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Continuing to Flourish in 2022

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Contining to Flourish in 2022 . . .It’s a new year filled with new opportunities. One area where we continue to see God at work is through the Flourish Community Development Corporation. This ministry, that Schweitzer helped start in 2021, …

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Group Night

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

Looking to get connect with other people in a small group but don’t know how? Come be part of Group Night(s). Each Wednesday in February (Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23) from 6:30 to 8:15 pm, we’ll gather for a …

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Serve in Music, Tech

In Announcements, News by Jenn Brown

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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Student Confirmation Class

In Announcements, Events, News by Schweitzer Church

Beginning January 12, on Wednesday nights as part of Student Worship we will be offering confirmation class teachings. These will be paired with small groups and special confirmation activities throughout the spring semester. Confirmation is an opportunity for high school …

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Sermon Discussion: 1-2-2022

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In 1775, John Wesley introduced a covenant service as an important part of spiritual life in the Methodist Societies. This renewal service was a time for the Methodists to gather annually in a time of self-examination, reflection, and dedication, wholly giving up …

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All-In Gathering

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Are you ready to take the next step in learn more about Schweitzer? This is the place! Our next All-In Gathering will take place on Sunday, January 30, following the 10:45 am service. We’ll provide a delicious lunch meal, share …

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Thanks for Serving!

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Looking back at 2021 we are so thankful for the many people who serve in all kinds of ways from working with kids and students, to singing and sharing in worship to serving in administrative tasks and community outreach projects. …

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Year-End Giving & Office Hours

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

The church office will be closed December 27 and December 31 for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.  Contributions received or postmarked by December31 will be reflected on your 2021 giving statement. You may give online through December 31, mail your …

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Continuing to Flourish in 2022

In Announcements, Events, News by Schweitzer Church

Contining to Flourish in 2022 . . .It’s a new year filled with new opportunities. One area where we continue to see God at work is through the Flourish Community Development Corporation. This ministry, that Schweitzer helped start in 2021, …

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Group Night

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

Looking to get connect with other people in a small group but don’t know how? Come be part of Group Night(s). Each Wednesday in February (Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23) from 6:30 to 8:15 pm, we’ll gather for a …

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Student Confirmation Class

In Announcements, Events, News by Schweitzer Church

Beginning January 12, on Wednesday nights as part of Student Worship we will be offering confirmation class teachings. These will be paired with small groups and special confirmation activities throughout the spring semester. Confirmation is an opportunity for high school …

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All-In Gathering

In Announcements, Events by Schweitzer Church

Are you ready to take the next step in learn more about Schweitzer? This is the place! Our next All-In Gathering will take place on Sunday, January 30, following the 10:45 am service. We’ll provide a delicious lunch meal, share …

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Year-End Giving & Office Hours

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

The church office will be closed December 27 and December 31 for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.  Contributions received or postmarked by December31 will be reflected on your 2021 giving statement. You may give online through December 31, mail your …

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Holiday Toy Store Recap

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

We had an incredible time on Tuesday, Dec. 14, hosting our Holiday Toy Store for Pittman Elementary families in partnership with Flourish CDC. More than 70 volunteers served as shopping assistants, gift wrappers, Kid-care, food servers, and greeters! This was …

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Supporting Flourish this Christmas

In Announcements, Events, News by Schweitzer Church

Traditionally at Schweitzer as part of the Christmas season, our Christmas Eve offering goes to support Outreach Ministries here in our community. This year, we are continuing this tradition as we support Flourish with offerings and extra gifts we receive. …

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Christmas Cantata: Dec. 19

In Announcements, Events by Jenn Brown

Schweitzer Choir Christmas Cantata This year’s cantata, titled, The Work of Christmas will highlight the story of Christ throughout all of Scripture. This will be a beautiful morning of worship featuring a live choir and orchestra. The cantata will be shared during both …

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Online Only: Dec 26

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On Sunday, Dec. 26 all Schweitzer services will be online only!You can view the service, featuring music and a sermon message from Jim Mason through online with live chat and prayer at 9 and 10:30 am or anytime on YouTube. …

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Second Season: December Lunch

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Coming up on Thursday, December 2 from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m., our Second Season Ministry will host its monthly lunch. Our December lunch will be a blast as we celebrate the holidays! Wear your favorite Christmas outfit, and bring …

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Small Group Discussion

In Group Leader Training Library by Schweitzer Mentors

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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February Monthly Kit

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

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

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

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

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

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

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

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

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

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

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

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

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

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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Continuing to Flourish in 2022

In Announcements, Events, News by Schweitzer Church

Contining to Flourish in 2022 . . .It’s a new year filled with new opportunities. One area where we continue to see God at work is through the Flourish Community Development Corporation. This ministry, that Schweitzer helped start in 2021, …

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Group Night

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

Looking to get connect with other people in a small group but don’t know how? Come be part of Group Night(s). Each Wednesday in February (Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23) from 6:30 to 8:15 pm, we’ll gather for a …

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Serve in Music, Tech

In Announcements, News by Jenn Brown

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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Student Confirmation Class

In Announcements, Events, News by Schweitzer Church

Beginning January 12, on Wednesday nights as part of Student Worship we will be offering confirmation class teachings. These will be paired with small groups and special confirmation activities throughout the spring semester. Confirmation is an opportunity for high school …

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Thanks for Serving!

In Announcements, News by Schweitzer Church

Looking back at 2021 we are so thankful for the many people who serve in all kinds of ways from working with kids and students, to singing and sharing in worship to serving in administrative tasks and community outreach projects. …

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Year-End Giving & Office Hours

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

The church office will be closed December 27 and December 31 for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday.  Contributions received or postmarked by December31 will be reflected on your 2021 giving statement. You may give online through December 31, mail your …

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Holiday Toy Store Recap

In Announcements, Events, News by Jenn Brown

We had an incredible time on Tuesday, Dec. 14, hosting our Holiday Toy Store for Pittman Elementary families in partnership with Flourish CDC. More than 70 volunteers served as shopping assistants, gift wrappers, Kid-care, food servers, and greeters! This was …

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Supporting Flourish this Christmas

In Announcements, Events, News by Schweitzer Church

Traditionally at Schweitzer as part of the Christmas season, our Christmas Eve offering goes to support Outreach Ministries here in our community. This year, we are continuing this tradition as we support Flourish with offerings and extra gifts we receive. …

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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: 1-16-21

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Discussion Guide Apostles’ Creed: The Father January 16, 2021 Reading: Genesis 1 Gathering Question:  What is one way that you have seen God at work in your life this week?  Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us …

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Sermon Discussion 1-9-21

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Apostle’s Creed | Part 1 – I Believe| Hebrews 11 Gathering Question:  When you were growing up, what were you taught about faith?  Gathering Prayer.  Father in heaven, guide as we come together to discuss and learn from one another. …

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Sermon Discussion: 1-2-2022

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In 1775, John Wesley introduced a covenant service as an important part of spiritual life in the Methodist Societies. This renewal service was a time for the Methodists to gather annually in a time of self-examination, reflection, and dedication, wholly giving up …

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Sermon Discussion 12-12-21

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Tidings of Joy | Part 3Welcomed | Luke 19:1-10 Gathering Question:  When was a time you felt like you were on the outside? How did you handle that situation?  Gathering Prayer.  Opening Questions What stood out to you in the …

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Sermon Discussion 12-5-21

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Part 2 | Restored | Luke 8:26-39 Gathering Question:  When is a time you have encountered someone or a situation that felt hopeless?  Gathering Prayer.  Opening Questions What stood out to you in the sermon?  What insights did you gain?  …

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Sermon Discussion 11-28-21

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Sermon Discussion Questions – 28 November 2021 Part 1| Tidings of Joy| Luke 5.17-26 Gathering Question: What did you take away from your Thanksgiving celebration(s) that leads into anticipating Christmas? Gathering Prayer: Merciful God, you set your messenger the prophets …

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Sermon Discussion 11-21-21

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Part 3 | The Cross-Shaped Life | Philemon 17-25 Gathering Question:  Who do you know who excels at being a peacemaker? What makes them able to bring peace? What do you think motivates them to work for peace?  Gathering Prayer.  …

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Sermon Discussion 11-14-21

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Part 2: Love Is the Target Philemon 8-16 Gathering Question:  When was a time when you played thee role of a reconciler, approaching someone on behalf of another person. What were your hopes? What were your fears? How did you …

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Sermon Discussion 11-7-21

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Week 1: Active Partners Philemon 1-7 GATHERING QUESTION Share what first drew you to Schweitzer. GATHERING PRAYER What stood out to you in the sermon? What insights did you gain? What questions did it raise? Why is it sometime challenging …

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Public Prayer List

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As a church, we know the importance of praying for one another. Here is this week’s prayer list. These request have been shared by people who marked to be added to the published congregation prayer list. If you would like …

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Flourish Informational Gatherings

In Events, Uncategorized by Schweitzer Church

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

In Events, News, Uncategorized by Schweitzer Mentors

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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