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. Learn more about the history of Wildflower.
From the Struggle for LGTBQ Authenticity
August 20, 2017
Rev. Kyle Walker
"I would like to share my journey within the Presbyterian Church as a gay man beginning with the 1991 Report on Human Sexuality produced by our national assembly, through my doubts about the Christian and Presbyterian expressions of faith, all the way to today where ordination and marriage are fully permitted in our tradition. My story is one of working within the tradition of my heart to make room first for myself but then to have a position to advocate for a place for those yet to find the fullness, even privilege, I have found and also to advocate for healing and justice for those harmed by historic church and societal policy."
Rev Walker grew up in Denton and Canyon, Texas and has been a lifelong Presbyterian. He received an undergraduate degree in History and Education from West Texas A&M University in 1994, his Masters in Divinity from Louisville (KY) Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 1997 and his Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in 2011. He has served churches in Kentucky and Texas as well as 14 years as the Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, and UCC chaplain at Texas A&M in College Station. Hewill celebrate 20 years of ordained ministry on August 24, 2017. His partner Nelis is from Johannesburg, South Africa and he is a professor of statistics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. They both enjoy science fiction and travel. They recently took part together in the March for Science in DC and share a passion for the compatibility of faith and science.
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
1st and 3rd Sundays only, until September
Sunday mornings, 9:30am
Explore Buddhist teachings and practices in a UU context
Climate Change Education Class
third Sunday mornings, 9:30am
Discussions around climate change and environmental justice
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, 9:30am
TED Talk discussion group
Literary Women in Action
LWA is a group of writers, educators, and publishing professionals who harness the power of research and narrative to promote social justice and progressive change. We encourage women to claim their voice and to effectively write editorials, blogs and testimonials, as well as to lobby, protest, and
contribute to daily actions. Come join us on Sunday, August 6 at 5pm in Classroom 1 if you’d like to learn more!
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.
What Does CodeNext Mean to Me and My Neighbors?
Come find out on Sunday, August 6, 2-4 pm in the Wildflower Community Room. This proposed new land use code is marching quickly to being approved by the City. The public has had a short window to engage with and understand the impact of this complex new code, and the April decision point by City Council is fast approaching. There are many issues in this proposed policy around affordable housing that disenfranchise the most vulnerable populations in Austin and threaten to further displace people of color. It is time now to learn about the issues in CodeNext and engage in actions to influence the final decision.
Our children’s religious education program serves babies and children through 18 years. We provide childcare every Sunday from 9:30 am to 1 pm for children 1-4 years of age. Children age 4 and above may begin in the Pre-K class when they are developmentally ready. Grades 2-5 attend class together, and youth from 6th-12 grades. Currently, infants remain with their parents. Childcare is available for all ages from 9:30-11:30 am and during Sunday afternoon meetings when requested.
August 6, the UU World Traveler’s Program Tour Guide will be Debbie Groves. Come and explore San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a very old and beautiful town up in the
high plains of the Sierra Madre mountains.