Rev. Patricia Hoertdoerfer

Rev. Patricia Hoertdoerfer is a professional educator, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister, and a member of the Concord UU Church. She practiced her leadership in academic institutions, congregations, community organizations, UU camps and conference centers, and interfaith communities over the past 40 years. As a certified Sage-ing® Leader she is currently sharing her ministry with elders while engaging in service to future generations.

Gratitude to Mother Earth

How can we can honor and show gratitude for the earth that sustains all life?  What can the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address teach us?  What makes Robin Kimmerer’s book “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants” such an inspiring account of the many lessons we can learn from the plants and animals […]

Conscious Aging, Mindful Living

Today most people approaching elderhood can expect to live another 20-30 years.  How might you want to live those elder years?  Maybe you are in the second half of life and wondering what to do next?  Maybe you recently became an empty-nester and wondering “what’s next?”  Maybe you just retired and wondering who am I […]