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Schweitzer Night at the Ball Park!

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Grab your family and friends for Schweitzer Church Night at the Springfield Cardinals on Friday, June 28th at 7:05! The Cardinals will be facing up against the Royals minor league team, the NW Arkansas Naturals. We’ll have lower level group …

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Hymn Sing: June 26

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Come join us for a fun and encouraging night of hymn singing in the Sanctuary on Wednesday, June 26, at 6:30 pm, followed by an ice cream social in the Fellowship Center. This is truly like a “good old fashion” …

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Rainbow Network: Cookies & Chat

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On Sunday, June 23 at 6 pm, we will host guest speakers from Rainbow Network who will share more about their work and ministry in Nicaragua – and how you can be part of this! Come enjoy some cookies and …

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Artist Roundtable

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Come learn more about ceramics as part of our artist roundtable group. All are welcome to learn more during this session led by our Schweitzer graphic designer, Sydney Schildkencht.

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Second Season: Thursday, July 13

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Thurs.,  June 6 at 11:30 am •  Schweitzer Student Center We have some incredible stories to share about the Miracles Among Us! Sign up today for the next Second Season. This ministry is designed for people in the second season of …

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Writer’s Roundtable

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Attention ALL writers! Join us for our upcoming Writer’s Roundtable on Sunday, July 14 from 4 to 6 pm in the Schweitzer Student Center. This will be a fun evening to share your work. If you have a work in …

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Schweitzer Spark Magazine

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Inside the latest issue of the Schweitzer Spark, our church magazine, you’ll learn about what’s coming up around campus and in our community this summer. This magazine is a great invite to Schweitzer. You can find more sharable articles, photos, …

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River Baptism & Picnic

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On Sunday, July 28 at 5 pm, we’re heading to the Finley River in Ozark for our 4th annual River Baptisms plus a churchwide picnic! We will be at the Finley River Park in Ozark across from the rodeo arena. …

Schweitzer Church

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We are a Christ-Centered, Community-Focused Church in Springfield, Mo. We are a church that is in the Wesleyan Tradition. We offer Sunday worship services at 9 am and 10:30 am each Sunday morning. Our 9 am service is a traditional …

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Easter Photos

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Thank you for celebrating Easter at Schweitzer! We had an incredible time together, captured great videos, and took a lot of photos. You can find photos from Easter here. Find videos from each of our live-streamed services here. A link …

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Schweitzer Kids Movie Night

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FRIDAY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT Join Schweitzer Kids on Friday night, Feb 24 at 6:30 for family movie night! This month, we’re showing a family favorite: Frozen II. Arrive early, between 6 and 6:30 to stock up on snacks at our …

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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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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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Group Night

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Looking to get connect with other people in a small group but don’t know how? Come be part of Group Night(s). We’ll gather each Wednesday in April (April 6, 13, 20 & 27) from 6:30 to 8 pm, in the …

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Second Season: April 7 Lunch

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Our next Second Season lunch is coming up! April 7 | 11:30 am | Student CenterFocus: Mind, Body & SoulA Spirituality for Two Halves of Life Register for the April 7 lunchDuring our April lunch, we’ll hear from Guest Speaker, …

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Women’s Brunch

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Ladies, if you are looking for an opportunity to connect with other women and find encouragement, join us on Saturday, Feb. 19 for our Women’s Brunch from 10 am to 12:30 pm in the Student Center. As part of this …

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Continuing to Flourish in 2022

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New Year! New OpportunitiesWe continue to see God at work is through the ministry of the Flourish Community Development Corporation. This ministry, that Schweitzer helped start in 2021, is now heading into its second year of ministry and outreach.   …

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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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Writer’s Roundtable

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Attention ALL writers! Join us for our upcoming Writer’s Roundtable on Sunday, July 14 from 4 to 6 pm in the Schweitzer Student Center. This will be a fun evening to share your work. If you have a work in …

Holy Land Trip: Summer 2024

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Interested in traveling to the Holy Land? Currently, registration for the trip to Israel in June 2024 is still open. We are uncertain if the trip will be canceled at this time. If you still would like information about this …

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Spring Schweitzer Spark

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Our latest issue of the Schweitzer Spark, (our church magazine) is now out! Find out about the many great ministries happening inside and outside the walls of Schweitzer, get details about Easter and more! You can pick up a copy …

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Ash Wednesday Service

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Wednesday, February 22 at 6 PM in the Sanctuary. Ash Wednesday is coming up on Wednesday, February 22. We will have an in-person service at 6 pm in the Schweitzer Sanctuary. This will be a special time as we begin the …

Advent Devotional: Week 1 – HOPE

In Announcements, News, Z Advent 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 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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Join the Choir, Worship or Tech Team

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We love music, technology and creativity here at Schweitzer. We have a great staff team that helps guide these ministry and many volunteers who bring it all together. If you have a gift that has placed in you of singing, …

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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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Donna Roberts Joins Staff as COO

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Schweitzer Staff Addition: Donna Roberts  We are pleased to announce Donna Roberts will become the new Chief Operating Officer of Schweitzer Church. Donna will begin at Schweitzer on April 29, as Mary Decker prepares to retire from her role as the COO.  …

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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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Public Prayer List

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Health & Encouragement Kaleb CrouchTom BeanDavid CalvinSharla HaferChuck CloreAshley WellsMarilyn TerryJim & Cheryl FitchAnne ReynoldsPat & John PurtellLisa MasonJanie Wilson and familyMolly PlateKaren CatlettSarah TobinJean Marie PetersonEugene OelrichsJohn BlakeyBob BrownBrian O’ConnellShirley ChaversLynne LoganBetsy BrownBruce BoyleFreddie & Beth LaneKory BowmanJulia & …

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Schweitzer Spark Magazine

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Inside the latest issue of the Schweitzer Spark, our church magazine, you’ll learn about what’s coming up around campus and in our community this summer. This magazine is a great invite to Schweitzer. You can find more sharable articles, photos, …

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Sermon Discussion: 6-2-24

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Discussion Guide | Moses | Part 2 | Exodus 3-4 Gathering Prayer  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name …

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Sermon Discussion: 5-26-24

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Discussion Guide | Moses | Part 1 | Exodus 2 Gathering Prayer  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. In the name …

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Sermon Discussion: 5-19-24

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DISCUSSION GUIDE | How to Love God | With All Your Strength Gathering Prayer  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. …

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Sermon Discussion: 5-12-24

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DISCUSSION GUIDE | How to Love God | With All Your Mind Gathering Prayer  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. …

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Sermon Notes: 5-5-24

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How To Love God | Part 2 | With All My Soul   Gathering Prayer  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice, as we work through this study. …

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Sermon Discussion: 4-28-24

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How To Love God | Part 1 | With All My Heart Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work through this study. …

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Sermon Discussion: 4-21-24

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DISCUSSION GUIDE | In the Name of Jesus | You are Secure | Romans 8:31-39 Gathering Prayer  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work …

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Sermon Discussion: 4-14-24

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DISCUSSION GUIDE | In the Name of Jesus | You are Adopted | Romans 8:12-30 Gathering Prayer  Father, by Your Spirit, please guide us into all truth. Help us to hear and be attentive to Your voice as we work …

Sermon Discussion: 4-7-24

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DISCUSSION GUIDE | In the Name of Jesus | You are Forgiven | Romans 8:1-11 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 …

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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 …

Schweitzer News – September 24, 2019

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The Urban Summit is a one-day event in the Schweitzer Outreach Center on Thursday, October 3, 9am-4pm, where we will focus on a good and beautiful community. Our hope is to reignite your dreams and give you practical and strategic …

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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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Advent Devotional: Week 4: Love

In Z Advent by Jenn Brown

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

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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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