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End of Year Ask from the Generosity & Gratitude Ministry

As this unprecedented year nears its end, the Generosity and Gratitude Ministry would like to know: What are you grateful for at WellSprings?  Here’s what we’re asking:  Answer the question. Take your answer and compress it down to a quick 5-second answer. Record what you’re grateful for about WellSprings as video. It would be best if you did it in landscape mode, so the video is horizontal, but we’ll accept vertical videos, too. And in your delivery, give it a little…

Thank You to Our CCF “Goody Bag” Volunteers

WellSpringers stepped up and assembled 200 care packages to send to the students and staff involved with our community partner, Chester County Futures. During our drive-up event, volunteers picked up supplies to assemble treat bags with hot chocolate packs, candy canes, and hand written cards. These are always appreciated by the CCF organization, and we’re so glad we were able to safely continue this tradition in the age of social distancing. Here are some great photos from this year’s project:

WellSprings In-Person Small Group Activities Suspended Until Further Notice

WellSprings is continuing to offer Sunday Services on YouTube, as we have since March 15th. We are also offering YouthSpirit, Sunday Coffee Hour, Teen Groups, Mindful Recovery, weekly Mindfulness sessions with Rev. Ken, online lunches with Rev. Lee, and occasional special events, safely, through Zoom or other online means. While these weekly offerings are not changing, The Board of Trustees has made the decision to suspend any and all in-person Small Group activities until further notice. Below is the letter…

WellSprings First Drive Up Event Was a Huge Success!

On November 15th and 16th, members of the WellSprings staff, along with some dedicated volunteers, held our first ever drive up event. The idea behind this event was threefold: To hand out the latest YouthSpirit packet of learning materials to families To supply volunteers with materials for making handmade holiday cards and hot cocoa gift packs for our community partners To give each WellSprings family a winter care package – a little piece of the congregation at home with them…

Our Holiday Message Series: “How to Be Afraid”

The writer Audre Lorde once said, “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” As the Fall season turns to Winter this year, so many of us are coping with helplessness, fear, and dissatisfaction with what is – alongside anxious hope, for the future. The shape of our world in years to come always depends on what we do in the…

“Stock Up” on WellSprings for Winter at our First Drive-Through Event

When? Sunday, November 15th, 1 – 3 PM, and  Monday, November 16th, 3:30 – 5:30 PM Where? At the WellSprings Office parking lot: 47 Marchwood Road, Exton, PA 19341 A Holiday Gift for You WellSprings is offering a little something to each of the households in our congregation. Much like when we sent bubbles to families before our WellCome Back Sunday service, these gift packets will bring a little bit of WellSprings into your home, ahead of the holidays. Contactless…

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…