Messages from 2022

Messages from 2022

Christmas Eve Service

Rev. Lee shares a Christmas Eve message, inspired by the movie It’s a Wonderful Life.

Care of the Minutes

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.

Birds of a Feather

Today, guest preacher, Caroline Bright shares a message beginning with the surprising origins of Hallmark cards – and the holidays that came about specifically because this company exists, such as friendship day. How do we experience friendship?

Wild & Precious Life

During our annual Wild and Precious Life service, we ask WellSpringers from various decades of life to come up and answer the question posed in the Mary Oliver poem, “The Summer Day” – Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Here are their answers…

Caring for Each Other

Today, Beth Monhollen shares a message about what it means to be in a situation where you can love others, while also realizing that you can no longer maintain a relationship with them.

There You Are

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.

The Idol of Busy

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.

The Idol of Whiteness

Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen, shares a story about growing up and attending a school where most of the students were black, while she herself is white. She also shares a personal story about a time her husband felt singled out because of his race, and how she regretted her initial response to his discomfort.

The Idol of Fame

In Today’s message, Rodney Whittenberg shares stories about what it means to want to be famous, and what it means to achieve a bit of fame. Why do we look up to the famous, and what can we learn from them?

The Idol of Purity

Ministerial Intern, Beth Monhollen talks today about how differences of religious practice have shaped our lives, especially today in America.