Wellspring is a chance to get together with other students, to join voices in songs of faith and longing. In the midst of stress and business, this time offers students something more quiet… more reflective… more prayerful. Wellspring emphasizes beauty, simplicity, peace, space, participation and thoughtful reflection—something that we all need so desperately today.
TIME: Thursday Evenings - Starting Sept 17, 2015 (5:30-7pm)
Bagels & Tea @ 5:30pm.
PLACE: EME 2111
SINGING: The songs are structured as prayers. Because of their simplicity, they offer a unique and needed chance to rest, while encouraging quiet reflection on how the prayer intersects with one’s life. Often, repeating the prayer is the best way to do this. God does not need this repetition of course, but we often do. In such a fast paced and busy culture, these prayer songs offer an opportunity to slow down and “soak” in the song, as one might soak in a bath. You are encouraged to join the singing, letting the prayer songs become your personal prayer. Or, if you feel inclined, refrain from singing and simply let the words and music wash over you.
SCRIPTURE: At Wellspring, reflecting on Scripture (the Bible) is an active part of our time together. We value your thoughts, insights, opinions and questions. This is an interactive time to engage and wrestle with a Scripture passage together.
Whether beginning a spiritual journey or continuing one, this is a safe place for you.
STORIES: We all have a story. Wellspring is a place and a time to share where we have been, where we are, and where we hope to be. Called "testimonies" in other settings, Story sharing is one of our ways of listening to God and learning from each other.
As a deer (Psalm 42:1)
As a deer for flowing water longs, so my soul, O God longs for you.
In the Heart of God (Psalm 131:2)
In the heart of God, calm and quiet is my soul, as a little child, resting in its mother’s arms.
Lord God Heal me (Psalm 6:2-4)
Lord God Heal me, Heal me O my Lord, that I might fulfill all your plans for me.
Peace, be Still (Mark 4:39)
Peace, be still. Peace, be still. The storm rages… Peace, be still.
In you I take refuge my God, deliver me into your care. In you I take refuge my God, secure in the heart of your love.
Surely God (Genesis 28:16)
Surely God is in this place, holy ground.
The Time has Come
The time has come, the time is now, to stop and feel the pull of the Lord. O Shepherd speak to me.
Your Way (Luke 22:42)
Your way, Your time, Your will; not mine. Sweet Light; not mine
Water Our Lives (Psalm 1:3)
Water our lives with ever-flowing streams of your grace. Bear in our lives creating God, the living fruits of your love.