Adult Lifelong Learning | Right Relationship With Self
Come and be made whole.
Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind. ― Kwame Nkrumah
A Life of Sacred Purpose
What We Offer
We commit to lifelong learning and spiritual practice that enriches our lives and those around us. We offer balanced content and spiritual practices from the world's great religions and wisdom traditions, informed by our distinct Unitarian Universalist perspective. Throughout the year, we may offer this content in various formats such as workshop, retreat, forum, discussion group, etc.
UU Wellspring | Spiritual Deepening for the UU Soul
Our Major 2017-2018 Adult Faith Development Offering!
Registration for UU Wellspring is full—we are no longer taking enrollees. Try one of our other offerings or consider joining a Soul Fire Covenant Group.
- Facilitated by Rev. Gail Marriner, Sherry Kraemer, Cynthia Kelley, and Steven Mead
- Primary Theme UU Theology & Spirituality
- Required Books—Please purchase yourself
- Everyday Spiritual Practice: Simple Pathways for Enriching Your Life, edited by Scott Alexander
- A Hidden Wholeness, by Parker Palmer
- You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment, by Thich Nhat Hanh
- Let Your Life Speak, by Parker Palmer
Description | Content below from UU Wellspring
“What will you do with this one wild and precious life?” asks the poet Mary Oliver.
UU Wellspring™ is an intense 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.
The Five Spokes
UU Wellspring incorporates five elements designed to balance a knowledge of UU history/theology with personal spiritual practice and engagement with the world:
- A commitment to daily spiritual practice
- Participation in a small-group community
- Individual work with a spiritual director
- Readings and resources for knowledge and reflection
- Reflection and commitment to live out our values in the world
Dates and Times
We are facilitating three groups
- UUSF 2nd & 4th Wed | 6-8 PM
- UUSF 2nd & 4th Thur | 2-4 PM
- Eldorado 1st & 3rd Sun | 6-8 PM
Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal and Delight in our Busy Lives
- Dates 3 Sessions Wednesdays, May 16, 23 and 30, 1:15 – 2:45 PM in the UUSF Library
- Facilitated by Maryann Lane Porter & Irina Sels
- Primary Theme Self Care
- Online Registration link
- Book is available here; Sabbath by Wayne Muller [It is not necessary to order the book.]
This three-session workshop is designed to explore the book Sabbath by Wayne Muller and spark a discussion of the concepts and practices of creating Sabbath time as a means to enrich our lives. In today’s world, there is an emphasis on productivity, success, overextension, and consumption. In the past, the tradition of Sabbath created an oasis of creating a time of rest and renewal.
This workshop will explore ways to create a needed respite whether it be for a day, an hour or Sabbath moments. Let’s explore ways to refresh our bodies and minds, restore our creativity, and regain our birthright of inner happiness. Please join us in what promises to be a fruitful discussion.
- Dates 4 Sessions Saturdays, April 21, May 5 & 19, June 2, 10:00 - 11:45 AM in the UUSF Library
- Facilitated by Maj-Britt Eagle
- Primary Theme Earth-based spirituality
- Online Registration link
- Book is available here; Earth-Honoring Faith:Religious Ethics in a New Key, by Union Seminary professor, Larry Rasmussen
Listening to Aaron Copeland’s "Appalachian Spring" fills one with an aching love for this land; so much so, that we wonder, is there a theology that arises from the Earth, not from us? Can Earth’s requirements – not solely those of Homo sapiens – have ultimate value and, as such, be the determiner of a new ethics?
We’ll read Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary Larry Rasmussen’s Grand Winner and Gold Prize Winners Earth-Honoring Faith at two-week intervals. The reading is both intense and exciting: you’ll be underlining and re-reading and anxious to share. So, begin now!
We welcome all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin; gender or gender identification, affectional preference or sexual orientation; age, physical or mental challenge; or social, economic, or marital status. Come, there is a place for you here.
Come, open to be moved. Come, be held in mutual embrace.
Come, engage the world. Come and be made whole.