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.
Let's Just Keep on Going
February 26, 11:30 AM
Rev. Brian Ferguson
We tend to acknowledge and admire the great achievements of people and groups, those moments that transforms ourselves or our society for the better. While changes can seem sudden we overlook the fact that either individually or collectively people have been working to make changes happen often unseen by most of us. Persistence, effort, and dedication are values, while often unrecognized, are common attributes of people admire and achievements we benefit from. How can we make persistence a healthy spiritual practice? This inter-generational worship service explores the rewards we gain and struggle we have regarding persistence.
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
ongoing, no class this Monday, 2/20
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
Climate Change Education Class
starting Sunday Feb 19, 9:30 am
third Sunday mornings
Discussions around climate change and environmental justice
Parents as Resident Theologians
We will be offering an Adult Education Class called Parents as Resident Theologians. The class will be offered February 26 at 10 am in Classroom 2. See the newsletter for registration information.
This course provides a structure for adults to examine their own theological beliefs, and then answer children’s religious questions. Adults in this program report that once they can answer a seven-year-old’s questions, they can explain Unitarian Universalism to their own parents, neighbors, and friends.
Hope for Activists
Don’t miss this great talk! Austin’s own Jim Rigby—pastor of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church and well-known local social justice leader—will be talking about alternating activism with taking care of our inner lives. Please join us and invite your friends. This Sunday at 1:15 in the Wildflower Community Room.
Young Adult Event
Join the Young Adult group on March 4th at 3pm at Buzzmill Cafe/Bar, 1505 Town Creek Dr. Austin, TX 78741. We will gather for a fun time with conversation, beer or coffee, and games. Please bring games to play in pairs or groups.
All Wildflowers and Wildflower visitors ages 18-35(ish) are welcome.
Unitarian Universalist Social Justice History Workshop
Unitarian Universalism has a rich and powerful history especially in the area of Social Justice. Many people come to Unitarian Universalism and Wildflower Church because of our ongoing Social Justice work. At this time in our country’s history many people are feeling despondent about the direction of our country yet many are feeling a re-energized call to social justice. This situation has occurred throughout history. This workshop will explore our religious movement’s history in Social Justice work while emphasizing our spiritual grounding for this work as well as the struggles social justice has caused within our movement. Sunday, March 5, 1:30-3:00 PM, led by Rev. Brian Ferguson.
ATX Nonviolent Direct Action & Civil Disobedience Training
Sunday, February 26TH, 3:30-8:30pm
Wildflower Community Room
Learn about nonviolent direct action and civil disobedience for protests and strategic campaigns, primarily for activists of beginner and intermediary experience levels. This training is being organized by activists with 350-Austin, Austin Environmental Justice Team (ATXEJ), Texas Drought Project, Texas Climate Action, WildEarth Climate Action Team (Wildflower Church), and more. Our lead trainer on the 26th is Lisa Fithian, with the Alliance for Community Trainers. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in training and organizing non-violent resistance, and will cover a variety of topics. Supper will be included. To contribute to the expenses of the training and food, we are requesting participants to donate $10 to $20.
If you had registered for the training on the 25th which is cancelled, and would like to attend the training on the 26th instead, please fill out the RSVP form again to let the organizers know that you are planning to attend. If you are no longer able to attend the Sunday training, please let us know as well. For further questions, contact Susan Lippman or check WCAT’s blog.