WellSprings News

WellSprings News

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 . Click this link to access the meeting. Make sure you’re signed up for the WellSprings Weekly email to get the password. To find out…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Keeping One Another Healthy

Coronavirus and our Congregation As you are probably aware, the coronavirus, COVID-19 has made its way to the US, and many are wondering how we can keep ourselves and one another safe and healthy through this season. There is currently no advice for people in our area to avoid public gatherings like religious services, assuming they are healthy. However, it’s still important that we approach this situation in an educated and cautious way. With that in mind, here are our…

Podcast News! New Schedule and Accessible Podcasts Now Available

Introducing podcast Tuesdays The WellSprings weekly message, delivered each Sunday by one of our Ministers or Worship Leaders, will now be available for download the following Tuesday, every week! This long-awaited change will keep our podcast on a more predictable schedule, and will make it easier for our congregants to share messages with friends and family in a timely manner. You can subscribe to the WellSprings Congregation Podcast in Apple Podcasts, or you can access our archives directly by clicking…

Rev. Lee is Granted Full Fellowship

“We recognize and applaud all the ways in which you have grown and thrived through the continued transitions of the congregation you serve.” These words are from the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in its letter granting Rev. Lee Paczulla Full Fellowship as a minister in the UUA. When Rev. Lee became our Executive Minister in July 2016, she was near the beginning of her ministry and in a period called Preliminary Fellowship. To be granted…

WellSprings Turns 13

On the last Sunday in January, 2007 WellSprings held its very first worship service. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or are joining us for the very first time, please know that your presence is a vital part of what makes WellSprings work. You are appreciated, and we hope you’ll join us in wishing a happy 13th “birthday” to our beloved charged-full spiritual community.