Gwen Matthews

Gwen Matthews (she/her), Director of Education and Communications at the First Universalist Church of Yarmouth, Maine, holds a bachelor’s degree in education and has been working as a religious education professional since January 2016. Gwen values approaching the world with enthusiasm and openness and strives to connect people of all ages with our justice-centered, active, and inclusive faith. 

From Gwen Matthews

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The essence that is you—that spark of life, is in your body; is of your body; and it is—you are—divine.

Opening | By Gwen Matthews | May 30, 2024 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Body, Humanism, Sacred, WorshipWeb, Worship

As December opens up before us, we welcome in the gift of reflection.

By Gwen Matthews | October 28, 2022 | From UU World
Tagged as: Abundance, Acceptance, Belief, Hospitality

Feel that? Each breath, every inhale, exhale We are living, breathing, connected. We are the whole, complete, beautiful selves that we were born to be. Feel that? In your bones, in your muscles In your heart and your blood That is the extraordinary you. The you who was born for this time, this...

Affirmation | By Gwen Matthews | April 21, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #COVID19, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Acceptance, Awe, Beauty, Body, Direct Experience

Once upon a time, a baby was born. Even before that baby was born, there were people waiting and wishing and hoping for that baby. The people who were waiting and wishing and hoping for that baby didn’t know exactly what that baby would be like. And so, they wondered: Would the baby have a smile...

Time for All Ages | By Gwen Matthews | January 23, 2018 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Awe, Child Dedication, Children, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Family, Fathers, Generations, Humanism, Mothers, Parents, Secular, Tradition

As December opens up before us, we welcome in the gift of reflection.

Affirmation | By Gwen Matthews | December 20, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Earth-Centered, Hanukkah, Hope, IllUUmination, Judaism, Love, Mystery, Paganism, Reverence, Tradition, Winter, Winter Solstice / Yule

Today, we're thankful for you and what you bring to our church. Your spirit, talents, generosity, imagination, and dedication reaffirm our fellowship and create our Beloved Community. Our heartfelt thanks to you on this day and for all days to come. For those who embrace Thanksgiving as a day to...

Blessing | By Gwen Matthews | November 30, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Abundance, Caring, Community, Family, Gratitude, Grief, Humanism, Love, Oppression, Sacred, Secular, Sorrow, Thanksgiving, Unitarian Universalism

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