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 IV will be held August 2015 - May 2017.
The Sequence and Components of the Program are as follows:
Retreat 1: August 28 - 30, 2015 "Cultivating Our Intentional Spiritual Community and Honoring the Spiritual Journey"
Monthly Integration Groups (IGs) begin in August (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 2015. Meetings are scheduled at the convenience of both spiritual companion and participant, and occur monthly.
Class (two, 2-hour sessions): Sunday, October 11, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015 "Faith Development, Our UU Heritage and Our Individual Faith Journey"
Retreat 2: January 29 - 31, 2016 "Exploring and Fostering Spiritual Practice"
Retreat 3: April 29 - May 1, 2016 "Embracing Self-Acceptance, Compassion and Forgiveness"
Summer 2016: IGs and meetings with spiritual companions continue.
Class (two, 2-hour sessions): Sunday, October 16, 2016 and Sunday, November 13, 2016
Retreat 4: September 23 -25, 2016 "Letting Go, Gratitude, and the Generous Heart"
Retreat 5: January 20 - 22, 2017 "Extending the Generous Heart, Balance , and Reverence"
Retreat 6: March 31 - April 2, 2017 "Honoring the Quest Experience and Continuing the Spiritual Journey"
Final meeting with Spiritual Companion after last retreat (April or May 2017)
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, contact Janet Swanson, Director of Adult Spiritual Programs (click here to email Janet).