WellSprings News

WellSprings News

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. Tuesday,…

Share The Practice of Lectio Divina at this Sunday’s Service

On Sunday, February 21st, WellSprings welcomes guest preacher Rev. Michael Bush. He is the Senior Minister of the Casas Adobes Congregational Church (UCC) in Tuscon, AZ. Prior to that he was the pastor of the nearby to us United Church of Christ in Valley Forge.  He’s bringing us a message as part of our Coming Home series, and he’s chosen to share the practice of Lectio Divina with us. The Four Part Lectio Divina Lectio Divina is Latin for “divine…

Interested in Membership? WellSprings 1.0 is Coming!

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 these special small-group discussions. Since we are still distancing, 1.0 sessions will take place over Zoom. This year, we are also breaking down the traditional “block” format of WellSprings 1.0…

“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…

Join Us on YouTube For Christmas Eve

Our Christmas Eve services are a beloved tradition at WellSprings, and while things will look a bit different this year, we are still bringing you a charged-full service online. So, please join us for a special service premiering on YouTube at 5 PM on December 24th. If you’ve already received your winter care package, you’ll notice some candles included. We are asking you to light your own candles at home this year, and while we won’t be physically passing the…

The “WellSprings Elves” are on the Move

Over the past few days, some WellSpringers have hopefully found surprises in their mailboxes, on their porches, or even hanging from their doorknobs. Behind the scenes, our staff has been hard at work planning, assembling, and hand delivering a special holiday care package to WellSprings families. If you made it out to our drive-up event in November, you received yours then, but there were about 180 families still on our list. So on that note, staff has been visiting Exton,…

WellSprings In-Person Small Group Activities Suspended Until Further Notice

WellSprings is continuing to offer Sunday Services on YouTube, as we have since March 15th. We are also offering YouthSpirit, Sunday Coffee Hour, Teen Groups, Mindful Recovery, weekly Mindfulness sessions with Rev. Ken, online lunches with Rev. Lee, and occasional special events, safely, through Zoom or other online means. While these weekly offerings are not changing, The Board of Trustees has made the decision to suspend any and all in-person Small Group activities until further notice. Below is the letter…

WellSprings First Drive Up Event Was a Huge Success!

On November 15th and 16th, members of the WellSprings staff, along with some dedicated volunteers, held our first ever drive up event. The idea behind this event was threefold: To hand out the latest YouthSpirit packet of learning materials to families To supply volunteers with materials for making handmade holiday cards and hot cocoa gift packs for our community partners To give each WellSprings family a winter care package – a little piece of the congregation at home with them…

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…

“Stock Up” on WellSprings for Winter at our First Drive-Through Event

When? Sunday, November 15th, 1 – 3 PM, and  Monday, November 16th, 3:30 – 5:30 PM Where? At the WellSprings Office parking lot: 47 Marchwood Road, Exton, PA 19341 A Holiday Gift for You WellSprings is offering a little something to each of the households in our congregation. Much like when we sent bubbles to families before our WellCome Back Sunday service, these gift packets will bring a little bit of WellSprings into your home, ahead of the holidays. Contactless…

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month!

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month, and we’ve never been more grateful for our pastors than we are in 2020. On Tuesday, October 6th, our staff and Board of Trustees came up with a fun way to thank Revs. Lee and Ken for all they do for us: we sent warm cookies right to their doors! Pictured here: cookies, notes, a very surprised Rev. Lee right after the delivery came in the middle of our weekly staff meeting, and Rev. Ken defending…

Remembering Those We’ve Lost

WellSprings Annual remembrance Service To be Held October 25th At the end of each October, WellSprings holds an annual Remembrance Service. Together, we build an altar that holds mementos and photos of all our loved ones lost, from within and beyond our community. This year more than ever, as we walk through the grief of all 2020 has brought us, we honor that we have that same need: to connect and share stories and mementos of the loved ones we miss so dearly, and carry…