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.

Sunday Worship

Join us this Sunday at 11:30am in the Sanctuary at our shared campus. Extra parking is available across Oltorf at Travis High School.

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.

Serenity Service

Join us for an interfaith service of music, readings, candles, and silence every third Friday of the month at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary on our shared campus.

Adult Programs

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.

Engaging the Sacred in Art

ongoing

fourth Tuesday evenings

Consider art as a spiritual practice with other artists

The World Future We Need

ongoing

monthly, third Sunday evenings

Discuss technology, morality, cooperation, and growth in the world’s future

Buddhism and Meditation Exploration Group

1st and 3rd Sundays only, until September

Sunday mornings, 9:30am

Explore Buddhist teachings and practices in a UU context

Climate Change Education Class

ongoing

third Sunday mornings, 9:30am
Discussions around climate change and environmental justice

Mindful Gentle Yoga

ongoing

Tuesdays, 10:00 am

Focus on breath, kindness to self and others, and curiosity.

Young Adults Group

ongoing

join Facebook group for meeting times

Connect with other young adults at Wildflower & beyond.

Food for Thought

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!

What's Unitarian Universalism all About?

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.

Children and Youth Programs

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.

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