Speaker: Rev. Marta Valentín

Rev. Marta Valentín most recently worked for the UUA’s New England Region specializing in ministerial transitions. Prior to that, Rev. Marta served for 7 years as minister for First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA. Her first settled ministry was at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in New Orleans where she arrived two weeks before Hurricane Katrina. She has also served as interim minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA, and at the UUA’s former staff group, Identity-based Ministries. She believes in shared ministry and views her ministry as helping her congregants find theirs.

Rev. Marta has served on various UUA and UU Minister’s Association committees, including the continuing education committee. She is a founding member of the regional anti-racism/anti-oppression/multicultural group GRACE: Growing Racial and Cultural Equity.

Rev. Marta lives in Ayer with her wife and their daughter. She was born in Spanish Harlem, NYC, and identifies as a Nuyorican – a Puerto Rican New Yorker. She is a poet, and her prayers and poems have been published by Skinner House Books in her meditation manual, A Long Time Blooming. Her works have also been published in a number of other books, including Lifting Our Voices and Becoming: A Spiritual Guide For Navigating Adulthood. She has also worked as a music producer for WGBH Radio and as a high school teacher.  She is a very good salsa dancer, and often turns to salsa music when she is stuck with a sermon.

Flower Communion

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta to close out the church year with our annual Flower Communion.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we begin to explore June’s theme of Beauty.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we continue to explore May’s theme of Curiosity.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we begin to explore May’s theme of Curiousity.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we continue to explore April’s theme of Wholeness.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we begin to explore April’s theme of Wholeness.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we continue to explore March’s theme of Journey.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we begin to explore March’s theme of Journey.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we continue to explore February’s theme of Trust.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.

Sunday Service

Join us for Sunday worship with Rev. Marta as we begin to explore February’s theme of Trust.

After the service, join us for coffee and refreshments in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome.