Category Archives: Promotions for Friends and Colleagues

Reviving Our Indigenous Souls

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:

Cornel West in Maine

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:


Military Care Package – Ladies Night

Thursday, February 1st, 2018


Friends, join us as we do something to give back to those on military deployment.

We are hosting a night to create and assemble items to be included in Care Packages for our active duty military women and men on deployment.  At Twinkle’s Place we will be mixing up sugar scrubs, making clay talisman, and making greeting cards. 

Some will be bringing handmade items like crocheted washcloths and goats milk soap (Thank you Waggin’ Tale Farm). Others plan to contribute books, poems and artistry.

Yes, the theme for the care package is all about pampering these women and men. If you have something you would like to contribute to the care packages, please join us!

If you cannot attend, please feel free to drop something by this week.

Katherine Woodward Thomas: Conscious Uncoupling

Once upon a time we lived in tribal communities of about 150 people.  Our lifespan was about 40 years. And divorce was unheard of. Yet partnerships were not often rooted in romance, but rather in survival and coupling (marriage) was according to class.  One rarely changed their lot in life. Around 400 years ago in Venice, Italy, the “Happily Ever After” story was first told as a way to give hope to those born into poverty, many of whom who would not live past 16. The legacy we’ve inherited from the happily ever after dream is as simple and as complicated as that we are in many ways not biologically designed to separate and so it hurts when we do, and as a result we need to consciously develop the ability to do so.  Katherine Woodward Thomas informs us about “Conscious Uncoupling” and also about “Calling in the One.” She helps couples let go gently and transition peacefully without holding our former partner hostage to our anger. This is a contribution just to each other, but to creating models of peaceableness for future generations (our children, and others in our circles). It is also a contribution to creating peace on our planet.