17 April 2015
What's been happening at WellSpring?
Board Orientation Day: a wonderful time of sharing WellSpring stories, good food and meeting new people. During the afternoon, we heard from George Warren and Spiritual Direction at WellSpring, Peter Bentley and Spiritual Formation at WellSpring, Merrill Kitchen and WellSpring in the University of Divinity, Marg Donald and the Retreat Program, and Tim McCowan for Building Bridges and Healing Steps.
I (Ann) am grateful for the imagination, wisdom, faithfulness and friendship of so many good people. The stories we heard, and the ones yet untold, are so much more than the individual parts; and hold inviting spaces for future dreams.
Male Spirituality: a few weeks ago about 40 men and a few women attended the session with Richard Fay on Authentic Male Spirituality.
The recording of this session is now available online by clicking here.
Mainly Men is a 3 week series in May which will pick up on some of the themes in Richard's sessions.
Cost: $40 (or $36 for members)
Andy Stevens will lead these.
Click here to download a flier with more information.
13, 20 and 27 May
7.30 to 9.30pm
to book online.
Professional Development for Spiritual Directors:
Images of God for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
(Facilitator: Monique Lisbon)
This session is the 3rd in a series facilitated by Monique Lisbon. It will unpack some of the common images of God adopted through experiences of abuse, and explore ways in which the spiritual direction context may help open up and encourage new, healing and life-giving images of God for adult survivors of childhood abuse. Sessions 1 & 2 are not pre-requisites.
Cost: $54 members, $60 non-members
to book online.
Ann will provide some soup
for shared lunch.
1,2,3 May Sacrededge; a festival of arts, music & spirituality. Queenscliff Uniting Church.
Come along and hear Archie Roach, David Tacey, Shanaka Fernando (Founder of Lentil as Anything) and loads of other wonderful speakers. WellSpring is curating the Quiet Space. Click here for more details and booking.
Thursday 7th May: Quiet Day by the Beach at Sorrento with Keryn Tolé
Friday 22 to Sunday 24 May: Creative Retreat Facilitator: Margaret Donald
This silent retreat offers space to rest and reflect on our inner journey. A variety of art materials will be available for those who wish to express their prayer in this way. All are welcome to enjoy two days of silence in the beautiful bushland environment at Wantirna. There will be morning and evening prayer and opportunity for spiritual direction each day.
Venue: St Paul’s Missionary College,
Nortons Lane, Wantirna South
Cost: $283.50 (members);
Click here to book online
Recordings from the WellSpring
GroundWorks Celtic Festival
with Ray Simpson
to listen online, or to download recordings of the main sessions by Ray Simpson from the GroundWorks Festival (February 2015).
You can also purchase a seven-CD set
of these sessions at our online bookshop
for only $35.
Don't forget to enter the member discount code (which is in your membership welcome letter) to receive 10% discount off the cost of these CDs, as well as all other items in the bookshop.
NB: If you are a current WellSpring member and are unsure of the membership discount code, please email Monique.
or ring (03) 9885 0277 for more information