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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…

Did You Know…? WellSprings Has a Book Club!

One of the newest additions to our congregational activities is the newly launched WellSprings Book Club – and you are invited to come check it out! The club meets once a month, on a Monday evening at the Montgomery School, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Books are announced about a month in advance. This Month’s Book Club pick: Poverty by America by Matthew Desmond In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how…

Success and Gratitude For Our Faithify Campaign

Thanks to your overwhelming generosity, we’ve exceeded the $5,000 fundraising goal for our Faithify campaign, over this holiday season! Our Ministerial Intern, Nick Sanchez, recorded a special “thank you” message to share, with all of our supporters, which you can watch on YouTube below. By the close of our campaign, 50 backers had pledged over $6,700 to support our Beldon Intern Fund at WellSprings. Of those, 22 gifts came from folks outside of our congregation’s membership, including other UU clergy from across the country,…

Christmas Eve at WellSprings

All are invited to join us this Sunday at 4:30pm, for our traditional candlelit Christmas Eve service, inspired by the Netflix original film “Klaus.” This funny and poignant animated film offers both a new “origin story” for Santa Claus – and reminds us of ways we all can find connection, in deeply divided times. This service will be in place of our usual 10am Sunday service, and will be the only service that day. If you are planning to join…

Thank You for Supporting Our Angel Tree!

The HeartWorks Team delivered dozens of gifts, provided generously by WellSpringers, to Kate’s Casa last week. Each of these gifts will go to a child in need, right here in our community. Thank you, as always, for your generosity, and for making our neighbors’ holiday season a little brighter! Below are photos of the HeartWorks Team dropping off all the gifts they collected during this event.

Here’s Our Holiday Service Schedule

WellSprings, join us this holiday season for the following services: Sunday, December 24th – All-ages evening service beginning at 4:30 (Cookie reception to follow!) No Service Monday, December 25th Sunday, December 31st – New Year’s Service at 10 am We hope to see you, either in person or online this season!

Support Our Faithify Campaign!

About the campaign This Holiday season, WellSprings is raising funds to support our Ministerial Internship program – using an international, UU-wide crowdfunding website called Faithify! Faithify allows UUs to show their support for each other’s ministries and projects, from anywhere in the world. We know we have so many visitors, friends, online attendees, and long-ago and far-away followers who all value our beloved community and hope to see it thrive! If you’re not yet a pledging member with a regular gift…

Our Annual “Wild & Precious Life” service is This Sunday!

We hope you’ll join us, either in-person in Bell Hall, or online this Sunday, for one of our favorite services of the year. Each year, on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we ask WellSpringers in different decades of life to answer the question posed in Mary Oliver’s poem The Summer Day: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Rather than a typical message, you’ll see fellow congregants – an 11 year old,…

Gather and Remember With Us, This Sunday

On Sunday, October 29th, we’ll gather together to hold our annual Remembrance Sunday. Our service will offer a space to welcome all whom we’ve loved and lost into the heart of our beloved community. Our Ministerial Intern, Nick Sanchez, will also offer a brief message, to ground us and open our time together. Traditionally, we share photos and videos of those departed and dear to our congregants, both via a video slide show, and at an altar set up in Bell…