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21 May 2014



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Director's Newsletter:
Adventures in Turkey

Click here to download the latest newsletter by the WellSpring Director, Ann Lock, entitled Adventures in Turkey.

Art Exhibition

Come in to WellSpring to have a look at the new exhibition of artwork from First Things Gallery

River Jordan – Robin Conlon
The River Jordan depicts us in life coming to a crossing where it takes faith, courage and trust to get to the other side. 


Help WellSpring Cool Down!

Air-conditioning fund

WellSpring is hot and bothered!! We need a breath of cool air.

Those of us who use the Resource Room in summer know how hot and uncomfortable it becomes. So let’s raise some money to install air-conditioning before the heat hits again, and especially before our Major Event in February 2015!

Donations welcome through our website or contact us for other ways to pay.

We aim to raise $5,000 to help cool things down!


WellSpring Online Bookstore


WellSpring has just launched its new online bookstore.

Click here to securely purchase books with your credit card, which can either be sent to you by post, or picked up from WellSpring.

At present the bookstore only holds a few books, but stay tuned for more titles, coming soon!


Gen Y @ Y Street

Knowing Me: Enneagram for Gen Y
(Facilitator: Peter Bentley)
The Enneagram is a personality system that explores inner motivations for responding to life. It is a tool that develops self-awareness through different approaches to relationships, goal setting and work.
Saturday 31 May, 10am to 3pm
Cost: $45 (members/concession); $50 (non-members)

Caring for Creation: Gen Y Responses
(Facilitator: Rowena Curtis)
How can we actively care for the earth and respond to the ecological crisis? We will explore engaging our whole selves as Christians in caring for creation.
Thursday 31 July, 7 to 9pm
Cost: $22.50 (members/concession); $25 (non-members)

Embodied Faith for Gen Y
(Facilitator: Alex Sangster)
We will be challenged to reconnect with our whole selves through drama, movement and song, and explore what it means to be an ‘incarnated being’ present in the world.
Tuesday 7 October, 7.30 to 9.30pm
Cost: $22.50 (members/concession); $25 (non-members)
Click here to download a brochure about this series.

Bookings can be made online here.

'Walking the Way' Workshop

(Facilitator: Anna Mansbridge)
Monday 2 June 2014, 10.30am to 1pm


A workshop in the way of deepening life’s journey by being mindful of the inner and outer dimensions of walking meditation, the labyrinth and pilgrimage.

Bookings can be made online here.

Click here to download a brochure.

Quiet Day by the Beach

(Facilitator: Ann Lock,
in conjunction with Queenscliff Uniting Church)
Thursday 5 June 2014, 10am to 3pm

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.

Come to beautiful Queenscliff for the Quiet Day and stay on for the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. Let Ann know if you have trouble finding accommodation; she may be able to help.

Cost: $10 ($9 for members)

Click here to book and pay online.


Exploring Our Inner Landscapes Retreat

(Facilitators: Chris Page and Margaret Loftus)
Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 June 2014

The Retreat will centre on Parker Palmer’s approach in a Contemplative Circle and will provide space for, personal and group reflection, meditation, silence, input through poetry, readings, reflective activities with quiet times and conversation.

Click here to download a brochure about the retreat, including details about cost, address and further enquiries.

Celtic-Style Worship Service

Thursday 19 June, 8pm to 9pm
in the WellSpring Chapel

A Celtic-style service will be held in the WellSpring chapel, which incorporates some music, prayers and quiet reflection. The services run from 8 pm onwards and a $5 donation is suggested.

All welcome!


'Dying Well' Workshop Series


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).


Nurturing Resilience within the Carer Journey
(Facilitator: Kaye Twining)
Tuesday 22 July, 7.30 to 9.30pm        
Cost: $40 ($36 for members)

Poetry and the Mystery of Suffering
(Facilitator: Kathryn Hamann)
Monday 4 August, 10am to 12.30pm        
Cost: $40 ($36 for members)

Music on the Dying Well Journey
(Facilitator: Jenny Marr)
Thursday 21 August, 7.30 to 9.30pm        
Cost: $40 ($36 for members)

Book and pay for individual workshops here.

NB: SAVE $45 off the total cost of all workshops by booking all at once for the whole series (three workshops + Saturday seminar) at the special discounted cost of $150 ($135 for members)

Click here to download a brochure about the Living Until We Die seminar.

Click here to download a brochure about the whole Dying Well series.

Transfiguration Dinner

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.

Please book and pay through this link (the meal is $15 per person – please also indicate whether you have any special food needs). Payments can also be made through the WellSpring office or on on 9885 0277.

Let's Talk

Thursday 28 August, 10am to 12noon

Ethical wills are a way to share your love with family and close friends. Think of an ethical will as a heartfelt letter describing what truly matters most in your life. An ethical will passes on life lessons, values, advice, joys, prayers, hopes and dreams for present and future generations.

Discussion to be led by Julie Robinson.

All welcome!

Cost: $10 (please pay on the day)
We will provide coffee, cake and venue; you provide the conversation!

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