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“Coming Home” Our Winter Message Series

Even when we feel like we are going nowhere, we are always in an astonishing place: right here, at home, in our bodies. There are many ways to stop and pause, and feel our way back to this present, embodied moment – and an abiding, enduring spiritual practice gives us the ability to find peace and presence, no matter where we are. This Winter, we’ll “test drive” a spiritual practice together in worship each week, with hopes that all of…

Frontline Worker WellSpringers Recieve Covid Vaccine

On December 22nd, WellSpringer Audrey Wood-Bianchi became one of the first WellSprings members to receive the coronavirus vaccine! Audrey works as a nurse at Lankenau Medical Center, and is one of several frontline medical workers in our community. She says: “I happily and gratefully stayed a bit after my night shift to receive my first Covid vaccine this morning! There’s a bit more light on the horizon this day Feeling hopeful #cheerstohealth #covid19vaccine #scienceiscool” Abundant gratitude this year, for all…

Join Us on YouTube For Christmas Eve

Our Christmas Eve services are a beloved tradition at WellSprings, and while things will look a bit different this year, we are still bringing you a charged-full service online. So, please join us for a special service premiering on YouTube at 5 PM on December 24th. If you’ve already received your winter care package, you’ll notice some candles included. We are asking you to light your own candles at home this year, and while we won’t be physically passing the…

The “WellSprings Elves” are on the Move

Over the past few days, some WellSpringers have hopefully found surprises in their mailboxes, on their porches, or even hanging from their doorknobs. Behind the scenes, our staff has been hard at work planning, assembling, and hand delivering a special holiday care package to WellSprings families. If you made it out to our drive-up event in November, you received yours then, but there were about 180 families still on our list. So on that note, staff has been visiting Exton,…

Handmade Cards Delivered to Local Establishments

Thanks to all the WellSpringers who contributed to Jennifer Cadogan Nettingham ‘s Holiday Cheer 2020 project, supported by our YouthSpirit staff and volunteers. Ten families picked up card-making materials at our drive-through event last month, and several more offered to contribute using their own materials. At last count, we had at least 50 cards towards the initial 300 hand-made card goal.  This was an all ages event – kids and grownups alike drew, glued, wrote, and collaged every unique holiday wish.…

End of Year Ask from the Generosity & Gratitude Ministry

As this unprecedented year nears its end, the Generosity and Gratitude Ministry would like to know: What are you grateful for at WellSprings?  Here’s what we’re asking:  Answer the question. Take your answer and compress it down to a quick 5-second answer. Record what you’re grateful for about WellSprings as video. It would be best if you did it in landscape mode, so the video is horizontal, but we’ll accept vertical videos, too. And in your delivery, give it a little…

Thank You to Our CCF “Goody Bag” Volunteers

WellSpringers stepped up and assembled 200 care packages to send to the students and staff involved with our community partner, Chester County Futures. During our drive-up event, volunteers picked up supplies to assemble treat bags with hot chocolate packs, candy canes, and hand written cards. These are always appreciated by the CCF organization, and we’re so glad we were able to safely continue this tradition in the age of social distancing. Here are some great photos from this year’s project:

WellSprings In-Person Small Group Activities Suspended Until Further Notice

WellSprings is continuing to offer Sunday Services on YouTube, as we have since March 15th. We are also offering YouthSpirit, Sunday Coffee Hour, Teen Groups, Mindful Recovery, weekly Mindfulness sessions with Rev. Ken, online lunches with Rev. Lee, and occasional special events, safely, through Zoom or other online means. While these weekly offerings are not changing, The Board of Trustees has made the decision to suspend any and all in-person Small Group activities until further notice. Below is the letter…

WellSprings First Drive Up Event Was a Huge Success!

On November 15th and 16th, members of the WellSprings staff, along with some dedicated volunteers, held our first ever drive up event. The idea behind this event was threefold: To hand out the latest YouthSpirit packet of learning materials to families To supply volunteers with materials for making handmade holiday cards and hot cocoa gift packs for our community partners To give each WellSprings family a winter care package – a little piece of the congregation at home with them…

Our Holiday Message Series: “How to Be Afraid”

The writer Audre Lorde once said, “When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” As the Fall season turns to Winter this year, so many of us are coping with helplessness, fear, and dissatisfaction with what is – alongside anxious hope, for the future. The shape of our world in years to come always depends on what we do in the…

“Stock Up” on WellSprings for Winter at our First Drive-Through Event

When? Sunday, November 15th, 1 – 3 PM, and  Monday, November 16th, 3:30 – 5:30 PM Where? At the WellSprings Office parking lot: 47 Marchwood Road, Exton, PA 19341 A Holiday Gift for You WellSprings is offering a little something to each of the households in our congregation. Much like when we sent bubbles to families before our WellCome Back Sunday service, these gift packets will bring a little bit of WellSprings into your home, ahead of the holidays. Contactless…

The HeartWorks Team Offers Two Ways to Lend a Hand

Our HeartWorks Team is running two important projects right now: Make A Difference Day On Saturday, October 24th, from 9 AM to 3 PM The HeartWorks Team will be in the Marchwood Shopping Center for a drive-through grocery drop off. They will be accepting bags of non perishable food items. This drive through will be safe and socially-distanced, but we are also asking everyone to wear a mask for the safety of all involved. You can read more about Make…