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It's All Saints Day!

November 01, 2023 12:00 PM | Treva Stose (Administrator)


Dear Kind and Gentle People,

It’s All Saints Day!

Tonight, I am holding a service of Lament, Comfort and Hope for the ghastly event of the past week in Lewiston. The intent is to lament what cannot be regained and infuse a glimmer of healing, hope and peace into the loss and sadness we have shared. As we bring the cries of our hearts and angst of our beings, might you, my dear colleagues, cover this in prayer. Thank you so much.

As a note of interest, last summer a friend of mine, who is the minister where my twin brother creates sound, and I took a long road trip to the border of Vermont to seek candles and supplies for worship. I don't know why I said to Sharon, I said to her, "There is going to be a horrible thing happen and I need a symbol of healing peace -- I am going to purchase a giant plain candle." They did NOT have a plain unadorned candle, but went out back and found one. Sharon's mom had passed at age 92 and as I went to pay for my huge 30-inch candle she insisted on paying for it as a tribute to her mother. (HUGE GIFT!) Last night I emailed her a photo of our tiny sanctuary with the candle -- a bit transformed from its usual. She responded---this is perfect! All Saint’s Day would have been her mother’s 93rd birthday. WOW! Spirit moves so mysteriously and perfectly.

Love to all!

And as always,

Gobs of Blessings and Heaps of Happiness,


NOTE FROM UCCMA: Be sure to read Rev. Dr. Peter Stickney's official November Epiphany from the Mill House: ALL SHALL BE WELL 


  • November 01, 2023 11:59 AM | Treva Stose (Administrator)
    I'm online now, searching for a big candle to order. Thank you for this, Rev. Dr. Stickney.
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