“Twinkle” Marie Manning is honored to be selected to participate in Bangor’s wonderful Book Fair and Literary Festival. Be sure to go out to see her there, as well as the other amazing Maine Authors! Join Us! Saturday, December 9th at the Bangor Public Library.
Twinkle is eager to resume services in Waterville.
Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning has served the UU congregation in Waterville, Maine as the contract minister since September 2022 and will continue through to June 2024. Known to us by her nickname “Twinkle,” she is an ordained interfaith minister whose personal theology is that of “Living Life as a Prayer.”
August has continued to see lots and lots (loads and loads) of rain! Tuesday evening vespers services (Contemplative Services) have grown a bit of a following and it is a delight to watch this small ministry grow. Soon Twinkle will be returning to her regular contract with the Waterville Universalist church where she leads services twice per month September thru June. She is also going to be launch a new Empowering Women program out of Portland Maine. Salon Style Gatherings. (more on that in future posts)
Twinkle took this photo one evening. She says, “While on Kineo this beach has the best vantage point for the most gorgeous sunsets!” She and her friends have spent quite a bit of time on-Island as they prepare for the next phases of Melusine’s Haven, including each of the founders designing their own cabins. Yes, this means there will be yet another “Twinkle’s Place,” albeit smaller yet the large Field House on Melusine’s Haven will house a library and a large gathering place for retreats, concerts and other activities to nourish one’s spirit. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come.
So far at the lake it has been rainy much of July. Even so, have managed some time on the boat and over to Kineo. We are excited to have the location of Twinkle and her friends’ Melusine’s Haven retreat center being established and hope to soon have clearing begun and the driveway put in. This picture is the back of Kineo Mountain as viewed from Pebble Beach, just down the road from Melusine’s Haven.
Twinkle’s services at the Historic Log Chapel have been well received. She has one more Sunday service this month and will continue to offer her Tuesday evening Contemplative Services throughout the summer.
Join Us this Sunday, June 25th ! in person + online 10:00AM Eastern.
69 Silver Street, Waterville, Maine
Theme: “Our Favorite Things”
This service will explore what we like most about our lives and our communities, about what our spiritual communities offer to us, and also about the sources of our Faith.
We will come to understand why the things in our lives that matter to us, matter to us.
And, we will look at examples in psychology, history, symbolism and synchronicity that help explain why humans assign value and honor with ritual that which is most important to us, personally and in the groups we are part of.
www.uucwaterville.com (link to Online Service)
Throughout July and August Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning will be hosting Contemplative Services each Tuesday 7:00pm-7:45pm. Similar to Dharma style talks (with an interfaith flare), includes a brief message based on the week’s Thought for Contemplation, reflection and meditation time.
Twinkle has also been invited to return as guest preacher this summer at the Rockwood Community Church (the Historic Log Chapel). Dates she will be present include: Sunday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 30th. Mark Your Calendar and be sure to join her in Rockwood.
Join us! February 9, 2023 webinar:
Weaving a Web of Meaning: How Recognizing Our Deep Interrelatedness Lays a Path to Sustainable Flourishing
Featuring philosopher Jeremy Lent with Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning as the respondent to this insightful webinar that recognizes our deep interrelatedness with all of life.
Series created by JD Stillwater.
UPDATE February 27th, 2023:
Twinkle was invited to be the “respondent” for “Science, Religion & Society IRAS Webinar Series” (IRAS = The Institute on Religion in an Age of Science) The theme of the online event that took place on February 9th, 2023 was “Weaving a Web of Meaning: How Recognizing Our Deep Interrelatedness Lays a Path to Sustainable Flourishing.” The keynote speaker for this session is philosopher Jeremy Lent, author of “The Patterning Instinct” and “The Web of Meaning.” His work is fascinating!
Twinkle’s response takes place around the 42 minute mark.
For future sessions, visit:
More than your typical Paint-n-Sip, this event features two creative projects. Each attendee will choose one to participate in:
Art Director Terri Mazzella,owner of Gather to Grow will lead the painting portion of the evening. She will guide attendees to create a Mixed Media Mermaid Tail Painting!Use your artistic license and embellish your painting with shells, gemstones and positive affirmations. “Every design is unique to You!”
The second art project is Mermaid Tail Necklaces the Melusine’s Haven team of volunteers will offer instruction on. We begin the jewelry-making with double-tailed mermaid pendants and attendees enhance their necklaces with a variety of charms and accents.
This special event is a Fundraiser for Melusine’s Haven. During the event there will be a Presentation by the Board of Directors of Melusine’s Haven:Carmen Lohn, Carrie Mancini and “Twinkle” Marie Manning.
$70 per person. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Please be sure to select which art project you wish to participate in!
Join us for an evening of fun! Enjoy the spirit of community in the company of women.
For more information, visit:
There is an Early Bird 20% Discount through to February 7th. These events do sell out so be sure to RSVP ASAP! NOTE: The first 50 women who RSVP will receive an extra special gift in their swag bags! So please do encourage all your closest friends to be among the first to sign up!
For additional, event details, including bios of the featured guests, click the HERE.