Erika A. Hewitt

Erika wears a black clergy robe and a rainbow stole. She is speaking into a microphone and standing in front of two men mid-wedding ceremony.

Erika Hewitt (she/her/hers) 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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This Is What We Do Here
From Braver/Wiser
A matter-of-fact gesture—a child taking my hand in worship, though I was a stranger—claimed me as part of something larger.
Strangers at the Door
From Braver/Wiser
To offer hospitality, we first have to identify ourselves — sometimes in inconvenient or uncomfortable ways — as helpers; as willing to offer kindness...
The Dynamics of Silence
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?
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
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
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
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
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...


Enriching Online Worship
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
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.

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