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Now Hiring: Office Coordinator

WellSprings is now hiring for a part-time role on our Staff Team: our Office Coordinator! This person will coordinate the administrative functions of our congregation – on Sunday mornings, and on a flexible schedule throughout the week. Read below for more information, including how to apply. About WellSprings: WellSprings Congregation is a progressive spiritual community of ~250 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…

Loving (Even) This World: Our Holiday Message Series

As UUs, we believe there is sacred meaning found in everyday life. … Yes, even this life. Even late-Covid, election season, war-torn, Earth burning… Somehow, even these times are full of love and purpose. During this series, we’ll offer opportunities for our whole community to meditate in public, in different places across the region. What will it feel like, to take that “one conscious breath” in the midst of this world, as it honestly is? Click here to find the…

Sit With Us, This Holiday Season

During our Holiday message series, “Loving (Even) This World,” we’re offering opportunities for our whole community to meditate in public, in different places across the region – a chance to practice being present amidst the busyness of the season, and to look at the world around you, with fresh eyes. Bring a camp chair, cushion, blanket, or yoga mat as you prefer. Bench seating is available in most of our locations, but will be limited. Rev. Lee will lead us…

Announcing Our New Production & Arts Coordinator…

We are so excited to announce the hiring of our new Production & Arts Coordinator at WellSprings: Joanna Lovell! This new position on our Staff has been a long time in the making – a part-time role working closely with our Band and Tech Team, helping us build more opportunities for all WellSpringers to engage with music and the arts. Joanna brings a remarkably fitting combination of skills and experience to this position, as she’s worked in the AV integration…

American Idols: Our Current Message Series

At the beginning of each message series, our Spiritual Development Ministry compiles a list of resources to help congregants connect more deeply with the messages offered each Sunday. Our current message series is American Idols Many religious traditions include warnings against idolatry: the worship of something mortal, or inanimate, as though it were the most powerful thing in the universe – as if that thing was God, itself. What have we made idols of, today? Each week, we’ll answer that…

This Year’s “WellCome Back” Sunday in Pictures

On Sunday, September 11th, WellSprings celebrated it’s annual “WellCome Back” Sunday – the special service which marks the end of summer and a return to the work, school, and worship schedules we follow through most of the year. This time around, we asked folks to bring in a houseplant for a special ritual. Bell Hall looked amazing with all the greenery. The space really came alive! It was also great getting to see all the cool plants that WellSpringers brought…

This Year, at WellSprings…

We’re kicking off a new congregational year! Read below to get a taste of our themes for worship – and for faith formation for all ages – in the year ahead: American Idols our Fall Message Series Many religious traditions include warnings against idolatry: the worship of something mortal, or inanimate, as though it were the most powerful thing in the universe – as if that thing was God, itself. What have we made idols of, today? Each week, we’ll…

Four Small Group “SpringBoards” Coming This Fall!

One of the core experiences of being a WellSpringer is participating in small groups for discussion, connection, learning, and growth. We call these groups Springboards. The pandemic brought many of these important gatherings to a halt, but we are glad to be offering several new Springboards this fall! Listening to Our Lives This is our signature small group (also known as Wellsprings 2.0) where participants explore big questions and timeless spiritual topics together: about Inspiration, God, Community, Suffering and Death, Spiritual…

A New Year of Family Faith Development: A Note From Miss Carol

Every fall at WellSprings, we look forward to the return of our families to Bell Hall, and the return of their 5-12 year old kiddos to YouthSpirit.  It’s been an unpredictable couple of years, hasn’t it?  But YouthSpirit is ready to “WellCome” back friends to our weekly programming on September 18th.  Currently staffed by our two volunteer helpers, a youth helper, and an assistant, our team may be small, but our energy is big!  For now, we’ll meet in one…

A Fond Farewell to Our Drummer, Chris

After 10 dedicated years playing with the WellSprings Band, our drummer Chris St. Angelo is moving away with his family. This past Sunday, we took some time to celebrate all the tremendous talent and heart he’s brought to our music in worship, each week. For the service, Chris chose all the songs, including a brand new song to conclude the service, “Last Hope” by Paramore. (He happened to let it slip that he’d always wanted us to do that song,…

Attend the “Stewardship Reboot” Info Session online, August 11th 7-8:30 PM

The WellSprings Board is in the process of responding to one of the recommendations from the recent Stewardship for Us review – “Build stewardship culture and capacity, including more options for financial giving; expanding volunteer and staff orientation and engagement around stewardship; and launching an annual stewardship campaign.” The Board has engaged Mark Ewert, who did the initial review, to help with implementation of this recommendation. Curious about what stewardship might look like here at WellSprings? All congregants are welcome to attend this online info…

Donate School Supplies to Help Project Libertad

Throughout August, we are asking WellSpringers to help with the purchase of art boxes and supplies for Project Libertad.  As you may remember, Rachel Rutter from Project Libertad was a guest speaker during our Neighbors & Helpers community outreach message series.  Your support will help immigrant families by providing needed supplies for the new school year.  Our goal is to fill up to 120 art boxes, so any contributions will be greatly appreciated!  YouthSpirit will also be supporting Project Libertad…