Addictions & Recovery Ministry

Addictions and Recovery Expo 2015

WellSprings Congregation presented a hugely successful full-day addictions and recovery expo on October 24.
(Click on the logo for more details)
The talks were recorded and will be posted here when they are ready.

The Ministry of the Addictions & Recovery Team

The Addictions & Recovery Team provides compassionate, nonjudgmental presence for individuals and families within WellSprings who are struggling with alcoholism and other addictions, and helps connect people with resources for recovery and healing.

We know that trusted and supportive relationships are necessary in the recovery process. The members of the team are there to listen and to help ease the loneliness of people and families who are suffering from addictions, and to work alongside people in their recovery. We believe that a growing and honest spiritual life is an essential part of recovery from substance abuse and addictive behaviors.

The Team is composed of WellSprings members who are in recovery from their own or family members' addictions, and/or who have a professional background in serving people with addictions and substance abuse. The team is not composed of experts, but of people who understand that the journey from addiction into recovery is essentially a spiritual pilgrimage towards greater wholeness in our lives.

We seek to share our experience with others, to reduce the stigma of addiction, and to raise awareness of long-term recovery within our community.

If you are looking for recovery resources, please visit any of the links on this page.

Celebrating Recovery

For more information, please contact one of the team co-leaders:
Kim Sabadish
Kathy Burke-Howe

Recovery Related Groups in
the Greater Philadelphia Area


Alcoholics Anonymous

Codependents Anonymous

Meditation/Contemplative-Based Recovery Group

Narcotics Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous

Philadelphia Intergroup: or
Brandywine Intergroup:

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

STAR Sexual Trauma and Recovery Inc.

Mental Health Professionals Who
Specialize in Addictions Counseling

A. Michael Blanche

Chester Counseling Associates

Jeremy Frank, Ph.D., C.A.C.

Deborah Massey

Renaissance Nutrition Center -- H. Theresa Wright, MS, RD, LDN

Julie C. Young, Psy.D.

Recovery Resources

Which Direction Do I Go?

Rehab Centers (Inpatient and Outpatient)



Main Line Health Center for Addictive Diseases

Malvern Institute

MeadowWood Behavioral Health Systems

Mirmont Treatment Center

Penn Foundation

Rehab After Work


A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery Recovery/dp/B005K5DZZM/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183693&sr=1-2

A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps Steps/dp/0894869930/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183592&sr=1-1

Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality
in the Healing of Addictions Addictions/dp/0061122432/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325184110&sr=1-1

Alcoholics Anonymous, The Big Book, 4th Edition dp/1893007170/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325183328&sr=8-2

Living Sober

Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps:
Living Recovery in the Present Moment Present/dp/1592858201/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183785&sr=1-1

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps dp/1579549055/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183645&sr=1-1

The Spirituality of Imperfection:
Storytelling and the Search for Meaning sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325183537&sr=1-1

The Thirst For Wholeness:
Attachment, Addictions and the Spiritual Path Spiritual/dp/0062503154/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325183972&sr=1-1

Thirst: God and the Alcoholic Experience Nelson/dp/0664226884/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid= 1325184053&sr=1-11

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

Sunday Services


Two Services:  9:30 and 11:00 AM


The Montgomery School (Bell Hall)
1141 Kimberton Road (Route 113)
Chester Springs, PA 19425
directions  map


Casual and contemporary. Come as you are.



Sunday Classes/Springboards

YouthSpirit is just for kids! It’s the place where young people at WellSprings gather every Sunday for fun, fellowship and friendship. In both regular classes and special spiritual workshops, kids experience and talk about the things that make living more meaningful, like friendship, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, and caring for self, each other and all living things.


Contact Us

Mailing Address

WellSprings Congregation 
47 Marchwood Road, Suite 2A-2
Exton, PA 19341




Lead Minister, Rev. Ken Beldon: