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WellSprings Turns 13

On the last Sunday in January, 2007 WellSprings held its very first worship service. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or are joining us for the very first time, please know that your presence is a vital part of what makes WellSprings work. You are appreciated, and we hope you’ll join us in wishing a happy 13th “birthday” to our beloved charged-full spiritual community.

YouthSpirit Holiday Treats Project for Chester County Futures

Just before the holidays, YouthSpirit kids assembled 220 Holiday Treat Bags for students and faculty at Chester County Futures. Donations were kindly made by WellSprings in the weeks prior. Each bag was then lovingly filled with a candy cane, hot chocolate, mini-marshmallows, and a hand-written or hand-drawn note. We recently received some great photographs of smiling students with their treat-bags. Thank you to WellSprings kids and adults alike for bringing some holiday cheer to CCF and making these smiles possible.

Our Coat Drive to Benefit Chester County Futures was a Great Success!

Our HeartWorks Team received a lovely note of thanks and a photo from Chester County Futures, one of our partner organizations. They came to us earlier this season with a special request for approximately 80 winter coats. They needed help outfitting children and teens in their program, who might otherwise have to go without. We’re so glad we were able to help meet this acute need in our community. Members of our congregation piled up dozens of gently used winter…

“Daily Bread” Message Series Guide

To accompany each new message series, the Spiritual Development Ministry is providing the congregation with a thought-provoking collection of resources. This Sunday marks the beginning of our newest message series “Daily Bread.” The resources include: a challenge, a spiritual practice, a discussion question, a journal/reflection prompt, links to some of the materials Rev. Ken & Rev. Lee will be using as they write their messages, and other opportunities for reflection. It is our hope that these materials will be used…
WellSprings at Good Neighbor Day

Thank You For Your Generosity in 2019

The Generosity & Gratitude Ministry team wants to take this time to say a profound thank you to everyone. Your generosity has made a lot possible this year, including: New staff positions — Helen, our YouthSpirit Assistant, and Jessica, our Membership & Communications Coordinator. Minister Rev. Lee moving to full-time. More involvement in our local community through many HeartWorks drives, participation at Downingtown Good Neighbor Day, and through Interfaith Action Community, to name just a few ways. More programming for our teens this…

WellSprings and Local Police Team Up to Help a Family in Need

Part of WellSprings mission is to spread generosity and love – even if it means crossing state and county lines! This was illustrated beautifully when our Heartworks Team received word from the Coatesville Police Department that there was a local family in need of some emergency assistance for the holidays. One of the items most urgently needed was a working refrigerator, and two of our congregants who live in Delaware came through with flying colors. So many thanks are in…

Join Us On Christmas Eve!

This year, join us on Christmas Eve for a message about the astonishing outsiders who enter our world, turn it upside down, and transform it into something more holy, loving, and true. Both our all-ages services at 4:30 & 6:00 PM will be inspired by the instant-classic movie, “Elf!” (Please note that there will be no nursery services during these gatherings.) Because our Christmas Eve services are such a special event, we also hope you’ll sign up to bring cookies or snacks,…

What’s the Small Groups Team All About?

At WellSprings, when we say “Small Group,” what we mean is a place where we gather together to deepen our spiritual connections and our connections with other WellSpringers. We believe that our Small Group offerings are one of the many special things that set us apart from other congregations, and make us uniquely “Us.” Anyone who’s participated in one of our Springboards, SoulBites, retreats, Apple Tree gatherings, or any other Small Group offering knows that it’s about a lot more…

HeartWorks Winter Coat Collection

Our community partner, Chester County Futures, has asked us to help them meet a special need this winter: among the high school students enrolled in their programs locally are 77 teens who need a cold-weather coat. The size breakdown of needed coats is as follows: Small 17 – Medium 33 – Large 20 – X-Large 6.  In order to meet this unusual but very important goal for CCF, if you can place a collection box at your place of employment, we’d be grateful for that as well! Whether for…

Update from Your Board of Trustees

Sunday Morning Attendance UpdateWe’ve received some questions over the past several months about shifts in our Sunday morning attendance, and we want to provide some background and context for everyone in our community about this topic. If you’ve been around for a few years, you may recall a time that we regularly welcomed over 200 people on Sunday mornings. In 2016, our Sunday attendance exceeded 200 almost half the time. There is some curiosity about whether two Sunday services are…

Our Caring Book Returns

It can be powerful to name what’s on our hearts, when we come together on Sundays. Even if we want nothing except for a space to share (or a space outside of our own heads) – the simple act of lighting a candle or putting pen to paper can help us honor both the joys and the sorrows we carry. This Sunday, we’ll renew the practice of creating space in Bell Hall for our candles and Caring Book. Feel free to light a candle, or…

Ways to Work With WellSprings Youth

Serve to connect youth, families and the whole of WellSprings YouthBridge Core Ministry – join this new, tentatively-named core ministry to create new connections and opportunities for all WellSprings children, ages 0-17, their families, and our congregation, to grow together.  Expected to meet monthly or more. Foster Teen Connection Teen Group – our fledging teen group currently meets several times a year for social or service opportunities.  Past outings have included escape rooms, indoor obstacle courses, and game night.  We…
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