Welcome to the WellSpring eNewsletter! Please read on for more information about current news and events.

December 2016

Letter from WellSpring Director

As we near the end of 2016, click here to download a Christmas letter from Ann Lock, WellSpring Director.

Christmas Gathering and Thank You to Volunteers
Monday 12 December: 10.30am to 12.30pm

The whole WellSpring community is invited to join the volunteers and staff for an end-of-year Christmas get-together morning tea. We will especially honour and thank the volunteers for their generous efforts during 2016.

Please RSVP as soon as possible for catering purposes, by email to Monique

WellSpring Christmas Gift Ideas

Gift Vouchers

Did you know that you can purchase WellSpring gift vouchers securely online?

Gift vouchers are available for any amount you choose, and can be used towards the cost of WellSpring events retreats, Quiet Days or merchandise. Click here to purchase a gift voucher.


You might also like to browse our online bookstore for great Christmas gift ideas. Books can be ordered online and sent to you by post, or you can pick them up from WellSpring to save on postage costs.

Click here to purchase a book.

Gift vouchers and books can also be purchased in person from our bookstore. Come and stock up on gifts before we close on 16 December!

Thanksgiving Service Donations
Thank you to the WellSpring community for your donations at our recent Thanksgiving Service. Through your generosity, we were able to continue our annual tradition of donating money to TEAR Australia's Safe Water Program in Ethiopia. This year, $1,140.25 was donated by WellSpring to this cause.

If you missed the Thanksgiving Service, you can download a recording of the afternoon by clicking here

2017 WellSpring program
The 2017 WellSpring program was recently launched at our annual Thanksgiving Service.

The program can now be downloaded from here.

Bookings are also open for the 2017 events on the WellSpring website, as follows:

If you would like one or more printed copies of the program to be sent to you, please let us know.

Kaleidoscope Creations
A free gift of transformation!

In 2015, WellSpring Centre received a Community Engagement Grant from Baptcare to fund the production of a hardback book/DVD containing original art by Fiona Dawn Hill and original music by Monique Lisbon, entitled Devastation to Transformation (D2T).

The production of this resource launched the WellSpring ‘Kaleidoscope Creations’ program.

The aim of Kaleidoscope Creations is to:
   nurture seeds of transformation
      through creative engagement with the effects of trauma
         in a safe and supportive environment

To further this aim, we are offering D2T books/DVDs 
   as a free resource
      to practitioners or programs
         aiming to creatively facilitate transformation
            in a safe and supportive environment

As well as being used for personal reflection, this book/DVD has been resourcing:
  • pastoral care practitioners and chaplains
  • counsellors and social workers
  • theological libraries
  • artists and authors
  • spiritual directors
In addition, some organisations have been given multiple copies of D2T to sell as a way of raising funds for their programs.

We would like D2T to be a gift of transformation for as many people as possible!

If you would like to receive a free copy, please contact us (NB: delivery is at your expense).

OR to request multiple copies to further the aim of WellSpring’s ‘Kaleidoscope Creations’ program, please complete the simple form found on our website.

WellSpring Cleanup Day

Wednesday 18 January 2017
9.30am to 12.30pm

(Morning tea provided)

Come and help give WellSpring a fresh, clean start to the year!

We'd love your help for an hour or two to spruce up our facilities.

Please direct any enquiries to Keryn Tolé on 0401 927 084.

Christmas/New Year Break

WellSpring will close for the Christmas/New Year break from Saturday 17 December 2016, and will reopen on Monday 30 January 2017. During this time, you can still book in for 2017 events and retreats through our website.

Advance Notice

Our Blessing Day and Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 19 March 2017.

Please stay tuned for the call for Annual Reports, which will be sent out in February.

Apollo Bay, watercolour, pen, ink, gouache on paper, 2013

WellSpring is grateful to Liz Johnson (www.lizjohnsonart.co) for granting us permission to use her beautiful paintings in the 2017 program, newsletters and other WellSpring advertising.
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