If you are attending General Assembly this year, visit the UU Women and Religion booths (#332-226) to discover wonderful music, books, and join us in The Red Tent hosted by Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning and Gretchen Ohmann.
It is with sadness we share that Rev. Dr. Dorothy May Emerson passed away yesterday. Dorothy was beloved in her community. Her life and works touched many. Dorothy played a pivotal role in Unitarian Universalist Women & Religion and UU Class Conversations. Her published works span genres from social justice to women’s studies and women’s rituals to her memoir published just last year. Dorothy was a force to be reckoned with. She has left an indelible mark on our UU Faith Tradition, and in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her.
We offer sincere condolences to her family and friends. Dorothy, may you Rest in Peace, and Rest in Power.
After many months of deep discernment, UU Women’s Heart has determined to turn its focus toward that of capturing UU Women’s Stories on video. The interviews with selected authors and teachers will take place via Zoom recording sessions as well as on-set television locations in various communities. The second is our online Minerva Ritual Gatherings. Content from the videos will be placed in a book published by Matrika Press to share even more broadly the wisdom from these amazing women.
We will post more information soon. Should you wish to recommend a guest, please email: Productions@TVforYourSoul.com and place in the Subject Line: UU Women Videos
The Goddesses Mnemosyne and Brigid were featured in Plymouth New Hampshire on Sunday, November 11th as the worship team explored together the Soul Matters Sharing Circle November theme of Memory. The service entitled “Restore Us to Memory” included a ritual led by Rev. “Twinkle” Marie Manning that was designed for participants to retrieve the parts of themselves that have been given to (or taken by) others over time, so they may reclaim them to be whole. The congregation was also led in singing meditation by UU Musician Sarah Dan Jones with the words of the Navajo chant by Jody Healy, “When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced; Live your life so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”
(Members of the Women With Wings singing group at UUSB in Bangor, Maine will be well familiar with this chant!) Worship Associate Margaret Salt did an exquisite reading abridged from Sheryl Crow’s song “Love Will Remain” (originally scored for Rev. Marilyn Sewell’s “Raw Faith” film).
Below is a link to the reading and the sermon to follow.
We are delighted to announce that there is a collaborative UU Women’s leadership event to take place in Boston, MA Autumn 2018 facilitated by UU Women and Religion, the UU Women’s Federation and the International Women’s Convocation. We will share more details as they become available. In the meantime we are delighted to share this invocation to June:
creating opportunities for UU women to connect and explore their spirituality and support each other's endeavors