Monthly Archives: June 2019

A new grandson

Yesterday, we spent 15 hours in the hospital for the labor and welcome of Cayson Edward Spaulding. Such a blessing is this family of ours. More family celebrations and joys to come in the next few weeks! This will be a summer (and a year) for the record books of our Family Tree! <3

UUA GA 2019

This year’s UUA General Assembly in Spokane, Washington was beautiful and dramatic and sweet and socratic – as is the case with many GA’s. The moments I will share now are from The Red Tent Gretchen and I hosted at the UU Women and Religion and Women’s Federation area, reunions with longtime friends and colleagues, and budding friendships. Of note as well, the Church of the Larger Fellowship celebrated its 75th during GA – lots of fun and heart-warming program! There were UUSCM meet-ups. And, I hosted a UU Talks Poster Session for congregations and groups to learn about this innovative fundraising, outreach and publicity program. There is more to say about GA – there often is. When I process it, I will write again. In love and gratitude, ~ Twinkle.

Matrika Press at GA

Unitarian Universalists who are interested in publishing your work, Visit us at the UU Women and Religion booth in the exhibit hall at General Assembly in Spokane for more information! Our “A Sermon in My Pocket Series” is for clergy and lay people alike. Also, inquire about how your congregation can utilize Matrika Press Anthology Series can for fundraising and outreach!

Rev. Patricia Hatch is Coming to Maine!

Rev. Patricia Hatch is coming to Maine! This is her first stop on “Patricia’s Family History Preaching Tour!” She will be at the UU Meeting House, Pittsfield Maine, Sunday, June 16th. The Universalist Church was the congregation of her great grandparents, Flora and Dennison Walker, and their five children. Pictured is her grandmother, Ethel Walker, taking a photo of the church before significant renovation around the turn of the twentieth century! Her sermon is entitled, “Homecoming Inspirations.”

Congratulations to Jess & Ed!

We are so delighted to share this wonderful news! The sun is shining again at the Pittsfield UU Church! Rev. Jess Tardy’s path to UU ministry is unique in that she is an interfaith minister and a recent ChIME graduate. Modeling collaborative leadership, she and her partner, musician Ed Arnold, create a magical and sacred space for all present. What a blessing for this congregation, and for our UU Faith Tradition!

This Sunday in Pittsfield Maine

The Meeting House Singers led by Reverend Jess Tardy, and accompanied by a cadre of talented musicians including our own Matrika Press-published poet and songwriter Wes Burton, along with Rodney Mashia, Cynthia Chatis and Ed Arnold will be creating a beautiful service in Pittsfield this week. Jess has been bringing long-awaited new light to this church. She is newly ordained as an Interfaith Minister by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (and a lovely soulful woman!!!). Grateful to see glimmers of positive transformation in this congregation. May their spiritual growth be blessed and may they continue on this new and transformational path.