“Mothering,” Sarah Oelberg

We all have had some experience with mothers, but those experiences can be very different, depending on various factors. Who/what, exactly, are mothers?  Are there criteria for being a mother?  We will explore motherhood this morning. Special music by David Schleif, Betsy Muellenbach, Leigh Hoftiezer.

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 has been married to Gerald for 56 years.  They raised four children and have six grand- and four great-grandchildren.