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Moms and Sons Volunteer Together

“We’ve all heard the song, Love Makes the World Go Round,” says Alice Zaccarello, Executive Director of the Well Community, “I believe it’s the love of volunteers that makes the Well go well.” This is especially true at Thursday Night Life, where there are opportunities for volunteers to provide the meal, serve the meal, lead worship songs or bring a message. There are all kinds […]

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Five Reasons to Volunteer at the Well Community

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of individuals dealing with serious mental illnesses? Consider serving at the Well Community! Whether you’re seeking to volunteer on your own, with family or friends, or as part of a church or social group, there are numerous reasons to consider giving your time at the Well—including the five below shared by those […]

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Enduring Support Through Monthly Giving

Their first introduction to serving among those living with mental illness came nearly 20 years ago, shortly after Paul and Maggie Frank moved to Dallas. The house church they attended started serving Thursday night meals at a fledgling ministry called the Well Community. “It seemed like a fascinating ministry,” explains Paul. “So, we participated monthly in a rotation of people helping with the weekly meal […]

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Happy Holidays from the Well Community!

Members and staff of the Well Community wish you the happiest of holidays! Drawing by a Well Community Member

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A Well World: Christmas Worship Time

The holidays are in full swing in your life, my life and in the lives of members of the Well Community. In addition to the yummy Thanksgiving meal we had in November, our members had a terrific time at our Christmas celebration at Thursday Night Life—our weekly worship service—on December 8. In addition to the great food, the visit from Santa, the distribution of backpacks […]

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A Very Merry Evening

It was a very merry evening indeed! Thanks to the donations and help of many, our annual holiday party was a time of joy and celebration for our members, and we’re so grateful for all who’ve played a role in making this time so special.

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Five Tips for Opening Your Church Doors

The Well is not the only safe place where people with mental health difficulties can participate. What about your church? How can members of your congregation widen their hearts and swing open the sanctuary doors to welcome those who are outcasts to others?

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A Well World: It is Well With My Soul

It’s an old hymn, but I found myself humming it at our annual Thanksgiving Dinner this week. The lyrics speak of difficult times of trials and troubles, but the chorus repeats that because of faith, through it all, “it is well with my soul.” Surely members of the Well have much to grieve over, much to bemoan, much to overcome. But as thankfulness poured from […]

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Fall 2022 Spiritual Retreat

Walks in the woods, cookie decorating, scavenger hunt, spiritual reflection, hayride, games, bonfire, prayer. That’s the quick overview of our fall spiritual retreat at Mt. Lebanon Camp in Cedar Hill, TX. Special thanks to Pam Spell with Norma’s Cafe for providing one of our meals and to our own Carl from Jacob’s House who led us in devotions. Click on the image below to see […]

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A Well World: Spooky Night in a Scary World

The fall season is in full swing, with Halloween just a week and a half away. This year’s Halloween festivities include a new event as we moved our Starry Night fundraiser to October 29 and built it around things that go bump in the night! Starry Night, Spooky Night will be more fun than scary, yummier than candy and much more important than tricks or […]

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