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9 April 2014


Director's Newsletter 

This month, our Director Ann Lock reflects on the journey to Easter, including poetry, prayers and artwork.

To download a copy of Ann's April newsletter, please click here.


What's New around WellSpring?

We welcome Dianne Taylor to the WellSpring Board!

Dianne has over 30 years of experience as a business owner, which she brings to her current work in in leadership development and management training.  She is a former lecturer in Leadership and Human Resource Management at Monash University and serves on several Boards.  

Dianne is a committed Christian who started attending Wellspring programs in the 1990's and has experienced significant spiritual growth through them. Dianne is currently researching and writing a book on spiritual practice.

Come and see our Easter Art and Poetry display!

Copies of Easter poems on display are also available to download here.


Why not visit WellSpring and take some fliers to give friends from our new flier display? (located just inside the WellSpring door, opposite the fountain)

You will also be able to view the current exhibition of artwork by Liz Johnson.


Forthcoming WellSpring Events

  • Soul Parenting (Various facilitators)
    Continues Thursday 1 May
    with facilitator Jodi Green

    7.15 to 9.30pm

    A facilitated discussion group for parents of young children. A continued opportunity for thoughtful and uninterrupted conversations around attentive parenting, spirituality and raising resilient children.

    Thursdays: 1 May, 5 June, 7 August, 4 September, 6 November, 7.15 to 9.30pm

    Other facilitators in the series include: Grant Stewart, Jodi Green, Gary Heard, Susan Campbell, Keren McClelland, Roslyn Wright and Joan Wright Howie

    Click here for more information and to download a flier/program with more details. For further enquiries: email Keren McClelland

    Cost: $25 per session ($22.50 for WellSpring members).

    Book online here.

  • A Contemplative Circle
    (Facilitators: Chris Page and Marg Loftus)
    Wednesday 16 April, 10am to 12.30pm
    A Contemplative Circle: Reflecting on our Inner Life (drawing on Parker Palmer’s bestseller, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey toward the Undivided Life) is a place to explore one’s inner life with others through readings, poems, symbols, story and conversation. Drawn from ancient and contemporary wisdom, it is a deeply spiritual approach to identifying our ‘inner  landscape’.

    Cost: $20 per session (paid through WellSpring office at each session).

  • Creative Retreat: ‘Art is the Language of the Soul’
    (Facilitators: Margaret Donald and Judy Scott)
    Friday 23 to Sunday 25 May 2014

    In a peaceful environment this silent retreat will provide space to reflect on our inner journey, and a variety of art materials will be available for those who wish to express this in creative ways. Art-making as prayer invites us into a free and playful space as we listen to the Creative Spirit within. Within a safe environment those desiring to explore creativity as prayer for the first time as well as those with more experience will be very welcome.

    Venue: St Paul’s Missionary College, Wantirna
    Cost: $315 ($283.50 for WellSpring members)

    Book online here (there are only a few places left, so please book in quickly).

    Dying Well: Living Until We Die
    (Facilitators: Heather Tan and Graeme Garrett)
    Saturday 26 July 2014, 10am to 4pm

    Dying is part of life, but it is sometimes hard to talk about. Perhaps even more challenging is to walk alongside those who are nearing the end of life as pastor, chaplain, spiritual director, pastoral carer, family or friend.
    This seminar is for everyone but particularly those working alongside people who are dying and their families. It will be conversational with time and space for personal and group reflection.
    Come and enjoy the beautiful WellSpring facility, gathering around an open fire to encourage each other in embracing both living and dying. There will be space during the day to enjoy the winter garden, prayer rooms and chapel as we are led by Heather Tan and Graeme Garrett throughout the seminar.
    Certificates of attendance will be available for those who wish to record this seminar as professional development.
    Morning tea and lunch provided.
    Cost: $75 ($67.50 for WellSpring members).

    Book online here.


Other Special Events

  • Sacrededge
    Spirituality in Diversity:
    A Festival of Arts, Music and Spirituality
    2-4 May (Queenscliff Uniting Church)

    Come and join us for a wonderful festival of arts, music and spirituality in beautiful, historic Queenscliff during the weekend of 2-4 May; WellSpring will have a presence at the Sacrededge festival.

    Click here for more details. You can also download this registration form for the festival, or contact unitingqueenscliff@iinet.net.au for more information.

Group bookings with 20% discount! 

If you have a group of 6 or more people who would like to register for the same workshop(s), you can enjoy a 20% discount!

Click here for more information and to book your group in online.


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Keep an eye out for further information on our Facebook page!


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