You’re Invited – Upcoming Events You Won’t Want to Miss By Erin Hottenstein

#1 Congregational Forum – Sunday, September 25, 12:15-1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary

A congregational forum is a time to come find out about the work of the church. The Board of Trustees initiated the forums last year as a way to help keep members and friends updated on various projects and potential changes. It is a peek into the behind-the-scenes work that lay volunteers are doing to make Foothills Unitarian Church an even better place.

At this upcoming meeting, we will hear reports on these topics:

  • Board of Trustees, including our priorities for the year
  • Mission Task Force – a Congregational vote has been scheduled for Sunday, 10/16 at 10:15 a.m. (see more below)
  • Governance Task Force, including a plan for discussing possible changes
  • Finance, including a helpful chart on our cash flow
  • Stewardship, including a multi-year summary on pledging
  • Committee on Shared Ministry – what it is and what it is doing
  • Assistant Minister Transition Team

Anyone who is interested in learning about these topics is welcome to join us in the Sanctuary after the second service. Light snacks, such as cheese sticks and granola bars will be available in the Social Hall. Childcare will be provided in the Religious Exploration building, please rsvp to   We look forward to seeing you there.

#2 Installation of Rev. Gretchen Haley as Senior Minister – Sunday, October 2, 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1005 Stover St., Fort Collins

We’re so excited about this event – take a look here for details.

#3 Congregational Meeting – Sunday, October 16, 10:15 a.m., in the Sanctuary

As mentioned above, we are holding a formal Congregational Meeting to vote on a new mission for the church. The only item on the agenda will be the mission.

The Mission Task Force, under the guidance of the Board of Trustees, has worked for almost a year gathering input from a broad cross-section of congregants, writing, rewriting, gathering more input and revising. The Task Force enthusiastically made this final recommendation for a mission:

Foothills Unitarian Church unleashes courageous love in Northern Colorado and beyond by embracing our diversity, growing our faith, and awakening our spirits to the unfolding meaning of this life.

Anyone who has become a member by signing the membership book by September 18, 2016 is eligible to vote. We encourage all members to attend this special meeting.


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