To inspire and guide each other to an awakened life by engaging with our community, the earth and the Divine.
Saint Francis in the Foothills contains within its walls a diverse collection of souls which share a common vision of the world... a vision stated here: We acknowledge our oneness with the creator and all creation, support each other in achieving our fullest potential, strive to remove all barriers which separate us, aspire to share with others and our children our commitment to active service and joyful participation in the creation of a new world, and acknowledge our need to be directed in this endeavor by the power, the presence, and the grace of God.
Our Philosophy of Ministry
St. Francis in the Foothills is a Reconciling Congregation, dedicated to building a community which takes seriously the effort to wed the deepest intentions of our faith with the widest dimensions of our world. We are reconciling in our desire to welcome people from all walks of life. We are also committed to overcoming the church-initiated obstacles that prevent homosexuals from marriage and ordination.
We believe that there are no “others” because we are all one. As persons loved by God, we are called to fully accept ourselves and each other, and by loving and accepting each other, we are being faithful to what is highest and best in human endeavor.
We believe that Jesus of Nazareth was an enlightened being who calls us, through his life and teachings, to awaken to our own divinity (the fully human). Jesus awakened to the Christ (the oneness of all creation). We are called to do the same.
We believe that God is the "force" that constantly goes before us … leading us through all "wilderness" experiences into the full promise of what we were created to be. We strive to be open to God's surprises as we explore new expressions of the sacred all around us – be it through the written word, humanity or the lessons of the Earth.
We believe that none are saved until all are saved: none are free until all are free. This means that salvation is not a solely Christian phenomenon but a free gift to all.