Sharing this again! Where’s the main part of our “churches”? What is our focus? How are we “built” and what is it important to remember about our movable, ever-evolving, parts?
“The mark of spiritual maturity is the ability to deal with paradox...” Rev. Jaelynn Pema-la Scott
In addition to calling us to be more embracing of our transgender and queer siblings and varieties of trans theologies, we are called to embrace ministries, rituals and paths that embody and celebrate our unique spiritualities within and beyond our existing faith traditions.
Speaking about being in the margins of faith, spiritually and theology, Rev. Jaelynn Pema-la Scott says, "Everything we do is revolutionary. Anything that we develop and hold true to ourselves is liberative ... Anytime I pray it is an act of revolution. It is activism. Anytime I declare myself a minister and say that my ordination is valid and that I hold wisdom and truth, that is an act of resistance.”
May each journey, mysterious and divine, be blessed.
We are delighted to share that UUSCM Member Cathie Stivers has published a new book entitled, Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. This book will be included in an upcoming Book Group at Twinkle’s Place!
“Indigenous is neither a culture nor a people. It’s a way. The indigenous way is the embodied ancient memory of how to be fully human, and it’s encoded in your soul, no matter who your ancestors are. Hidden deep and dormant within your indigenous soul is your identity and your life’s purpose, longing for you to remember them and put them into action.”
Here is the link to her website: www.indigenoussoulrevival.com
Friends who are looking for a location to gather your community together in Maine – You Are Invited to lead a Workshop, Retreat, Ritual or Service at Twinkle’s Place!!!
Twinkle’s Place is available all Four New England Seasons! So, if you have a community you area seeking to gather together in a spacious, beautiful and sacred location in the heart of Maine, please contact us.
Dear Ones, Have you seen this movie “Come Sunday” now on Netflix? It tells the story of Bishop Carlton Pearson, a Pentecostal megachurch pastor who embraced Universalism and is now, along with the remnant of his former congregation, part of All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, OK.
Tonight there is a sold out Cornel West lecture at Colby in Waterville.
Many of us remember his Ware Lecture at UUA GA 2015 in Portland Oregon where one of my favorite quotes of Cornel’s is “Justice is what Love looks like in public.”
Here is the video of that evening including opening music by some of our favorite UU Musicians. At about the 30 minute-mark Peter introduces Cornel: https://www.uua.org/multiculturalism/ga/ware-west