Messages by Rev. Lee Paczulla
Rev. Lee’s message today talks a lot about Thich Nhat Hanh, an important spiritual leader not only to the world, but especially to WellSprings. She uses stories from his life to encourage us to find beauty in the world right now, even if it’s hard to see.
Rev. Lee begins by sharing some very sweet photos from Halloween to “give us a win,” in a week of otherwise challenging news. To introduce this new message series, Loving (Even) This World, Rev. Lee talks about what it means to try to find the good in exactly the kinds of things that can make our lives difficult.
Today is our annual Remembrance Service, where we ask congregants to bring in photos and other remembrances from lost loved ones. We also hear from Beth about her travels to Mexico, and witnessing many Dia de Muertos traditions.
In today’s message, Rev. Lee talks about the tendency for us to look upon moments of rest as indulgence, rather than a necessary part of life. She shares a parable about a fisherman and a business executive meeting, and talking about their daily schedules.
Rev. Lee introduced our new American Idols series with a story about the “Idol” of wealth. She shares a story about a real estate investor who chooses to overlook the opportunity for making vast profits, and instead focuses on building up a community of committed neighbors.
Rev. Lee and Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen, have organized a special blessing and “refreshing” for us this week. Congregants were invited to bring in a house plant and to let the congregation offer the plants a little boost.
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.
IN this return of our Neighbors and Helpers message series, Rev. Lee interviews Jordi Comas from the “Barnstorming PA” podcast.
Rev. Lee shares a SpiritFlix message about the movie Chip & Dale, Rescue Rangers
Rev. Lee discusses the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale in today’s Spiritflix message
Rev. Lee offers a message inspired by the QuestLove documentary Summer of Soul.
In the wake of the tragic events in Uvalde, Texas, Rev. Lee opens our annual SpiritFlix series with the movie “Us Kids.” This film follows some of the survivors of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglass school shooting, as they turn to activism.