Category Archives: Retreats

Join us for an Online Potluck!

Join us for a diverse celebration of women and femininity!

Minerva Potlucks are a time for spiritual renewal and nourishment. A safe and sacred space for women to connect with one another in spiritual exploration. Our weekly online gatherings embody the same elements of conversation, poetry, music, art and ritual as our in-person Minerva Gatherings have over the years. Bring your meal and beverage to your computer. Relax. And be in the company of other women. (There is no charge to participate)

Register here: https://www.uuwf.org/events

Join Starhawk for a live webinar series

Starhawk is leading a 7-session online course!! Click the link for more information and to join in this magical adventure! Each session will include a teaching, some practical exercises, a ritual, and homework. Choose your adventure: register for all 7 sessions, and automatically receive the links to the live webinar as well as the recording, or sign up for one at a time.

Magical Activism: Live Digital Ritual Series w/Starhawk

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/magical-activism-live-digital-ritual-series-wstarhawk-tickets-92951663929

“We need magic to help us stay grounded, sane, and able to sleep as the tension mounts—and a little support from our friends would be nice, too! We need magic to counter the manipulative magic that floods the internet and the airwaves every day with toxic energies, to help us discern truth and provide an antidote to the poisons. We need magic not as a substitute for action, but to further our own resilience as we dream the world we want and channel our energies effectively to make it real.”

Remembering Starhawk in Concord, MA at Twinkle’s Place with Friends and at First Parish UU.

And Twinkle’s Interview with Starhawk at the TV Studio.

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.

Calendar Notes

UPDATE WINTER 2020:

Our schedule for 2020 has been updated and will continue to include additions for Twinkle’s Pulpit Supply and local retreats. Twinkle will be hosting a retreat in New Smyrna Beach Autumn 2020 in addition to her Moosehead Lake Retreats in Maine. While Twinkle is in a time of needed self-care and deep contemplation after the loss of her son, she is making herself available to our community in ways she feels best to serve. Grief is a tender process. She has only just begun. Yet it is a process that takes place within the ever-flowing rhythms of life and living. As Twinkle says, “May we continue to be blessings to each other.”

UPDATE AUTUMN 2020:

Due to the tragic death in our family, many of our 2019 Autumn-time events have been cancelled or postponed, including retreats in Pittsfield and on Moosehead Lake. If you were registered for an event, please see your inbox for details or message us. The monthly women’s book group at Twinkle’s Place will resume in December. Weekly silent meditations and Hygge teas will begin in November.

Events and speaking engagements that will remain as scheduled include:

  • Pulpit supply of previously scheduled Sunday mornings (see calendar for dates and times);
  • Maine Municipal Association presentation on October 3rd;
  • Orion’s Hallowe’en Party, Día de los Muertos crafts and storytelling, and our annual Samhain Ritual.

Indigenous Soul Revival – Book Selection

We are delighted to explore this book by Cathie Stivers: Reviving Our Indigenous Souls: How to Practice the Ancient to Bring in the New. Be sure to get your copy now and Join us in September for our book discussion group!

The video link below is a message featuring the Author talking about how this book came into being, and how we can apply the wisdom in our lives:

https://www.facebook.com/indigenoussoulrevival/videos/808663116011438/

Note: Cathie is a member of UUSCM !!