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WellSprings HeartWorks Team Delivers Care Packages to Six Local Nursing Homes

We know that long-term and congregate care facilities have been especially hard-hit by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. With this in mind, the WellSprings HeartWorks Team came up with a way to help show our appreciation to the workers on the front lines, caring for some of our most vulnerable neighbors. The call went out for donations, and within four hours, the HeartWorks Team had received everything they needed to create care packages for the workers at local nursing homes. These included…

Mother’s Day Virtual Food Drive with the Interfaith Action Community

WellSprings Congregation is a proud member of the Interfaith Action Community of Chester County. We come from religious backgrounds such as Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hindu, Islam, Baha’i, and of course, Unitarian Universalism. Each of our religious traditions values charity, and instructs us to help those in need. In this time of unprecedented economic disruption, more people than ever are experiencing hunger and food insecurity. In response, the IAC of Chester County invites you to donate to a virtual food drive…

Looking Ahead: A Letter From Rev. Lee

This message is available as a video, and as a letter. Dear WellSpringers, As I sat down to write today, I tried to remember the last time I saw any of you in person. I checked the calendar – it was March 8th – a Sunday morning, like any other. Two services, greeters at the door, folks arranging chairs, worship leader and preacher going over their notes, staff and helpers setting up for our kids, the band rehearsing, two volunteers…

New Message Series: “Love the Hell Out of This World”

This Sunday, Rev. Ken begins our new message series for May: “Love the Hell Out of this World.” WellSprings’ spiritual heritage comes from two distinct traditions – Unitarianism and Universalism – that merged halfway through the last century. From Universalism, we take the belief that this whole world, and everyone in it, is worth saving. No exceptions. A faith that believes in the belovedness of all people is especially important, in these difficult days. How do we live out this faith with…

(Digital) Coffee with Rev. Lee

Before we began physically social-distancing, Rev. Lee would host open hours twice a week at local coffee shops, over lunchtime. Whomever wanted to drop by was welcome – all could get to know each other, and have a consistent time and place to find Rev. Lee. Obviously, our current situation means WellSpringers won’t be meeting up in person now, but Rev. Lee is making space for us to gather with her, and with each other, in other ways. On Tuesdays,…

Don’t Miss a Charged-Full Moment

As you know, our services and other gatherings have all moved online in the wake of Covid-19. As we continue to social distance as a means of caring for one another, we want to make sure you’re able to fully connect with WellSprings in whatever ways you can. Below are a few common technical issues you might be facing, and how to solve them. If you are having difficulty accessing Zoom, whether it’s for our coffee hour, for Lunch with…

Easter at WellSprings

This coming Sunday, April 12, is Easter. While this is typically a day where we expect a packed house and boisterous greetings at WellSprings, we will be observing this occasion from our homes, hopefully safe and well. However, we are still bringing the spirit of community to you! Below is a list of Charged-Full events you can look forward to this week: A real live Easter Bunny! Rev. Ken and his wife, Teresa, have been proud bunny owners for years,…

Join a Campfire…

In her message on March 22nd, Rev. Lee spoke about “digital campfires” – small group communities with a common center, that gather across great distances. With all the uncertainty around us and ahead of us today, we’d like to try creating a few virtual “Campfire” circles within WellSprings, for anyone who wants a little company, and support, from afar. Campfires will be small groups of 5-8 people who commit to check in with each other, all through the time that…

Sunday Morning Online

Until we can gather in person again, WellSprings is finding new ways to connect online. We’re adding some things to our schedule this weekend! Check out our Sunday plans: Every Sunday: 9am YouthSpirit. On Sundays we’ll use the online platform “Zoom” to gather kids together! To start, we’ll simply be walking through some of the basic functionality of Zoom, and checking in on each other. In future weeks, we’ll develop YouthSpirit offerings as we learn, together. Parents and caretakers, please log…

WellSprings Online in March

We know how much WellSprings matters to all of us, and we’re so grateful that we can continue to share experiences of connection, even during a time when keeping physical distance is an act of care. Beginning on Sunday, March 15th, we’ll offer a new kind of experience: WellSprings Online. Here’s how it works: At 10am each Sunday morning, a video will go live on our YouTube channel. You’ll see everything you expect to see at a regular service. A worship leader…

WellSprings Suspending All In-Person Gatherings

WellSpringers, I’m writing to you all this evening to update you on our community’s plans, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Board and I have decided that as of Friday, March 13th, we are suspending all in-person WellSprings gatherings, until further notice. In our conversations over the past week, I’ve heard how many of you are dealing with the changing environment around COVID-19 in your own workplaces, in schools, and with your families. The Board and I have also…

Coronavirus and our Congregation: An Evolving Situation

As we shared last week, the coronavirus, COVID-19, has made its way to the US, and we hope to keep ourselves and one another safe and healthy through this season. This afternoon, Rev. Lee and Board President Chris Chepel joined a call hosted by the Chester County Department of Health, offering guidance to religious and other community organizations. At this time, there is no recommendation in the county to cancel religious services. The Montgomery School is also in daily communication with…