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.

It is our tradition to sing a few hymns before the service to warm up our spirits. All are welcome to join us for “Morning Song” … read more.

Sunday Service

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

It is our tradition to sing a few hymns before the service to warm up our spirits. All are welcome to join us for “Morning Song” at approximately … read more.

Sunday Service

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

It is our tradition to sing a few hymns before the service to warm up our spirits. All are welcome to join us for “Morning Song” at approximately … read more.

Sunday Service

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

It is our tradition to sing a few hymns before the service to warm up our spirits. All are welcome to join us for “Morning Song” at approximately … read more.

Easter Sunday

Join Rev. Marta this Sunday for our Whole Church service that will invite you to think about some of the ways the divine shows up in our lives. A special “quartet” will be singing one of Rev. Marta’s favorite songs, we’ll bless each other … read more.

Sunday Service

Join Rev. Marta as we explore the function (and necessity) of “taking the pause” in order to create a sense of wholeness in one’s life.

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 with a service titled “Human Beings Over Dogmas”.

Music will be provided by clarinetist Joe Walters, guitarist Brendan Shea; a vocal trio will feature Carole Bundy, Nancy Kurtz, and … read more.

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.

Sunday Service

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

Our service will give a nod to The Feast of the Epiphany, affectionately known as Three Kings Day, but we will also consider something to carry you through the … read more.