 2021

Rev. Gretchen Haley guides us in a meditation to shake off whatever may be weighing us down and to cultivate playfulness!

Homily: Gamify | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | April 25, 2021

Homily: Gamify | Rev. Sean Neil-Barron | April 25, 2021

April 27, 2021

Rev. Sean explores how play can unlock joy, why it's worthwhile to find the fun in daily routine, and what we need for play to flourish.

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