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 Belonging

October 2019
There are invisible lines
connecting everything together,
and I am particularly fond
of the one that connects me to you.
   ~ Gabriel Andreasm, "Heart Lines

What Does It Mean To Be a People of Expectation

September 2019
Whatever you have come in anticipating
Whatever you expect or worry for our world,
For the future, for our lives--let it go.
Make space in your heart to be surprised.
Make room in you

What Does It Mean To Be a People of Beauty

June 2019

The human soul is hungry for beauty. - John O'Donohue

What Does It Mean To Be a People of Curiosity

May 2019

This month, as we explore what it means to be a people of curiosity, this rover is very much on my mind. The rover, named CURIOSITY, landed on Mars in 2012.

What Does It Mean To Be a People of Wholeness

April 2019
We are whole, even as we are in process, even as we stumble, even as we pick ourselves up again, for we are whole. We are whole.

What Does It Mean to Be a People of Journey

March 2019

I felt in need of a great pilgrimage, so I sat still for three days, and God came to me. -- Kabir

All journeys have a secret destination of which the traveler is unaware. -- Martin Buber

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.