We see the world through our own eyes – and sometimes we assume that’s just “the way it is” for everyone. But when we engage with our neighbors, we start to realize how much our own limited perspectives never showed us. There are so many shades and colors of what it means to be “us” – to live in Chester County, or to be a Unitarian Universalist – beyond our own experiences. This Winter, we’ll bring members of the community outside WellSprings’ doors to help open that conversation, and get to know more of the “people in our neighborhood.”
Here’s the schedule of guests you’ll see in our pulpit, this Winter:
Jan 16: Beth Monhollen with Rabbi Jon Cutler, Interfaith Action Community
Jan 23: Rev. Lee with Nydea Graves, community activist and Coatesville City Council member
Jan 30: Rev. Lee with Nina Guzmán, Executive Director of Alianzas De Phoenixville & Rachel Rutter, Executive Director of Project Libertad
Feb 6: Chris Groppe with Oscar Torres, Director of Equity & Public Programs for Tredyffrin/Easttown School District
Feb 13: Rev. Ken with Kate Parsons, Leadership & Recovery Coach, Founder of the Brightening Center
Feb 20: Beth Monhollen with Unitarian Universalist Seminarians
Feb 27: Rev. Lee with Cathy Farrell, Case Manager with St. Mary’s Shelter for Homeless Families
Neighbors and Helpers Resource Guide
Each time we begin a new message series, our Spiritual Development Ministry compiles a resource guide. This guide includes suggestions for further reading, journaling prompts, spiritual practices, as well as poetry and songs – all to help you go deeper with our topics, beyond Sunday morning.
You can read or download the “Neighbors & Helpers” Resource Guide below.
Upcoming Small Groups
We’re are also offering two small group programs along with this message series, hosted by the Chester County History Center.
“Chester County History” on Sunday, January 23, 12:30-1:30pm
Explore the complex relationships between people and the land where they live and work. Learn about people from many heritages and walks of life who came to live in Chester County, the area’s rich agricultural heritage, social and reform movements and the wheels of industry. RSVP here.
“Many Nations, Chester County” on Saturday, February 12, 10:00-11:00am
Celebrate 300 years of diversity through the lens of migration. From contact between the Lenape and the first European settlers in the 1600s, people from around the world have called Chester County home. Learn about the ways national and international events have led to such a diverse local population that continues to make a significant impact on our community. RSVP here.
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