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 the true community that Jesus calls us to fully embrace. In a fractured world, come learn more about how to build culture in the way of Jesus.

ALPHA is an 11-week course that is a great way to learn more about the foundations of Christian faith in an open and relaxed atmosphere—Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., with a meal, childcare, and transportation provided. Join us August 30 at 6:00 p.m. for an introductory meal and info session! Contact Mark McKnelly, mmcknelly@sumc.co.

Would you like to start at the beginning and get a thorough introduction to the Bible? “Getting Started in the Bible” is for you. Seven Wednesday nights beginning September 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m., in room 202. Contact Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co.

If you’d like to go deeper in exploring the Bible in a setting that combines teaching from our pastors and guided discussion with friends, then join us for seven weeks of challenging and strengthening engagement with God through Scripture. Sundays at 5:00-6:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 6:30-8:00 p.m. beginning September 17/20. (Tuesday morning also available.) Contact Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co.

Covenant Discipleship Groups are the new small group model for anyone who desires a truer sense of Christian community and spiritual growth. To learn more, sign up for the 4-week launch class starting Sunday, September 10, from Noon to 2:00 p.m. by emailing jhotchkiss@sumc.co. Lunch and childcare are provided.

Faith & Finances is a 12-week financial education ministry where we will come together to learn money management skills, discover biblical stewardship principles, and build supportive relationships. Class starts August 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m., in room 102/104. Contact Justin Setser, jsetser83@gmail.com.

If you are new to Schweitzer and have questions about Jesus, the church, or would like to know how to get better connected, join me, this Sunday, August 27, at 12:00 noon in room 102/104. We will feed you great bbq, offer you a tour of the campus and get you headed home by 1:30. Childcare is available. To sign up, email Erinn Johnson, ejohnson@sumc.co.

Pray for your world. Pray for me. Pray for each other. See you Sunday!

Bob Casady
Lead Pastor

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