WellSprings News (Page 3)

WellSprings News (Page 3)

Here it is: The Results of Our Engagement Survey

At the beginning of May, we experimented with starting a new practice at WellSprings. After all the changes of the past few years, we invited you all to consider, and asked without judgment: where are you, in your relationship to our community, today? We received 135 responses to our Engagement Survey, and we thank everyone who participated! The information was very helpful for understanding a bit more about the shape of your lives, and our community, right now – and, for those folks who primarily follow…

SpiritFlix is Back! Check out our June Lineup

This summer at WellSprings, we’ll find meaning in the stories we watch on our screens during our annual SpiritFlix message series. Each Sunday’s service will draw wisdom from a different movie or show – check out our lineup for June, and mark your calendars so you don’t miss any of your favorites! We hope to see you this summer, Sundays at 10am. Join us at 10 AM each Sunday in person at the Montgomery School, or online at our YouTube…

Here’s What’s Happening at Our Congregational Meeting This Year

Each year at WellSprings, the Board of Trustees hosts a Congregational Meeting where members are invited to hear important updates, vote on initiatives, and participate in a Q&A session. This meeting will be taking place after Sunday service on June 4th. If you are joining us in Bell Hall, simply stay to participate. If you are joining us online, stay tuned to the service livestream.  WHAT TO EXPECT During the meeting you will hear an update from the Board regarding our…

A Letter & Survey, From Rev. Lee

Dear WellSprings, Last year, I read a short reflection from a congregation I got to know back when I lived in Washington, DC. The Church of the Saviour is a Christian community with a social mission: they’ve always been a small congregation, but they’ve birthed nearly a dozen community-based nonprofits in the city, in their 50-year history. I still follow their mailing list, and on this particular day last Fall, I read something about them that I didn’t know before.…

Meet Nick Sanchez, Our Next Beldon Intern

Our Intern, Beth Monhollen, has been an immeasurable gift to our community since her arrival in September 2021. Now approved for ministerial fellowship, Beth will be ordained by WellSprings on June 18th, and will then leave us, to begin her ministry within our wider Unitarian Universalist movement. And so, later this year, we’ll welcome another new face to the WellSprings’ Staff Team… Nick Sanchez, an Aspirant to the Unitarian Universalist ministry and a student at Iliff School of Theology, will…

Easter at WellSprings

We hope you’ll join us on Easter Sunday, as we come together to celebrate! Here’s what you need to know: Sunday Service in Bell Hall Our Easter service will be Sunday, April 9th at 10 am in Bell Hall at the Montgomery School (our usual meeting place). Our Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen, will be offering a message in our continuing “What Would [___] Do?” series, titled “What Would Mary Do?” Joining us for the first time? Let us know, with…

Save the Date… for Beth’s Ordination!

As you all know, Beth Monhollen has served our congregation so well, as WellSprings’ first official “Kenneth S. Beldon Ministerial Intern,” joining us in the summer of 2021. Beth is here with us to complete the final step in the ministerial formation process – and now that she has been evaluated by our national denomination and approved for fellowship, she is free to be formally ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. I am so pleased to share that Beth has asked WellSprings to…

Christmas Eve at WellSprings

Join us this Christmas Eve for an all-ages service inspired by the 1946 classic film “It’s A Wonderful Life.” We’re turning our worship space into Bedford Falls for the occasion! We’ll have hot cocoa, singing by candlelight, a special activity and a space for our kids, and a vintage black-and-white photo booth for snapping some unique holiday shots, which you can take with you when you head out for the evening. Our sunset service will take place at 4:30 pm…

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…

Announcing Our New Production & Arts Coordinator…

We are so excited to announce the hiring of our new Production & Arts Coordinator at WellSprings: Joanna Lovell! This new position on our Staff has been a long time in the making – a part-time role working closely with our Band and Tech Team, helping us build more opportunities for all WellSpringers to engage with music and the arts. Joanna brings a remarkably fitting combination of skills and experience to this position, as she’s worked in the AV integration…

This Year’s “WellCome Back” Sunday in Pictures

On Sunday, September 11th, WellSprings celebrated it’s 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 time around, we asked folks to bring in a houseplant for a special ritual. Bell Hall looked amazing with all the greenery. The space really came alive! It was also great getting to see all the cool plants that WellSpringers brought…

This Year, at WellSprings…

We’re kicking off a new congregational year! Read below to get a taste of our themes for worship – and for faith formation for all ages – in the year ahead: American Idols our Fall Message Series Many religious traditions include warnings against idolatry: the worship of something mortal, or inanimate, as though it were the most powerful thing in the universe – as if that thing was God, itself. What have we made idols of, today? Each week, we’ll…