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Rev. Marti Keller

Rev. Marti Keller is the affiliated minister with the Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation and an independent consultant on congregational ministry. She has been both a parish and community minister, serving congregations in the Mid-South since 1998. She has been a guest speaker in many pulpits, including Dublin, Ireland, and San Miguel De Allende, Mexico.

Rev. Keller is endorsed by the Humanist Society as a Humanist Celebrant. Endorsed Humanist Celebrants are the clergy of the Humanist Society (American Humanist Association) and are authorized to both act as legal officiants at weddings and to conduct memorials and perform other ceremonial functions.

She is also a published poet with Thinking in Haiku (CreateSpace, 2017, available from Amazon.com) and chapbooks: Prickly Pear (Farm House Press, 2009) and South/West (Shakespeare's Sisters Press, 2013). She is the co-editor, with Leah Hart-Landsberg, of Jewish Voices in Unitarian Universalism (Skinner House, 2014). She is also an author and editor of Faith of UU Jews, part of the welcoming pamphlet library of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Rev. Marti Keller is available to perform weddings. For those who are interested in the kind of services that reflect their own spirituality and religious beliefs, who want to avoid patriarchal and sexist words and symbols, who want to celebrate rather than solemnize their commitment, Unitarian Universalist services are ideal. [More About Marti]

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Rev. Keller’s New Poetry Book Now Available

Thinking in Haiku (CreateSpace, 2017) uses the structure and form of haiku to capture both the natural world and contemporary everyday events: scooping coffee, visiting the eye doctor, hanging curtains in a gentrifying apartment. Rev. Keller has come to "think in haiku," viewing and commenting on the world around her in a stripped down syntax, translated into this poetic genre — in what has become a powerful spiritual practice.

Available now from Amazon.com

Poem by Rev. Keller Featured in Quest Monthly

A poem by Rev. Keller has been featured in the September 2017 issue of Quest, the highly regarded monthly publication of the Church of the Larger Fellowship that goes deep into a particular spiritual theme. It includes sermons, poetry, reflections, prayers and meditations from Unitarian Universalists and others.

Read Observations at Southwest Atlanta Nature Preserves on questformeaning.org

Work (Always) as Salvation - Yes, I have worked and am still working, under the presumption that it has significant meaning and purpose. But salvation through work? Beyond the money earned literally saving us from hunger and homelessness, what did it mean to our own religious forebears? And how does it continue to inform and shape us now?

Latest Poem

False Fall

The crickets return
And with them, humidity
And with them, more heat.

Would Not Have Otherwise Noted

Aimless on the porch
watching for a tropic storm
five leaves turning red.

Upcoming Speaking Events

Dec 10 2017
Rev. Keller is having surgery this fall so has not scheduled any pulpit engagements until December.
She is putting together her speaking calendar now for 2018.

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