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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…

Now Hiring: Production & Arts Coordinator

WellSprings is hiring for a new, part-time role on our Staff Team: a Production & Arts Coordinator! This person will work closely with our Band, Tech Team, and Staff on Sunday mornings, and help us build more opportunities for all WellSpringers to engage with music and the arts. 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…

WellSprings Shows Up for Unity Shabbat and Diversity Walk

This past weekend, WellSprings was honored to participate in two special events in our community. On Friday, June 3rd, members attended the unity Shabbat held at the Beth Israel Congregation. Our own ministerial intern, Beth Monhollen, was among the speakers that night. The following afternoon, 20+ WellSpringers marched in support of unity and diversity at the Lionville YMCA. Revs. Lee and Ken were there to support this inclusive and community-minded event as well. Thank you, WellSprings, for showing up for…

WellSprings and Beth Israel Co-Sponsor a Performance of “Only A Girl”

On Thursday, April 28th, WellSprings Congregation and the Beth Israel Congregation co-sponsored a performance of the show “Only a Girl.” Held in honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, this special presentation was created and Performed by Janet Rodgers. The 100+ attendees, both in-person and online, heard the inspiring true story of a young Catholic Polish girl who saved the lives of twelve young Jewish professionals during WWII. The 50-minute solo performance told the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke…

Celebrating WellCome Back Sunday

On Sunday, September 12th, we marked our return to in-person services with our annual “WellCome Back Sunday” celebration. We began with music, and then moved onto a special segment where we told a story about a villager going each day to a river to collect water in buckets – one of which had a leak. We needed a little help from the congregation for the end of the story… We also heard both Rev. Lee and Rev. Ken speak as…

Grab a Coffee with Rev. Lee (In Person)

As we prepare to physically re-gather on Sunday mornings, I’d like to return to an old practice of mine for the remainder of the summer: offering some time for all of you to connect, with me and with each other, over lunchtime during the week. Starting July 15th, I’ll be hosting “Lunch with Rev. Lee” again – in person! – every Thursday from 11am to 1pm. We’ll rotate between a few different locations in the areas where WellSpringers live –…

WellSprings Live Concert Recap

On Sunday, June 27th, our congregation gathered together in person for the first time since March, 2020. Our band played a selection of our favorite songs, as community members gathered beneath shady trees to watch the show. You can watch the show too! Click here to access a recording of our livestream. Our two ministers addressed the congregation in person for the first time in 15+ months. Rev. Lee rededicated our gathering space, and Rev. Ken led us in a…

WellSprings Band, LIVE!

Join us as the WellSprings Band reunites to play – live and in-person! – for the first time in over a year, at the Montgomery School. Come sit outside and enjoy the music on Sunday, June 27th at 1pm, and help us rededicate the gathering space of our beloved spiritual home. Since we’ll be entirely outdoors, we’ve set a rain date for July 11th at 1pm. If you’re excited to join us, you may want to save both dates, on…

Recap: Family Fun at Our Inter-Generational Game Night

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our first Inter-Generational game night this past Saturday evening. Our group started off by saying hello to many faces who we have not seen in some time. We played through a few rounds of Skribbl and applied our best artist skills to allow others to guess which word we were drawing. We also played through a round of a Wellsprings themed Kahoot. Members of the congregation can set up their own Kahoot account for free…

Thank You for a Successful MLK Day of Service

Well done, WellSprings! Thanks to your generosity, our team was able to donate hundreds of much needed items to Media Fellowship House. Over the last week, WellSpringers dropped off essentials like diapers, laundry detergent, hand soap, and shampoo at three different locations. WellSpringers also donated a total of $825; all of which was put towards the purchase of more supplies. The YouthBridge Ministry along with the JusticeWorks Team organized this event, which benefitted organizations such as Pathways CFF, Wesley House,…

MLK Day of Service Project

Youth Bridge Ministry together with the JusticeWorks Team is happy to announce a service project to honor the Martin Luther King National Day of service. We welcome all WellSpringers to join us in this contactless project to help women and families staying at local shelters.  Media Fellowship House Youth Coalition is hosting their 4th Annual Toiletry Drive. Media Fellowship House (MFH) was Founded in 1944, and their mission is to provide programs that promote social justice, diversity, and economic empowerment.  We are…

A Message From Rev. Lee About The Events in Our Nation’s Capitol

As Unitarian Universalists we support democratic values – and today, a small group of people are attacking those values at our US Capitol building, with horrifying force. Many of us are scared, shocked, sad, and angry about what we’re seeing. Together we can join, amidst our heartbreak, and remind each other that what happens next is always up to us. How we speak about what’s happening today, how we engage in conflict, how we defend human rights in our own…