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Summertime Notes

As part of an emerging UU Women and Religion project, UU Women’s Heart is delighted to be assisting facilitate Train-the-trainer style retreats for women who desire to learn the skills of Shared Leadership and The Circle Model. Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning and Gretchen Ohmann will be lead facilitators, in deep appreciation of collaborative consultation of Liz Fisher and Patti Clark on this four-person transition team.

Twinkle and Gretchen will be seeking to partner with other UU Women leaders with specific spiritual offerings of their own to bring to the workshops.  As well as collaborating with UU Women’s Heart, the team will be working with Womens Retreat Groups in other UU Regions.

We will be posting the calendar of events in September.

Enjoy every blessing the summertime offers!

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Spring is in the Air

We are delighted at Spring’s arrival in the New England Region.

Over the months since our last post, much contemplation has gone into envisioning how we can best serve each other and our faith.

Plans are in formation now for our Winter Women Retreat at Ferry Beach in 2018.  UU Women in New England who wish to help co-create this, please contact:

We also look forward to seeing our sisters in Faith at GA this year in New Orleans.  Find us at the UU Women and Religion Table!

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Wintertime Notes

We are deep in Wintertime in the New England Region.  About to embark on a new era of our country’s history, even as we continue steadfastly on the path of our UU progress.  For ours is a living tradition, growing and evolving as we all do.

2017 will see us gathering together as we share stories, connect, and lift one another up.

List of events continues to be published.  Keep an eye on our Event’s page. 

For those wishing to coordinate gatherings in their communities and congregations, please let us know and we will assist in promotion and preparations as needed.

Wishing you the Blessings of the New Year!

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Autumn Notes

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As we look towards the fast approaching wintertime, we are excited to share that we will be introducing a calendar of events for the New England Region beginning in 2017.

Our goal will be to collaborate and support UU women all over the world, even as we serve the Region we are in.

Check back for calendar updates and events near you!

Autumn 2015 Update


The Spirit of UU Women’s Heart is steadfast and we are eager to see what emerges as we take time over the next 6-12 months to continue to gather information and prepare our web presence more fully.

When we do move forward it will be with clarity about where best we can serve.  There are many things that UU Women’s Heart can do, but what we want to know is what the best ways for us to serve UU Women are.

Always, if you have suggestions, please let us know.

As we more fully grow into our evolving mission, we will place updates on our ABOUT page, as well as maintain our Facebook presence.

Another Beautiful GA

General Assembly (GA) this year in Portland, Oregon has been such an intense experience!  What a blessing to pair up with UU Women & Religion and be beside UU Women’s Federation table.


Women supporting women is truly how we are!!






Touring around, it was easy to find amazing women, including UU Authors of all genres!:

Judith Campbell, Author – Holy Mysteries & “Twinkle” Marie Manning


And women involved with many aspects of ministry and service:

Katia Hansen of with “Twinkle” Marie Manning
Cherice Annett Fleming Wood and “Twinkle” Marie Manning


Housemates for GA:

Emma’s Revolution – Pat Humphrey & Sandy O; Jessie Washington & “Twinkle” Marie Manning

GA Friends at The Service of the Living Tradition



The Beauty of Portland:






Spring 2015 Update


Springtime is upon us and we are delighted with the response we have been receiving – women everywhere want to be connected! What we are discovering is that there are already existing so many UU Women’s groups and gatherings.

We will be present at the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly in Portland, Oregon.  Please find us at the UU Women & Religion table!!

Please visit us on Facebook!



UU Women’s Heart is in its inception period at present.  Curating sources, resources and council members in needed areas.

The ultimate purpose of UU Women’s Heart is to build community, create opportunities for women to come together to explore their spirituality in a shared experience with other women, and to provide resources for seekers and training for those who wish to step into leadership roles in their home church, in their district, in their region, and beyond.

Our first step is leading a discovery of who, which groups and areas, are doing this well, and supporting and promoting them in ways we can.  The second phase will be to help emerge gatherings and groups where the need is great.

In partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Leadership Institute (UUWLI) and UU Women and Religion (UUWR), along with other supporting organizations, UU Women’s Heart facilitates curriculum designed to help grow leadership skills of women currently active as leaders, as well as women desiring to step into leadership roles within their congregation, district, region, and within the greater UUA.

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Delighted GA!!

UU Women’s Heart founder, “Twinkle” Marie Manning was delighted to be at GA last month with the amazing Gretchen Ohmann of UU Women and Religion!!!


What a wonderful way to be connecting with UU Women from throughout the USA, and truly all around the world! Their table was filled with information and works of UU Women, and feminist literature.

There was also a beautiful Red Tent set up, where we spend significant time and made new friends!!