A Well World: Volunteer Appreciation

Someone, somewhere, declared the month of April to be “Volunteer Appreciation Month.” I think that’s a cool idea—sort of. I mean, it is great to take time to make sure that we express appreciation to those who give their time to help others. But at The Well Community, we sure hope our volunteers experience our appreciation every time they are with us, not just as an annual “thank you.” Continue reading

Serving Members Like Family

Carol and Murray Arbuckle and friends

When Carol Arbuckle first heard about the need for volunteers at The Well Community through her church, First Baptist Frisco, she and her husband, Murray, had already discussed a desire to do something in service to God beyond giving things and money. Looking back, she sees His hand in bringing the opportunity to serve at The Well to her attention at just the right time. Continue reading

A Well World: Our Person of the Year

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A number of years ago, Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” was a mirror. The point was that, in the new age of iPhones and YouTube, the world was becoming more and more individualistic. They observed that we were increasingly able to tailor our inputs to only what we wanted and limit our world to whatever was of interest to us. And so, “I” was the Person of the Year.

If I were choosing The Well Community’s “Person of the Year” for 2017 I would hold up a window, because every time I look around me I see people who are not looking at themselves, but are instead looking outward—into the hearts of others. Continue reading

Celebration Event: June 5

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Photo: Vickie Fisk, Event Chairperson

The Well Community’s celebration to honor volunteers and donors will be held on Sunday, June 5 at the Salon Las Americas (1004 Fort Worth Ave, Dallas). Starting at 3 p.m., the event will feature the Happy Campers Band, children’s activities, original art by members of The Well, food from Oak Cliff eateries and beverages. Advance tickets are available (click here) for $10.00 or at the door for $15.00. There is no charge for children. Continue reading