Small Groups

Small group ministry at WellSprings provides rich and diverse experiences to help us deepen our connections, meet one another, and grow!


We offer Springboards throughout the year, led by our ministers or by members of WellSprings, focused on a particular area for personal or spiritual growth. Springboards offer a focused opportunity to get to know a small group of other WellSpringers and explore a topic over 1-2 months.


Retreats and Soul Bites are our one-time opportunities to gather for spiritual growth. Retreats provide the chance to take a deep dive, and typically meet for a full day or an entire weekend. Soul Bites are one-time, 2-3 hour opportunities to gather for a short conversation, activity, or practice together. We also offer ongoing drop-in style small groups for spiritual practice and mutual support, as interest and capacity within our community allows.


Most groups meet at the Montgomery School in Chester Springs. Some meet outdoors, in homes of members in our area (Downingtown, Phoenixville, Malvern, Coatesville, Exton, etc.), or in libraries, parks, or other open community spaces. Check out our current Springboard offerings, and contact our office for more information about how to get involved!




New Life Ripples Out as We Deepen Our Connections

Springboards—Small Groups for Spiritual Growth

Spring 2019 Small Groups

Our Spring Springboards and Enrichment Offerings -- small groups for spiritual growth -- start in April. Springboards, Soul Bites and other offerings 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 a various number of sessions.


The Spring small groups are listed below. Please feel free to contact Linda Peduto with any questions.


Tuesday

From Diet to Deliverance. What is normal eating? How did our relationship with it and food become disordered? What is diet culture? How does it affect us? How do we currently participate in it and even perpetuate it despite our best intentions? How would your life change if you could really be at peace in your body and around food?

These are just a few of the questions that we will consider in this group. Children are great at telling us when they are hungry and if you’ve ever watched a toddler learn to walk or dance or run, it’s pure joy. We are born in tune with our needs for movement and nourishment and, at some point, we lose touch.

Many of us are all too familiar with the diet roller coaster. We lose the weight, “lose our way,” recommit, and start again. We know the saying that “diets don’t work” but every time we find ourselves starting again we attribute our past failures to our own shortcomings rather than the system itself. Let’s explore together and see if we can start the journey from diet to deliverance.

Leader:  Andrea Tollison
Time/Date: Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, Beginning April 23 for 5 weekly sessions
Place:  Virtual via phone or web



Wednesday

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.

Leaders:  Chris Chepel and Linda Peduto
Time/Date: Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm, Starting April 17 for 9 weekly sessions
Place:  Gresh Center at Montgomery School


Sunday Services

When

Summer Hours:
One Service at 10:00 AM
May 26 through September 1
   Services at 9:30 and 11:00 am
   resume September 8

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!

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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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