2018 – 2019 Session

Registration has closed for the 2018-19 session.

Wellspring groups meet twice a month through June 2019.

Wellspring offers spiritual deepening within our Unitarian Universalist tradition—an opportunity for learning more about ourselves and our faith through a ten-month small group experience.

First Unitarian offers three different Wellspring curricula:

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

Wellspring Sources

Wellspring Sources is the prerequisite for all other years of UU Wellspring.


  • To ground participants in Unitarian Universalism
  • To develop the practice of deep listening and commitment to spiritual practice and spiritual direction


The curriculum provides information and opportunity for reflection around two key areas:

  • Unitarian Universalist history and theology
  • The “big questions” that are central to our Unitarian Universalist faith, including human nature, death, joy, and forgiveness

Wellspring Deep Questions


  • To inform participants’ understanding of the seven Unitarian Universalist principles and their meaning in our lives
  • To explore the connection between the principles and powerful questions about how the principles and our own beliefs affect our actions in the world

The curriculum alternates between sessions on:

  • The seven principles of Unitarian Universalism
  • The deep questions of our lives, including human nature, forgiveness, accountability and our relationship to the planet

Available Classes for Wellspring Deep Questions

  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, with Tracy Beck

Wellspring Faithful Actions


  • To 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
  • To create a safe place in which to examine how each of us puts our own faith into action

Participants will:

  • Explore the many areas in which we can put our faith into action
  • Commit to offering intentional service over the course of the program
  • Address questions of burnout, hopelessness, and maintaining our own spiritual health while trying to repair the brokenness of the world

Available Classes for Wellspring Faithful Actions

  • 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 11 am – 1 pm, with Tracy Beck

Sign Up for Wellspring

Registration closed on September 5, 2018