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10 September 2013

News from our Director, Ann Lock

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Circles of Trust

Wednesday 18 September, 10am to 12.30pm

A circle of trust (based 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.

All welcome.

Cost: $20 (pay on the day).


Celtic Service

Thursday 19 September, 8pm

A Celtic style service will be held in the WellSpring chapel, incorporating some music, prayers and quiet reflection.

Cost: suggested $5 donation.


Drumming Day

Tuesday 19 November, 10am to 3pm
(Facilitator: Christina Green)

A repeat of the popular workshop held earlier this year.

We will begin with a short meditation and then learn drumming and chanting. We will use both frame drums (Native American style) and hand drums (djembe, etc). The chants are sourced from Jewish, Celtic and Native American spirituality.

Cost: $55

Click here to book online.


Advent Quiet Day

Saturday 23 November, 10am to 3pm
(Facilitator: Michael Mosley)

Quiet Days provide space for reflection and attentiveness to God’s Spirit in company with others. They are spent mostly in silence. The program may include scripture, meditation, communion, silent prayer together and alone. 

Cost: $35

Click here to book online.


Advent Journey: Waiting with God

Tuesdays: 26 November; 3, 10 & 17 December, 7.30 to 9.30pm
(Facilitator: Merrill Kitchen)

This series will follow Matthew’s reflection on Jesus’ links with the story of Israel. Looking back at that story, we will consider the way in which ‘the Word is always waiting to be born.’

Cost: $35 per session

Click here to book online. (Early bookings are advised!)


New WellSpring book now available!

See How the Tree Has Grown! WellSpring Centre Twenty Years On (1993-2013)

A new full-colour A5-sized book celebrating WellSpring's 20-year history was produced for our 20th anniversary in August.

Copies are still available at a cost of $10 each (+ $2 postage) = $12 per copy.

If you would like us to send you any copies, please click here to pay securely online (please include your postal address and an indication of how many copies you would like, in the 'Purpose of payment' field).

Alternatively, pick up a copy from the WellSpring Gift Table for just $10.

Launch of WellSpring Bequest Brochure

An Ongoing Gift: Remembering WellSpring in Your Will

The new WellSpring Bequest Brochure was launched at the Anniversary celebrations in August.

If you would like information about how to remember WellSpring in your will, please click here to download a copy of the brochure in PDF format.


For Spiritual Directors

Australian Network for Spiritual Direction Inc. (ANSD) National Conference
Friday 13 to Sunday 15 September, Canberra

Lucy Abbott Tucker and Sue Dunbar are joint speakers. They will situate the ministry of spiritual direction within the context of the new cosmology and reflect on the implications for ourselves and our work as spiritual directors. There will be opportunities for discussion and personal reflection with several options for creative processing being offered on Saturday afternoon. This promises to be a challenging and thought-provoking conference.

Cost (live-in): $590 (single) or $470 (twin-share).

For more information or to book, contact Vicky Cullen on (02) 6255 3191 or by email.

Professional Development Workshop for Spiritual Directors
'In the Service of Direction' with Lucy Abbott Tucker, Canberra
Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 September

Barnabas Ministries is sponsoring this two-day workshop following the ANSD conference, for practising spiritual directors.

Cost: $195 (includes morning/afternoon tea and lunch each day).

For more information or to book, visit the Barnabas Ministries website.

An Update on the 1 Million Stars Project

Maryann Talia Pau is super thrilled to announce the venue for the first installation of the million stars! Thanks to the awesome powerhouse of Karen Burne and Simon Obarzanek (Markit, The Big Design Market) for helping to make this happen and supporting the stars! 

Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December 2013 
The Big Design Market, The Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton VIC

Star Weaving Workshops
Friday 6 to Sunday 8 December 2013

This means that in 16 weeks (even less now!) from today, people will be able to stand under a huge display of all these woven stars, lovingly made across Melbourne and overseas.


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