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Now Hiring: Office Coordinator

WellSprings is now hiring for a part-time role on our Staff Team: our Office Coordinator! The person who fills this role will manage and implement the day-to-day administrative functions that are necessary for WellSprings to thrive. Read below for more information, including how to apply. About WellSprings: WellSprings Congregation is a progressive spiritual community of ~200 adults, teens, and children in Chester County, PA. A member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, our mission is to be a community “charged…

Announcing Rev. Lee Paczulla as our First Called Minister at WellSprings!

This afternoon, the Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce the results of the special election for Calling Reverend Lee Paczulla as our Settled Minister. In January, we made a momentous decision to call a vote and then conducted several listening circles, both in person and on Zoom, to ensure all voices were heard. Voting commenced two weeks ago on April 7 and closed Friday, April 19, at 11:59 pm. Yesterday, the Board formally certified the results of the vote.…

Don’t Miss Our Big Belonging Sunday, this Weekend!

You won’t want to miss this Sunday, as WellSprings observes three big events in the life-cycle of our congregation: the welcoming of new members, the final day of our 2024 Pledge Drive, and the announcement of results in our congregation’s vote, to call Rev. Lee Paczulla as our first-ever settled minister. It all happens during a special, annual service we call “Belonging Sunday” – a celebration of our WellSprings community, where we also recognize and formally welcome all the new…

Calling a Minister, FAQ

A Message and Guide from the board of trustees Since we announced at the January congregational meeting our intention to hold a congregational vote, to call Reverend Lee as our Settled Minister, we have held listening circles open to all congregants to enable further discussion and education on this important milestone for our community. Please see below for a list of questions most frequently asked, during those listening sessions. Our vote will open on Sunday, April 7th, so watch your…

Your Invitation to “Books Set Free” – Our All-Ages Message Series for May!

A Note From Rev. Lee A few years ago we started a new tradition at WellSprings: all of our Sunday services in May are “all-ages” services. That means instead of heading off to YouthSpirit, our younger friends stay with the adults for the whole morning – and together, we create a worship experience that is more participatory, engaging, and accessible to our friends at every age and stage of life.  This May, we are hoping to create as many opportunities…

Building Our Beloved Community: A Letter from the Stewardship Ministry

Greetings WellSprings! The Stewardship Ministry has begun work on our annual pledge campaign for the July 2024 through June 2025 fiscal year. We are inspired by our congregation’s generosity and sincerely thank everyone who supported WellSprings with a pledge commitment for the fiscal year July 2023 to June 2024.  Our pledge campaign theme this year is Building Our Beloved Community! At WellSprings, pledges are a commitment to give throughout the coming year. They allow us to plan for how WellSprings will…

Join Us for a Community Bike Ride on March 24th

On Sunday, March 24th, we will be meeting up as a group to take a 1-hour ride on the flat Chester Valley Trail. We hope you can join us for this fun group activity! All wheels are welcome: bikes, e-bikes, training wheels, e-scooters. We will ride at the pace of the group with ride leaders in front and behind. All abilities and levels of experience are welcome. The Plan We will meet at 12:45pm at Wegmans in Malvern, weather permitting.…

Welcome Back, Caring Team!

With leadership from our former Intern, Beth Monhollen, last year – and after re-gathering over the past few months, with Rev. Lee – our Caring Team at WellSprings is officially re-forming in 2024. We are a small group, so we are starting small, with two projects to help our community connect and care for each other, in the year ahead: For now, our Team is: Carole Hovis, Eli Musewicz, & Shannon Rieder. We’ll be working closely with Rev. Lee and our Ministerial Intern, Nick,…

A Welcome to Some New Leaders

Welcome New Leaders! We are grateful to have some new leaders joining our Senior Leader Community at WellSprings in 2024! In January the Board announced that Chris Rieder has been appointed as a Board Trustee to fill the seat recently vacated. Chris is also a member of the Tech Team. Sarah Costa also recently joined our Stewardship Ministry. Sarah has volunteered in YouthSpirit, and you may recall that she led an “Off the Fence” Soul Bite, this past fall. Jenn Nettingham and Samantha Weber have also been actively participating in our YouthBridge Ministry – as…

WellSprings and Better Days Ahead Outreach Team Up to Help the Unhoused in Philly

All month long in January, our HeartWorks Team took up a collection of blankets, sleeping bags, and cold-weather gear of every kind – especially winter coats. The purpose of this collection was to support a day of outreach in Philadelphia, organized by Better Days Ahead. Chris Brickhouse, of the Better Days Ahead organization, was our guest speaker on Sunday, January 21st. He told us about the homelessness crisis right here in our area, and offered more ways that we can…

A Recap Of Our Congregational Meeting on 1/28

A Note from the board… Our hearts are full from our Special Congregational meeting on Sunday, January 28th, in which we discussed the process of calling a minister. Calling a minister is a matter of deep significance to a congregation, and we hope to approach it with the requisite reverence and love as we ask ourselves to more deeply commit in our relationship with Reverend Lee. It is fitting we started this process on the same day we mark our 17th birthday! …

Special Congregational Meeting on January 28th

A Note From the Board… Greetings WellSpringers, We are writing to provide notice of a Congregational Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 28, 2024, after Sunday service. The purpose of the Congregational Meeting is to share information about calling Reverend Lee Paczulla as our settled minister. The Meeting will also be live-streamed, just like previous Congregational Meetings. When Reverend Ken retired as our Founding Minister, it sparked many conversations and questions in our congregation. One question that arose was…