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RECENT HAPPENINGS AT THE WELL

Family Promise Hosting

July 26–August 2, 2020 Here at The Well we talk a lot about practicing compassion. It's part of our mission statement and comes directly from the Biblical call to serve others as Christ did during his time on Earth. We each can do this individually…

Water Wednesdays at CDESA

July 2020 What began as a plan to tutor summer school students at our local public elementary school, Calvin Donaldson Elementary, turned into the Wilder/Fulbright small group planning and implementing Water Wednesdays for the students each week in July. Each Wednesday…

Deep Well: Tornado Clean-Up (2)

June 27, 2020 Once again The Well took a break from regularly scheduled worship services and collectively put our mission statement into action. A group of 17 Wellies donned boots, gloves, and masks to help a family in Ooltewah clear…

Deep Well: Tornado Clean-Up

May 30, 2020 Seven weeks after tornados tore through our area, there is still plenty of clean-up work for volunteers. The Well took a break from regularly scheduled worship services and collectively put our mission statement into action. A group…

Care Package Project

May 20, 2020 Our little Wellies cannot meet in person, but they continue to practice compassion in adapted ways. Children's Ministry organized care packages for Wellies who are travel nursing in COVID-19 hotspots. Families contributed snacks and other self-care items,…

Tornado Clean-Up

April 15, 2020 Since the intense storms that passed through on Sunday night, Wellies have rallied around each other with check-ins, chainsaws, hot showers, and temporary housing. With those bases covered, a group of Wellies responded to a call for…

Parents’ Day Out

March 8, 2020 After weeks of way too much rain, the sunshine was out and our kiddos got to enjoy it together! Wellie parents were treated to an afternoon off and free childcare thanks to other Wellie volunteers. The kids…

Party with a Purpose

February 23, 2020 A group of little Wellies gathered for snacks, social time, and to make Valentine's cards and friendship bracelets to share with residents at Welcome Home and Morning Pointe. Visiting with the residents was such a highlight for…

Family Promise Hosting

February 2–9, 2020 Here at The Well we talk a lot about practicing compassion. It's part of our mission statement and comes directly from the Biblical call to serve others as Christ did during his time on Earth. We each can do this individually in…

Game Night Social

January 18, 2020 With the chilly weather, it was a great evening to spend indoors with tasty snacks and fun games. From Uno to Rook to Dutch Blitz, there was a game for everyone!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration

December 24, 2019 This special service celebrated the birth of our Savior through song, Biblical readings, and a short homily. It was a joy to worship with fellow believers from the Resurrection Church!

MainX24

December 7, 2019 The Well hosted another year of MainX24 parade participants for a delicious breakfast Sabbath morning. Every year it is a pleasure to host the community in our space and see all the festive parade costumes. Hope to…

Offering Shopping

November 24, 2019 Sixteen kids and their families spent their Sunday morning traipsing around Walmart picking out blankets, towels, dishes, laundry detergent, mops, brooms, and other household supplies to purchase with the Sabbath school offering money collected over the last…

CDESA Role Model Reward Party

November 22, 2019 Spirits were high at Calvin Donaldson Elementary this past Friday afternoon. Pastor Mike and several Wellies helped celebrate the students with the best grades and behavior at a monthly party the school hosts. The Well provided pizza…

Parents’ Day Out

November 10, 2019 It doesn't get much better than a gorgeous fall day spent with friends! Wellie parents were treated to an afternoon off and free childcare thanks to other Wellie volunteers. The kids had a blast riding plasma cars,…

Trunk-or-Treat in Jefferson Heights

OCTOBER 31, 2019 The Well handed out bottles of water and over 700 pieces of candy to trick-or-treaters in Jefferson Heights. Though it was quite chilly this year, we had a great time chatting with neighbors, seeing their creative costumes,…

Outdoor Church

October 5, 2019 Some beautiful fall weather blew in just in time for our worship gathering at Cloudland Canyon State Park. We sang, studied, and fellowshipped surrounded by nature—a sanctuary in its own right.

CDESA Role Model Reward Party

September 27, 2019 As a part of our partnership with Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy, The Well provided and several Wellies served pizza and drinks for a dance party rewarding students who met the requirements for being a behavior role…

Parents’ Day Out

September 22, 2019 Another great afternoon of friendship-building is on the books! Wellie parents were treated to an afternoon off and free childcare thanks to other Wellie volunteers. The kids had a blast running the obstacle course, creating take-home spinners,…

Pancakes in the Park

September 7, 2019 Since Family Promise guests were staying in our Sabbath school classrooms, we took the opportunity to gather our kids and families outdoors at Jefferson Heights Park for pancakes, songs, and socializing. It's always fun to spend time…

Family Promise Hosting

September 1–8, 2019 Here at The Well we talk a lot about practicing compassion. It's part of our mission statement and comes directly from the Biblical call to serve others as Christ did during his time on Earth. We each can do this individually in…

Picnic & Swimming Social

August 11, 2019 We often gather to engage in service and to worship corporately, but on occasion we just get together to have fun! This day at Chester Frost Park was full of fun and sun! Wellies and friends swam,…

Helping Hands Project

August 4, 2019 The Helping Hands group made a huge impact on August 4. They spent several hours mowing, weed eating, trimming shrubs, weeding, thinning out overgrown landscaping, and hauling off trash from the yard. It is amazing what we…

July 4 Bash

July 4, 2019 We hope you were able to join us for the July 4 Bash at Jefferson Heights Park this year! The Well hosts this event annually for a summer fun activity that brings Wellies together and the community…

Offering Shopping

May 5, 2019 This biannual event is a built-in reminder for our kids of money management for the Kingdom. They get a chance to practice compassion by using their offering money to purchase items for families moving from homelessness into…

Spring Fling & Easter Egg Hunt

JEFFERSON HEIGHTS PARK, APRIL 21, 2019 At our annual Spring Fling & Easter Egg Hunt both neighborhood and Wellie kids get to search for over 1,600 eggs and participate in a variety of games, activities, and contests, such as a…

Parents’ Day Out

April 14, 2019 Parents' Day Out is an opportunity for free childcare at The Well and to enjoy a day out with your spouse! And, look how much fun our little Wellies had playing, eating, and playing some more! A…

Deep Well Communion Sabbath

April 13, 2019 Twice a year we meet for an evening meal and share communion together. It is a time to slow down, connect with other Wellies over a shared meal, and reflect on what Jesus did for us at…

Ark Encounter Trip

March 30-31, 2019 Our young Wellies had a wonderful opportunity to go on a trip to see a lifelike replica of the Ark! Here are just a few pictures from their weekend adventure. If you have pictures to share from…

AMEN Clinic

March 29-31, 2019 Thank you to anyone who volunteered their time from The Well at the AMEN Clinic. This is a traveling clinic that provides free medical care to those in need. With the help of Melissa Moore, The Well…

Women’s Retreat 2019

March 16, 2019 This year marked our 2nd Annual Women's Retreat at The Well. This was a time for the ladies to find peace in nature, connect more with one another, and find a closer relationship with God. Here is…

Ministry Recognition & Dedication

February 9, 2019 On Sabbath Mike had a Ministry Recognition & Dedication prayer as part of the service. We acknowledged many ministry leaders and had a prayer of ordination over their collective ministry for 2019. May God Bless the year…

Socks & Snacks Service Project

January 26, 2019 In place of the regular Sabbath School program, the young Wellies came together to assemble compact care packages for the homeless living in the downtown area. They were distributed by Chattanooga Community Kitchen. The care packages consisted…

Family Promise Hosting

January 20–27, 2019 Here at The Well we talk a lot about practicing compassion. It's part of our mission statement and comes directly from the Biblical call to serve others as Christ did during his time on Earth. We each can do this individually in…

Leadership Retreat

January 11–13, 2019 The Leadership Retreat was a great success in Gatlinburg, TN. We had time to discuss very import topics, calendar plan, pray over possible change and improvements, and to bond as a team. Thank you to the church…

MAINX24

December 1, 2018 The Well hosted another year of MainX24 parade participants for a delicious breakfast Sabbath morning. We had so much fun chatting and getting to know more people from the community, and getting to enjoy some festivities at…

OFFERING SHOPPING

NOVEMBER 11, 2018 This was a great opportunity for our young Wellies to give back by using our offering money to help those less fortunate. We were able to buy household items and have fun at the same time!

TRUNK-OR-TREAT IN JEFFERSON HEIGHTS

OCTOBER 31, 2018 The Well handed out over 700 pieces of candy and over 100 bottles of water to trick-or-treaters in Jefferson Heights. We had a great time chatting with neighbors and seeing their creative costumes!

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

JULY 27 & SEPTEMBER 15, 2018 Two groups of Wellies volunteered at job sites for Habitat for Humanity. The first group spent the day touching up the exterior of a new build, and the second group spent the day painting…

CALVIN DONALDSON WORKDAY

JULY 28, 2018 The Well dedicates one Deep Well Sabbath each year to working alongside our friends at Calvin Donaldson Elementary to help prepare the facility for the start of a new school year. We’re proud to call the students…

JEFFERSON HEIGHTS 4TH OF JULY PARTY

JULY 4, 2018 The Well teamed up with a local neighborhood, Jefferson Heights, for a memorable 4th of July. With food, a live band, a slip-n-slide, snow cones, sparklers, and fireworks, there was something for everyone!

DEEP WELL HOME CHURCH SABBATH

JUNE 9, 2018 Inspired by the community model discussed and lived out in the book of Acts, Home Church Sabbaths are a great way to “shrink” The Well. Most of our groups take some time to study and pray together. And…

CDESA TEACHER APPRECIATION CAR WASH

MAY 10, 2018 The Well allocates a portion of our budget each year to supporting our local elementary school, Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy. This year we were able to use some of those funds to help the school thank…

SABBATH SCHOOL OFFERING SHOPPING TRIP

MAY 6, 2018 Wellie kids bring their offering to Sabbath School each week and then get a chance to show Jesus’ love by spending it on others in need. On this shopping trip they purchased household items to fill welcome…

DEEP WELL COMMUNION, MARCH 31 2018

MARCH 31, 2018 Deep Well Communion has become a very meaningful congregational experience for Wellies. At the two Deep Well Communion services each year we share a tasty meal of soups, breads and desserts, and then we partake in the footwashing…

SPRING FLING & EASTER EGG HUNT 2018

JEFFERSON HEIGHTS PARK, MARCH 31, 2018 In an effort to build community in the immediate neighborhood of The Well, we hold multiple events each year in Jefferson Heights Park. At our annual Spring Fling & Easter Egg Hunt kids get…

COME AWAY LADIES RETREAT

MARCH 10, 2018 The Ladies of The Well were invited to travel to Rising Fawn Gardens for a day to connect, reflect, and renew. Discussion centered around excerpts from Tish Harrison Warren’s book, Liturgy of the Ordinary.

Habitat for Humanity

January 27 & February 17, 2018 Two groups of Wellies volunteered at job sites for Habitat for Humanity. The first group spent a cold day painting the exterior of a house that needed renovation, and the second group spent the…

Birthday Boxes Service Project

February 3, 2018 Children’s Ministry spent Sabbath School time assembling “Birthday Boxes” for children in the Family Promise program. These children and their families are working toward stable living and have few resources to devote to non-essentials, such as birthday…

Party with a Purpose

December 17, 2017 Our little Wellies gathered together to decorate Christmas cookies and make cards. Then the group delivered these gifts to other Wellies to spread the Christmas cheer!

MainX24 2017

December 2, 2017 Part of The Well’s Deep Well Sabbath tradition involves participation in Chattanooga’s Southside MainX24 celebration. This annual 24-hour holiday festival includes a significant sized parade. The Well participates annually, in part, by providing breakfast for many of…

Sabbath School Offering Shopping Trip

November 19, 2017 Wellie kids bring their offering to Sabbath School each week and then get a chance to show Jesus’ love by spending it on others in need. On this field trip they purchased household items to fill welcome…

Calvin Donaldson Workday

August 26, 2017 The Well dedicates one Deep Well Sabbath each year to working alongside our friends at Calvin Donaldson Elementary to help prepare the facility for the start of a new school year. We’re proud to call the students…

Chattanooga Shuttle Tour

April 22, 2017 Children’s Ministry took a Sabbath School field trip on April 22 to meet some downtown neighbors and learn more about Chattanooga. The group rode the free electric shuttle from the Chattanooga Choo Choo on a “tour” around…

Small Group Sabbath

September 24, 2016 The Well celebrated its second Small Group Sabbath of the year on September 24. Wellies gathered in individual homes on this particular Sabbath enjoying food and fellowship. Deep Well Small Group Sabbaths provide The Well an opportunity…

Calvin Donaldson

August 20, 2016 The Well dedicates one Deep Well Sabbath each year to working alongside our friends at Calvin Donaldson Elementary. Whether it’s painting inside, putting tennis balls on the legs of classroom chairs, or undertaking landscaping projects outside, we…

Community Gardens

May 14, 2016 The Well dedicates one Sabbath a year to community garden locations throughout the city. We weed, plant, install irrigation systems, and come alongside neighborhood associations, community centers, and other organizations committed to the nurture and growth of…

Clean & Green

April 23, 2016 The Well partners with the City of Chattanooga each year during the annual Clean & Green Day. Multiple organizations and businesses across the city come together for a day of beautifying the Scenic City. It’s a great…

Construction at The Well

March 28, 2016 The build-out of a children’s ministry area, small kitchen and Sabbath School space are underway at The Well. Over 2700 square feet of undeveloped space is being turned into 5 children’s classrooms, a Sabbath School room, a…

Deep Well: Communion

March 26, 2016 Deep Well Sabbath Communion Services have become a very memorable congregational experience for many who call The Well home. These communion services differ from the four other communion services in that we practice the ritual of footwashing…

Deep Well: Small Group Sabbath

February 13, 2016 Inspired by the community model discussed and lived out in the book of Acts, Small Group Sabbaths are a great way to “shrink” The Well. A full room of over 200 people can be a bit intimidating…