Wildflower Church is a deliberately inclusive, open-minded religious community in the Unitarian Universalist tradition, growing spiritually together, spreading love, justice, and joy! We create our community by covenanting one to another, using our Covenant of Right Relations. We meet in South Austin, at our shared campus.
Spirituality, Mental Health, and the Church
Rev. Brian Ferguson, Minister
Unitarian Universalist congregations, at our best, desire to be a religious home to a diversity of people and seek to be a place of healing. People seek out religious community for a variety of reasons and come to us in various states of health and pain. One of our biggest struggles in our wider society is the increasing number of people struggling with Mental Health concerns. Religion can both contribute to this problem and also be a vital community resource in helping those struggling with mental health concerns. This worship service will explore our mental health epidemic in our country, the spiritual issues this raises, and how the Wildflower Unitarian Universalist Church can support those struggling with mental health concerns.
Visit the Adult Programs page for a complete listing of groups and courses. Childcare is available for Sunday classes between 9:30 and 1, and may be available for other classes and groups.
Tuesdays, 10-11 am
Hester Denniston is a certified yoga instructor who will facilitate a ‘gentle’ yoga class
Monthly, third Sunday evenings
Discuss technology, morality, cooperation, and growth in the world’s future
Mondays, 8:30 am
Experience dance through an empowering, inspiring UU lens
ongoing, Sunday mornings
first and third Sunday mornings
Explore Buddhist teachings and practices in a UU context
join Facebook group for meeting times
Connect with other young adults at Wildflower & beyond. Game and Craft Night, Thursday, December 8 7:30-9pm
fourth Tuesday evenings
Consider art as a spiritual practice with other artists
drop-in, Sunday mornings
second and fourth Sunday mornings
TED Talk discussion group
On Monday, Dec 5, come and experience a second multi-generational class called FRED. We will begin with a delightful potluck dinner, followed by worship and religious education experience led by Reverend Brian and Penny Burnette about Chalica, the original UU Holiday. We will learn and celebrate with a story and fun activities. Elementary aged children, youth and all adults are invited to attend. See the newsletter for details and RSVP information.
Are you shopping for a church home that doesn’t require commitment to any specific metaphysical beliefs? Unitarian Universalism is a non-credal religion that draws wisdom from many religions, literature, art, and science, and interprets it through a concrete set of principles. We believe in Standing on the Side of Love for all the world’s people. You can explore the covenant, mission, values, and vision of Wildflower online.
The Pre-K – First Grade Fall Program: Love Surrounds Us focuses on the Seven Principles. The Second – Fifth Grades Fall Program: Love Will Guide Us teaches participants to seek guidance in life through the lens of our Unitarian Universalist Sources. The Middle and High School Youth program is Hot Topics: Exploring UU modern social justice through discussions, modern media and resources.
December 17 at 1 pm in the Wildflower Community Room
Rose Robards-Forbes, a UU black belt and self-defense instructor is offering a self-defense class for all people 14 years and up. Some people and communities are feeling fearful and vulnerable given the current post-election climate. We’re hearing a lot of reports of attacks, bullying and intimidation against minority groups and women. This class will help prepare you for possible difficult situations.
This class is free for participants. We only ask for donations for a local rape crisis center.