First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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From Rev. Sandra's Study

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Trust

February 2019

I've learned a lot about trust from animals, cats mostly. I've been in the company of strays most of my life, and they require special love and patience to learn to trust.

What Does It Mean to be a People of Possibility

January 2019
Here we are at the start of another year. This is a chance for a new beginning--metaphorically or literally. It is an opportunity to reset and have a fresh start.

What Does It Mean to be a People of Mystery?

December 2018

The opposite of knowledge . . . isn't always ignorance. It can be wonder. Or mystery. Possibility.

What Does It Mean to be a People of Memory

November 2018

Autumn marks a dramatic and mysterious transition from summer to winter here in the Northeast. The daylight hours grow shorter, the evenings become cooler, leaves turn to oranges, golds, and reds, and Thanksgiving approaches.


October 2018
Our churches are clearings in the wilderness of this time:
places of refuge and sanctuary for the bruised and tired,
and also places of healing and renewal.
They are "works

Longing for the Immensity of the Sea

September 2018

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Power of Belonging

June 2014

Our religious community is a place where we come to find connection.

Feeling Feelings

May 2014

We Unitarian Universalists consider ours a thinking person's religion. We use reason and science as sources of our faith. Yet we also exercise emotions. We love to laugh and have fun, and experience the fullness of our lives.

Light and Shadow

March 2014

Darkness is recognized for having special gifts to offer us on our spiritual path. But we all know it’s easier to appreciate the darkness

Prayer Flags and Other Ways to Pray

April 2014

At last year’s church auction, I was the winning bidder on the prayer flags created by our UU Kids. The flags are currently displayed in the Gerber Room.