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Perkins Justice Pilgrimage: May 30-June 3

In 1 Announcements, Events by Jenn Brown

Sunday, February 5 at 11:45 am, Pastor Jason will host an info meeting about an upcoming immersive learning trip to Mississippi and Alabama with the Perkins Justice Foundation. The trip, happening May 30 – June 3, allows a small group (12-20) to spend an …

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Second Season: Thursday, Feb. 2

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Join us on Feb 2 at 11:30 am for another great Second Season. Together, we’ll learn more about a great community outreach ministry, The Victim Center.  Lunch cost is $10. Please register early so we can be prepared for food, …

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Winter 2023 GriefShare Group

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If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved who has passed away, we invite you to join us for an 13-week study that will provide comfort, support and encouragement along the way. We will meet …

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Claiming our True Identity Class

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On Tuesday nights at 6:30 pm, January 17 – March 7, pastor Bob Casady will lead a discussion on his book Claiming Our True Identity. Join us for this 8-week experience exploring who we are in Christ. Waking up to …

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Be the Bridge Class

In 1 Announcements by Jenn Brown

Join an engaging conversation on what it means to be a community that discusses and engages in the topic of racial reconciliation. Pastor Jason will guide this book discussion beginning on Tuesday, January 17 at 6:30 pm. We’ll meet each …

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Guy’s Breakfast on Jan. 21

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Start off your Saturday with a free Guy’s breakfast on Jan. 21 at 8 am This is a great opportunity for guys of all ages to get to know each other and be inspired for the New Year. Breakfast will …

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New Year’s 10 am

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On Sunday, January 1, 2023 – we will kick off the year with one service only both in person and online. This will be a special Wesleyan Covenant Service where we affirm what we believe and also are encouraged in …

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Christmas Eve Photos

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We had such an incredible evening together for Christmas Eve. We captured some great memories and photos of families in our photo booth. You can view all our photos on our SmugMug Schweitzer Church Photo Gallery site at schweitzer.church/photos Photos …

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Christmas Day Online Service

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We hope you’ll gather with friends and family to view our special Christmas Day service. This is a special Christmas Day message titled, “A lesson in Carols.” You’ll hear from Pastors Jason and Sheila and enjoy music from our modern …

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Advent Devotional: Week 4: Love

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LOVE & PREPARATION by Marilyn Quigley How would the following explanation be accepted at your gift opening? “Oops, I forgot a gift for you.” No need to answer! Preparation obviously is key for a joyful Christmas. At Schweitzer, the team …

Advent Devotional: Week 3 – Joy

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Clear the Way for Joy – written by Lisa Lewellan In Isaiah 40:3 we read: “A voice of one who cries: Prepare in the wilderness the way of the Lord ; make straight and smooth in the desert a highway …

Advent Devotional: Week 2: Peace

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written by Robert Casady Sloppy agapē (sacrificial love) characterizes incidents when in the name of love, and hoping to keep the peace, we refuse to address seemingly impenetrable issues, bad choices, and/or volitional sins. But any peace we may experience …

Advent Devotional: Week 1 – HOPE

In 1 Announcements, Advent, News by Jenn Brown

HOPE HAS COME • Written By Joshua Rowlett Many months ago, I had a rather unexpected conversation with my father. We were on the way to work at a festival, whereupon arrival we’d sell handcrafted sodas – or so we …

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A Focus on Flourish this Christmas

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Life transformation doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it is a journey that includes moments that are both challenging and beautiful. This year, Schweitzer has had an opportunity to witness incredible transformation in the lives of people engaged with the ministries of …

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Perkins Justice Pilgrimage: May 30-June 3

In 1 Announcements, Events by Jenn Brown

Sunday, February 5 at 11:45 am, Pastor Jason will host an info meeting about an upcoming immersive learning trip to Mississippi and Alabama with the Perkins Justice Foundation. The trip, happening May 30 – June 3, allows a small group (12-20) to spend an …

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Second Season: Christmas Party

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Our Second Season Ministry for people 55 and up are gearing a fun Christmas lunch on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 11:30 am. We’ll have a blast singing holiday favorites, and invite you to bring a “white-elephant” gift from your home …

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Victorian Christmas Tea (10 tickets left!)

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Ladies! We are preparing for a lovely and beautiful Victorian Christmas Tea at Schweitzer on Saturday, December 3rd at 10:30 am. This will be wonderful morning together featuring beautifully decorated tables, delicious teas and foods, a silent auction, and fellowship time with …

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Fall Festival on October 29

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Come out to Schweitzer Church for our free Kids’ Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29 from 4 to 6 pm.  All ages are welcome to join in the fun. We’ll have options both inside and outside the gym, so no …

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All-In Gathering

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Are you ready to take the next step in learning more about Schweitzer? This is the place! Our next All-In Gathering will take place on Sunday, December 4 following the 10:30 service. We’ll provide a delicious lunch meal, share more …

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Schweitzer Men

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Guys of all ages are invited to join us for any of our upcoming gatherings. Each month, we provide a way to connect with other guys. We focus on three areas: Call, Connection & Commission. Upcoming Events: October 8: Men’s …

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Family XP Night 2: July 13

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This summer, Schweitzer Kids has developed a whole new experience for families and kids that will take place over the course of three nights this summer. Our second Family XP will be on Wednesday, July 13 with our third one …

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Small Group Discussion

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ALL TOGETHER NOW: Week 1: Acts 1.1-11 – Wait HereView the sermon online1) The Pepsi commercial, “Made for watching football,” encourages the spectator in us. – When it comes to digging into scripture and pursuing a godly life, do you …

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Wednesday Night Kids

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This fall on Wednesday nights, we’re offering Wednesday Night Kids from 6:30 to 8:15 pm! This is a fun, engaging way for kids to learn about Jesus and be in community with each other. It’s open to ages two through …

February Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month In this month’s kit – we’re talking about why kindness really matters. This kit includes activities to do at home with your family! We also have supplies at the church if you’d like to pick up …

January Monthly Kit

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We’re tackling the rules for life in this month’s Kids Kit! Download the activities separately or the whole kit here.  Activities for the Month Download the January Activity Kit ACTIVITY PRINT OUTS

December Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month We have some special activities for December including a focus on Advent and a Christmas ornament to download and cut out. Activities for the Month Download the December Activity Kit Ornament Front Ornament Back

November Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month It’s a great moment to focus on thanksgiving. This month’s activities and stories will help inspire the spirit of gratitude in our lives. Activities for the Month Download the November Activity Kit Gratitude Planner Gratitude Hunt …

October Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month Fall is a fun time to dress up as characters. It’s fun to pretend to be someone with character traits like bravery or goofiness. As we have fun this month, we also want to focus on …

September Activity Kit

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Theme for the Month As we return to school in different forms, we want to remember the power of our words and actions. This month’s Back to School Bash kit has activities and lessons that focus on friendships and how to …

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February Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month In this month’s kit – we’re talking about why kindness really matters. This kit includes activities to do at home with your family! We also have supplies at the church if you’d like to pick up …

January Monthly Kit

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We’re tackling the rules for life in this month’s Kids Kit! Download the activities separately or the whole kit here.  Activities for the Month Download the January Activity Kit ACTIVITY PRINT OUTS

December Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month We have some special activities for December including a focus on Advent and a Christmas ornament to download and cut out. Activities for the Month Download the December Activity Kit Ornament Front Ornament Back

November Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month It’s a great moment to focus on thanksgiving. This month’s activities and stories will help inspire the spirit of gratitude in our lives. Activities for the Month Download the November Activity Kit Gratitude Planner Gratitude Hunt …

October Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month Fall is a fun time to dress up as characters. It’s fun to pretend to be someone with character traits like bravery or goofiness. As we have fun this month, we also want to focus on …

September Activity Kit

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Theme for the Month As we return to school in different forms, we want to remember the power of our words and actions. This month’s Back to School Bash kit has activities and lessons that focus on friendships and how to …

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Winter 2023 GriefShare Group

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If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved who has passed away, we invite you to join us for an 13-week study that will provide comfort, support and encouragement along the way. We will meet …

Advent Devotional: Week 1 – HOPE

In 1 Announcements, Advent, News by Jenn Brown

HOPE HAS COME • Written By Joshua Rowlett Many months ago, I had a rather unexpected conversation with my father. We were on the way to work at a festival, whereupon arrival we’d sell handcrafted sodas – or so we …

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Christmas with Schweitzer

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ChristmasThe Christmas Season is here! We hope you will join us as we celebrate the season. Here are some key dates and times to remember. Schweitzer Choir Christmas Cantata This year’s cantata, titled, Love Descending will highlight the story of …

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Christmas Toy Store

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We are excited to partner with Pittman Elementary to provide toys for kids at our neighboring school. Between November 13 and December 11, we are asking you to take a snowflake from one of the windows around the Fellowship Center …

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Night of Worship

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Come worship alongside Schweitzer’s Modern band on Sunday, October 16 at 7 pm, as part of a special night of worship featuring modern music, prayer and reflections on Scripture. This service will last approximately one hour and will be held …

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Fall Schweitzer Spark

In 1 Announcements, News by Jenn Brown

This fall, we launched a new magazine for the church. The heart behind this new creative outlet is to provide a print (and digital) way to highlight all the great ministries and opportunities happening in our church and community. Our …

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Family XP Night 2: July 13

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This summer, Schweitzer Kids has developed a whole new experience for families and kids that will take place over the course of three nights this summer. Our second Family XP will be on Wednesday, July 13 with our third one …

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Pastor’s Note – July 23, 2020

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Friends, In the NIV translation of the Bible, the word joy (or rejoice) is found 436 times. Here are a few examples: 1 Chronicles 29:22, “They ate and drank with great joy in the presence of the Lord that day.” Luke 2:10, “But the …

Pastor’s Note – July 16, 2020

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Friends, The other day a good friend of mine sent me an article I’ve been thinking a lot about this week. It is written by Bishop Todd Hunter of the Anglical Church. He is the bishop of a non-geographic diocese …

Pastor’s Note – July 9, 2020

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Friends, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration. Independence Day is one of my favorite days of the year. When you are a pastor you use other holidays besides Christmas and Easter to build family traditions, and …

Pastor’s Note – July 2, 2020

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Friends, This note marks my one-year anniversary as your pastor. We’ve been through a lot together in this first year! I can’t say thank you enough to how you have treated me and my family in this first year with …

Pastor’s Note – June 25, 2020

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Friends, On Sunday, we began a new season of our church as both an online and in-person church. One of our big lessons we’ve learned over the last few months is that you don’t have to come in person to …

Pastor’s Note – June 18, 2020

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Friends, This is a big week for us. This week we start the process of reopening. You can find all the information about reopening on our website: sumc.co/reopening. As we are approaching reopening, I’ve been reflecting on some of the things …

Pastor’s Note – June 11, 2020

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Friends, I got a text this week from someone checking in because as he said “I know your world is going to get really busy opening up the church.” That’s the truth! Let’s talk about reopening, because it is right …

Pastor’s Note – June 1, 2020

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Friends, We’re sending out our weekly Pastor’s Note early this week because I want to speak a few words about the protests we’ve seen around the country this weekend. We did not address this in Sunday worship, largely because we …

Pastor’s Note – May 28, 2020

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Friends, I hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend. We give thanks for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This last Sunday we also launched sign-ups for people to host Vacation Bible School (VBS). Instead …

Pastor’s Note – May 21, 2020

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Friends, There are some exciting things happening at Schweitzer right now. If you missed Sunday, we announced a large gift the church made to the Mozambique Initiative. Because of the financial uncertainty facing many churches, the Missouri United Methodist Church Conference …

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Sermon Discussion 1-29-23

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Discussion Guide | Why? | Gen 3, Part 4 | The Root of the Problem Gathering Question:  What is a mistake you have made recently? How did it affect other people?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide …

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Sermon Discussion: 1-22-23

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Discussion Guide | Why? | The Good Life | Genesis 2 Gathering Question:  How would you describe a perfect day? Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive …

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Sermon Discussion 1/15/22

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Why the World Is the Way It Is The Image of God | Genesis 1 Gathering Question:  Are there ways you see yourself acting like your family of origin or saying things your parents used to say?  OR (if you …

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Sermon Discussion 1-8-23

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Discussion Guide | Why? | The Goodness of God | Genesis 1 Gathering Question:  When is a time in the last few weeks where you have been struck by beauty or filled with gratitude?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, …

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Sermon Discussion: 12/11/22

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Prepare the Way | Part Three | Baptism in the Holy Spirit| Luke 3:15-18 Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work …

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Sermon Discussion: 12/4/22

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Prepare the Way | Part Two | What Should We do?| Luke 3:7-14 Gathering Question:  What is your favorite way to prepare for Christmas?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to …

Sermon Discussion: 11/27/22

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Sermon Discussion Questions – 27 November 2022 Prepare the Way | Week 1 | Luke 3.1-6

Gathering Question:  What is one way you have seen God at work in your life this last week?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you …

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Sermon Discussion 11/20/22

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Gathering Question:  What is one way you have seen God at work in your life this last week?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your …

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Sermon Discussion 11-13-22

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Gathering Question:  What is one way you have seen God at work in your life this last week?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your …

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Sermon Discussion 11-5-22

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Give Thanks | Week 2 Gathering Question:  What is one way you have seen God at work in your life this last week?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to hear …

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Public Prayer List

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Week of January 27Health & EncouragementMary FriendBonnie McCormickCrystal & Bailey HallNancy CarlsonEric FuhrJuliette FriendLindsay ReavesBen FuquaJerry HooperBobby BrooksCheryl & Anthony PhillipsKevin KayserMike Davis, Wileta Carsteen, & Anthony SmithShirleen GrishamMarylou LyonK StoneBob MorganMarilyn ChanaNorma GordonKehau GerhardEllis Griffin VanattaWilliam WagasyJeff BergerChris GerhardMike …

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Flourish Informational Gatherings

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You have been specially invited to join us for a Flourish Informational Gathering the week of December 6. We hope you’ll come learn more about this exciting opportunity to reach even more people for Jesus Christ by launching Springfield’s first …

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Songs of the Street

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On Saturday, October 24, here on the Schweitzer campus we be hosting an outdoor screening of a movie that follows Springfield Street Choir during their 2019 performances. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this group and hear …

Schweitzer News – March 10, 2020

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Coronavirus Precautions Schweitzer will be taking immediate steps to protect our church family from the spread of the coronavirus: Please refrain from shaking hands during the greeting time in worship. A verbal greeting is appropriate. We will be changing how …

Schweitzer News – February 25, 2020

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52 Stories 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 …

Schweitzer News – February 4, 2020

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52 Stories 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 …

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Your Gifts are Needed!

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YOUR GIFTS ARE NEEDED! If you have the right gifts to serve in these ministries, contact Sheila Pippin at spippin@sumc.co or 417-861-0861 for more information. INPUT TEAM (Data Team) – Input Connection Card data from worship services.  If you are …

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Making a Great First Impression

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Making a Great First Impression! We’ve all done it.  We’ve made decisions about a restaurant or coffee house within the first few minutes of walking in the door. It works the same in ministry. Ten minutes…That’s how long it takes someone to …

First Impression

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Making a great “First Impression” Repetition.  Repetition.  Repetition. It has been proven that REPETITION INCREASES RETENTION.  Can this be applied to ministry?  ABSOLUTELY!  Our goal is to make a meaningful contact with everyone who walks through the doors at Schweitzer …

Urban Summit Recap

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Schweitzer sponsored and hosted the SGF Urban Summit on Thursday, October 3. The impetus for the event was obedience. Schweitzer has been, and is, dedicated to contributing to the community in good and beautiful ways. We recognize that there are …

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Monthly Worship Experience

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Worship is such an important part of what we do that we aren’t going to let a global pandemic stop us! We gather at the end of every month—masked and outdoors—to worship with our friends and small group leaders. Each …

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Youth Study Hall

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Every week, we’re opening our doors to students (7th–12th graders) who want to get out of the house but also still have work to do. Since Springfield Schools are doing virtual learning 3 days a week, we’re letting students borrow our wifi and hang out with their small group leaders and friends every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to Noon!

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