Erika A. Hewitt

Erika, in robe and stole, smiles outdoors

Erika Hewitt is the UUA's Minister of Worship Arts and Editor of Braver/Wiser, a weekly spirituality series. Erika lives in Maine, where she also serves as a wedding officiant.

Together with Becky Brooks, Erika is the author of Sparks of Wonder, a theme-based ministry resource. Erika's previous books are Story, Song and Spirit and The Shared Pulpit.

From Erika A. Hewitt

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Braver/Wiser

The Dynamics of Silence

Erika A. Hewitt

From Braver/Wiser
"How complicated it is to break silence: to open all of the secrets in all of our broken hearts. But silence does break; truth seeks the light. We're...
What Do We Do with Our Pain?

Erika A. Hewitt

From Braver/Wiser
”If we don’t find a way to transform our pain, we will always transmit it to those around us or turn it against ourselves… If your religion is not...
Blessed by a Stranger

Erika A. Hewitt

From Braver/Wiser
There we were, two strangers idling at the red light―but I felt seen, and blessed, by a stranger.
Love Is the Last Thing to Ration

Erika A. Hewitt

From Braver/Wiser
“Empathy is not finite, and compassion is not a pizza with eight slices. When you practice empathy and compassion with someone, there is not less of...
When Merry Meets Mess

Erika A. Hewitt

From Braver/Wiser
December 7, 2016 “Use loneliness. Its ache creates urgency to reconnect with the world.” — Natalie Goldberg I know a little about "merry" meeting...
The Importance of Being Awkward

Erika A. Hewitt

From Braver/Wiser
October 19, 2016 “White people have the luxury of not having to think about race. That is a benefit of being white, of being part of the dominant...

LeaderLab

Enriching Online Worship

Erika A. Hewitt

From LeaderLab
Dr. Marcia McFee and Rev. Erika Hewitt discuss how to bring the fullness of our congregational relationships alive in online worship services.
Tending to Grief and Honoring Death

Erika A. Hewitt, MidAmerica Region of the UUA

From LeaderLab
Basic understanding of pastoral skills needed to respond to a death and loss; and the liturgical work of creating and leading memorial services.
Worship Planning as Hospitality

Erika A. Hewitt

From LeaderLab
Like many Unitarian and Universalist ministers of yore, I’m a circuit-riding preacher: a perpetual guest minister. (Not many 19th century traditions...
The Art of Worship Planning

Erika A. Hewitt

From LeaderLab
Professional chefs and bakers adhere to a strict commandment: mise en place. (If you want to sound especially authentic, it’s pronounced “meese on...

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