Welcome to another edition of the
Wellspring Happenings!

Due to the concern of community transmission
of the Corona virus
 in our community,
Wellspring will not be having
 worship service
in person for the next several Sundays.

We will be live-streaming our worship service.

For this Sunday, May 3, you will be able to view the
livestream on Wellspring’s Facebook page.

Denise Kirkley-Cain will be the Preacher
Hollie Chessman will be the Worship Leader
Emily Chen will be the Musician

Service begins at 10:00 a.m.

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To make an online offering to Wellspring, please visit
Givelify by clicking on the link below. Although we are
streaming our services for the time being,
we have the same financial needs as if we were
worshiping in person.
We appreciate your support!

Givelify

If you live in the dark a long time and the sun comes out, you do not cross into it whistling. There’s an initial uprush of relief at first, then–for me, anyway–a profound dislocation. My old assumptions about how the world works are buried, yet my new ones aren’t yet operational. There’s been a death of sorts, but without a few days in hell, no resurrection is possible.

Mary Karr, 21st century

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Living the Questions Covenant Group – The group is currently meeting “virtually” on Wednesdays at noon-1:30 via Zoom. Please contact Alice (afoltzva@verizon.net or call 703-346-6030) if you would like to participate.

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WELLSPRING PASTORAL CARE TEAM – The on-call person for March is Laurel Patton, sillydaisey@hotmail.com. Laurel is available for pastoral needs, including illness and prayer requests, and outreach to visitors. 

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2019-2020 STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN – Wellspring’s Stewardship Season is underway. Wellspring is in need of your support in order to continue to serve locally and globally. Stewardship have been distributed. Please consider donating your time, talent and resources. Wellspring appreciates you!

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POTOMAC ASSOCIATION SPRING MEETING, MAY 16 – Beloved Community Church UCC, 17500 Indian Head Highway, Accoceek, MD 20607. Advanced registration encourage via Eventbrite. Day-of registration begins at 8:30 a.m. $15.00 registration fee (includes Meeting Materials, Continental Breakfast, and Lunch.)

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UCC CHURCHES, CONFERENCE IN PHOENIX OFFER HOSPITALITY TO MIGRANT FAMILIES RELEASED BY ICE

A United Church of Christ congregation in Phoenix that provides a safe space for migrants seeking asylum in the United States has been extremely busy since Monday, offering an extravagant welcome to more than 100 people. Busloads of immigrant families who have been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are routinely dropped off at Shadow Rock UCC for a meal, clothing, supplies and a place to stay while they try to connect with relatives and friends around the country.

“Hospitality is one of the ideals we hold as people of conscience in this country,” said the Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Shadow Rock pastor.

Scores of immigrants waiting to have their cases heard have come through Shadow Rock, bussed in by ICE, since 2016 — but never more than a few dozen at a time. And not with a lot of advance notice.

“We got a call on Friday that they wanted us to take 100 people,” said Abeth Spencer, the church’s director of communications. “We had a weekend to get organized before they arrived Monday night, and they all stay here until we take them to the Greyhound Station.”

Read more here: UCC Churches Hospitality

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SET-UP & REFRESHMENTS!
If you can arrive about 20-25 minutes early or stay a little later, we are in need of volunteers to SET UP and BREAK DOWN.  Set up consists of placing the seating, bulletins, hymnals, preparing the social hour area, etc.  Break down is the reverse. We also NEED REFRESHMENTS each Sunday for the Social Hour after church.  Please bring what you are willing to share and we will do the rest.