Adult Spiritual Development

Groups, classes and events


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Sacred Earth: Braiding Sweetgrass

7pm on Thursdays
Apr 7, 21 and May 5, 19
Facilitator: Rev. Sara Goodman | revsara@wbuuc.org
Register: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/SacredEarth

This new UU Wellspring series begins with the program Sacred Earth. We will meet for 4 sessions to explore and grow our connections with nature as Unitarian Universalists. Focus on the learning from Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer and The Sustainable Soul by Rebecca Hecking. Rev. Sara Goodman will lead us in a pilot of the program by UU Wellspring Reads.


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Facing Climate Change – Conversations as Pathways to Action

Session 1
Monday, Apr 11, 7pm, Wheatley Room, Steve Kahn, facilitator
Thursday April 14, 7pm on Zoom , Gloria Ferguson, facilitatorSession 2

Monday, Apr 18, 7pm, Wheatley Room, Alan Mitchell, facilitator
Thursday, Apr 21, 7pm on Zoom, Kimberly Byrd, facilitator

Register at https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/climate

 
Climate change will not go away if we ignore it. Absorbing news about climate disasters individually can induce anxiety and a sense of helplessness. But facing climate change in conversations with people of similar values can kindle hope and lead to actions that slow earth’s warming. Join new conversations about climate change at the church or in Zoom sessions.


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UU Wellspring

First and Third Wednesdays
Jan 19 – Jun,  (July/August – off), reconvene for Sep-Dec.
1-3pm | Zoom
Facilitator: Rev. Sara Goodman | revsara@wbuuc.org
Register: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/b55acc1

“What will you do with this one wild and precious life?” asks the poet Mary Oliver. UU Wellspring™ is a 10-month program of distinctly Unitarian Universalist spiritual development designed to help participants answer that provocative question. The program celebrates the depth and breadth of our rich religious tradition, and asks us to strive to understand our beliefs and align them with our actions, inspiring us to articulate what they call us to do in the world. UU Wellspring incorporates five elements designed to balance a knowledge of UU history and theology with personal spiritual practice and engagement with the world:

  • A commitment to daily spiritual practice
  • Participation in a small-group community twice a month
  • Work with a spiritual director or guide
  • Readings and resources for knowledge and reflection
  • Reflection and commitment to live out our values in the work

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Widening the Circle of Concern

For adults and high school youth
Second Wednesdays, Jan – May 2022, February session will meet on 2/16/22.
(plus bonus session on April 20)
6:30-8:15pm | Zoom
Facilitators: Rev. Roger Bertschausen with the Facing Race Team
Register: https://wbuuc.breezechms.com/form/Widening

“Widening the Circle of Concern,” the report of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Commission on Institutional Change analyzes structural and systemic racism and white supremacy culture within Unitarian Universalism in the United States. This class will explore the report and discuss ways WBUUC might actively participate in anti-racism/anti-oppression work and transformative liberation.


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Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist History Series

A drop-in class, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, beginning Dec 8
6:30pm | Zoom

Facilitator: Rev. Sara Goodman | revsara@wbuuc.org
Class link: https://bit.ly/UU-history-series

History is often viewed as a linear progression, where events follow events and actions occur in reaction. But history is not straightforward. This program guides participants to explore the dynamic course of Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist history—the people, ideas, and movements that have shaped our faith heritage.

This series will span the history of Unitarian Universalism from the early formation of the orthodoxy of trinitarian Christianity to modern times.