Monthly Archives: January 2019

Holly Near film screening

Mark your calendars and join us at Twinkle’s Place: Friday, March 1st on your local PBS station to view this beautiful new film about the life & work of Holly Near, aptly titled: “Singing For Our Lives”<3 And, WOW, what a cast: Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Kevin Bacon, our beloved Pat Humphries and Sandy O, the list goes on! (click image below for preview)

UU Waterville Service – Join us February 10th, 2019

Sunday, February 10th, 2019  (10:00 am)

The Universalist Unitarian Church of Waterville

69 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine

Guest in the Pulpit: Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning

“Beyond an altruistic ‘unconditional love’ is the concept of ‘undoubted love.’ The kind of love that is mutually intentional, mutually experienced. May we explore how to love and be loved in return.” 

ArtSeek on Moosehead Lake

Summertime on Moosehead Lake in Maine:  The “ArtSeek” program, designed by Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Porter-Manning, is where “The Artist’s Way” meets “The Seeker’s Guide”!! Inspired by the works and wisdom of Julia Cameron and Elizabeth Lesser, the ArtSeek curriculum is designed to:

✫  Re-establish the artist’s commitment to her work

✫  Cultivate a relationship with whatever serves as her Muse

✫  Build a support system to foster continued creativity and joy 

Page Updated: November 2019 ArtSeek @ Twinkle’s Place – Moosehead Lake Retreats

New Blog Addresses RACE in America

Wow! Provocative new blog series by UU Minister & Theologian: Rev. Thandeka:

Black lives have never mattered in America. Today, more and more whites are discovering that their lives don’t matter either”

“The concept of white privilege was created to hide white suffering.” “White-skin privilege conceals the fact that just like blacks, whites in America have no binding legal rights to health care, living wages, decent housing, and a viable public education system for their kids. Most whites in America are treated like niggers.”

White people are killing themselves at a higher rising rate than members of any other racial group in America today. What’s going on? And for those of us who are not white, why should we give a damn? As an African American minister, this is why I give a damn.”

For those of you who know the tragic stories held close in our family, you understand why now more than ever we are evangelists for peaceable ways of life and living, founded in compassion and grace, that are just and accessible for all. Grateful for Thandeka’s courage to educate the world with her wisdoms.