Wellspring 

Wellspring groups meet twice a month September through June.

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

The Five Components of Wellspring

  • Spiritual practice – a 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

Expectations
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 Deep Questions

The Deep Questions program alternates between sessions on the seven UU principles (and the eighth to be voted on at General Assembly 2019) and sessions on the deep questions of our lives, offering a total of nineteen sessions. The homework for each session includes pre-work – usually at least one reading, plus a chapter from one of the books, How, Then, Shall We Live? by Wayne Muller, and/or The Seven Principles in Word and Worship, edited by Ellen Brandenburg. 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

1st and the 3rd Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 AM, Starting September 23rd (Janis Elliot) 

Wellspring Faithful Actions

As people who have made the commitment to explore and deepen our spiritual lives in the company of others, Faithful Actions attempts to create a space in which to examine the “so what” more deeply, to consider how each of us puts our own faith into action, without guilt, without obligation, with love, and with the spiritual grounding that gives meaning to our lives and energy to the work we do in the world.

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

2nd and 4th Sundays of the month from 6-8 p.m., starting September 13th (Sally Boecholdt and Katie Allen)