Thinking of Visiting?

WellSprings is a welcoming, caring community where people gather to seek spiritual growth. You are free to get to know us at your own pace. There’s no pressure - only you can decide what kind of spiritual community feels right, and how much you’d like to participate.


Many people listen to our Sunday messages online, or follow us on social media before visiting on Sunday, but we do hope you’ll eventually come check us out in person!


If you’re thinking of visiting, you can read about what happens at our Sunday Services, learn how we provide spiritual development for children and youth, and see if there’s alignment between what you seek and our Values and Beliefs.



WellSprings Sunday Service

Sunday Services

What happens when I arrive?

A member of our Hospitality Team will greet you with a smile, at the door. They can answer your questions, or let you slip in quietly, if that’s your preference. You’re welcome to fill out a name tag, and some visitors like to take advantage of open seats in the back. Revs. Ken and Lee often stand in the back of Bell Hall, and are available to talk with you before or after the service, if you’d like.


What can I expect at a Sunday Service?

On a typical Sunday, we do a few things:


  • Sing Together. Our band plays music that sounds a lot like what you might listen to already. We look for songs from the past few decades that are spiritually-themed, or share a message that matches our values. Most are songs you might have on your playlist, or songs that play on the radio – a few are more traditional gospel songs, spirituals, or hymns. Lyrics are projected onto a screen so you can sing along!

  • Greet One Another. Our Worship Leader is a member of the congregation, not an ordained minister. They’ll introduce themselves, invite someone to light a flame to begin the service, then share a story to help you get to know our community better. After that, you’ll have a chance to briefly greet the people around you. Feel free to let them know you’re new! You won’t be put on a special visitor list, asked to introduce yourself, or anything like that.

  • Give Beyond Ourselves. WellSprings is a generous community, sharing what we have within and beyond our doors. Our Worship Leader will talk about what our giving supports, and you’ll have a chance to choose whether to contribute financially, or to sign up to volunteer on a Connection Card, as members of our community (often the kids!) pass the hats. There’s no pressure – especially for a first time visitor.

  • Share the Silence. You’ll be invited into about a minute of silent meditation. It’s a peaceful moment that we hope will help to ground you, for the week ahead.

  • Engage the Message. At this point in the service, children ages 5 and up are invited to join YouthSpirit, where they experience and discuss the things that make living meaningful. Adults, teens, and children who wish to stay with their families engage with a message delivered by one of our ministers. We aim to share messages that are heart-opening, thought-provoking, challenging, funny, and real. Our message closes with a prayer, led by the minister.

  • Connect and Digest. Coffee and donuts are served as the service comes to an end with more music. There is a Welcome Table in the back corner of our space where you can pick up printed information, learn about ways to plug into a small group or Team, or just ask more questions about our community. Of course, you’re also invited to mill around, introduce yourself to someone new, or continue a conversation you began during our Greeting time!

Who will I meet at WellSprings?

We’re a diverse bunch. WellSpringers come from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, or none at all. There are people in our community who were raised in, or have explored, nearly every religious or spiritual tradition you can name. There are young adults just starting out, mature adults and retirees just hitting their prime, single parents and couples with kids trying to juggle it all, “empty-nesters” wondering what comes next, folks making big changes in their personal lives or careers, newcomers just moving to the area, and elders seeking community as they prepare for their last leave-taking. Our community proudly includes people of all races, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, class backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities.

Sunday Services

When

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 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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