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at Wellspring Family Church

Prepare Thanksgiving Meals for Those who are Unhoused in St. Louis

Help Prepare Thanksgiving Meals
Can you help prepare food or serve a meal to those experiencing homelessness? We will partner with InExcelsis to prepare a Thanksgiving Day Dinner for residents at Little Sisters of the Poor (10am to 1pm) and Tiny Homes (11am to 2pm).  

Sign up to provide food items or to serve. Prepared food can either be:

• Delivered to Wellspring on Sunday, November 19
• Dropped off at Wellspring on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, between 8:45 and 9:15 am
• Delivered directly to the shelters on Thanksgiving Day

Click Here to sign up. 

Drop-off Donations for Those who are Homeless

Drop-off Donations for Those who are Homeless
The InExcelsis Boutique desperately needs men’s jeans, underwear for both men and women, large print Bibles, and personal size hygiene care products.

The boutique is overflowing with women’s clothes so please REDIRECT your women’s clothing donations at this moment to another charity.

Also, consider using this SIGN-UP SITE to fulfill specific requests. CLICK HERE to view needs, then drop off items at Wellspring at the Lindbergh side, in the east foyer, in a bag labeled with the person’s name.

Text Barry Garber (314.249.1429) when you drop off so we can make sure it goes to the individual promptly. God is using this part of the ministry in a huge way, so please see how you can be involved as He expands his kingdom.

Women of Wellspring Fall Bible Study

Join the Women of Wellspring this fall for “God of Deliverance: A Study of Exodus 1-18” by Jen Wilkin starting the week of September 5th.
In this 10-session verse-by-verse study, we will see that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell with I AM and worship Him as the one true God.
There will be 3 in-person discussion sessions each week: Tuesdays 7pm-8:30 (in the Conference Room), Wednesdays 9am-10:30 (in Youth Room) and Thursdays 9am-10:30 (in Board Room). Sign-up and purchase book until Sunday, September 3 in the Welcome Center or contact Robin Connelly for more information.

Elder Candidate Nominations

Dear Wellspring Members,

Church members are asked annually to recommend new Elder candidates, and we have reached that point in the year. You do not need to feel obligated to nominate someone, but it is your right and privilege to do so if the Holy Spirit is prompting you. We would welcome your nominations for the 2024 Elder Board via the ‘Submit Nomination Now’ button at the bottom of this notification.

Please submit nominations to us by September 1st.

As you pray and consider whether to nominate anyone, you may find the following guidance from our bylaws to be helpful, stating that Elders “shall be individuals who have been members for at least one year prior to their election or appointment… and shall be persons of irreproachable Christian character, whose moral and spiritual standards are well recognized as fitting the qualifications listed in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Elders… must be men at least 25 years of age.”

Additionally, the following excerpt from our bylaws describing of the role of the Elder Board may be helpful. ‘‘The governance of this church between congregational meetings shall be entrusted to the Elder Board, as representatives of the Congregation, under the leadership of the Holy Spirit. It shall be the duty of the Elders to exercise oversight over this church, shepherding the flock without lording it over them (I Peter 5:2), to guard the doctrinal purity and moral purity of this church, and to govern this church ensuring compliance with the Scriptures, the Constitution, and the Bylaws.

The Elders shall act for this church in the reception, discipline, and dismissal of members. They shall minister in teaching the Word and prayer (Acts 6:1-7), counseling the needy, comforting the afflicted, visiting the sick, and disciplining believers. In addition, all the ministries of this church are subject to the governance of the Elder Board under the leadership of the Lead Pastor. They may appoint committees / teams, either standing or ad hoc, to help accomplish the work of the ministry. In addition, the actions and ministries of all Pastoral Staff, committees / teams, and all other ministries of this church are subject to the oversight of the Elder Board. They shall give an account as they watch over the souls of the Congregation (Hebrews 13:17).”

After receiving the nominations, the Elder Board will prayerfully consider each nominee’s qualifications and how they would fit with the current needs and direction of the board. The proposed slate of Elders will be presented to the congregation at our Fall Congregational Meeting for approval.

Thank you for your support of our church. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to email or call Mark Segrist, Elder Chairman or Mike Priest, Lead Pastor.

Mark Segrist
Elder Chairman

Mike Priest
Lead Pastor

Youth Pastor Position Available at Wellspring

Position AvailableA Search Committee has been formed to fill a new position of Youth Pastor, and to review resumes and potential candidates. To view the job description, please click here.

The Search Committee includes: Todd Brooks, Jessica Freeman, Sara Otey, Zachary Priest, Dan Rauch, Bekah Segrist, Jason Wescoat, Erin Wodicker, and Pastor Steve Otey. Candidates and leads should be sent to Pastor Steve Otey.

Please pray for this process, the Committee, and for our new staff member.

Opportunities to Serve Those Who are Homeless

Opportunities to Serve Those Who are Homeless

How can I help?

• InExcelsis, our ministry partner, has a need for volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays. Contact Barry Garber at 314-249-1429, or, if interested to learn more about opportunities on how to help.

• Visit Street Sanctuary, Sundays at 11am, at Little Sisters of the Poor, 3225 N Florissant Ave, St. Louis, MO 63107. Discussion leaders needed. Call/text Jack Kennedy at 636-399-3083.

• Join with One Family Church Saturdays, 9-11am, at 4265 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110. Volunteers needed to greet and serve those who are unhoused.

• Support our on-going ministry to those experiencing homelessness. Give to Wellspring Family Church Wings of Hope Michael D. Oppenheim Fund.

• During the winter months, there is a need to donate the following: winter hats, gloves, heavy socks, boots and/or thermal underwear in L, XL, and XXL. Items can be left at the church, in the NE foyer next to the Youth Room. Or, drop off items at One Family Church on any Saturday between 9-12, located at 4265 Shaw Blvd, St Louis. These items are needed all winter.

• Subscribe to the inExcelsis weekly e-news. inExcelsis is our ministry partner to serve those who are unhoused. Visit


Serving Others Through Sewing / Crafting

Saturday, January 20 & February 17, 2024, 9am-1pm—Join the WFC ladies—the young and young at heart—in fun and fellowship while serving the unhoused and refugees in St. Louis.

Sewing know-how is not required, there are plenty of projects for all skills. We love having girls come with their moms, learning to sew and serve. Coffee and light snacks provided. Invite a friend and see you there!

Men, you may also serve by setting up tables and chairs each month. Please email Christy Hageman or Kathy Oppelt, if you can help set up or have SoS questions.