Ancient/Future Worship: What Is It Exactly?

One of our core values at Foothills Fellowship is “Ancient/Future Worship.” The way we describe this form of worship (and way of life, might I add) is this: Because we are a part of the same people of God that has existed from creation (and on through biblical history and church history), we will be […]

A Liturgical Baptist Church? Really?

Foothills Fellowship is a baptist church.  We were founded over 40 years ago by a conservative baptist church planter, and our statement of faith would make most baptists very happy.  But join us on a Sunday morning, and you might seriously question our baptist roots.  Why?  Because we incorporate a good deal of liturgy in of our […]

The Significance of Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is important. It’s the day that we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It’s the beginning of what Christians call, “Holy Week” – a week that began with celebration and ended with Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection.  On that day long ago, Jesus entered Jerusalem for the last time.  Many times before, He had entered […]

The “O” Antiphons

The Church has been singing and/or reciting the “O” Antiphons since at least the 7th century during Advent. These are the antiphons (verses to be recited or sung in response) that accompany the Magnificat from Luke 1:46-55. These antiphons use ancient biblical imagery drawn from the messianic hopes of the Old Testament to proclaim the coming […]