Wellspring United Methodist Church Newsletter

Volume 1                                                         June, 2019  Number 3


Worship and Office at

440 Main Street

Shrewsbury, MA  01545


Worship Service:

Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in Lawrence Hall at Trinity Church

 Church Phone:  (508) 842-4665

Church E-mail:


Pastor Nancy Allen -


Music Director:   

Sandra Tilander -


Secretarial Support and Newsletter Editor:   

Kris Smith -


Vision & Leadership Chairperson:  

Peter Bjork -


Staff-Parish Relations Committee Chair:  

Joan Culliton


Finance Committee Chair and Financial Secretary:  Jean Folsom - jafolmach@aolcom



Kris Smith -


Christian Education Director:  

Patrice Thibodeau -


Worship Committee Chair:  

Gina Saucier -


Roadies Team Leader:  

Peter Bjork -


Wellspring Core Values


“A devoted family of faith;

All are welcome;

Growing in Christ and Reaching out to God’s World.”



    Oh my goodness!  We just got through Easter, and already we’re facing June!  Memorial Day is next week and summer vacations begin; campgrounds, beaches, parks, even the pool in my apartment complex will all be open for use.  The summer is not an excuse to stay away from church. While many of our activities will take a break for the summer, Sunday school, bells, choir, there are some new things we will be trying over the summer.  Before I get ahead of myself, let me share the exciting events of June!

    June 9th is Pentecost; it’s a great day to wear red.  Red is the liturgical color of Pentecost because it represents the flame of the Holy Spirit who visited the apostles on that day with power and anointing!  June 16th is Father's Day, Children’s Sunday and Potluck!  The Sunday School young people will participate in worship, we will recognize and thank the teachers and helpers, honor the fathers and finish it all with a meal!  It will be a great day for everyone; bring a friend to church. June 23rd is the Sunday Ed and I will update you all on the events of Annual Conference (6/13 – 6/15).  Please pray for the work of the AC 2019.

    Now the changes!

    On July 7th we will begin worship at 10 a.m..  This change has been made by your V & L team to better serve our ecumenical goals and because the origins of the 9:45 timeframe at Trinity no longer exist.  Please let me or a member of the Leadership team know of any concerns you have with this change.

    On July 21st we will begin a trial a different worship style on potluck Sundays over the summer.  If people like the change we may keep it after summer. The style will be very relaxed around tables (coffee will be served) and will focus on studying a particular bible passage.  We will still have some music and will still take an offering and engage in Prayer time so we will continue the essential elements of worship, just very relaxed. Remember this is a trial for everyone!  Again, if you have any concerns or question, please let me or the Leadership team know.

    God calls us to invest in our relationship with God, each other and the people in our community.  We are called to continue in worship and service, study and prayer. We will continue to try new things, make adjustments to other things, and toss some things of which we need to let go.

    Through prayer, music, worship and commitment God will bring us to the new place where God wills.



Pastor Nancy



Sandy T. and the family of Jean P. as they mourn her loss;  Alex R., the LaBaire family as they mourn the loss of Jason, Sybil & Bob’s grandson; Debbie, Norma & John C.’s daughter; Michelle’s friend Judy who passed away; Julie P.; Dale W.; Nancy’s nephew; Melissa; Richard; Falynne;, Julie’s sister-in-law; Cindy; Sue H.; Colin B.; Dixie and GLA; Sybil and Bob; Marie; Michael; Bridget Lewis and her family; Diana; Dylan; the Bongiovi family; Amanda; Todd H.; Jean L.; Margaret; Roger; Lillian; Marion C.; Sandy M.; Rev. Agunwamba; Sharon and Alden; Jack; Kimberly; Marion S.; for those battling cancer and friends and family who battle it with them; for those in mourning; and for those in transitions.


It’s me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer.

Not my brother, not my sister, but it’s me, O Lord,

standing in the need of prayer.




4 – Gina S.

6 – Pam F.

8 – Dan B.

8 – Sean C.

11 – Jeff T.

12 – Paul C.




14 – Phil and Cindy H.


    If you know of a birthday or anniversary that wasn’t  included, please email and I will update the list.  

Thank you!




        As June is upon us we will be in Summer mode soon.
    My thanks to the Handbell Choir for a wonderful year of providing meaningful music for our worship services.  The Bell Choir will take a break now for the summer and will start up again in the fall.
     The Choral Choir will continue to sing into June and then will take a break also.  They have been the constant throughout the year and my thanks to each of them for their dedication to the Music Ministry of Wellspring.

    For the Summer worship services, it would nice to have special music.  Please see Sandy if you would like to play an instrument or sing a solo or perhaps a duet.


Blessings and Love,


We need your help!


    There are many aspects of a successful, meaningful church service and we need everyone’s help to make things flow smoothly. The monthly Sign-up sheets are on the back tables. It would be awesome if folks would take a look and sign up to serve as Greeter, Liturgist and Refreshments. Thank you for your continued support!


Fellowship Potluck

    On third Sunday of each month, after Wellspring’s worship service, we hold a fellowship potluck.  Everyone brings a dish or beverage to share. We all get more time together to share a longer conversation and some laughter.  A decision hasn’t been made regarding the April potluck.


The newsletter deadline for the July-August issue will be

Saturday, June 15th.

If you have any news to share, please send it to

Kris Smith at

Thank you!


Children’s Sunday – June 16, 2019


    Get ready for the children of Wellspring UMC to run the service!  Our children will greet you, read the scripture and the children will formally appreciate their Sunday School teachers.






Sunday, June 2 –

     9:00 a.m.        Singing Choir rehearsal

     9:45 a.m.        Worship Service, with Holy Communion

    10:00 a.m.        Children’s Sunday School

Wednesday, June 5 –   

     NO Tea at 3, Folsom’s

Sunday, June 9 –     Pentecost Sunday

     9:00 a.m.        Singing Choir rehearsal

     9:45 a.m.        Worship Service

    10:00 a.m.        Children’s Sunday School

    11:30 a.m.        Worship Team meeting, Common Room

Monday, June 10 –

     7:00 p.m.        Finance Committee meeting, Folsom’s

Wednesday, June 12 –

      3:00 p.m.        Tea at 3, Folsom’s

Wednesday, June 12 – Saturday, June 15 -   

                    Annual Conference

Saturday, June 15 – Newsletter deadline

                    for July/August issue

Sunday, June 16 -     Trinity Sunday and Children’s Day

                    and Father’s Day

     9:00 a.m.        Singing Choir rehearsal

     9:45 a.m.        Worship Service

    11:30 a.m.        Potluck Luncheon

Monday, June 17 –

     7:00 p.m.        Women’s Book Club, Panera Bread

Wednesday, June 19 –

     3:00 p.m.        Tea at 3, Folsom’s

Sunday, June 23 -

     9:00 a.m.        Singing Choir rehearsal

     9:45 a.m.        Worship Service

Wednesday, June 26 –

     3:00 p.m.        Tea at 3, Folsom’s

Sunday, June 30 –

     9:00 a.m.        Singing Choir rehearsal

     9:45 a.m.        Worship Service


Can't Get to Church?  Missing the sermon?

    No need to anymore.  Your church family worship is live streamed for the sermon portion of the worship service every Sunday.  Simply sign onto our Facebook page at Wellspring Church.  Please make sure you have the Shrewsbury location as there are several churches with the same name.  We are live at about 10:30 a.m..  

    We look forward to having you join us.  You can also rate us if you like.  We use this technology to reach those who cannot get to church for whatever reason.  We welcome you, whoever or wherever you are!

Wellspring United Methodist Church


440 Main Street


Shrewsbury, MA  01545


(508) 842-4665

Pastor Nancy Allen


Sandra Tilander, Music Director


Kristine Smith, Newsletter Editor