Quest: A Spiritual Journey is a two-year experience that draws on our Unitarian Universalist faith traditions and provides the framework for participants to nurture the personal search for truth and meaning within an intentional, spiritual community. Quest is a dynamic process in which everyone involved has opportunities to practice being present to themselves and each other and to find support in discovering what it can mean to live from a place of spiritual integrity.
Quest III will be held September 2012 - May 2014. THE DEADLINE FOR QUEST APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO APRIL 15, 2012. Contact Janet Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Sequence and Components of the Program are as follows:
Retreat 1: Sept 21 - 23, 2012 "Cultivating Our Intentional Spiritual Community and Honoring the Spiritual Journey"
Monthly Integration Groups (IGs) begin in September (at the retreat) and continue monthly throughout the duration of Quest on the third Monday of each non-retreat month. Each monthly integration group will be proceeded by a potluck supper. During retreat months, the IGs will meet on Sunday morning of the retreat.
Meetings with Spiritual Companions begin in fall 2012. Meetings are scheduled at the convenience of both spiritual companion and participant, and occur monthly.
Class (two, 2-hour sessions): October 22, 2012 7pm-9pm and November 26, 2012 7pm-9pm "Faith Development, Our UU Heritage and Our Individual Faith Journey"
Retreat 2: January 25 - 27, 2013 "Exploring and Fostering Spiritual Practice"
Retreat 3: April 26 - 28, 2013 "Embracing Self-Acceptance, Compassion and Forgiveness"
Summer 2013: IGs and meetings with spiritual companions continue.
Retreat 4: September 27 - 29, 2013 "Letting Go, Gratitude, and the Generous Heart"
Retreat 5: January 24 - 26, 2014 "Extending the Generous Heart, Balance , and Reverence"
Retreat 6: April 4 - 6, 2014 "Honoring the Quest Experience and Continuing the Spiritual Journey"
Final meeting with Spiritual Companion after last retreat (April or May 2014)
Applications for Quest III are now available. Hard copies of the application may be found on the RE table in the Commons. For an electronic copy, email Janet at email@example.com.
The curriculum currently being used at First Unitarian Society is available for purchase for other congregations. For more information about the Quest program or the curriculum, visit the Quest website or contact Janet Swanson, Quest Spiritual Program Director (click here to email Janet).