'Staff Team' Tagged Posts

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Now Hiring: Production & Arts Coordinator

WellSprings is hiring for a new, part-time role on our Staff Team: a Production & Arts Coordinator! This person will work closely with our Band, Tech Team, and Staff on Sunday mornings, and help us build more opportunities for all WellSpringers to engage with music and the arts. Read below for more information, including how to apply. About WellSprings: WellSprings Congregation is a progressive spiritual community of ~250 adults, teens, and children in Chester County, PA. A member of the…

Saying Goodbye, to Harry & Ken…

On Sunday, June 26th, our congregation gathered together to bid two very fond farewells: one to our band member Harry Vrooman, who’s been with us on piano since the very first WellSprings service – and one, to our Founding Minister, Rev. Ken Beldon. Our band took one last photo all together with Harry, after a Sunday service featuring two surprise musical tributes: a performance of “A Beautiful Noise” by singers Andrea Tollison and Melissa Davignon, and a moving rendition of…

Celebrating Rev. Ken’s Ministry

After 17 years as Founding Minister at WellSprings Congregation, Rev. Ken Beldon is retiring at the end of June. Join us for a celebration to honor Rev. Ken, after our service this Sunday. We’ll have food, live music, stories and memories, and a few surprises to honor all that his ministry has meant to our community, and to each of our lives. At this past Sunday’s service, Rev. Ken was granted the title of Minister Emeritus by unanimous vote! Here’s the moment the decision…

What Comes Next? A letter From Rev. Ken

Dear WellSprings, As I enter this final month of my ministry with you, I hope that we can continue to connect with one another. Whether it’s at my final message or the party or at any of the drop-in days, June promises to be a very full month. What comes after this time is equally important and so I wanted to reach out to you to talk about it. Beginning July 1st I will enter a time of 6 months…

Minister Emeritus FAQ

At our upcoming Congregational Meeting on June 5th, one of the items we are voting on is whether to grant Rev. Ken Beldon the title of “Minster Emeritus” upon his retirement. We’ve assembled an FAQ to help folks understand what that means, and how it works. As stated in a recent update from the Board of Trustees: The Emeritus designation is granted to a minister to honor long and meritorious service to a congregation where the minister has given devoted…

Grab a Coffee with Rev. Lee (In Person)

As we prepare to physically re-gather on Sunday mornings, I’d like to return to an old practice of mine for the remainder of the summer: offering some time for all of you to connect, with me and with each other, over lunchtime during the week. Starting July 15th, I’ll be hosting “Lunch with Rev. Lee” again – in person! – every Thursday from 11am to 1pm. We’ll rotate between a few different locations in the areas where WellSpringers live –…

WellSprings is Having an Intern…

After discussion this Spring between myself and our Board of Trustees, I’m thrilled to share that WellSprings will be hiring a Ministerial Intern, to start in the Fall of 2021! WellSprings has been a teaching congregation before – supervising the internship of Rev. Greg Pelley from 2011-2013, and then my own internship, from 2013-2015. I’m so excited that once again, we’ll be able to support a new minister, in service to our wider Unitarian Universalist movement – and to see…

A Letter From Rev. Lee

A Re-Introduction… My first Sunday at WellSprings was a cold, cloudy February morning in 2013. I brought along a friend, and we parked in front, taking that long, icy stairway to Bell Hall nice and slow. One of you handed me a folded piece of paper, I topped off my coffee, and found a seat in the back, hoping to go unnoticed. I was considering WellSprings on a short list of possible congregations to serve during my ministerial internship –…