Our Wellspring Wednesday Program has both an adult program and a children’s program. This program is offered on the second Wednesday of the month starting in September.
6:30-8:00 p.m. Adult and Children’s Concurrent Programs
Spirit in Practice
How do we know if our practice is a real practice?
Only by one thing: more and more, we just see the wonder.
What is the wonder? I don’t know.
We can’t know such things through thinking.
But we always know it when it’s there.
— Charlotte Joko Beck
This year we will focus on learning about and growing deeper with spiritual practices.
September 14: Stories of Spirit with Chester Behnke
October 12: Arts with Jennifer Levenhagen
November 9: Breath and Movement with Parnee Frederick
January 11: Prayer with Rev. Kathleen Rolenz
February 8: Poetry with Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
March 8: Contemplative Photography with Mary Ellyn Vicksta
April 12: Meditation and Chant with Be Alford
May 10: Nature with Dave Gerlach
Plan to focus on your spiritual health this year!
Wednesday, May 10: The Spirituality of Nature with Dave Gerlach
Too many times we pass through our days totally unaware of the exquisite beauty that surrounds us each day of our lives. But there is a religion that is totally compatible with Unitarian Universalism that calls us into a deeper relationship with our planet: Pantheism. It is a spiritual path that emphasizes this life on this planet, that all things are interconnected and interdependent, and that we humans are inseparable and totally connected to this unity. This practice calls us to be attentive to and to respond in greater reverence to the natural world that surrounds us. So on this Wednesday about Pantheism, we’ll explore a little more about what it is and how we might want to incorporate some of its notions in our daily lives. We’ll also share what it is about the natural world that excites us and how we get connected to this amazing earth.
Dave Gerlach has been a member of the Fellowship since 1974 and has been the speaker for a number of programs over the years. He has spoken to several congregations on the topic of Pantheism, including at the Fellowship. He has helped to form and lead a UU Pantheists of Eastern Wisconsin group and has been involved with planning of a number of Mid-Winter Pantheist Retreats as well as solstice and equinox celebrations.