Month: May 2021


by nadine j. smet-weiss spiritual director i have a friend who highly recommends the regular practice of recess most especially for grown ups a play full pause or two during the day for the soul purpose of experiencing the wonder of being embodied

Let it be a Dance…!

So I’m hoping that we can play together, that we can dance for a long time. I’d like to ask you to play with me as our hymn #311, written by Ric Masten asks “Let it be a dance we do, may I have this dance with you…”

Univoice Weekly

“Tell Me A Story”. How many of us have had our whole worlds changed by another person’s story? A moment of shared connection, a song, a moment of creating together? In this collaborative service, adults and children from our Growing Anti-Racist UUs program will open up their own spiritual toolboxes and ask you to explore yours, too. We’ll be joined by a special guest, Omar Mohamed, who has woven his own life story into an award-winning graphic novel. Together, we will open and explore the ways that story, art, connection, and spiritual attention can help us live lives of empathy, meaning, and justice. 

Go Slowly, Hold Lightly

Dear Members and Friends, I return to UU Berks from sabbatical rested, renewed, inspired – and missing you! I am eager to reconnect and looking forward to gatherings and conversations, hearing your stories and discovering what is on your hearts and minds. If you’re wondering “What I Did on My Sabbatical,” don’t miss Sunday’s service, … Continue reading Go Slowly, Hold Lightly

Reflections from Beloved Conversations by Be Young

Dear Beloveds, I am offering a few musings about Beloved Conversations through Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago.  Because I am white, I am enrolled in the group of registrants who are all white: the other two groupings of study offered are BIPOC+ (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) and Religious Professionals. These segregated groups … Continue reading Reflections from Beloved Conversations by Be Young

Univoice Weekly

Stories that Set Us Free. Rev. Sage Olnick. Laura Hershey wrote, “…Those without power risk everything to tell their story and must.” This Sunday we will consider the stories we tell and retell to encourage us onward.