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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…

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.…

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 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…

Fall Message Series: “The Cloud Over Everything”

This Sunday, Rev. Ken begins our new message series for Fall: “The Cloud Over Everything.” With little warning, 2020 brought us loss upon loss. Grief is among the most reliable of human experiences, yet it’s rarely discussed in the open – or held and healed in common. In our Fall message series, we’ll explore how to cope with grief, and move through some of its best-known qualities like anger, sadness, denial, bargaining, and acceptance. We’ll gather under the cloud and look up, remembering that…

WellSprings Canned Food Drive

Our HeartWorks Team is running a canned food drive, with a social distancing twist. Shop when you can, buy what you can, and drop off at a local food bank of your choice. Here’s the complete message from HeartWorks: HELP DONATE CANNED FOOD AND NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS THROUGH THE MONTH OF AUGUST                              Goal:  A Community Food & Fundraising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them.   So far we have raised $ towards our $ target! That’s  of…

Congratulations, WellSprings Graduates!

Celebrating our graduates of all ages!  Cameron Howe (Burke-Howe family) – graduated from Henderson High School, attending Edinboro University of Pennsylvania to study animation in the fall, and recipient of Presidential and Honors scholarships.  Will and Dan Geary (Geary family) – both graduated from 8th grade at Montgomery School, attending Henderson High School in the fall.  Alexander Floyd (Floyd family) – graduated from Downingtown East High School, attending University of Salisbury in Maryland as a recruited soccer athlete in the fall.  Katherine Floyd…

Gifts for Chester County Futures’ Grads

Despite graduations postponed and senior years disrupted, our long time community partner, Chester County Futures (CCF), has continued to provide services to teens in our community. As part of this ongoing initiative, CCF planned to deliver a gift filled with goodies to each graduating senior, as they move on to their next endeavors. Our goal was twofold: 1. Provide every CCF senior (that’s 47 young adults) with a $20 gift card.2. Provide every CCF senior with a handmade graduation card.…

Interfaith Action Community’s Response to the Murder of George Floyd

WellSprings is proud to join with our neighboring faith communities today, signing on in support of the words below… The Interfaith Action Community (IAC) is a grassroots organization in Chester County, PA with a mission inspired by all our different faith traditions. We stand with communities of color and against all civic, societal, cultural, governmental, or religious policies, laws, and practices that maintain systemic racism and the myth of white supremacy. We add our voices to the call for justice…

An Update as PA Moves Forward

This Friday, June 5th, Chester and surrounding area counties are all slated to move into the “Yellow” phase of Pennsylvania’s re-opening plan. This means that some WellSprings members may see retail shops re-opening in their area, may be re-adjusting to some form of in-person work, facing new decisions about child care and summer camps – or perhaps, just making some shifts to their own social behaviors – as the stay-at-home order is lifted.  At this time, WellSprings plans to continue our current…

Here’s How to Connect with WellSprings Online Each Week

We’re all adapting, adjusting, and reaching out in new ways these days. Here at WellSprings, we want to make sure you know how to connect with us. There are options to gather together with our community, from home, four days each week. Here’s how and where you can find us. Sundays 9 AM YOUTH SPIRIT ON ZOOM. Carol Breslin and our Mentors host an interactive time for connection, split into smaller groups by age when possible. Click this link to…

WellSprings HeartWorks Team Delivers Care Packages to Six Local Nursing Homes

We know that long-term and congregate care facilities have been especially hard-hit by the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. With this in mind, the WellSprings HeartWorks Team came up with a way to help show our appreciation to the workers on the front lines, caring for some of our most vulnerable neighbors. The call went out for donations, and within four hours, the HeartWorks Team had received everything they needed to create care packages for the workers at local nursing homes. These included…