• From Sandra’s Study

    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 renewal. I’m looking forward to some simple pleasures – like ...

  • The Stillness of Winter

    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 is what the winter holy days promise. I offer you ...

  • From Rev. Sandra’s Study: Healing

    November 2020 Rarely, if ever, are any of us healed in isolation. Healing is an act of communion. bell hooks 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. These holidays honor death and those who have died, and ...

  • Deep Listening

    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 most people. It was just too lonely. Rachel Naomi Remen What a ...

  • A People of Renewal

    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 time of coming home to church and renewing ourselves and ...