Rev. Patricia Hatch is coming to Maine! This is her first stop on “Patricia’s Family History Preaching Tour!” She will be at the UU Meeting House, Pittsfield Maine, Sunday, June 16th. The Universalist Church was the congregation of her great grandparents, Flora and Dennison Walker, and their five children. Pictured is her grandmother, Ethel Walker, taking a photo of the church before significant renovation around the turn of the twentieth century! Her sermon is entitled, “Homecoming Inspirations.”
We are so delighted to share this wonderful news! The sun is shining again at the Pittsfield UU Church! Rev. Jess Tardy’s path to UU ministry is unique in that she is an interfaith minister. Modeling collaborative leadership, she and her partner, musician Ed Arnold, create a magical and sacred space for all present. What a blessing for this congregation, and for our UU Faith Tradition!
Beautiful homily by my colleagues Rev. Lara Fuchs.
The Meeting House Singers led by Reverend Jess Tardy, and accompanied by a cadre of talented musicians including our own Matrika Press-published poet and songwriter Wes Burton, along with Rodney Mashia, Cynthia Chatis and Ed Arnold will be creating a beautiful service in Pittsfield this week. Jess has been bringing long-awaited new light to this church. She is newly ordained as an Interfaith Minister by the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine (and a lovely soulful woman!!!). Grateful to see glimmers of positive transformation in this congregation. May their spiritual growth be blessed and may they continue on this new and transformational path.
Friends, join us in Bangor on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30pm for the Emma’s Revolution Concert with Women With Wings!! Pat Humpries and Sandy Opatow are award winning songwriters, whose compelling lyrics and beautiful harmonies lead the way forward in our justice movements. Our own Women With Wings singing group will be joining them for several songs. What a joyous evening it will be! Click the links below for tickets.
Join us for “Coffee Talk” at The Common at Central Hall on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00AM. Our guest speaker this month is “Twinkle” Marie Manning. Twinkle is a Media Consultant and Development Director with more than two decades experience in the television and publishing fields. Her clients have included municipalities and companies seeking economic development solutions, authors, artists and organizations wanting to get their work out into the world. Twinkle will share her nuanced approach to media relations and marketing, as well as industry best practices, tools of the trade and innovative fundraising techniques with those who have the desire to learn how to promote their organizations and works via community television, radio, print publications, social media and in-person and online events.
The Common at Central Hall Address: 152 E Main St. Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
It is with sadness we share that Rev. Dr. Dorothy May Emerson passed away yesterday. Dorothy is one of my colleagues and one of the authors I published through Matrika Press. Her impact on the Unitarian Universalist faith tradition, and on the UU Women’s Movement is enormous, as are her contributions to bringing awareness and solutions to Class discrimination.
Tara explores the beautiful notion of death as advisor, drawing from don Juan’s teachings by Carlos Castaneda: “How can anyone feel so important when we know that death is stalking us?” and Rumi in his ponderings of: “What can I do to save myself?…I will make the infinite my home.”
One of the greatest gifts in answering one’s call is that of finding your place of belonging among those who are also answering their calls.
Yesterday I was blessed to be on our Church of the Larger Fellowship (Unitarian Universalist) Affiliated Ministers Zoom video call. We joined together from the Philippines to Philly, the United Kingdom, Germany, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington.
May we continue to be blessed, and to be a blessing to all those we share our creative and unique ministries with.