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Our Signature Small Group Returns for Fall!

Here is your next opportunity to participate in our beloved community’s signature small group: WellSprings 2.0 – Listening to Our Lives. Participants explore big questions and timeless spiritual topics together: about Inspiration, God, Community, Suffering, Death, Spiritual Practice, Living our Gifts, and more. Groups that have taken 2.0 together in the past have formed strong bonds with each other and with our community. This session meets Every other Sunday at noon, beginning November 5, 2023 and ending February 25, 2024. This…

Dig Deeper With our Messages & Join Us for a Soul Bite, This Fall…

Do you ever wish you could “dig deeper” into something you heard, on a Sunday morning? Or that you could get together and talk about your thoughts and feelings on the message, with other folks in our community? This year, our Small Groups Team is trying something new: offering a series of “Soul Bites” for WellSpringers to come together and discover the deeper meaning behind our Sunday message themes. A Soul Bite is a single-session group gathering, for discussion and…

Charging Up at WellCome Back Sunday!

On Sunday, September 10th, we celebrated our annual “WellCome Back Sunday” tradition at WellSprings, with a new twist! This service marks both the end of summer, and a return to the regular rhythms and schedules of our congregational year. If you missed it, you can watch the whole thing on our YouTube Channel. Our band rehearsed a new song before the service began, as volunteers set up a bit of an unusual chair configuration, because we had exciting plans for…

A (Sun)Day in the Life of YouthSpirit

A Note from Board Member, Tonie Scullion… Almost every Sunday during service, we hear the familiar words: “Now is the time for the children to join Ms. Carol for YouthSpirit.” As we watch those ages 5-12 head to the back of Bell Hall and then leave the building. Ever wonder what comes next? I had the opportunity to sit in and observe what our younger WellSpringers do — the six attendees’ time together started by introducing themselves so everyone knew…

New for WellCome Back Sunday: Blessing of the Backpacks

On Sunday, September 10th, WellSprings will celebrate our 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 year, we’ll be holding our first-ever “Blessing of the Backpacks” at our 10 am Sunday service. All students (of any age!) are asked to bring their backpacks to Bell Hall to be blessed during our Sunday service – and to…

YOU can Host a “Soul Bite” Discussion Group! We’ve Made it Easy

Do you ever wish you could “dig deeper” into something you heard, on a Sunday morning? Or wish that you had a place to explore your thoughts and feelings on the message topic, with other folks in our community? This year, our Small Groups Team is trying something new: with help from Rev. Lee, we’ll have a ready-made “Soul Bite” outline available, for every message series in 2023-2024. A Soul Bite is a single-session group gathering, for discussion and connection –…

This Year, at WellSprings…

We’re busy planning for the year ahead at WellSprings! Our Fall message series starts in September – but scroll down to get a taste of the conversations we’ll be having (on Sunday mornings, in YouthSpirit, in small groups, etc.) all throughout the year… Off The Fence our Fall Message Series With battles raging all around us, and voices getting louder, it’s tempting to back away from controversy and conflict. We try not to get involved, hope things will work out,…

All About Our “Neighbors & Helpers” Message Series this August

An August tradition at WellSprings returns… We see the world through our own eyes – and sometimes we assume that’s just “the way it is” for everyone. But when we engage with our neighbors, we start to realize how much our own limited perspectives never showed us. There are so many shades and colors of what it means to be “us” – to live in Chester County, or to be a Unitarian Universalist – beyond our own experiences. Once again…

Celebrating 10 Years of Rev. Lee!

A Note From Tonie Scullion, on the WellSprings Board of Trustees Ten years ago today (August 1, 2013), WellSprings was introduced to our newest ministerial intern, Lee Allison Paczulla. Generally, when an intern comes to a congregation, they stay for two years and then leave to go to what will become their home congregation. However, Lee was such a perfect fit for WellSprings that the UUA permitted her to stay. How fortunate for us! With her sermons that always leave…

We Have a New Mailing Address

WellSprings, you might remember the news from our Congregational Meeting this past June, where we discussed some changes we were making to accommodate an expected deficit this year. Among the biggest changes is the closing of the WellSprings physical office space in the Marchwood Center. To help cut costs, we are switching to a PO Box at the Chester Springs Post Office. Beth Trandahl, our office manager, has been handling the bulk of this transition, covering everything from selling our…

Looking for a Way to Support WellSprings? Volunteer with YouthSpirit!

For some time now, we have been, and continue to be in need of volunteers for the WellSprings nursery and YouthSpirit.   The pandemic caused so many changes in our lives: new schedules, new routines, new definitions for “connection.” It’s understandable that they way many families interact with WellSprings looks different today than it did a few years ago.   We are also finding our way back, as a congregation. We have a core group of young, inquisitive friends who regularly attend…

Farewell from Rev. Beth…

On June 18th, WellSprings came together to ordain the Rev. Beth Monhollen to the Unitarian Universalist ministry! Rev. Beth served as our Beldon Ministerial Intern for the past two years, bringing so much joy and spirit to WellSprings as she shared her tremendous gifts for ministry with our congregation. Later this summer, Rev. Beth will begin a new position at the UU Congregation of Urbana Champaign. We will miss her presence among us, dearly – and, we are so excited to see what…