There are many ways of being part of WellSpring – volunteering is an opportunity to share your time and gifts in this life-giving ministry.
A very important role for volunteers is in the WellSpring Reception office. This is often where people first enter WellSpring and we want to welcome them warmly and well. The volunteer also helps keep WellSpring running smoothly with assistance with bookings, enquiries etc. Most people volunteer half a day a week or fortnight and we currently have gaps on the afternoons of Monday, Thursday and Friday.
The aim is to have someone present each day of the week; if you would like to find out more contact Ann at email@example.com or on (03) 9885 0277.
Dying is part of life, but often hard to talk about. How can we encourage each other in embracing both living and dying?
WellSpring will be exploring this theme in a series of three workshops and one seminar in July/August 2014:
- Living Until We Die Seminar
- Nurturing Resilience within the Carer Journey
- Poetry and the Mystery of Suffering
- Music on the Dying Well Journey
More information and costs of each of these workshops and seminar are available here
A brochure can also be downloaded here
if you book for all four events at one time. Click here
A Contemplative Circle
Wednesday 16 July, 10am to 12.30pm
Facilitators: Chris Page and Marg Loftus
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’.
All are welcome to join A Contemplative Circle. Payment ($20 per session) can be made on the day.
Click here for more information.
Listening with the Ear of the Heart
Thursday 17 July, 10am to 12.30pm
Facilitators: Rosanne Arnott and Ann Lock
In this workshop, we will explore a way of reading, reflecting, responding and resting in God’s Word.
Cost: $36 (members); $40 (non-members).
Click here to book and pay online.
'Insights' Discussion Group
Thursday 31 July, 7.15pm
The 'Insights' Discussion Group will be looking at Paul Arnott's book, Live the Moment.
Copies of the book are available at the reduced cost of $16. If you are interested in purchasing a copy in advance, please email Monique and she will arrange this for you.
New members are welcome.
For more information, click here.
Tuesday 5 August, 7pm
Come and share a meal with WellSpring friends for the Feast of the Transfiguration. We’ll gather around the fireplace in the Resource Room to share a simple liturgy, including communion, and a meal as we celebrate the love of God revealed on earth through Jesus.
Cost: $12 per person (towards meal costs). All welcome.
Please book and pay online here.
An opportunity for you to lead a conversation on a topic that you’re passionate about and that fits with WellSpring’s vision, ‘Deepening in God, living out love’. WellSpring will provide coffee, cake and venue; you provide the conversation.
What do we really want to leave our family and friends?
Discussion led by Julie Robinson
Thursday 28 August, 10am to 12noon, followed by Prayer at Noon
Discussion led by Nicole Rotaru
Thursday 18 September, 10 am to 12noon, followed by Prayer at Noon
Participants will be invited into an exploration of God who says, ‘I am with you…’
How do we experience and understand this in times of personal loss, grief and suffering?