Wednesdays at WBUUC

Groups, classes and events on Wednesdays


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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
(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.


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Grief Group

Wednesday Evenings | Beginning January 26

One of the ways we as a community hope to be here for our community is to offer a grief group for WBUUC members and friends who have lost close loved ones in the last two years. Our Pastoral Care Companions Sheryl Niebuhr and Jo Ford have been running this group for many years and are happy to offer it again, this time via zoom. This group will be meeting Wednesday nights beginning January 26 and running for about 6 weeks.

If you are interested in participating in this group, please let Rev. Sara know as soon as possible: revsara@wbuuc.org


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Self-Guided Soulwork

3-6pm | In-person | Jan 26 – Feb 23

A choose-your-own-adventure style time of spiritual care and nourishment for all ages, with a drop-in schedule between the hours of 3-6pm on Wednesdays through the end of February.

Walk the labyrinth, write your story, set an intention, share with a small group, or meditate in the sanctuary. Do one or all of the activities to build your own soulwork.


 

Coming Soon to Wednesday Nights…

Spiritual Practice Groups led by a variety of lay leaders. Looking for a way to keep your spiritual practice of yoga more consistent? Longing for companions in your walking practice? Want to share an art or poetry practice with others? Spiritual Practice Groups may be just what you’re looking for! Contact Rev. Sara to sign up or offer to lead a group.

A book study group of Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants.

Raising anti-racist children led by Assistant Director of Religious Education Nico VanOstrand

Sacred Reading with Director of Religious Education Amy Peterson Derrick

Monthly topics in caring for ourselves and others, led by our Pastoral Care Companions team.

Theme Circles, a monthly opportunity to share deeply on spiritual topics with a small group.