2017 – 2018 Session

Registration closes on September 6, 2017

After a Retreat on Sunday, September 10, 12:30 – 4 pm,
Wellspring groups meet twice a month through June 2018.

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.

There are 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

Available Classes for Wellspring Sources

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

Wellspring Spiritual Practices


  • To deepen participants’ spiritual practice
  • To expose participants to other spiritual practices, both from our UU tradition and from other faith traditions
  • To strengthen awareness of our own connection with the holy as a foundation for serving the needs of the world

The curriculum is built around four categories of spiritual practice:

  • Building awareness as the head
  • Cracking open the heart
  • Expanding the sense of our whole body
  • Extending our hands in service

Available Classes for Wellspring Spiritual Practices

  • 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 6 – 8 pm, with Marian Stimson (facilitator)

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 Spiritual Practices

  • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 12 noon – 2 pm, with Tracy Beck (facilitator)