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.
Transcendentalism—That sounds fancy, but what is it and why does it matter?
January 22, 11:30 AM
Rev. Brian Ferguson
Transcendentalism was very controversial at its conception and hugely influential to our Unitarian movement from the 19th Century to today. Transcendentalism emphasizes individual intuition as the primary source of religious engagement and seeks intense unmediated spiritual experiences.
This movement embraced the religious freedom of our movement and despite the individual focus many of its leaders were active in women's suffrage, abolition of slavery, and resistance to violence. This worship service will explore how Transcendentalism encouraged both a strong individual spiritual experience and the passionate pursuit of justice.
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.
fourth Tuesday evenings
Consider art as a spiritual practice with other artists
Monthly, third Sunday evenings
Discuss technology, morality, cooperation, and growth in the world’s future
resuming Feb 6
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
Tuesdays, 10:00 am
Focus on breath, kindness to self and others, and curiosity.
join Facebook group for meeting times
Connect with other young adults at Wildflower & beyond.
drop-in, Sunday mornings
second and fourth Sunday mornings
TED Talk discussion group
Spiritual Growth Workshop
Come join us to explore practices of spiritual growth, each relevant to people with a variety of spiritual beliefs and traditions. On Sunday, Jan. 29, from 1:30-3:30 pm in the Wildflower Community Room, Intern Minister Erin Walter will lead a workshop on spiritual growth and development. This is an opportunity for deepening relationships and making new friends at Wildflower, as well as for personal sharing. See the weekly newsletter for more 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.
How Do You Turn a Survey into a Party?
Well, it takes at least 75 people to do it—and you are part of those 75 people.
We’re almost at the end of the first year of our Strategic Plan, and it will then be time to evaluate our progress. We’ll do part of that evaluation through Google Docs, so you Wildflowers can tell us how you’ve experienced our work together in the past year. If 75 Wildflowers respond, we’re throwing a family-friendly dessert party on Saturday, February 11. The survey opens on January 15 and closes on February 5. Respond to the survey here!
Preventing Bias-Based Bullying for K-6 Parents and Educators
Sunday, February 5, 1:15 PM
Wildflower Community Room
In a time when bias incidents seem to be on the rise, this workshop seeks to help parents and educators understand bias-based bullying and foster ally behavior among K-6 students, teachers and other adults. We will explore the research on bystander behavior and learn and practice critical intervention steps. (This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Paige Schilt, a Welcoming Schools Trainer and Learning Specialist in the Sanger Learning at UT Austin.)