One of the things God is impressing on me these days is practicing his presence as it relates to the needs of others around me. A friend includes this quote of Fred Rogers in her missional statement: “Appreciation is a holy thing–when we look for what’s best in a person we happen to be with…

As we look forward to the coming year, you are asked to make a 2018 Giving Commitment to Schweitzer. We are setting aside Sunday, November 19, as a special day for all in our Schweitzer family to bring their giving commitment card to worship with them. Would you make a special effort to be in…

Dear Friends, We begin a new message series this Sunday: Be Part of This.  Throughout the month of November, we’ll be sharing in worship, through video and in social media how God is broadening and deepening this community of faith. As we celebrate Holy Communion this Sunday and remember the saints who have become a part…

Dear Friends, There are several updates I wish to give you on this beautiful day in the Ozarks.   SMART Ministry (Safely Monitoring, Aware & Response Team) Do you have a servant’s heart to help maintain a safe and secure environment? Join the all new SMART ministry! Serve ONE Sunday morning per month. Contact Erinn…

Dear Schweitzer Friends, It seems each week has new stories of destruction perpetrated by human hands or natural disasters. As the news this week recounts the deadliest massacre in US history in Las Vegas and the ongoing plight of citizens in Puerto Rico, our prayers unite in crying out for God’s mercy and comfort to…

Dear Friends, One of our values at Schweitzer is learning. We never reach the place where there is not much more to learn, whether it is learning how to become more competent in our vocational skills, growing in our relationship with Jesus, or understanding how the culture around us is continually changing. We experienced a…

Dear Schweitzer Friends, I will be preaching in all our worship services this Sunday a message I am calling Building Culture at Schweitzer. In seeking to build a culture of Christ-like character, I will share with you three simple rules that we are following and Methodists have claimed since the days of John Wesley. I…

Dear Schweitzer Friends, Looking for ways to connect at Schweitzer? Depending on where you are in your growth as a disciple of Jesus, I recommend you choose one of the following three classes beginning in a few weeks: A small group model for anyone who desires a truer sense of Christian community and spiritual growth….

  Dear Schweitzer Friends, We continue this significant series of messages with this Sunday’s Message, Experiencing True Christian Community. The sermon will address the dynamics of moving from pseudo community to true community as we borrow wording from the late M. Scott Peck. Our emphasis will be on how we move through chaos to experiencing…

Dear Schweitzer Friends, GROWING AS A COMMUNITY isn’t simply the title of our current message series. Growing as a Community is a genuine aspiration I have for Schweitzer. I don’t think it is a passing phase but a desire that truly comes from the heart of God. We long for a community that is founded…

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