Have you heard about Wellspring? It is a program that was piloted at our church this past year with thirteen participants in a spiritually deepening journey within our Unitarian Universalist tradition. It was a rich experience over 10 months.
We plan to offer this program again beginning September 2013-June 2014. If you are interested in participating, please come to an information session on Sunday, May 26 at 12:35—after the second service.
Now in its fifth year of success throughout the UUA, the Wellspring program offers a spiritual journey dedicated to claiming, re-imagining, and practicing the ever-evolving living tradition of our faith.
Wellspring is an opportunity for learning more about ourselves and our faith through five interconnected components:
- commitment to a daily spiritual practice,
- monthly spiritual direction (self-reflection with a guide),
- small group meetings twice a month ,
- reading about the theological and historical foundations of our faith, and
- putting our faith into action.
One of our current participants wrote: “I learned more about the foundation of UU history and how our church arrived to where we are today.” We sampled Buddhism, Transcendentalism, Humanism and more. We celebrated Winter Solstice, a truly lovely experience. We introduced our personal spiritual practices and in the process we learned to trust each other with our souls. Now we are building our on beliefs. We had fine facilitators to nurture our growth and it has been a most amazing experience. I love it and I will continue to expand my beliefs.
After an introductory retreat day in the September, Wellspring groups will meet twice a month through June 2014.
Join us for a Wellspring Information Session to learn more and to help you decide whether Wellspring is a commitment you want to make. Please join us after the second service on Sunday, May 26, in the Channing Room. Bring your questions, and your open hearts. We look forward to seeing you there.
Rev. Marcia Schekel, Ron Walker, Ann Faricy