Meet One Another

...and Grow!

These groups promise rich and diverse experiences as we deepen our connec-
tions. Springboards are led by members of WellSprings, meet for eight weeks (except for Listening to Our Lives, which is for nine consecutive weeks), and are designed around a particular area of personal and spiritual growth. The shortened Summer and Winter sessions meet for four weeks.


The groups meet at the Montgomery School in Chester Springs or in homes of members throughout Chester County—including Downingtown, Phoenixville, Malvern, Coatesville, and Exton.


Participate in a group of 10-12 people for fun, friendship, and fulfillment.




New Life Ripples Out as We Deepen Our Connections

Springboards—Small Groups for Spiritual Growth

Spring 2017 Small Groups

Our Spring Springboards -- small groups for spiritual growth -- start in April. Springboards are a great opportunity to engage spiritual questions, and to make new connections within our community. Led by the ministers and members of WellSprings, each group meets weekly for four sessions.


The Spring small groups are listed below. Please feel free to contact Rev. Lee Paczulla (lee@wellspringsuu.org) with any questions.


Monday

Listening to Our Lives (WellSprings 2.0).  This is our signature small group, where participants explore big questions and timeless spiritual topics together: about Inspiration, God, Community, Suffering and Death, Spiritual Practice, Living our Gifts, and more. It's an ideal first Springboard if you’ve never tried one before, great for newer members, or anyone looking to deepen their spiritual lives. This group will meet for nine sessions, but because of the Memorial Day holiday, the last session will gather on Monday, June 5.
Leaders:  Ted Howe and Rev. Lee Paczulla
Time: Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Dates:  Weekly for 9 sessions, beginning April 3
Place:  Gresh Center, Montgomery School


Writing as a Spiritual Practice.  Negative voices often get in the way of our desire to express ourselves. Our existing beliefs about what we can and cannot do, habits of self-sabotage and guilt, jealousy, addictions, and fear all get in the way of our ability to explore creative possibilities in our lives. Using the book The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, this group will guide participants through weekly discussions, writings, and exercises designed to help us challenge each other to explore new territory, and discover new understandings of ourselves, through the practice of writing together.
Leader:  Laura Mack
Time: Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Dates:  Weekly for 8 sessions, beginning April 3
Place:  Gresh Center, Montgomery School


Tuesday

Speaking From the Heart. So much of our communication with others comes from a place of ego. We misinterpret other people’s actions and words as intended to hurt us, and we get trapped in conflicts – trying to prove ourselves right by proving the other person wrong. We end up feeling alone and isolated, when actually, all we were trying to do was connect. In this group, we will practice heart-opening exercises and heart-centered methods of communication that can build intimacy, help us listen to each other more fully, and create ripple effects that change our patterns of conflict and miscommunication in all areas of our lives.
Leader:  Beverly Fox
Time:  Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Dates:  Weekly for 8 sessions, beginning April 4
Place:  Gresh Center, Montgomery School


Thursday

I Vow Not to Burn Out. Our culture has all kinds of stories about people who poured themselves out to save the world. This can make the path of commitment to justice and compassion seem daunting, ridden with guilt or anxiety, perhaps even too overwhelming to contemplate. The Buddhist activist Patricia Mushim Ikeda points the way at a different kind of commitment – to not burn out. Through mindfulness practices and space to explore the work of love, compassion, and justice in which we are individually and collectively engaged, this group will help us build new habits of partnership, and help us see that our work is not to save anything – but to invite, make way for, bring along, and join people together, so that we might all find the healing work in helping to save each other.
Leaders:  Rev. Ken Beldon and Rev. Lee Paczulla
Time:  Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Dates:  Weekly for 8 sessions, beginning April 6
Place:  Gresh Center, Montgomery School



Sunday Services

When

Spring/Summer Hours:
One Service Only at 10:00 AM
Starting Sunday, September 10
Two Services, 9:30 and 11:00 AM

Where

The Montgomery School (Bell Hall)
1141 Kimberton Road (Route 113)
Chester Springs, PA 19425
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How

Casual and contemporary. Come as you are.

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YouthSpirit

Sunday Classes/Springboards

YouthSpirit is just for kids! It’s the place where young people at WellSprings gather every Sunday for fun, fellowship and friendship. In both regular classes and special spiritual workshops, 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.

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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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