Sunday Morning

Nursery

YouthSpirit

Our Nursery is staffed all morning with two experienced caregivers who can attend to the needs of our littlest ones (5 and under). We do welcome all ages to stay in our service throughout the entire morning, so please choose what’s best for your family!


Children

Children at WellSprings begin each Sunday morning in our lively, music-filled service with their families, and are dismissed to YouthSpirit about 25 minutes after the service begins.


In YouthSpirit, we strive to create spaces where our kids experience and talk about the things that make living more meaningful, like friendship, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, and caring for self, each other and all living things. Our YouthSpirit Coordinator and a team of volunteers typically gather our kids in up to three like-aged groups for games, projects, conversations, stories, theater, art, multimedia, and service, helping our kids build their “community muscle” as they each grow their spirits, souls, and sense of self.


Teens

Once or twice a year, we organize programs for teens at WellSprings around spiritual practice, personal exploration, or building healthy relationships. Typically these programs run for 8-10 weeks, concurrent with our Sunday morning services. Past programs have included Mindfulness for Teens, the Our Whole Lives (OWL) series on sexuality and healthy relationships, and Spark!, which helps our teens form a deeper spiritual life and a grounding for their beliefs.


Teens are also invited to participate as full members of many WellSprings Teams which can provide an opportunity to serve their community while growing their skills, local connections, and a sense of autonomy and responsibility. The Tech Team, Setup & Support Team, Hospitality Team, and YouthSpirit Mentors Team all provide opportunities for teens and youth to serve on Sunday mornings. Our HeartWorks Team also works with YouthSpirit to connect kids and teens to service opportunities open to all ages, throughout the year.



YouthSpirit Project

YouthSpirit

WELLSPRINGS IS HIRING!

We are seeking to hire a paid YouthSpirit Assistant to help the YouthSpirit Coordinator and the team before, during and after our gatherings. This position is ideal for an independent and responsible older teen, a college or grad student, a parent, or someone who might be looking for some part-time income. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.*


YouthSpirit Assistant

Responsibilities: Support our YouthSpirit program with a variety of tasks on Sunday mornings, including support for small group program sessions for kids age 5-12, and providing supervision and support for multi-age group activities. Substituting for staff and volunteers in program sessions as needed, which may include assisting or leading program activities. Assist with set-up and clean-up of YouthSpirit spaces before, between, and after Sunday morning services.


Hours: Sunday mornings, 9:15 am to 12:15 pm from mid-September through late May. (Summer hours are 9:45 am to 11:15 am). Additional hours may be offered, for childcare coverage during other church meetings and events. Pay is $20/hour.


*All candidates will be required to submit clearances according to PA state law before an official offer of hire is extended. We can help you complete this process if you do not already have clearances on record.


To apply: please email Carol Breslin, YouthSpirit Coordinator, at carolb@wellspringsuu.org with a brief letter of interest that lists your experience working with children (whether in a paid or volunteer capacity), as well as names and contact info for 2-3 references.




Welcome to WellSprings' YouthSpirit Program!

Fostering family spiritual growth is one of our core values at WellSprings. We equip families to grow together spiritually in all the days they share. Lifespan religious education nurtures spiritual formation and faith development for all people in our community. Sundays are not about "getting religion" for one day a week, but about motivating, sustaining and celebrating the religion we have and that we yearn to make stronger.


In YouthSpirit, we strive to create an environment where our children can grow spiritually, experience joy, and make friends and connections. Our program is educational, but more importantly, it aims to be meaningful, and is designed to encourage age-appropriate spiritual awareness and practice.


Our YouthSpirit Coordinator plans and leads our Sunday morning activities, and a diverse group of WellSprings members serve as mentors to our kids, leading experiences and conversations designed to be integrated into life beyond Sunday morning. Parents leave each service with an outline of what their kids discussed in YouthSpirit, along with suggested questions to spark conversation throughout the week.



Sunday Services

When

Two Services:  9:30 AM and 11:00 AM

    Except on These Dates:
    Special December/Holiday Hours:
  • One Service Only on December 23
    at 10:00 AM
  • Christmas Eve Services on
    December 24 at 4:30 and 6:00 PM
  • One Service Only on December 30
    at 10:00 AM

Where

The Montgomery School (Bell Hall)
1141 Kimberton Road (Route 113)
Chester Springs, PA 19425
*Accessible entrance in back of Bell Hall. Follow the driveway loop to parking at top of hill, and enter the left-side doors.
directions  map

How

Casual and contemporary. Come as you are.

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YouthSpirit

Sunday Mornings

YouthSpirit is just for kids! We strive to create spaces where our kids experience and talk about the things that make living more meaningful, like friendship, gratitude, kindness, forgiveness, and caring for self, each other and all living things. Children begin each Sunday morning in our lively, music-filled service with their families, and are dismissed to YouthSpirit about 25 minutes after the service begins.

Nursery

Our Nursery is staffed all morning with two experienced caregivers who can attend to the needs of our littlest ones (5 and under). We do welcome all ages to stay in our service throughout the entire morning, so please choose what’s best for your family!

Contact Us

Mailing Address

WellSprings Congregation 
47 Marchwood Road, Suite 2A-2
Exton, PA 19341

Telephone

610-280-3797

Email

Office: office@wellspringsuu.org
Founding Minister, Rev. Ken Beldon:
          ken@wellspringsuu.org
Executive Minister, Rev. Lee Paczulla:
          lee@wellspringsuu.org

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