Category Archives: Promotions for Friends and Colleagues

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.” 

UU News!

“Some good news to share. The Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is pleased to announce its unanimous nomination of the Rev. Meg Riley and Charles Du Mond for election as the next co-moderators of the UUA, at the special election to be held at General Assembly (GA) 2020, in Providence, RI. If elected, they will serve in this position for a term beginning at the conclusion of GA 2020 and ending at the conclusion of GA 2025.”

Meg is my Senior Minister where I am an affiliate community minister at the Church of the Larger Fellowship. She announced her retirement a few weeks ago. She will be missed at CLF. I am deeply grateful personally and for our UU world to see her nominated as co-Moderator.

Click link below for full story:

https://www.uua.org/uuagovernance/board/announcements/board-announces-its-nominations-co-moderators-association

Sacred Service

These beautiful songs and “thought for contemplation” have been selected to be included in our worship service this Sunday. The theme is “Sacred Service: Answering the call to social activism with one’s spiritual journey.” Join us at the UU Church of Waterville Maine at 10:00AM. (69 Silver Street)

Thought for Contemplation: “When we serve we become more compassionate, more sensitive, more understanding, and more aware. When we serve we experience what love can do.” ~ Rev. Peter Morales

Fall Folk Festival at The Commons

Join “Twinkle” Marie Porter-Manning this weekend at the Second Annual Fall Folk Festival at The Commons in Dover-Foxcroft. In addition to her Women of Spirit, Exploring Sacred Paths of Wisdom Keepers anthology, “Twinkle” will be debuting two newly published books: The original “Blessing Book”for women’s rituals and “Family Blessing Book,” ((Scroll to bottom of page for links)).

“Twinkle” will also have select pieces of one-of-a-kind art, goddess-jewelry, and holiday ornaments available.

The Power of Agreement

I am so grateful to have seen this video in my YouTube queue today.

Rev. Bishop Carlton Pearson is an affiliate minister of All Souls Tulsa UU. I’ve shared his work many times. He is an evangelical minister ordained in other traditions and brings with him a metaphysical approach to Unitarian Universalism similar to the one I bring. At this moment, given recent collegial happenings, this message resonates profoundly with me. He speaks of what covenant is, with ourselves and with each other. He talks about the importance of agreement and the even greater importance of disagreement. He reminds us that we are committed to diversities, and that, “We have to agree to disagree in order to be in covenant. You cannot be in covenant unless you make a decision to disagree on certain points.”

Rev. Pearson emphasizes this with a quote Alfred P. Sloan, American business executive and CEO who built sustained business through agreement, “If we are all in agreement on the decision, then I propose we postpone further discussion of this matter until our next meeting to give ourselves time to develop disagreement and perhaps gain some understanding of what the decision is all about.” 

And, with emotion, he reminds us how important it is to honor our covenants and our bonds with each other. That we need each other. That we are divine.