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So…what is Unitarian Universalism?

I serve a number of Unitarian Universalist congregations as guest minister, retreat leader and consultant. As it is a small religion many people in my interfaith community do not always know of it, and if they do only nominally so. The congregation of Idaho Falls was the focus of a podcast a few months ago. The interviewer did a good job of “covering” what Unitarian Universalism is, what its historical roots and local congregation’s origins are, as well as offers an observer’s glimpse of what many Sunday services look like in a UU congregation. I especially appreciate the one-on-one interviews he conducted with multigenerational congregation members. In doing so he gives listeners a good framing for what this faith path is in the hearts and minds of members.

Join Starhawk for a live webinar series

Starhawk is leading a 7-session online course!! Click the link for more information and to join in this magical adventure! Each session will include a teaching, some practical exercises, a ritual, and homework. Choose your adventure: register for all 7 sessions, and automatically receive the links to the live webinar as well as the recording, or sign up for one at a time.

Magical Activism: Live Digital Ritual Series w/Starhawk

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magical-activism-live-digital-ritual-series-wstarhawk-tickets-92951663929

“We need magic to help us stay grounded, sane, and able to sleep as the tension mounts—and a little support from our friends would be nice, too! We need magic to counter the manipulative magic that floods the internet and the airwaves every day with toxic energies, to help us discern truth and provide an antidote to the poisons. We need magic not as a substitute for action, but to further our own resilience as we dream the world we want and channel our energies effectively to make it real.”

Remembering Starhawk in Concord, MA at Twinkle’s Place with Friends and at First Parish UU.

And Twinkle’s Interview with Starhawk at the TV Studio.

“Cultivating the Wild” film screening

Twinkle’s dear friend Mary Cuchetti Roig did the score for “Cultivating the Wild” film and Twinkle will be attending next week while in Florida. Friends, please join if you can!

“Cultivating the Wild” screening

6 p.m. on January 29th, 2020

DSC Southeast Museum of Photography, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

Contact Eric Breitenbach:

eric.breitenbach@daytonastate.edu for more information. 

https://www.ormondbeachobserver.com/article/a-legacy-to-preserve-ormond-beach-residents-film-targets-environmental-conservation-in-the-south

A second screening will take place at 6 p.m. on May 6, at the same location. 

“River Dai” welcome to Planet Earth <3

Our family was blessed this week to welcome “River Dai Longden.” I was especially blessed to be present with my daughter Morgan and her husband Rob when this beautiful baby girl was born and have spent every moment possible with my sweet granddaughter since then. She is absolutely adored by her uncles Dylan and Orion and has been given the same middle name as her uncle Riley Dai who is ever present in our hearts. 🌸 💖
#Family 
#PiecesOfPeaceOnEarth

Radical Compassion with Tara Brach

Join us in Tara Brach’s Radical Compassion challenge. Stemming from the wisdom and practices in her book of the same title, Tara guides participants through insights each day, grants access to one on one interviews with her celebrity guests, and offers a guided meditation to set your compassionate focus each day for 10 days! (January 21st-30th, 2020)And…it’s all FREE.

Click link below for details and to enroll.

RESOLVE: Move Your Body in Darcy’s Zumba Class!

Twinkle and friends are taking part in this fun wellness dance/exercise class led by the amazing Darcy Rollins! Monday evenings at 6:00PM January 27th-March 16th, 2020. Join us and attend as many sessions as you can. Twinkle will host refreshments are her place afterwords for each week except for January 27th, and March 9th as she will be in Florida and California on those dates (respectively).

“Euphorically Dumbfounded”

In less than five minutes Sofia Avery-Kapulski delivers her “Euphorically Dumbfounded” homily (which is really better titled a micro-sermon with maximum impact) in which she confronts, delineates, summarizes and wholly determinizes existentially the very things that confound humanity. She speaks concisely and articulately of necessary and possibly immanent new cosmos, multiverses, symbiotic interconnectivity, numerical concepts and incomprehensible theories of time and matter and life and death. She declares boldly, “I don’t believe in ‘God.’ But I believe that entropy is coming for the universe with everything in it and that this universe will die and no mind will be active to even recall what happened.”