Recently I heard a colleague describe the congregational work of the coming year as threefold: celebration, lament, action. For many of us, the arrival of summer and Pennsylvania’s reopening mean we have more freedom to gather with friends and family and to participate in activities … read more.
Author: Sandra Fees
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 … read more.
During Rev. Sandra Fees’s sabbatical, Jane Rohrbach, member of the Caring Circle and Nadine Smet-Weiss, member of Ministry & Operations and Treasurer, will be responding to requests for assistance from the Minister’s Discretionary Fund & the UU Berks Covid Fund.
These funds are intended to … read more.
January 2021 – Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees
As we begin 2021, I’ll be on sabbatical. It’s an interesting time to take a sabbatical. I’ve been spending time thinking about these coming months and how to spend this time in ways that provide spiritual, emotional, and intellectual … read more.
From Rev. Sandra’s Study – December 2020
We all know this has been a hard year in so many ways. Our spirits are a bit frayed. So as we enter this season of light, I wish for each of you the renewal of hope. This … read more.
If you receive a message that appears to be from Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees asking for money, please let her know and do not respond to it. It’s a scam. You have received an email from someone pretending to be Rev. Fees using an email … read more.
Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion.
The month of November is marked by the confluence of holy times devoted to death: All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Samhain, Halloween, and Dia de Los Muertos. … read more.
Members and friends are invited to participate in an election vespers service led by Rev. Sandra Fees on Wednesday, November 4. The zoom gathering will offer time for us to share experiences, worries, hopes, and concerns following the election. This will be a facilitated time … read more.
One of my patients told me that when she tried to tell her story people often interrupted her to tell her that they once had something just like that happen to them. Subtly her pain became a story about themselves. Eventually she stopped talking to … read more.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Rev. Dr. Howard Thurman
For Unitarian Universalists, September is a time of homecoming. It’s a … read more.