Don’t Miss Our Big Belonging Sunday, this Weekend!

Don’t Miss Our Big Belonging Sunday, this Weekend!

You won’t want to miss this Sunday, as WellSprings observes three big events in the life-cycle of our congregation: the welcoming of new members, the final day of our 2024 Pledge Drive, and the announcement of results in our congregation’s vote, to call Rev. Lee Paczulla as our first-ever settled minister.

It all happens during a special, annual service we call “Belonging Sunday” – a celebration of our WellSprings community, where we also recognize and formally welcome all the new members who have joined in the previous year.

Belonging Sunday is an all-ages service, so the Big Blue Rug will be out on the floor in Bell Hall, providing a special place for kids to gather and listen to a story shared by Ms. Carol. Kids are invited to stay with us for the entire service, and there will be no YouthSpirit dismissal. Ms. Carol will also be looking for some young volunteers to help out in various ways, so e-mail her now, or just find her when you arrive if you’re interested in being part of Sunday’s service!

Belonging Sunday does give us the opportunity to welcome our newest members, but it’s also an opportunity for current members to reflect on their own sense of belonging, and how WellSprings adds to, and fits into, their lives right now. Taking this time to consider and recommit each year is a practice which, we hope, helps our members connect to the deeper meaning of being one small part of this larger community we share.

If you haven’t yet filled out your Membership Survey & Stewardship Pledge, you can do so online before Sunday morning. Just follow this link:

We’ll conclude the service by celebrating and blessing all your pledges, and we’ll have paper forms available on Sunday for anyone who hasn’t yet made their commitment online.

And, of course, we’ll hear a few more “Every Kind of Love” stories as we approach the end of our Spring message series – this week, they’ll be all about love for the different kinds of communities that we find “belonging” within.

We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday, and hope you can join us for this special celebration of all things WellSprings!