All of us have unique interactions with God, stories of God showing up in our lives. In these 52 Stories, people connected to Schweitzer share how God is present and transforming in their lives. In watching, may you be inspired in Hope, encouraged in Faith, and active in sharing your story of God’s presence in your life.
“Even though I didn’t know it at the time, God was working in my life, and He is working in my life now.”
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent, a period of reflection and proper sorrow over the reality that sin, my sin, our sin had to be addressed in such a way that God in Christ went to the cross to bring about forgiveness and restoration for all things. We hold a unique worship service on Ash Wednesday, February 26, at 6:00 p.m. The service is shorter in length, about 30–35 minutes, and culminates with the placing of ashes either on the forehead or back of the hand, remembering that we are dust and our hope is in Christ. The service takes place in the sanctuary and kids, youth, and adults are welcome to attend. Childcare is available for babies–age 3. Following the service Kids and Youth meet, as do ongoing classes.
CCDA is excited to partner with Schweitzer United Methodist Church in Springfield, MO, to host a CCD Philosophy Intensive. Join us on March 7, from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., for a one-day interactive training designed to equip emerging grassroots community developers, youth workers, pastors, lay leaders, and students in the philosophy of Christian Community Development. Read more here.
Wednesdays, March 4–April 15
6:30–8:00PM, Room 106
Why did Jesus teach in parables? Why is the New Testament put together the way it is? Join us as we explore the New Testament and try to look through the eyes of the first believers as they read the letters and writings that we call the New Testament.*
Monday, March 9, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 102/104 (Introduction)
Mondays, March 9–April 20, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 102/104 (Class)
Learn how to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. Be able to ask and give effective forgiveness. Come see what Dialog Bootcamp is all about on Monday, March 9. Then decide if you will attend each Monday, through April 20, and acquire those skills to use at home, work, church, etc.
Wednesdays, March 4–April 15, at either 9:30–11:00AM or 6:30–8:00PM*, Room 102/104
Put Jesus at the center of your celebration of Lent. In this class, we will explore what it means for us to live a life that reflects the cross-shaped heart of Jesus. Childcare is provided for the 6:30-8:00 PM class.
Wednesdays, March 4–April 15
6:00–6:30PM (Dinner)/6:30–8:00PM (Class)
Ladies, do you need a “thought-closet” makeover? Words are powerful…especially the words women speak to themselves. Join us for a 6-week Bible study with daily reflection.*
Wednesdays, March 11 & March 25, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 204
Are you providing long-term care for someone or are you concerned about someone who is? Care for the Caregiver is a two-part class that will provide the skills needed to stay healthy while caring for others.*
Sunday evenings, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 102/104
Do you want to gain a better understanding of the Bible foundations? Join Darrell Decker for a year-long study : Genesis Deep Dive. Join anytime!
*CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED.
Title: Communications Director
General Description: The Communications Director leads the Communications Team to design and implement the messaging priorities of Schweitzer Church in fulfilling its mission of “transforming lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ.” Read more here.