Our son Riley would be 23 years old today. There are no words to describe the emotions we collectively, and individually, feel from moment to moment, let alone on milestone days like today. Immense gratitude to our Aunt Enid for creating this video montage for Riley’s birthday. We love and miss you so much Riley. You are forever loved. Always remembered. Riley Dai Callin 1997-2019
Twinkle’s dear friend and co-convener Gretchen Ohmann will host the Minerva gatherings on June 9th & 16th.Be sure to register to attend. These gatherings are free of charge thanks to generous donations from UU Women’s Connection, UU Women’s Federation, and UU Women & Religion.
This excerpt video of Twinkle’s Anam Ċara & the Divine Echo sermon was delivered at Starr King UU Fellowship last year on October 6th, 2019 just two weeks after Twinkle’s son died tragically. The sentiment of this sermon is timeless and relevant to this moment when so many are experiencing deep grief.
“For some believe it is the hard times that make us stronger….I don’t believe that so much… I believe it is the good we are wrapped up in while facing hard times that help us carry our broken pieces: The love of our family, our friends, our community, these are what make us stronger, keep us whole when our hearts are shattered, keep us moving forward. This good is the beloved community we all seek to belong to.“
Join us this week for the Community Television Association of Maine (CTAM)’s Weekly Tech Talk Wednesday April 15th 2:00 PM Eastern Time Featured Guest: Randy Visser of Tightrope Media Systems If you are a CTAM Member and would like to receive the private Zoom link OR if you are not yet a CTAM member and would like to join, email: TwinkleManning@gmail.com
For all those missing loved ones during this time of physical isolation, may you find comfort in music and in sunshine, starshine and in rain. May you know you are loved and may you reach for that which you identify as Holy to remind you of your sacredness. May you continue to be a blessing to the world.
Join us for a diverse celebration of women and femininity! Minerva Potlucks are a time for spiritual renewal and nourishment. A safe and sacred space for women to connect with one another in spiritual exploration. Our weekly online gatherings embody the same elements of conversation, poetry, music, art and ritual as our in-person Minerva Gatherings have over the years. Bring your meal and beverage to your computer. Relax. And be in the company of other women. Minerva Potluck+Ritual Gatherings: