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“New Normal (Or, How Not to Waste an Apocalypse)” Our Spring Message Series

One year ago, “normal” was ripped out from under us – and in those first, stunned moments, many of us began to dream. Just how well was the “old normal” working for us? How might this time change the way we live? How can we rebuild our world for the better? This Spring we’ll consider what new doors have opened to us in the past year, and how we might choose to live our lives differently, in light of what…

“Coming Home” Our Winter Message Series

Even when we feel like we are going nowhere, we are always in an astonishing place: right here, at home, in our bodies. There are many ways to stop and pause, and feel our way back to this present, embodied moment – and an abiding, enduring spiritual practice gives us the ability to find peace and presence, no matter where we are. This Winter, we’ll “test drive” a spiritual practice together in worship each week, with hopes that all of…

Our Holiday Message Series: “How to Be Afraid”

The writer Audre Lorde once said, “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” As the Fall season turns to Winter this year, so many of us are coping with helplessness, fear, and dissatisfaction with what is – alongside anxious hope, for the future. The shape of our world in years to come always depends on what we do in the…

Fall Message Series: “The Cloud Over Everything”

This Sunday, Rev. Ken begins our new message series for Fall: “The Cloud Over Everything.” With little warning, 2020 brought us loss upon loss. Grief is among the most reliable of human experiences, yet it’s rarely discussed in the open – or held and healed in common. In our Fall message series, we’ll explore how to cope with grief, and move through some of its best-known qualities like anger, sadness, denial, bargaining, and acceptance. We’ll gather under the cloud and look up, remembering that…

New Message Series: “Love the Hell Out of This World”

This Sunday, Rev. Ken begins our new message series for May: “Love the Hell Out of this World.” WellSprings’ spiritual heritage comes from two distinct traditions – Unitarianism and Universalism – that merged halfway through the last century. From Universalism, we take the belief that this whole world, and everyone in it, is worth saving. No exceptions. A faith that believes in the belovedness of all people is especially important, in these difficult days. How do we live out this faith with…

“Being a Friend” Resource Guide from the Spiritual Development Ministry

To accompany each new message series, the Spiritual Development Ministry is providing the congregation with a thought-provoking collection of resources. This past Sunday marked the beginning of our newest message series “Being a Friend.” The resources include: a challenge, a spiritual practice, a discussion question, a journal/reflection prompt, links to some of the materials Rev. Ken & Rev. Lee will be using as they write their messages, and other opportunities for reflection. It is our hope that these materials will…

“Daily Bread” Message Series Guide

To accompany each new message series, the Spiritual Development Ministry is providing the congregation with a thought-provoking collection of resources. This Sunday marks the beginning of our newest message series “Daily Bread.” The resources include: a challenge, a spiritual practice, a discussion question, a journal/reflection prompt, links to some of the materials Rev. Ken & Rev. Lee will be using as they write their messages, and other opportunities for reflection. It is our hope that these materials will be used…

“Entertaining Angels” Message Series Guide

Attached is the resource sheet for the upcoming message series, Entertaining Angels.  Printed copies will be available at services beginning this Sunday.  If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Spiritual Development Ministry:Majid Alsayegh, Sally Reeves, and Deb Soderland

New Message Series Guides…

The Spiritual Development Ministry is excited to begin a new practice of providing the congregation with a thought-provoking collection of resources to accompany each new message series. These will include: a challenge, a spiritual practice, a discussion question, a journal/reflection prompt, links to some of the materials Rev. Ken & Rev. Lee will be using as they write their messages, and other resources for reflection. It is our hope that these materials will be used by individuals, families, small groups,…