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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…

Celebrate Diversity in our Community & Congregation

Over the coming weeks, WellSpringers have several chances to add their voices to an important cause. Dozens of WellSpringers came out last year, for our 1st Annual “United in Diversity” weekend – a Friday night Shabbat service and Saturday afternoon Rally co-hosted by the member congregations of Interfaith Action Community, and the Lionville YMCA.  This year, unfortunately, the need to affirm the value of diversity in all forms is just as strong – in our nation, and here in Chester County. You’re invited…

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…

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…

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…