Ministries & Teams

Ministries & Teams

What’s Belonging Sunday?

Coming up on April 11th, WellSprings is celebrating a new twist on an older tradition. Introducing: Belonging Sunday! In past years, we’ve welcomed new members at a special New Member Sunday Service; usually once in the Spring and once in the Fall. This year, we’re introducing something new. We’re celebrating WellSprings membership at a special service, and we’re inviting our existing members to come meet our newest members as part of this all-ages service. Rather than offering membership twice a…

Some WellSprings Easter Treats are On the Way!

In a non-pandemic year, Easter Sunday would be marked at WellSprings by an Easter egg hunt ranging over the hills and playgrounds at The Montgomery School. YouthSpirit kids would spend a happy morning searching for hidden prizes and treats. This year – our second Easter in a pandemic – is going to look a bit different, but we’re committed to making this a charged-full experience for our young friends. Over the past few weeks, WellSpringers have contributed to a project…

Together Towards Tomorrow with Our Board

Did you know that we have congregational goals? The Board of Trustees is inviting all of you to join us at upcoming Zoom sessions (pick one), to provide input into these goals, for the coming year. We’ll provide updates on our existing goals and listen, as we all share visions for the future of our beloved community. Registration in advance is not required, but is appreciated. Click each date below, to RSVP on Realm for one of these conversations, or…

Thank You for a Successful MLK Day of Service

Well done, WellSprings! Thanks to your generosity, our team was able to donate hundreds of much needed items to Media Fellowship House. Over the last week, WellSpringers dropped off essentials like diapers, laundry detergent, hand soap, and shampoo at three different locations. WellSpringers also donated a total of $825; all of which was put towards the purchase of more supplies. The YouthBridge Ministry along with the JusticeWorks Team organized this event, which benefitted organizations such as Pathways CFF, Wesley House,…

“Coming Home” Our Winter Message Series

Even when we feel like we are going nowhere, we are always in an astonishing place: right here, at home, in our bodies. There are many ways to stop and pause, and feel our way back to this present, embodied moment – and an abiding, enduring spiritual practice gives us the ability to find peace and presence, no matter where we are. This Winter, we’ll “test drive” a spiritual practice together in worship each week, with hopes that all of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…