Marta I. Valentín

Full name: Rev. Marta I. Valentín

Marta Valentin poses outside a building

Marta I. Valentín is the Professional Development Director in the Ministry and Faith Development staff group.

Her former shared ministries were the Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford, MA; First Church Unitarian in Littleton, MA, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, VA. Her first settled shared ministry was at First Unitarian Universalist Church in New Orleans where she arrived two weeks before Hurricane Katrina. She also brings experience from a number of other Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) wide positions: New England Regional Staff, the UUA's former staff group, Identity-based Ministries, Public Information Office and Beacon Press. She has shared her gifts as well with the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association’s (UUMA) CENTER continuing education team.

She is a published poet and percussionist.

From Marta I. Valentín

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It is time to throw out our exceptional identity and humble ourselves... We have always done good in the world—it is in our DNA. The question is, are we ready to do better for our own people? Because the world includes every person in our faith—many of whom have been micro-aggressioned right out...

Reading | By Marta I. Valentín | June 25, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Humility, Identity, Inclusion, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Race/Ethnicity, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism

MATERIALS Chalice, candle, and matches or LED battery-operated candle Cloth and any chosen decorations for the chalice table, such as stones, shells, or flowers Audio file of “All that You Touch (excerpts)” (10:37) by Rev. Theresa I. Soto Transcript of “All that You Touch (excerpts)”...

By Marta I. Valentín | April 4, 2017
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Faith Development

MATERIALS Chalice, candle and matches or LED-battery operated candle Cloth and any chosen decorations for the chalice table, such as stones, shells, or flowers....

By Marta I. Valentín | April 4, 2017
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Faith Development

MATERIALS Chalice, candle, and matches or LED battery-operated candle Cloth and any chosen decorations for the chalice table, such as stones, shells, or flowers Audio file of https://uuacdn.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/self-guided-ministry-call-to-fai…;“We Can Do Hard Things” (14:27) by Rev. Elea...

By Marta I. Valentín | April 4, 2017
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Faith Development

MATERIALS Chalice, candle, and matches or LED battery-operated candle Cloth and any chosen decorations for the chalice table, such as stones, shells, or flowers Newsprint, markers, and tape Reading: “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes Video:…;“Let America be America Again”...

By Marta I. Valentín | April 4, 2017
Tagged as: Adult Faith Development, Faith Development

Many Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith are challenged by this moment in our nation’s history. The actions of political leaders raise large moral questions that compel many of us to explore what our faith commitments and values require of us. We have learned that it is crucial to...

Small Group Ministry Guide | By Marta I. Valentín | March 31, 2017 (reviewed May 2024) | For Adults | From Faith CoLab
Tagged as: Activism, Adult Faith Development, Faith Development

The 2014 inSpirit title. The inSpirit Series was previously known as the Meditation Manual Series.

Book | By Marta I. Valentín | From Skinner House Books
Tagged as: Multiculturalism, Anti-Racism, Multiculturalism

In gatherings we are stirred like the leaves of the fall season rustling around sacred trees, tossed hither and yon until we come to rest together, quietly, softly . . . We come to gather strength from each other. We come to give strength to each other....

Poetry | By Marta I. Valentín | March 23, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Acceptance, Community, Covenant, Direct Experience, Gratitude, Power, Strength, Unitarian Universalism, Wholeness

(Ahmedabad, India, 2001) Mother Earth is shouting but we do not hear. She is filled with anguish, for all we understand is death. And in her agony she suffers too over the fact that she must kill her own to get our attentionn...

Poetry | By Marta I. Valentín | March 17, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 7th Principle (Interconnected Web), Death, Disaster, Earth, Earth-Centered, Nature, Unitarian Universalism, Climate Justice

Spirit of Truth and Justice Hear us as we ask that you hold the collective anxiety that permeates this fear-filled situation. This is a call to arms. Arms that will hold broken hearts, and elated hearts arms that wrap themselves around a body, beaten and disfigured in truth and metaphorically…...

Prayer | By Marta I. Valentín | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 6th Principle (World Community), Commitment, Immigration, Justice, Solidarity

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