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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…

Celebrating our Resilience, and Planning for the Rest of the Year

Greetings from the Generosity & Gratitude Ministry, This has been quite a season at WellSprings, as we’re sure it’s been for you, too. Sometimes it helps to take stock of all we’ve done, and recognize just how much we have to be grateful for—our adaptability, our tenacity, and our care for each other—amidst it all. Take a moment, if you’d like, to do that for yourself today. Make a list, and let yourself be grateful and astonished by it. What…

Send Us A Shout!

Summer is here, which means WellSprings youth and WellSpringers of all ages have many opportunities to get outside and have fun. While our kids aren’t connecting in person right now, we are still doing a lot to keep kids connected. Our YouthSpirit Meetings happen every Sunday at 9 am, our Teen Game Nights happen a few times every month, and we recently offered a Netflix watch party for a Spiritflix family feature. And we still hold space for our young…

Board of Trustees Election Results

We are pleased to report that Chris Chepel has been elected to a second two-year term on the Board of Trustees, beginning on July 1, 2020.  Chris Groppe and Tiffany Shoffner were each elected to a two-year term on the WellSprings Board of Trustees, also beginning on July 1, 2020. Congratulations and welcome to Chris and Tiffany! Chris will be stepping into the role of Vice President, and Tiffany will be stepping into the role of Treasurer. Thank you for participating…

Congratulations, WellSprings Graduates!

Celebrating our graduates of all ages!  Cameron Howe (Burke-Howe family) – graduated from Henderson High School, attending Edinboro University of Pennsylvania to study animation in the fall, and recipient of Presidential and Honors scholarships.  Will and Dan Geary (Geary family) – both graduated from 8th grade at Montgomery School, attending Henderson High School in the fall.  Alexander Floyd (Floyd family) – graduated from Downingtown East High School, attending University of Salisbury in Maryland as a recruited soccer athlete in the fall.  Katherine Floyd…

Gifts for Chester County Futures’ Grads

Despite graduations postponed and senior years disrupted, our long time community partner, Chester County Futures (CCF), has continued to provide services to teens in our community. As part of this ongoing initiative, CCF planned to deliver a gift filled with goodies to each graduating senior, as they move on to their next endeavors. Our goal was twofold: 1. Provide every CCF senior (that’s 47 young adults) with a $20 gift card.2. Provide every CCF senior with a handmade graduation card.…

Interfaith Action Community’s Response to the Murder of George Floyd

WellSprings is proud to join with our neighboring faith communities today, signing on in support of the words below… The Interfaith Action Community (IAC) is a grassroots organization in Chester County, PA with a mission inspired by all our different faith traditions. We stand with communities of color and against all civic, societal, cultural, governmental, or religious policies, laws, and practices that maintain systemic racism and the myth of white supremacy. We add our voices to the call for justice…

An Update as PA Moves Forward

This Friday, June 5th, Chester and surrounding area counties are all slated to move into the “Yellow” phase of Pennsylvania’s re-opening plan. This means that some WellSprings members may see retail shops re-opening in their area, may be re-adjusting to some form of in-person work, facing new decisions about child care and summer camps – or perhaps, just making some shifts to their own social behaviors – as the stay-at-home order is lifted.  At this time, WellSprings plans to continue our current…

Here’s How to Connect with WellSprings Online Each Week

We’re all adapting, adjusting, and reaching out in new ways these days. Here at WellSprings, we want to make sure you know how to connect with us. There are options to gather together with our community, from home, four days each week. Here’s how and where you can find us. Sundays 9 AM YOUTH SPIRIT ON ZOOM. Carol Breslin and our Mentors host an interactive time for connection, split into smaller groups by age when possible. Click this link to…

Board of Trustees Update – May 2020

Looking Ahead As Rev. Lee shared in her recent message, there is still much uncertainty as to when WellSprings will again meet in person, and our Staff Team is beginning to imagine what the entire next church year would look like, if held remotely. As we have seen in the past eight weeks, the “Charge of the Soul” is still with us, in new and different ways – and we look forward to continuing to explore the possibilities for connection and…