Wellspring at St. Martin’s

Wellspring Logo 2015Wellspring is our ministry for soul-discovery, spiritual growth, and healing. The mission of Wellspring is to provide a welcoming place for all people seeking to deepen their spiritual journeys. In an atmosphere of acceptance, Wellspring offers a sacred space for individuals and small groups to nurture their spiritual awareness through practices in the Christian tradition such as spiritual direction, contemplative prayer, and pastoral care, as well as workshops and retreats.

“and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters never fail.” - Isaiah 58:11

All are warmly welcomed. You need not be a member of St. Martin’s to participate.

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Upcoming Events


Prayerful Looking: Art and Spirituality

Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Philadelphia Museum of Art (meet there)
Facilitator: The Rev. John Hougen
Fee: $25
Turn a visit to the art museum into a spiritual retreat marked by “prayerful looking”. Participants will explore how great art speaks to their faith and spirituality. Fee covers museum admission and parking.
Registration Required.

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Women Connecting Pentecost Gathering

Saturday, June 3

9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish House
Contact: Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Women Connecting is a seasonal gathering of women. Through the gifts of silent reflection and deep listening, we share and receive each other in the stories that we tell. As we listen and experience being heard, we come to a deeper knowledge of both ourselves and the community to which we belong.No registration required.
Following this event, Women Connecting will return in the Fall

Spirituality of Aging

1st Wednesdays, Next Session June 7


3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Hilary House
Convener: Karen Rowley
All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life.
No registration required.

All Shall be Well: A Day of Care for Caregivers

Saturday, June 17

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.(includes lunch) in the Hilary House
Facilitators: Wellspring ministry members
Suggested donation: $35
This special day invites caregivers of all kinds to experience prayer and pampering while exploring techniques for prayer, wellness, and self-care.
Registration Required.

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Ongoing

Mindful Living

Tuesdays


6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Houston Room
Facilitator: Deborah Cooper
Cost: $20 per class
This ongoing class consists of both silent and led meditation, a brief presentation and time for discussion. The class is built around “The Places that Scare You” by Pema Chodron. Participants will be encouraged to take some of the concepts and work with them during the week. Drop-ins welcome.

Spirituality of Aging

1st Wednesdays of the month

3:00 to 4:30 p.m. in Hilary House
All are invited to learn where God may be and how God is acting as we move in the second half of life. Meets the first Wednesday of each month. May 3, June 7, 2017.
No registration required.


Women Connecting

Meets seasonally on Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Parish Hall

Contact: Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Next Session: March 4, 2017
9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Parish House
Women Connecting is a seasonal gathering of women. Through the gifts of silent reflection and deep listening, we share and receive each other in the stories that we tell. As we listen and experience being heard, we come to a deeper knowledge of both ourselves and the community to which we belong. No registration required.
Remaining dates for 2017 are: March 4, April 29, and June 3

General Information

Women Connecting is a gathering for women, inaugurated in Advent 2011, that occurs once during each church season. We come together around a selected theme and using readings, silent reflection, music and small group sessions, share our stories and listen fully to one another. As we listen and experience being heard, we come to a deeper understanding of both ourselves, our relationship with God, and the community to which we belong. This program offers a place to explore and be heard in a safe and confidential space. Women of all ages and from all places are welcome. The intergenerational and open nature of the group allows us to be supportive to each other in many ways. No registration is needed for this program, and childcare is available. If you plan to attend and need childcare, please let us know beforehand by contacting Joanne Conway at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Gatherings are held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. beginning in the Parish Hall.

Morning Meditation

Weekdays 8:15 a.m. in the Mary Chapel


Spiritual Direction

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Contact Barb Ballenger at 215.247.7466 x102 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

Mindfulness with Deborah Cooper

    Mindful Living

    Tuesdays beginning Dec. 13


    6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Houston Room
    Facilitator: Deborah Cooper
    Cost: $20 per class
    This ongoing class consists of both silent and led meditation, a brief presentation and time for discussion. The class is built around “The Places that Scare You” by Pema Chodron. Participants will be encouraged to take some of the concepts and work with them during the week. Drop-ins welcome.


Visit us anytime for a quiet space to pray, meditate, and reflect.

The Mary Chapel, accessible from the St. Martin’s Lane side of the church building, is open 24 hours / 7 days for your use.
No reservations are required, though please be aware of Morning Mediation on weekdays from 8:15 to 8:45 a.m. and church on Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Headwaters of the Jordan River. Photo by Joan Mechlin.

Headwaters of the Jordan River. Photo by Joan Mechlin.

 

Summer Sunday Service Schedule: Through September 17, 2017

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music

Regular Sunday Service Schedule: Returns September 24, 2017

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

We would love to have you join us.

Location

This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.


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