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The HeartWorks Team Offers Two Ways to Lend a Hand

Our HeartWorks Team is running two important projects right now: Make A Difference Day On Saturday, October 24th, from 9 AM to 3 PM The HeartWorks Team will be in the Marchwood Shopping Center for a drive-through grocery drop off. They will be accepting bags of non perishable food items. This drive through will be safe and socially-distanced, but we are also asking everyone to wear a mask for the safety of all involved. You can read more about Make…

Teen Game Nights at WellSprings

Did you know…? Twice a month, our YouthBridge Ministry has been planning and holding virtual game nights for WellSpringers between the ages of 13 and 17. This is a great opportunity for our teens to take a break from distance learning and hectic schedules, and get some (virtual) face time with friends. While games are the main focus, there is always some great conversation sparked by current events, or anything on our teens’ minds. Our next Teen Game Nights have…

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month!

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month, and we’ve never been more grateful for our pastors than we are in 2020. On Tuesday, October 6th, our staff and Board of Trustees came up with a fun way to thank Revs. Lee and Ken for all they do for us: we sent warm cookies right to their doors! Pictured here: cookies, notes, a very surprised Rev. Lee right after the delivery came in the middle of our weekly staff meeting, and Rev. Ken defending…

WellSprings Works to Get Out the Vote

So far, in the lead-up to the extremely important 2020 election, Wellsprings members have sent over 400 letters to registered voters encouraging them to vote this election.   Several of our members have signed up to be poll watchers – folks who volunteer their time on election day to observe the polls, and make sure voters encounter no issues.   Members are also devoting their time to phone and text banks, encouraging marginalized voters to make their voices heard.   Have you done…

Remembering Those We’ve Lost

WellSprings Annual remembrance Service To be Held October 25th At the end of each October, WellSprings holds an annual Remembrance Service. Together, we build an altar that holds mementos and photos of all our loved ones lost, from within and beyond our community. This year more than ever, as we walk through the grief of all 2020 has brought us, we honor that we have that same need: to connect and share stories and mementos of the loved ones we miss so dearly, and carry…

Fall Message Series: “The Cloud Over Everything”

This Sunday, Rev. Ken begins our new message series for Fall: “The Cloud Over Everything.” With little warning, 2020 brought us loss upon loss. Grief is among the most reliable of human experiences, yet it’s rarely discussed in the open – or held and healed in common. In our Fall message series, we’ll explore how to cope with grief, and move through some of its best-known qualities like anger, sadness, denial, bargaining, and acceptance. We’ll gather under the cloud and look up, remembering that…

Celebrate “WellCome Back” Sunday With Our Documentary & Music Video

On Sunday, September 13th, during our 10 AM Sunday service on YouTube, we premiered two new videos as part of our “WellCome Back” Sunday celebration. WellSprings @Home: A WellCome Back Sunday Retrospective What was it like in the moments and days after Thursday, March 12th, when WellSprings made the decision to put all in-person gatherings on hold? Listen to stories from our Board members, our Staff, and from WellSpringers talking about how we reacted to the pandemic in those first…

JusticeWorks Joins the Vote Forward Campaign

Sending a Vote Forward letter is one of the easiest things you can do to increase voter turnout. It takes two minutes and one stamp, and meaningfully increases the odds that the recipient will vote. The letter is a concrete action you can take, no matter where you live, to get fellow citizens who might be unlikely-to-vote, to the polls. Fellow WellSpringers have already been writing letters, and we’d love to get more people involved. Vote Forward has a goal of…

“WellCome Back” Looks Different…

On September 13th, join us online for an annual WellSprings tradition: WellCome Back Sunday! Our service will still be all-ages, and it will still kick off the new church year… but a few other things will be different: We’ll gather on YouTube at 10am, as one big all-ages community. There will be no YouthSpirit on Sept. 13 – but you will see YouthSpirit friends dancing to the music and taking part in our service! We’re working on sending everyone at…

Speaking Up and Showing Up Against Racism

In 2020, we’ve seen a huge new wave of national attention focused on racial justice. More people are waking up to the need for deep, spiritually rooted and systemic change, and are wondering what they can do. This small group will be different than most at WellSprings. Recognizing the long-term nature of this work, we will gather twice monthly from September through February for both discussion and practice sessions. In between sessions, participants will be asked to read, watch, and…

YouthSpirit Home Packets Sent Out to WellSprings Families

With social distancing measures still in place, our YouthSpirit friends have been meeting online over Zoom since March. In an effort to make the YouthSpirit experience feel more “normal,” this week, special packets were sent out (or in some cases, hand delivered) to families. Our hope is that families and kids get a chance to explore the ideas and materials provided. There are three main themes: Flight & Wind Outdoor activities with a social justice twist Seed paper in the…

WellSprings Canned Food Drive

Our HeartWorks Team is running a canned food drive, with a social distancing twist. Shop when you can, buy what you can, and drop off at a local food bank of your choice. Here’s the complete message from HeartWorks: HELP DONATE CANNED FOOD AND NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS THROUGH THE MONTH OF AUGUST                              Goal:  A Community Food & Fundraising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them.   So far we have raised $ towards our $ target! That’s  of…