Speaker: Bettina Lehovec

Bettina Lehovec is a candidate for the UU ministry with experience in several Maine congregations. She hopes to be accepted into preliminary fellowship in March 2022. A lifelong seeker, Bettina is passionate about accompanying others on their meaning-making journeys. She is honored to serve the Midcoast UU Fellowship as half-time contract minister, focusing on worship and pastoral care. Contact her at: .

Making Amends

We’re still far from the vision of the Beloved Community Martin Luther King Jr. preached more than a half-century ago. What gets in the way? Might we need to confront some resistance within our own liberal circles? I suggest that it is our corporate responsibility, … read more.

We Begin Again In Love

This is the time we set intentions, seeking to chart a course for the year to come. Let’s add a hefty dose of self-compassion to the process. Let’s forgive ourselves in advance for the resolutions made and broken… for all the things we strive to … read more.

Responsibility to the Earth

Worship Associate • Penelope Ziarnik

“The care of the earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it, and to foster its renewal, is our only legitimate hope.”

These words by Wendell Berry call … read more.

A Necessary Tension

Each week, we come together to share our joys and our sorrows. We hold a necessary tension between the two. It is our responsibility to hold this tension, acknowledging both the suffering of the world and the great gladness of being alive. How do we … read more.

Listening to Hear

Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person they are indistinguishable. Listening to others opens our hearts in the same way. But how do we listen across our differences? How do we listen so that we really hear?

Belonging and Becoming

As human beings, we need both stability and growth — the sense of ourselves held in a community of loving care and the encouragement to expand that circle in ever-widening ways. Let’s explore these twin drives in our UU faith tradition and in our own … read more.