“Norbert Capek, Unitarian Martyr,” Flower Communion, Rev. Sarah Oelberg

Join us for an inter-gen celebration as we share in this beautiful UU tradition and foster our curiosity about our Unitarian roots. When we think of Unitarian martyrs, we usually consider some of the first people who died for denying the Trinity, but there is a more recent martyr that we should know about, and whose life we honor today with his Flower Communion. Please bring a flower, and join us in our continued efforts to encounter unity, strength, and beauty in the diversity of our community.

Sarah Oelberg has been a special education teacher, has written special ed. curriculum for our U.S. Office of Education, was a faculty member at Yeshiva University in New York and at NYU, and trained special ed. teachers in Iowa.  With all that experience, academia and wisdom under her belt, she followed her heart as the first in her six generation Unitarian family to become a UU minister.  After serving churches in Nebraska and Minnesota, she retired in 2001.  She and husband Gerald raised four children and have six grand- and four great-grandchildren.