A Chant in preparation for Earth Day

Twinkle shared this chant in today’s UU Waterville church service during the “Dirt Communion” in preparation for Earth Day.

I am the Earth in the air I breathe
I am the Earth in the water stream
I am the Earth in the fire’s heat
I am the Earth in my heart beat
I am the Earth in her wildest seas
I am the Earth in her springtime dreams
I am the Earth in her falling leaves
I am the Earth when moonlight gleams


Programs Update – March 2024

Hi Friends,

Just a quick note to let you know that Twinkle’s Place has sent in a grant request this month. If we receive the grant, we will be able to immediately offer three of our favorite programs: 


“Sacred Sisterhood Retreat”


“Shadow and Light Retreat”

We will keep you posted. In the meantime, know that if you have requested these, you are already on the list. And feel free to message again should you wish to confirm, or to add yourself to our waitlist!

Update March 1st, 2024

We are excited about all that 2024 holds. Several have requested updates on our calendar of events as well as some retreat facilitators have reached out to us. Thank you for your ongoing interest in Twinkle’s Place programming. We hope to soon have our new location and will continue to update everyone as soon as we can.

Sunday Service: Hospitality, a Pillar of Faith

Join Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning at the UU Church in Waterville, Maine.

Sunday, January 28th, 2024

 69 Silver Street Waterville, Maine

Time: 10:00 AM(Eastern)

Thought for contemplation:

“What if hospitality were the pillar of our Faith?” 

    ~ Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning

All those peaceably seeking spiritual solace are welcome!

Attend in person or Online:



Website Updates

NOTE from Twinkle’s Place Board of Directors: As we commence our search for an additional Twinkle’s Place location, we will be updating this website to reflect the next incarnation of Twinkle’s Place. Twinkle will continue to offer musings along with sharing some of her personal reflections and experiences. We know, based on your emails and letters, how important that has been to many of you. That said, much of our content will shift back towards promoting our upcoming events and features on our in-house guests including our resident artists and retreat and workshop facilitators both in Rockwood and at our new location as well once it is established. We look forward to finding our new location just as soon as possible and will continue to update everyone on our search progress. Thank you for your patience, and for your support especially over the past few years. We look forward to what the next year will manifest.

Be sure to check out our upcoming events at Moosehead Lake Retreats!