Category: Sermons

Resiliency Practices

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Feb. 16, 2020 – Resilience has to do with staying the course in the midst of pain guided by a “remembered radiance.” It has to do with remembering what was good and beautiful, and holding that memory in the heart while moving forward into the future. What are your remembered radiances that are offering you healing and hope?

Toward Full Flowering

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Feb. 9, 2020 – Maya Angelou says, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Generosity matters to the full flowering of this congregation and also to the full flowering of your own soul. . . .

The 8th Principle

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Jan. 19, 2020 – Why should we change our beloved principles? Why adopt this principle? What does it offer our movement and world that the other principles don’t? …..

Why Talk About Class?

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Feb. 2, 2020 – When it comes to class, it can be a challenge for us to know our own class story, to share it, and to recognize the varieties of class stories in our midst…..


Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Nov. 17, 2019 – The world is a noisy place. Our minds are noisy places. It’s hard to find quiet and stillness. But quiet—an inner stillness—is what allows us to give our attention to what matters most to us. It allows us to tap into our yearnings and inner truths . . . .

The Awe in Nature

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Dec. 1, 2019 – To be awestruck by nature is a gift. Experiences of awe lift us out of hopelessness, despair, and exhaustion. They inspire us and give us the courage to move forward. . . .

Opening to Awe

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Dec. 8, 2019 – Have you ever been in the presence of something vast? Have you ever felt yourself and your own personal concerns become small in the midst of this vastness? If you have had these experiences, you have been opened to awe . . . .

Expectations of Forgiveness

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, Sept. 29, 2019 – Forgiveness is a spiritual practice that is taught by the world’s religions. In Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Unitarian Universalism, and other faith traditions, forgiveness is a central tenet of living one’s faith. ….

Greater Expectations

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, September 15, 2019 – If you are searching hard for a spiritual practice but not connecting to what makes you feel most alive, then perhaps it’s time to do what you love and discover there what you seek. …

Hidden Good

Rev. Dr. Sandra Fees, August 25, 2019 – Sensing and seeing the good means tuning in to what has meaning, reawakening to what fuels passion, relationship, and well-being. . . . Finding good is to encounter the depth dimension and wholeness of life. …