Welcome to another edition of the
Wellspring Happenings!

For this Sunday, October 14, 2018:

Rev. Mark Granfors-Hunt is the Preacher.
Jill Satterfield will lead Worship.
Emily Chen is the musician.

Monthly Council Meeting will immediately follow worship. There will be a potluck. The Potluck theme is “Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice.” Please bring a dish to share, and join us. All are welcome!

 

“If you read the Bible and it does not challenge you, then you are reading yourself and not the Bible.”
Ernesto Tinajero, 21st century

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Living the Questions Covenant Group
Everyone is welcome. This group meets on Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. hosted by Dr. George Crossman in a meeting room at his residence at the Woodlands Retirement Community, 4320 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. The next meeting is Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. The topic is Jon Meacham’s new book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.” For more information, please call George: 703-865-5830.
  

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WELLSPRING PASTORAL CARE TEAM
On-call person for October is Rev. Jeffrey Rhodes, jersbrl@earthlink.net. Jeff is available for pastoral needs, including illness and prayer requests, and outreach to visitors.
 
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2018 CENTREVILLE DAY

The 26th Centreville Day will be held on Saturday, October 20, in Centreville’s Historic Park along Mt. Gilead and Braddock Roads. Enjoy the uniqueness of Centreville as the crossroad of history, community, cultures, and the entrepreneurial spirit! Wellspring will be hosting a table at Centreville Day. Please let Diane or Jill know if you can volunteer to help. We will need help setting up in the morning, working at the table during the day, and then breaking down at the end of the day.

 

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UCC CHURCHES, CONFERENCE IN PHOENIX OFFER HOSPITALITY TO MIGRANT FAMILIES RELEASED BY ICE

A United Church of Christ congregation in Phoenix that provides a safe space for migrants seeking asylum in the United States has been extremely busy since Monday, offering an extravagant welcome to more than 100 people. Busloads of immigrant families who have been released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are routinely dropped off at Shadow Rock UCC for a meal, clothing, supplies and a place to stay while they try to connect with relatives and friends around the country.

“Hospitality is one of the ideals we hold as people of conscience in this country,” said the Rev. Ken Heintzelman, Shadow Rock pastor.

Scores of immigrants waiting to have their cases heard have come through Shadow Rock, bussed in by ICE, since 2016 — but never more than a few dozen at a time. And not with a lot of advance notice.

“We got a call on Friday that they wanted us to take 100 people,” said Abeth Spencer, the church’s director of communications. “We had a weekend to get organized before they arrived Monday night, and they all stay here until we take them to the Greyhound Station.”

Read more here: http://www.ucc.org/news_ucc_churches_conference_in_phoenix_offer_hospitality_to_migrant_families_released_by_ice_10112018

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SET-UP & REFRESHMENTS!
If you can arrive about 20-25 minutes early or stay a little later, we are in need of volunteers to SET UP and BREAK DOWN.  Set up consists of placing the seating, bulletins, hymnals, preparing the social hour area, etc.  Break down is the reverse. We also NEED REFRESHMENTS each Sunday for the Social Hour after church.  Please bring what you are willing to share and we will do the rest.