Category: From Rev. Sandra’s Study

Rev. Sandra’s monthly blog

Liberation: Our Collective Longing

If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. ~ Lila Watson

Dear Members and Friends,

Liberation seemed at first to be an ironic and … read more.

IMPORTANT: Update to Worship on Sunday, March 15

Dear Members and Friends,

There is much uncertainty around the Covid-19 (coronavirus), but we are certain that our ethical responsibility as a religious community is to do whatever we can to reduce harm and limit exposure to those who are most vulnerable. Both the CDC and … read more.

Pastoral Letter #2 Regarding Coronavirus

March
12, 2020

Dear
Members and Friends,

I write to you this week as our nation and world continue to deal with the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. This is a challenging time, and you may be feeling concern or fear. That’s to be expected. This is not a situation to … read more.

What Does It Mean To Be a People of Wisdom?

There are many ways to seek wisdom. There is travel, there are masters, there is service. There is staring into the eyes of children and elders and lovers and strangers. There is sitting silently in one spot and there is being swept along in life’s … read more.

What Does It Mean To Be a People of Resiliency?

February 2020

Things seem like they’re spinning out of control. We can respond to this state of affairs with fear, aggression, and selfishness, or we can respond out of trust in our vast, open, basically good mind, which is timelessly aware, yet empty of imputed meanings. … read more.

What Does It Mean To Be a People of Integrity

To be a people of integrity is to be a people of wholeness. It is to live into the promises of our faith. And this is exactly what we Unitarian Universalists are striving to be and do. Yet too often our high ideals have been but elusive goals . . . .

Awe: That Ache in the Heart

Our expression “awe” is rooted in the Greek word
áchos which also gives us the word ache. That
vastness we experience in awe opens an ache in the
heart, and by doing so, expands it.

from the Dictionary

Awe opens that beautiful ache in the heart. … read more.

What It Means To Belong – From Rev. Sandra’s Study

October 2019 – Which invisible lines are you particularly fond of? To whom or what are you most deeply connected? To whom or what do you belong? I am particularly fond of the invisible lines that connect me to friends, family, my partner Christopher, my cat Shadow, my religious community, trees,…