Our Vision, Mission and Philosophy of Ministry

Our Vision

To inspire and guide each other to an awakened life by engaging with our community, the earth and the Divine.

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Our Mission

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 grace of the Divine.

Our Philosophy of Ministry

St. Francis in the Foothills is a Reconciling Congregation. 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 keep people from marriage and ordination based on who they choose to love.

We believe that there are no “others” because we are all one. As persons loved by the Divine, 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 strive to be open to life'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.

 

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