Ministries & Teams

Ministries & Teams

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…

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.…

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…

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…

WellSprings 1.0 Sessions in March & April

Our WellSprings 1.0 gatherings are a chance for you to learn more about what it means to become a member of our spiritual community. If you’ve been attending services for a while and feel like WellSprings might be your new spiritual home, you are warmly invited to join us for this special small-group discussion. Rev. Lee and members of our Belonging Team will host each of these events, where you will have the chance to gain a better understanding of…

“Being a Friend” Resource Guide from the Spiritual Development Ministry

To accompany each new message series, the Spiritual Development Ministry is providing the congregation with a thought-provoking collection of resources. This past Sunday marked the beginning of our newest message series “Being a Friend.” 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…

Yes, Leadership is for You!

We truly are a welcoming community and your gifts are appreciated in every way imaginable! What is also true is your gifts of leadership are returned to you tenfold. Many leaders describe their experience here as life changing. One significant reason is that our practices at WellSprings include welcoming imperfect leaders! Leaders Community members promise to support each other while walking the path of spiritual growth together, and to treat our moments of frustration, failure, and fear as learning experiences.…

Tour the 2020 Art Quilt Elements Exhibition in our New SoulBite

One of our congregants is offering an amazing opportunity for you to tour the Art Quilt Elements Exhibition this year. In this internationally acclaimed show, three jurors have assembled an exceptional collection of fine art in fabric. As one of the featured artists, she will shed light on some of the deeply personal stories behind each of the 48 quilts on display. This new SoulBite is titled “Healing and Forgiveness in Fabric,” and is being offered on two different dates.…

WellSprings 2.0 “Listening to Our lives” Session Begins Soon

WellSprings 2.0, “Listening to Our Lives” is our signature Small Group. This discussion group tackles timeless spiritual topics in an open and relaxed setting. Discussions may include God, community, suffering, death, spiritual practice, living our gifts, and more. It’s an ideal first Springboard if you’ve never tried one before. You do not need to be a member, or to have attended a WellSprings 1.0 session in order to participate. All are welcome!Wellsprings 2.0 is also a prerequisite for anyone interested…

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…
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