Wellspring – Sacred Arts
Wellspring groups meet twice a month September through June.
Sacred Arts is meant to deepen our own sense of creation and creativity, to start the tiny revolutions of connection and resistance in our personal lives, our Unitarian Universalist communities, and the world.
We begin this journey together with an assessment of ourselves as creative individuals, and with an affirmation through covenant to be each other’s supporters – to be a validation squad. Participants will be encouraged to take up an art form as their spiritual practice for the duration – and as always, they are welcome to dabble or dive deep.
In each of the next sixteen sessions, we will engage an art form – through information about the form itself, a practitioner of that art form, and an invitation to engage it outside the UU Wellspring session. We will also explore a broader concept through sermons, essays, and videos, along with reflection questions that will help us make connections between art and spirit. Finally, there will be an invitation to engage creatively in ways that serve the congregation and the community – your group may decide to engage a project together or individually.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays (1st and 3rd Wednesdays for November and December) from 12:30-2:30 pm Facilitated by Janis Elliot
The Five Components of Wellspring
- Spiritual practice – commitment to regular, intentional practice
- Spiritual direction – self-reflection with a guide
- Unitarian Universalist history and theology – reading, listening, reflecting
- Small group – participation in a community of seekers
- Faith in action – what we are called to do in the world
During the ten-month program, participants will make every effort to:
- Attend small group sessions every other week and actively engage from both the head and the heart
- Commit to a daily spiritual practice and seek support if that becomes difficult
- Complete the readings and other assignments