Posts from May 2022

Posts from May 2022

Minister Emeritus FAQ

At our upcoming Congregational Meeting on June 5th, one of the items we are voting on is whether to grant Rev. Ken Beldon the title of “Minster Emeritus” upon his retirement. We’ve assembled an FAQ to help folks understand what that means, and how it works. As stated in a recent update from the Board of Trustees: The Emeritus designation is granted to a minister to honor long and meritorious service to a congregation where the minister has given devoted…

A Look Back at Our “Starting Small” Message Series

During the month of May, WellSprings offered four very special services, which set out to include people of all ages. We had some of our younger WellSpringers helping out as Worship Leaders, chalice lighters, hat passers, and even activity leaders. Keep reading to see a description of each week, and the accompanying photos and videos. Week 1: Mystery Seeds Rev. Ken led us in a planting activity. Each person present was given a small, biodegradable cup, some soil, and some…

WellSprings and Beth Israel Co-Sponsor a Performance of “Only A Girl”

On Thursday, April 28th, WellSprings Congregation and the Beth Israel Congregation co-sponsored a performance of the show “Only a Girl.” Held in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, this special presentation was created and Performed by Janet Rodgers. The 100+ attendees, both in-person and online, heard the inspiring true story of a young Catholic Polish girl who saved the lives of twelve young Jewish professionals during WWII. The 50-minute solo performance told the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke…

“Starting Small” – Our New Message Series

Sometimes we’ve got to start something new… even if we only have a little bit of what we need, to make it happen. Everything we begin in life is, essentially, a mystery. We never know how it will unfold. How do we find the courage to begin anyway? How can we discover, and trust, the good seeds in our lives? And what can we learn from our own past experiences, to help us remember that starting – even starting small – is worth…