Wellspring during Social Distancing
In this time of uncertainty, we will continue to lean on the Gospel of Jesus the Messiah which makes us one. Know that though we will not gather in one location for some time, we will continue to be a community of people seeking to manifest the light of the Gospel in our day-to-day lives, caring for one another and for our neighbors as we see God care for us in new and unexpected ways.
Worship – Sundays at 7:15pm
In times like these we are glad that God does not limit his presence to one place or one facility. We will be making some adjustments to our normal worship rhythms while we live under the recommendation not to gather. We have designed a special worship service to be experienced using a web-conferencing platform. The order will be structured to bring more interaction so that we can experience a gathering dynamic even though we are not in the same room. We will “gather” at night so that those with children will hopefully have more availability to participate.
Opportunities to Connect
Just because we’re isolated, doesn’t mean we have to be lonely. We want to continue to connect as a body of believers who are living life together. We’ve planned a few different ways for you to regularly connect with folks from around Wellspring in the coming weeks.
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During this time of uncertainty we will read scripture together to provide some consistency and encouragement. We’ll use the Read Scripture app, beginning together at Matthew 1:1 on Monday March 23rd. Every morning at 8am, a member of Wellspring leadership will be live on Facebook to share some encouraging thoughts based on the day’s reading, and to lead a prayer for the community.
How to get the app or Reading Plan
You can download the Read Scripture App using the links below. Once installed, go into settings, choose “Read every day” and set your start date to “August 01, 2019”.
You may also download a PDF of the reading plan here and simply begin with the New Testament readings on Monday March 23rd, 2020.
Opportunities to Grow
From everything we’ve heard from the authorities, we should be preparing as if social distancing is the new normal for a couple of months at least. For many of us, this new normal means more time at home. So starting in early April we’ll be offering a few ways for you to engage in some dynamic learning environments to fuel your continued spiritual growth.
If you decide to undertake this curriculum, please email Jacob at email@example.com so he can walk with you through the journey.
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Give Online or By Mail
While many people who are a part of Wellspring already give electronically, we know that some of you have been most comfortable making financial contributions by cash or check in the basket on Sunday morning. Because we will not be gathering in-person regularly for some time, we wanted to make you aware of how to give online or by mail.
If you’d like to give electronically online, you can click the “Donate” button at the top-right of this page. From there you can set up to make a one-time or recurring contribution.
You can also give by mail. Checks can be made out to “Wellspring Church” and mailed to 780 N Sun Drive; Lake Mary, FL 32746.
Resources for Families with Kids
We’re so sad that not being able to gather on Sunday means less time to share enriching Bible stories with the kids that are a part of Wellspring. On the bright side, some of you will be getting to spend more time with your kids than you typically do. So we’ve compiled some resources for you here.
Contact for Assistance
As a church community we want to provide assistance to those of you who are most vulnerable in this season of a spreading pandemic. If you are self-isolating for any reason and need assistance, we would love to know. Please complete the form below so that we can connect you with the right person.
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The following are resources for folks who are struggling to make ends meet in light of recent circumstances.
The Neighborhood Center – 434 S. Woodland, Deland
The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia operates a daily food pantry and offers emergency house and bill assistance. To receive aid, you need a social security number and identification for each member of the household.
Open M-Th 9-11:30, 1-4 p.m.
Community United Methodist Church – 41 W Highbanks, DeBary
CUMC offers food pantry assistance every Wedneday and third Saturday from 9-10:30am. Recipients must be a resident of DeBary or Orange City
An Easy Way to Serve Your Neighbor
Even as it seems the world around us is in constant change and uncertainty, we still want you to seek to Be a Blessing to those people God has put in your life. It is crucial that we continue to share the love that we’ve received to keep perspective on God’s provision even as we’re prone to worry.
We’ve put together a card that you can print at home to use to connect with your neighbors in this unique time. This is meant to be something you would drop off at people’s homes to initiate contact in case they need assistance and you could be an answer to prayer for them.