Twinkle’s dear friend and co-convener Gretchen Ohmann will host the Minerva gatherings on June 9th & 16th. Be sure to register to attend. These gatherings are free of charge thanks to generous donations from UU Women’s Connection, UU Women’s Federation, and UU Women & Religion. NOTE: While Twinkle is not a Unitarian, she has often consulted with and provided services for a variety of interfaith congregations and non-profits.
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. Minerva Potluck+Ritual Gatherings:
Tuesdays 7:00PM – 8:00PM Eastern Time
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
Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning, founder of UU Women’s Heart, member of the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries and UUWomen and Religion leadership team, speaks about the importance of multi-media outreach.
This video was inspired by All Souls Tulsa’s video featuring a member that lives in the UK, found here:
TEXT FOR TWINKLE’s VIDEO:
I LOVE THIS! Stories like this are why I use many forms of media and outreach to live into my call.
It is why we created projects like UU Talks and virtual Minerva Potlucks.
It is why so many entrepreneurial ministries are using innovative outreach and service platforms. It is why when I do consulting for groups and congregations, encouraging all to incorporate a media component, at least audio and digital-text copies of sermons and services online, but whenever possible integrate video into their ministries. (my background is television so I aim for the highest quality production possible, but seriously – – if you have an iPhone and a gmail account or Facebook account, you have all the technology you need to expand the reach of your ministry – – it may not be the highest quality, but it is a viable option) People are looking for us. Let’s help them find the kind of salvation we have to offer. Help them find a safe and fulfilling place to call their spiritual home. #UUTalks #UULife #UUWomensHeart#StandingOnTheSideOfLove #UUWR
Welcome! Your arrival is evident by the silver thaw that greets us this morning.
I bid you a request, if you will consider it please:
If you would set your low at this temperature this year, I would really appreciate it.
Really! You know 20° as opposed to -20° ️
Seriously, we take you seriously at 20° – you are a force to be reckoned with and we admire your power… so, no need to go overboard this year. OK?
Oh… and, and Maybe, just maybe, not deposit 5 feet of snow at one time this year, and definitely not three consecutive storms of multiple feet of snow with only a few days shoveling-time in-between each. Yes – let’s try that.
Let’s try it for this year and get together over hot-chocolate in March to say goodbye. Oh, yes, (P.S.) if you could depart by mid-March this year to make room for our next guest, Spring, I know you would gain many, many friends.
Just sayin, please consider it.
For this year.
If Mother’s Day is difficult for you, please join us Saturday, May 13th 7:00pm-9:00pm at Twinkle’s Place where all your emotions will be held in sacred space.
Mother’s Day is incredibly difficult for many women.
Women who have had challenging circumstances with their own mothers.
Women who have difficult situations with their children.
Women whose mother’s have died.
Women who carry pain in their hearts daily having had their child or children die.
Single or divorced mothers who share their children with another parent in less than ideal circumstances.
Single mothers who carry the full responsibility of sole-parenting all by themselves.
Stepmothers who struggle to live up to their stepchildren’s expectations.
Biological mothers who worry that they are being replaced by their child’s stepmother.
Adoptive mothers who carry concerns about biological mothers reappearing in their children’s lives.
Women who are estranged from their children.
Women who have miscarried children.
And all manner of modern day family situations that create complicated emotions for women.
Women who would dearly love to have children, yet are infertile.
Women who have chosen to not have children, yet mother in many ways.
Join us as we gather in ritual to honor who we are, and where we are, on our journeys.
Saturday, May 13th 7:00pm-9:00pm