WellSpring’s general 2020 program is on hold until our buildings reopen after the Coronavirus.

In the meantime, we are offering an online program of Zoom workshops.

Along with plans for a cautious and limited use of the Resource Room from July, we are extending our online program to carry through the next few months

QUICKLINKS

 


A Note about Zoom workshop bookings

Please click here to book. The login details and password for the session will be sent to you, along with an invoice, once we process your booking.

However, if the Zoom event you are booking into is due to start within the next few hours, we may not process your booking in time to send you the login details before the event begins. If this is the case, please call Ann Lock on 0410 556 436 to ask her to send you an invitation/link to the meeting at the starting time (as well as booking in online).


 JULY EVENTS

Wednesdays at Noon
Prayer at Noon (via Zoom)

While the WellSpring building is closed during the Coronavirus pandemic, Prayer at Noon will happen by Zoom, every Wednesday at 12noon.

Click here for the link and meeting ID, and some simple guidelines on using Zoom). Prayer at Noon liturgies are also available online. Click here for the link to these liturgies, which will be updated each week.

We begin our time together at 11.45 am for a catch up chat before moving into prayer.


Christian Meditation (via Zoom)

We follow the format of the World Community for Christian Meditation. There is music, a short recorded talk relating to Christian Life/meditation, 25 minutes of mantra-based meditation, then a little more music.

Please let Peter Leaver know if you would like to attend this by Zoom.


Men’s Group
Wednesday 8 and 22 July 2020, 7.30 to 9.30pm
At WellSpring and via Zoom (unless otherwise notified)
This group offers a safe, inclusive, nonjudgemental place to discuss issues from a male perspective, and to support each other. More information can be found here.

Meditations and Reflections for Our Wintering Hearts (via Zoom)
Facilitator: Marg Donald
Tuesdays in July, 10 to 11am
Via Zoom
  • 7 July – Winter: Embracing Stillness
  • 14 July – Winter: Embracing Darkness
  • 21 July – Winter: Embracing Mystery
  • 28 July – Winter: Embracing Hope

Marg will lead us in a quiet time of reflection each Tuesday in July, and provide further reflections to explore during the week.

Cost: $15 (full cost) / $12.50 (concession/WellSpring members) per session

Bookings:
  • Click here for regular bookings
  • Click here for sponsored bookings (members of Ashburton Baptist Church, St Kilda Elsternwick Church and regular WellSpring office volunteers)

A Contemplative Circle
Facilitator: Chris Page
Wednesday 15 July 2020, 10am to 12noon
Via Zoom

A place to explore one’s inner life with others through meditation, readings, poems, symbols and story. Drawing on Parker Palmer’s bestseller, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey toward the Undivided Life, as well as Christian mysticism and contemporary wisdom. The Contemplative Circle is a deeply spiritual approach to identifying our ‘inner landscape’.

Cost: $30 (full cost) / $25 (concession/WellSpring members)

  • Click here for regular bookings
  • Click here for sponsored bookings (members of Ashburton Baptist Church, St Kilda Elsternwick Church and regular WellSpring office volunteers)

Growing in Silence
Facilitator: Leslie Hanger
Thursday 23 July 2020, 10am to 12noon
Via Zoom

This is a monthly gathering to spend time in silence through meditation, personal reflection and journaling. Silence opens us to God providing a pathway for God to communicate and transform us. Each meeting also has a time allocated for group sharing.

Cost: $30 (full cost) / $25 (concession/WellSpring members)

Bookings:
  • Click here for regular bookings
  • Click here for sponsored bookings (members of Ashburton Baptist Church, St Kilda Elsternwick Church and regular WellSpring office volunteers)

Professional Development Session for Spiritual Directors:
Engaging with the Beguine Mystics
Facilitator: Cathie Lambert
Thursday 30 July 2020, 2 to 4pm
Via Zoom

Cathie will introduce us to three beguine mystics; Hadewijch of Antwerp, Mechthild of Magdeburg and Marguerite Porete. Some background and context of the beguines will be outlined before immersing in the writings of these three women. Cathie will link these thoughts with our practice as spiritual directors. To end the workshop, Cathie will outline the relevance of these 13th century women to contemporary spiritual direction practice drawing on her current research.

Cathie is a spiritual director living in Margaret River, Western Australia and part of the teaching team for Dayspring’s Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Direction based in Perth. She is currently in her third year of her PhD exploring how contemporary women on the edge of the church respond to the lives and works of the beguine mystics from the thirteenth century. Her other passions include mandalas, engaging with the natural world and encouraging people to creatively express their spiritual life.

Bookings:
  • Click here for regular bookings
  • Click here to book in as a Spiritual Direction Professional Year student
  • Click here for sponsored bookings (members of Ashburton Baptist Church, St Kilda Elsternwick Church and regular WellSpring office volunteers)

 

AUGUST EVENTS

Moments of Wonder: Noticing God’s Voice in Everyday Life
Facilitator: Linda Leigh
Thursday 6 and 20 August 2020, 10am to 12noon (NOTE CHANGE OF TIME)
Via Zoom

What draws your attention? What do you notice touches your heart? Everyday moments of wonder can provide windows to the soul. This 2-part workshop provides opportunity for identifying these moments of wonder in our own lives and exploring what they might reveal to us. There will be time for personal reflection and for sharing, as people feel comfortable. Come to one or both sessions if you can!

No cost.

Bookings: coming soon.

Poetry Day: Flavours of Country
Facilitator: Roslyn White
Monday 10 August 2020, 10am to 12noon
Via Zoom

A time to gather together and share a love of poetry. The workshop will include time for sharing poems in a group setting, as well as opportunities for personal reflection and creative responses.

Cost: $30 (full cost) / $25 (concession/WellSpring members)

Bookings: coming soon.


Men’s Group
Wednesday 5 and 18 August 2020, 7.30 to 9.30pm
Via Zoom (unless otherwise notified)

This group offers a safe, inclusive, nonjudgemental place to discuss issues from a male perspective, and to support each other.

More information can be found here.


A Contemplative Circle
Facilitator: Chris Page
Wednesday 19 August 2020, 10am to 12noon
Via Zoom (unless otherwise notified)

A place to explore one’s inner life with others through meditation, readings, poems, symbols and story. Drawing on Parker Palmer’s bestseller, A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey toward the Undivided Life, as well as Christian mysticism and contemporary wisdom. The Contemplative Circle is a deeply spiritual approach to identifying our ‘inner landscape’.

Bookings: coming soon.


Growing in Silence
Facilitator: Leslie Hanger
Thursday 27 August 2020, 10am to 12noon
Via Zoom

This is a monthly gathering to spend time in silence through meditation, personal reflection and journaling. Silence opens us to God providing a pathway for God to communicate and transform us. Each meeting also has a time allocated for group sharing.

Bookings:
  • Click here for regular bookings
  • Click here for sponsored bookings (members of Ashburton Baptist Church, St Kilda Elsternwick Church and regular WellSpring office volunteers)