News (Page 2)

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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…

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…

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…

“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…

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…

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.…

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 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…

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.

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.