Wellspring is a spiritual deepening program that originated in our church and has been seeded in congregations across the US and Canada. It is a program that explores how the foundations of our faith support us throughout our life. It offers an opportunity to connect deeply to your UU values and suggests techniques to ground your social action in spiritual practice. It provides a group of supportive seekers to share in your journey. Considering the difficult challenges surrounding us, this may be the perfect time to participate.
“I am grateful to have participated in Wellspring. It taught me so much about the history and development of UU thought and theology. Wellspring, through immersion in meaningful small group interaction, teaches about the ethos of our congregation. Wellspring led me to further define my own spirituality while giving me the privilege and opportunity to hear alternate interpretations of the same material with benevolent curiosity.” ~Julé S., UU Wellspring participant.
To learn more, visit www.uuwellspring.org
Contact: Rev. Tina Simson
UU Wellspring – Sources
The first step is to participate in UU Wellspring Sources. Groups begin at various times throughout the year and meet every other week. Currently all groups meet online. Contact Rev. Tina Simson to learn more.
THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO GRADUATES OF
UU WELLSPRING – SOURCES
UU Wellspring – The Deep Questions
This program is open to people who have completed UU Wellspring Sources. It is designed to expand participants’ understanding of the seven Unitarian Universalist principles and their meaning in our lives. It explores the connection between the principles and powerful life questions, including human nature, forgiveness, accountability and our relationship to the planet. It calls us to action based on our deeply held UU beliefs.
UU Wellspring – Spiritual Practices
In this UU Wellspring curriculum we explore spiritual practice from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. We hope to deepen participants’ commitment to their own daily spiritual practices, to understand the depth and variety of spiritual practices in our Unitarian Universalist tradition, and to explore the roots of different spiritual practices and how we might adapt the practices to our own use.
UU Wellspring – Faithful Actions
In this UU Wellspring curriculum we explore all the ways in which we can live out our faith, including through service to community, family and friends, our congregations, and the world. In our small group experience, we create a bold and brave space in which to examine how each of us addresses the many challenges of our world. We commit to offering intentional service over the course of the program, and address questions of burnout, hopelessness, and maintaining our own spiritual health while trying to repair the brokenness of the world.
UU Wellspring – Sacred Arts
This program is designed to deepen our own sense of creation and creativity, and to start the tiny revolutions of connection and resistance in our personal lives, our Unitarian Universalist communities, and the world. In this program we will experience the creative arts as spiritual practice, observe and reflect on featured art forms, and engage creatively in ways that serve the congregation and the community.