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

Summer 2017 Small Groups

Our Summer Springboards -- small groups for spiritual growth -- start in July. 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 Summer small groups are listed below. Please feel free to contact Rev. Lee Paczulla (lee@wellspringsuu.org) with any questions.


Monday

Soulful Yoga.  In the spirit of Danna Fauld's (2002) words, “Yoga is not about the pose. It's not about the alignment of toes or hips or shoulders. It's not about the form. Yoga is in invitation to explore, not a command performance. It speaks to the language of the soul,” this springboard will offer an opportunity for participants to combine soulful movement with breath practices. Poses will primarily be sitting or lying on the mat or in a chair, with options for those wishing to go deeper. No experience, flexibility or yoga clothes necessary - just a desire to be in community with others to experience the wonder of yoga. Individuals with physical limitations are encouraged to speak with the instructor prior to signing up.
Leader:  Page Buck
Time: Mondays, 7:00 to 8:30 PM, for two 4-week sessions
Dates:  Session I: July 3, 10, 17, 24
             Session II: July 31, August 14, 21, 28
Place:  Bell Hall, Montgomery School


Saturday

Cycling as a Spiritual Practice.  What was it like to learn to ride a bike for the first time? Is it possible to re-visit that carefree moment? Why do cyclists always seem so calm and happy? How can we connect spiritually on a ride, even when the bike seat hurts our butts? The practice of cycling can bring many changes to our lives – to our perspective on the natural world; our appreciation of people at all levels of ability; and our own ability, and desire, to connect. This group is open to cyclists at all levels, experienced to total beginners. We’ll begin each session in conversation, exploring ways to create a practice that can heighten your spiritual practice, enjoy a short hour bike ride – taken on local paths, at your own pace and distance – and regroup for a final discussion.
Leader:  Laura Mack
Time: Saturdays, 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Dates: July 22, 29, August 5, 19
Place:  Chester County, Various Starting Locations Each Week


Mindful Cooking and Eating. The practice of mindfulness can help us develop a full spectrum awareness of the senses: taste, touch, smell, hearing, and sight. Mindful cooking and eating gives us a basic and beneficial way to develop these forms of awareness. It invites us to stop and sense and savor. For these four weeks, Rev. Ken will guide this small group as it cooks and eats dinner together, grounded in the intentions and practices of mindfulness. Open to all people who are looking to cultivate these qualities, whether you're an accomplished chef or still learning how to boil water.
Leader:  Rev. Ken Beldon
Time:  Saturdays, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Dates:  July 15, 29, August 12, 19
Place:  Private Residence


Sunday

Tending Our Spirits. Do you want to be more attentive, grateful and compassionate? Are you ready to commit to working toward this aspiration but not sure where to start? In this Springboard, hosted by the members of WellSprings' Spiritual Development Ministry, we will share and explore ways to welcome and deepen listening, awareness, gratitude and compassion in our lives. Each participant will choose practices, resources and tactics that resonate with them to develop a personal spiritual growth plan.
Leaders:  Chris Chepel, Sally Reeves, Ellen Youngdahl
Time:  Sundays, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Dates:  July 16, 23, 30, August 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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