History

Video Introduction to UU Wellspring inc

2005

  • Rev. Jen Crow develops and pilots UU Wellspring at First Unitarian Church of Rochester (NY).

2006

  • First Unitarian Church runs the first two groups.

2007

  • Rev. Jen Crow and two original pilot group members present on UU Wellspring to a standing-room crowd at UUA General Assembly.

2009

  • Funding from the UUA enables UU Wellspring to be offered in 15 additional congregations.

2010

  • Wellspring leadership again presents to a standing-room crowd at UUA General Assembly.
  • First Unitarian Church of Rochester develops a second Wellspring curriculum, Deep Questions, which focuses on the seven UU principles and the questions they raise.

2012–2013

  • An additional grant is received to develop two additional years of curricula and run pilot groups. The Spiritual Practices curriculum is completed and piloted.
  • A national steering committee is formed.
  • Administrative oversight of UU Wellspring moves to First Universalist Church of Minneapolis, as Rev. Jen Crow accepts a ministerial position there.

2014

  • The newest UU Wellspring curriculum, Faithful Actions, is piloted with members of three New York congregations.

2015

  • Several new Congregations added and all four curricula are being used.

2016

  • Inaugural Boston Area group is formed with religious professionals and seminarians.

2017

  • Two inaugural online UU Sources groups form for religious professionals.

2018

  • Grant from UU Funding to support one online class for religious professionals with scholarships for ministerial interns, seminarians, religious educators in the credentialing program, and directors of music.
  • Four online UU Sources group form, three more than the funding supported.
  • Two new congregations joined and two returned from a sabbatical.
  • Pilot for Sacred Arts.

2019

  • Unitarian Universalist Sunday School Society Grant to develop UU Wellspring for Youth
  • Sacred Arts introduced to Congregations
  • Sacred Arts and Deep Questions introduced to Online Religious Professionals