Neighbors and Helpers

Neighbors and Helpers

Moving to Action

In today’s message, Rev. Lee sits down with local DEI advocate, Brandyn Campbell to speak about the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially as it relates to young people, and in schools.

The Dialogue Institute

Lay Preacher Rodney Whittenberg speaks with fellow WellSpringer, Majid Alsayegh, as well as David Kruger from The Dialogue Institute about the importance of interfaith cooperation and understanding.

Alternatives to Violence

Lay preacher, Kathleen Higgins, speaks with guest Brian Winward, about their joint work in local prisons, speaking with incarcerated people about alternatives to violence.

Practicing Hope

IN this return of our Neighbors and Helpers message series, Rev. Lee interviews Jordi Comas from the “Barnstorming PA” podcast.

Sharing Space

This week, Rev. Lee begins by taking a few moments to reflect on the situation in Ukraine. She then welcomes guest speaker Cathy Farrell from St. Mary’s Franciscan Shelter. They talk about the issues facing families looking for housing in and around the Phoenixville area, and what we can do to help as a community. Sharing Space START OF TRANSCRIPT[00:00:00] Speaker1Andy he wrote that song in the last year. We’re so lucky to have such talented musicians, aren’t we? Yes.…

The Company We Keep

This week, Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen spends some time speaking with fellow seminary school students. They talk a bit about the work they hope to accomplish in their communities as Unitarian Universalist ministers. The Company We Keep START OF TRANSCRIPT[00:00:05] Speaker1Oh, my gosh, there’s people you’re not boxes on a screen, hello, everyone. And for those of you who are boxes on the screen, yeah,your box is on a screen and you’re here, you’re all here with us today. For…

Multiple Pathways

Today, Rev. Ken speaks with Kate Parsons, PCC, CRS – Leadership and Recovery Coach and founder of The Brightening Center. They both discuss their own recovery journeys, and also offer some options for anyone who may be considering recovery for themselves. Multiple Pathways START OF TRANSCRIPT[00:00:00] Speaker1The following is a message from WellSprings congregation. Morning, Kate. It’s good to see you. I can always wonderful to see you.[00:00:09] Speaker2How are you doing today?[00:00:10] Speaker1I’m doing good. Thank you. It’s nice,…

Conversations to Empower

Lay preacher Chris Groppe speaks with his friend and colleague Dr. Oscar Torres Jr. about his work as Director of Equity & Public Programs for the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. conversations to empower START OF TRANSCRIPT[00:00:00] Speaker1The following is a message from WellSprings congregation.[00:00:05] Speaker2Welcome, it’s nice to see everybody and I am. My name is Chris Groppe, and I’m very excited this morning to be here with my goodfriend and colleague, Dr Oscar Torres Jr., whom I’ve known for 20 plus years. We…

Welcoming Newcomers

For this week’s message, Rev. Lee is joined by  Nina Guzmán, Executive Director of Alianzas De Phoenixville & Rachel Rutter, Executive Director of Project Libertad. Welcoming Newcomers START OF TRANSCRIPT[00:00:00] Speaker1The following is a message from WellSprings congregation. Of all the things that have whoops. There you go. Of all the things thathave happened in these last. Two years. Learning that song is one of the silver linings for me. And it’s a good one for this month, thisvery long January that we’re in, I…

Thriving Together

In today’s message, Rev. Lee spends some time speaking with Nydea Graves (they/them), a community organizer and activist based out of Coatesville, PA. Nydea has been working for years to help support their community in a variety of ways, up to and including holding an elected office position. They have wisdom and advice to share for all of us seeking to make our communities stronger, safer, and equitable for all. Thriving Together START OF TRANSCRIPT[00:00:00] Speaker1The following is a message…

Faithful Neighbors

Beth begins by talking about the concept of neighbors. She shares a story about settling down into a home, and wondering what it would mean for both her and her husband to have neighbors. She also shares a prayer from Rabbi John from the Beth Isreal Congregation for the Day of Prayer. The Interfaith Action Community is planning a day of action, focusing on diversity and inclusion. This is important work, because it helps us to see the humanity in…
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