Dear Friend,

Our new message series, The Struggle Is Real, begins Sunday, January 7. Join us for worship as we address life’s dilemmas of dead-ends, anger, frustration, secrets, authority, and insecurity.

Opportunities abound to connect and grow spiritually in the new year at Schweitzer!

Getting Started With Spiritual Practices: Inviting God Into Your Everyday Life
(6 weeks)

In Getting Started with Spiritual Practices, you will grow in intimacy with God and effectiveness in service.

  • Sundays, 4:00 p.m., beginning Jan. 7, Rm. 102, led by Joe and Beth Zeh.
  • Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 10, Rm. 204, led by Jeff Fugitt.

To sign up or for more information, contact Jeff Fugitt, $5 covers the cost of the notebook.


Daily Text Class

Come and experience the Daily Text from Seedbed with the pastors & others. All Daily Text followers are invited to participate in the class with the material being the previous Monday-Friday Daily Text. Sign up for the Daily Text by Seedbed at Pastor Jim will kick us off!—Sundays, 9:40 a.m., beginning Jan. 7 in the Library. Begin reading Daily Text on Jan. 1. To sign up, contact Jeff Fugitt,

Faith & Finances (12-weeks) : This class equips low- and fixed-income people with Biblical money principles. If you want to get and stay financially healthy, this is the class for you. Transportation, meals, and childcare are provided—Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m., beginning Jan. 10 in the Outreach Center. To sign up or for more info, contact David Freeman,


Discerning the Voice of God: Women’s Bible Study
(7 weeks)

Through this study by Priscilla Shirer, discover the basis for clear and daily communication with God – humble obedience. All women are welcome—Tuesdays, Jan 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Rm. 106. Led by Sarah Asperger. To sign up or for more info, contact

Alpha (11 weeks): ALPHA is an open and relaxed atmosphere for anyone asking life’s biggest questions. Come to the Free Introductory Dinner on Jan. 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Outreach Center, to find out how the 11-week course can answer your questions. Childcare and transportation are provided. To sign up or for more info, contact David Freeman,

Financial Peace University (FPU) (9 weeks): Need to get a handle on your finances? There’s no better time than in the new year! Join us for the Financial Peace University (FPU) class.

  • Sundays at 12:00, beginning Jan. 14, Rm. 102. Lunch provided.
  • FPU for young adults at 5:00, beginning Jan. 14, Rm. 102.

Cost of materials is $100. For more information or to sign up, contact Jeff Fugitt,

Recharge: Explore a bite-sized Bible verse each week with an emphasis on living out discipleship principles in community: Internalize it, live it, share it—Sundays, 9:40 a.m., in the Outreach Center beginning Jan. 21. Led by Jeff Fugitt. For more information or to sign up, contact Jeff Fugitt,

See you in worship this Sunday. Happy New Year!

Bob Casady
Lead Pastor

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