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River Baptism & Picnic

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On Sunday, August 21 at 5 pm, we’re heading to the Finley River in Ozark for a time of river baptisms plus a church picnic! If you or someone in your family is ready to take their next step in …

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Second Season: July 7 Lunch

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Our next Second Season lunch is coming up Thursday, July 7 at 11:30. This month, we’ll focus on Health & Wellness with a panel of guest speakers highlighting the various ways they stay engaged and active. We might even have …

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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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Prayer Service on May 18

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Coming up on Wednesday May 18, our Prayer Team will be leading a special prayer service at 6 pm here our Sanctuary. We’re specifically inviting moms, dads and graduates to be part of this special time of prayer during a …

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Celebrating Graduates

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On Sunday, May 22 – we will be honoring and celebrating graduates. If you are a high school or college graduate or know one someone we can recognize, please contact Sheila Pippin at spippin@schweitzer.church or complete the form below. Please …

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Schweitzer Outdoor Weekend: June 3-5

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Join us Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5 at Discovery Ministries, in Eminence, MO. This will be a great weekend in outdoors together featuring: Campfires (s’mores and singing), sightseeing, catered meals, lodge/RV/camp, swimming pool, plus the option to do Mt Zippies Revenge (Saturday), …

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Easter Recap

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Here are some words:We had an incredible Easter at Schweitzer! What a joy to celebrate Jesus with family and all kinds of new friends – 1200 plus people total!! In addition to our worship services, this year, we offered an …

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Second Season: July 7 Lunch

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Our next Second Season lunch is coming up Thursday, July 7 at 11:30. This month, we’ll focus on Health & Wellness with a panel of guest speakers highlighting the various ways they stay engaged and active. We might even have …

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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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Valentine’s Lunch

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On Saturday, Feb. 12, Schweitzer Care Ministries will host a Valentine’s Lunch for widows and widowers.  This will be a time to gather together and be encouraged. We have lunch, music and more.  There is not cost to attend and …

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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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Student Confirmation Class

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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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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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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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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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Prayer Service on May 18

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Coming up on Wednesday May 18, our Prayer Team will be leading a special prayer service at 6 pm here our Sanctuary. We’re specifically inviting moms, dads and graduates to be part of this special time of prayer during a …

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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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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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New GriefShare Group at Schweitzer

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Beginning March 6, we will launch a new grief ministry at Schweitzer called GriefShare. If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a loved, we invite you to join us for an 11-week study that will provide …

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Valentine’s Lunch

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On Saturday, Feb. 12, Schweitzer Care Ministries will host a Valentine’s Lunch for widows and widowers.  This will be a time to gather together and be encouraged. We have lunch, music and more.  There is not cost to attend and …

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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: 7-3-22

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

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Sermon Discussion for 6-26-22

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SERMON ON THE MOUNT | PART FIVE | ADULTERY| MATTHEW 5:27-30 Gathering Question:  What is one way you have experienced God at work in your life this week? Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all …

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Sermon Discussion: 6-19-22

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

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Sermon Discussion: 6-12-22

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SERMON ON THE MOUNT | PART THREE Gathering Question:  What is one way you have experienced God at work in your life this week? Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into all truth. Help us to …

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Sermon Discussion: 6-5-22

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SERMON ON THE MOUNT | PART TWO | SHINE BRIGHT| MATTHEW 5:13-16 Gathering Question:  What is one way you have experienced God at work in your life this week? Gathering Prayer.  Father, by Your Spirit, would you guide us into …

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Sermon Discussion: 5-29-22

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Sermon On the Mount: Be BlessedMatthew 5.1-12 Gathering Question: Jesus went to a mountain, a gathering space with a group of people, much like Moses did, to speak the words of the Lord. Share some places where you have heard the …

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Sermon Discussion: 5-22-22

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God is our Refuge | PART 5 | Rest| Psalm 46 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 …

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Sermon Discussion: 5/15/22

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God our Refuge | PART 4 | We will Not Fear| Psalm 46 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 …

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Sermon Discussion: 5-8-22

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God is our Refuge | PART 3 | God is For Us| Psalm 46 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: 5/1/22

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God is our Refuge | PART 2 | God Rules the World| Psalm 46 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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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

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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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