Saint Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church

Saint Francis in the Foothills vision is 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 shared 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 this endeavor by the Power, the Presence, and the Grace of God.

Operating as usual

05/30/2021
05/30/2021

We have eaten of the world.
Molecules of chaos and chance
reign in our bodies.
You are cast in the river
to dwell in the transformation.

Holly St. John Bergon

We have eaten of the world.
Molecules of chaos and chance
reign in our bodies.
You are cast in the river
to dwell in the transformation.

Holly St. John Bergon

05/29/2021
05/29/2021

At night I wait for a sign
in the wind, a stillness
in the cold, black water
before jumping
from the rocky ledge,
knowing my body must
find its way through darkness.
I begin each dive like the first time -
a whispered invocation.

Amy Uyematsu

At night I wait for a sign
in the wind, a stillness
in the cold, black water
before jumping
from the rocky ledge,
knowing my body must
find its way through darkness.
I begin each dive like the first time -
a whispered invocation.

Amy Uyematsu

05/28/2021

This day is special because it is today.
This moment is special because it is now,
and you are alive, and this moment,
like all other moments,
is filled to the brim with potential.

In fact, this moment has no brim.

It fills and flows effortlessly into the next moment;
and into the next, and the next . . .

Soften your eyes to the edges of imagined boundaries.
Soften your heart as well.
Notice primarily what joins, what is continuous . . .
from moment to moment, place to place,
life form to life form.
In that continuity dwells the substance of life,
the source of true joy.

Janet Kahn

This day is special because it is today.
This moment is special because it is now,
and you are alive, and this moment,
like all other moments,
is filled to the brim with potential.

In fact, this moment has no brim.

It fills and flows effortlessly into the next moment;
and into the next, and the next . . .

Soften your eyes to the edges of imagined boundaries.
Soften your heart as well.
Notice primarily what joins, what is continuous . . .
from moment to moment, place to place,
life form to life form.
In that continuity dwells the substance of life,
the source of true joy.

Janet Kahn

05/27/2021
05/27/2021

Because the future is here, it never arrives . . .

We crouch, anxious 'round the camp fires.
Eyes glazed with the blight
we have spread on, in, under
and beyond the planet.
Fear seeping into the soil of our souls.

We stand, looking for the bright dawn
Longing for the fulsome embrace
Counting on the coming of the kingdom
Calling for the glory of light, love, and
abiding joy to reign.

All the while knowing that
it can only be what we are.
Because the future never arrives.
It is already here.

Puran Perez

Because the future is here, it never arrives . . .

We crouch, anxious 'round the camp fires.
Eyes glazed with the blight
we have spread on, in, under
and beyond the planet.
Fear seeping into the soil of our souls.

We stand, looking for the bright dawn
Longing for the fulsome embrace
Counting on the coming of the kingdom
Calling for the glory of light, love, and
abiding joy to reign.

All the while knowing that
it can only be what we are.
Because the future never arrives.
It is already here.

Puran Perez

05/26/2021
05/26/2021

At this turning point, as at others,

We pause from our struggle to hold on
and relax into the passing of what is no more.

We pause from our sadness
and rest on a carpet of green moss.

We pause from our longing
and drink in the sufficiency of this moment.

We pause from our dread of emptiness
and enter a deeper emptiness: still, luminous and sweet.

At this turning point, as at others,
we take a breath and step forward
unprepared but awake.

And you, dear sister-brother,
from what do you pause
at this turning point, as at others?

John Davis

At this turning point, as at others,

We pause from our struggle to hold on
and relax into the passing of what is no more.

We pause from our sadness
and rest on a carpet of green moss.

We pause from our longing
and drink in the sufficiency of this moment.

We pause from our dread of emptiness
and enter a deeper emptiness: still, luminous and sweet.

At this turning point, as at others,
we take a breath and step forward
unprepared but awake.

And you, dear sister-brother,
from what do you pause
at this turning point, as at others?

John Davis

05/25/2021
05/25/2021

As we turn another corner in time
let us support one another in our best efforts.
Let us pray to serve the highest in everyone.

May we offer gratitude to the past.
May we extend a warm welcome to the future.
May we live with wisdom in the present.

Together, may we make this world a better paradise.

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

As we turn another corner in time
let us support one another in our best efforts.
Let us pray to serve the highest in everyone.

May we offer gratitude to the past.
May we extend a warm welcome to the future.
May we live with wisdom in the present.

Together, may we make this world a better paradise.

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

05/24/2021
05/24/2021

On the same spot I sit today
Others came, in ages past, to sit.
One thousand years, still others will come.
Who is the singer, and who is the listener?

Nguyen Cong Tru

On the same spot I sit today
Others came, in ages past, to sit.
One thousand years, still others will come.
Who is the singer, and who is the listener?

Nguyen Cong Tru

05/23/2021
05/23/2021

We are part of nature and nature is part of us.
We are held by the Hand of God,
and we are the Hands of God.

Do not try to live as if you are separate.
You are not.
You are of God,
part of the Tao.
You are within the landscape.
You are elements of the seasons.
You are of both heaven and earth.

Be known for what you are,
and make your actions harbingers of a better future.
Flow like water round obstacles.
Do not batter your head against a brick wall.
Flow under it and when it collapses,
you will be long gone.

Hold true to God
rest in the Tao,
and you will be carried to where the future needs you.

Martin Palmer

We are part of nature and nature is part of us.
We are held by the Hand of God,
and we are the Hands of God.

Do not try to live as if you are separate.
You are not.
You are of God,
part of the Tao.
You are within the landscape.
You are elements of the seasons.
You are of both heaven and earth.

Be known for what you are,
and make your actions harbingers of a better future.
Flow like water round obstacles.
Do not batter your head against a brick wall.
Flow under it and when it collapses,
you will be long gone.

Hold true to God
rest in the Tao,
and you will be carried to where the future needs you.

Martin Palmer

05/22/2021
05/22/2021

Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery . . .
I ask you to please hear me,
for I seek your gifts so that I may know the gifts in others.
I struggle on my journey, Wakan Tanka,
my journey is a spiritual war.
It takes place inside me
as I seek to bring in unison my heart and mind.
Wakan Tanka, please grant me the indomitable spirit
to continue to clear my mind of my judgments
and grievances of others who are different from me.
It is what I carry of my early years
that taints my vision today.
I am motivated by fear and I ask for the strength
to talk honestly and compassionately
to all my fellow human beings.
Without these two virtues, cruelty can arise.
O Wakan Tanka . . .
help me to clear my own heart and mind
and let me walk this road of life in the good way,
and to walk the talk of you.
I pray for the inner peace of humankind
and for mother earth to be honored
with harmonious life upon her.
Hear my prayer.
Mitakuye Oyasin -
We are all related.

Jim LaVallee,
Ojibway Sioux, Canada

Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery . . .
I ask you to please hear me,
for I seek your gifts so that I may know the gifts in others.
I struggle on my journey, Wakan Tanka,
my journey is a spiritual war.
It takes place inside me
as I seek to bring in unison my heart and mind.
Wakan Tanka, please grant me the indomitable spirit
to continue to clear my mind of my judgments
and grievances of others who are different from me.
It is what I carry of my early years
that taints my vision today.
I am motivated by fear and I ask for the strength
to talk honestly and compassionately
to all my fellow human beings.
Without these two virtues, cruelty can arise.
O Wakan Tanka . . .
help me to clear my own heart and mind
and let me walk this road of life in the good way,
and to walk the talk of you.
I pray for the inner peace of humankind
and for mother earth to be honored
with harmonious life upon her.
Hear my prayer.
Mitakuye Oyasin -
We are all related.

Jim LaVallee,
Ojibway Sioux, Canada

05/21/2021
05/21/2021

As we evolve, with our needs and technologies,
facing our humanity with its various challenges,
its gains and losses,
we begin to walk alone,
using only our human strength
to confront and solve problems.
What has become of the connection
to that miraculous force that first divided our cells?
For each, our task is to re-member:
to reestablish and reclaim that which is already true.
We are loved, and we have always been loved.
It is not a question of merit or accomplishment.
The Divine Love is here.
We need only unclench our fists and open to It.

Jeanette Berson

As we evolve, with our needs and technologies,
facing our humanity with its various challenges,
its gains and losses,
we begin to walk alone,
using only our human strength
to confront and solve problems.
What has become of the connection
to that miraculous force that first divided our cells?
For each, our task is to re-member:
to reestablish and reclaim that which is already true.
We are loved, and we have always been loved.
It is not a question of merit or accomplishment.
The Divine Love is here.
We need only unclench our fists and open to It.

Jeanette Berson

05/20/2021
05/20/2021

Get articulate.
Move the blood.
Attend periphery.
Prepare to dance the Open Dance.
Learn to gather momentum and
Throw it away.
Explode into the ordinary and
Keep your eyes wide.
Embrace fear.
Suspend doubt.
Specify.
Simplify.
Strengthen.
Launch.
Float.
Dignify the confusion.
Visualize the next step.
Stick your toe in.
Get all wet!

Barbara Dilley

Get articulate.
Move the blood.
Attend periphery.
Prepare to dance the Open Dance.
Learn to gather momentum and
Throw it away.
Explode into the ordinary and
Keep your eyes wide.
Embrace fear.
Suspend doubt.
Specify.
Simplify.
Strengthen.
Launch.
Float.
Dignify the confusion.
Visualize the next step.
Stick your toe in.
Get all wet!

Barbara Dilley

05/19/2021
05/19/2021

I can't decide whether it's my socks
That go on first, or my pants, indecision
On the edge of my bed. Should I brush my teeth, then shave,
Or shave first, then rinse my mouth
Of a night's swollen journey?
I know that my eyes must first open to be awake,
And each clumsy step toward the kitchen
Leads me to the same bowl and coffee cup.
I look ahead. The boarded-up century sweeps the dust
Of previous minutes, my time of earth.
God, savior in a bright robe, tell us what to do,
Provide order, make it simple as sock or pants,
As certain as the old face I see in morning's new mirror.

Gary Soto

I can't decide whether it's my socks
That go on first, or my pants, indecision
On the edge of my bed. Should I brush my teeth, then shave,
Or shave first, then rinse my mouth
Of a night's swollen journey?
I know that my eyes must first open to be awake,
And each clumsy step toward the kitchen
Leads me to the same bowl and coffee cup.
I look ahead. The boarded-up century sweeps the dust
Of previous minutes, my time of earth.
God, savior in a bright robe, tell us what to do,
Provide order, make it simple as sock or pants,
As certain as the old face I see in morning's new mirror.

Gary Soto

05/18/2021
05/18/2021

God of mercy and love,
my heart and mind to you I turn
in loving gratitude, in joyful praise
and in humble adoration
for the spirit of life you instilled in me,
for the gift of love I receive and give,
for the brothers and sisters all over the world,
for the black and the white,
for the old and the young,
for the rich and the poor,
for the joys and the sorrows that enrich my life,
for the whole of creation,
a precious gift to cherish and love.
O God, loving and compassionate,
open my heart and the hearts of all
to a new dimension of prayer and faith,
of love and peace, of reconciliation and universal brotherhood,
of joyful forgiveness for the wounds, great and small,
past and present, inflicted and received,
of loving respect for the whole of creation.
God of mercy and love,
may I dare to ask you as St. Francis did -
make me an instrument of your peace!

Brother Maximilian Mizzi

God of mercy and love,
my heart and mind to you I turn
in loving gratitude, in joyful praise
and in humble adoration
for the spirit of life you instilled in me,
for the gift of love I receive and give,
for the brothers and sisters all over the world,
for the black and the white,
for the old and the young,
for the rich and the poor,
for the joys and the sorrows that enrich my life,
for the whole of creation,
a precious gift to cherish and love.
O God, loving and compassionate,
open my heart and the hearts of all
to a new dimension of prayer and faith,
of love and peace, of reconciliation and universal brotherhood,
of joyful forgiveness for the wounds, great and small,
past and present, inflicted and received,
of loving respect for the whole of creation.
God of mercy and love,
may I dare to ask you as St. Francis did -
make me an instrument of your peace!

Brother Maximilian Mizzi

05/17/2021
Sunday 9:30 am Reservations 05/17/2021

Sunday 9:30 am Reservations

Beginning Sunday, May 23rd, we will be offering 9:30 am services in the Celebration Center! Only 45 people will be admitted and reservations are required.
Social distancing will be enforced and you must wear a mask.

To make a reservation, go to our online sign up page at:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4DAAA923A3FF2-sunday

Sunday 9:30 am Reservations Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

05/17/2021

Spiritual awakening is frequently described
as a journey to the top of a mountain.
We leave our attachments and our worldliness behind
and slowly make our way to the top.
At the peak we have transcended all pain.
The only problem with this metaphor
is that we leave all the others behind -
our drunken brother, our schizophrenic sister,
our tormented animals and friends.
Their suffering continues,
unrelieved by our personal escape.
In the process of discovering our true nature,
the journey goes down, not up.
It's as if the mountain pointed toward the center of the earth
instead of reaching into the sky.
Instead of transcending the suffering of all creatures,
we move toward turbulence and doubt.
We jump into it. We slide into it.
We tiptoe into it. We move toward it however we can.
We explore the reality and unpredictability of insecurity and pain,
and we try not to push it away.
If it takes years, if it takes lifetimes,
we will let it be as it is.
At our own pace, without speed or aggression,
we move down and down and down.
With us move millions of others,
our companions in awakening from fear.
At the bottom we discover water,
the healing water of compassion.
Right down there in the thick of things,
we discover the love that will not die.

Pema Chodron

Spiritual awakening is frequently described
as a journey to the top of a mountain.
We leave our attachments and our worldliness behind
and slowly make our way to the top.
At the peak we have transcended all pain.
The only problem with this metaphor
is that we leave all the others behind -
our drunken brother, our schizophrenic sister,
our tormented animals and friends.
Their suffering continues,
unrelieved by our personal escape.
In the process of discovering our true nature,
the journey goes down, not up.
It's as if the mountain pointed toward the center of the earth
instead of reaching into the sky.
Instead of transcending the suffering of all creatures,
we move toward turbulence and doubt.
We jump into it. We slide into it.
We tiptoe into it. We move toward it however we can.
We explore the reality and unpredictability of insecurity and pain,
and we try not to push it away.
If it takes years, if it takes lifetimes,
we will let it be as it is.
At our own pace, without speed or aggression,
we move down and down and down.
With us move millions of others,
our companions in awakening from fear.
At the bottom we discover water,
the healing water of compassion.
Right down there in the thick of things,
we discover the love that will not die.

Pema Chodron

05/16/2021
05/16/2021

Supreme being of this universe,
let my lips sing the praise
of the goodness surrounding me
not affected by the evil that is so rampant,
let my heart glow with the love
for them who show affection for me,
and acceptance for others who do not.

Give me strength to continue that which I do best,
that I may add an iota to the transformation of this planet,
let me have the spark to ignite others in joining me,
the wisdom to choose the causes that I should support,
that I may join others in the effort
to make this earth a better place to live,
my grain of sand being one in the new edifice,
that I could say at the end of the day
that I was all that I could be for my dear ones,
for others not as fortunate as I have been,
and for this planet,
being here for much more than just myself,
even when it was not always easy.

Tsvi Meidav

Supreme being of this universe,
let my lips sing the praise
of the goodness surrounding me
not affected by the evil that is so rampant,
let my heart glow with the love
for them who show affection for me,
and acceptance for others who do not.

Give me strength to continue that which I do best,
that I may add an iota to the transformation of this planet,
let me have the spark to ignite others in joining me,
the wisdom to choose the causes that I should support,
that I may join others in the effort
to make this earth a better place to live,
my grain of sand being one in the new edifice,
that I could say at the end of the day
that I was all that I could be for my dear ones,
for others not as fortunate as I have been,
and for this planet,
being here for much more than just myself,
even when it was not always easy.

Tsvi Meidav

Videos (show all)

No Distance Can Keep Us Apart
Easter Sunday

Location

Products

Some of Our Ministries:
Reconciling Ministries
Children and Youth Education
Adult Education
Founding Member Pima County Interfaith Council
Refugee Ministries - Iskash*taa Refugee Network
Unlearning Racism
Border Ministries
Sunday Night at the Movies
Casa Maria Soup Kitchen
Mental Health Ministries
Snack Packs for Kids
Food Pantry
Library for Peace
Member Interfaith Community Services
Abul Sudan School
International School for Peace
Stephen Ministry
Small Groups
Men's and Women's Breakfasts
Choir
Interfaith Events

Telephone

Address


4625 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ
85718
Other Religious Centers in Tucson (show all)
Iglesia Central Adventista de Tucson Iglesia Central Adventista de Tucson
1101 S 5th Ave
Tucson, 85701

Primera iglesia adventista hispana de Norteamérica.

Ministerios Vida Abundante Ministerios Vida Abundante
5700 S Palo Verde Rd
Tucson, 85706

" Mas buscad primeramente el reino de Dios y su justicia, y todas estas cosas os serán añadidas." Mateo 6:33

Unitarian Universalist Church-Tucson Unitarian Universalist Church-Tucson
4831 E 22nd St
Tucson, 85711

UUCT is a liberal religious organization dedicated to individual spiritual development and broader social justice. Sunday services start at 10:30 am.

Fountain of Life Lutheran Church Fountain of Life Lutheran Church
710 S Kolb Rd
Tucson, 85710

Join us for Worship! 8am Sunday - Liturgical 10am Sunday - Contemporary 6pm Wednesday - "A-Live" worship 9:10-9:50am - Sunday School - Rm 10 9:00am- Adult Bible Class 9:30am - Adult Bible Class

Revival Youth Tucson Revival Youth Tucson
Tucson

One body, one church, reaching one city!

Siloam Christian Church Seniors Ministry Siloam Christian Church Seniors Ministry
628 E Adams St
Tucson, 85705

Encouraging Senior Christians to model what the gerations are to become . Senior Christians must continue to learn , You are never too old to have goals or to make contributions.Philipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.

National Day of Prayer Pima County AZ National Day of Prayer Pima County AZ
P.O. Box 57314
Tucson, 85732-7314

This year in Pima County, we will be gathering together for prayer on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019.

Wat Buddhametta: The Buddha in the Desert Wat Buddhametta: The Buddha in the Desert
1133 S Swan Rd
Tucson, 85711

Wat Buddhametta: Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center is a place where people come to practice Theravada Buddhism & meditation. Arjahn Sarayut is the founding abbot of the temple. He teaches Vipassana on Mindfulness Meditation

Church of the Iinquiry Soles Church of the Iinquiry Soles
Tucson, 85738

It's a tax shelter and retirement plan savings account of human interactions, so donate your intellect, humor, sarcasm, and just enjoy life's diversity.

St John on the Desert St John on the Desert
2695 N Houghton Rd
Tucson, 85749-9005

Welcome to St John on the Desert Presbyterian Church, a small church with a big heart. Join us in worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. at 2695 N. Houghton Rd. in Tucson, Arizona.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
10220 E Rees Loop
Tucson, 85747-9168

Rita Ranch Building - 10220 Rees Loop, Tucson, AZ Visitors are welcome. Sunday Services at 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon & 2 pm. Suggested Attire: Shirt & tie for men, modest dress or skirt for women, covering shoulders/knees. Children & youth are also welcome.

Calvary Baptist Church Calvary Baptist Church
758 S Columbus Blvd
Tucson, 85711

Calvary is small closely knit church. Jerry Cain as the pastor. Everyone knows everybody and its a loveing place. So if your looking for a place with a lot of love, this is the plave to be.