Dear Schweitzer Friends,

It’s summer time! I look forward to a little bit slower and restful rhythm as the summer humidity has hit Springfield. I encourage you to stay in rhythm with God in your daily life. The Daily Text is a great resource with which to begin your day http://sumc.co/news/daily-text/. Another way to stay in sync with God is through Sunday worship. This week’s message from the series LITTLE BOOKS WITH A BIG PUNCH checks out what the prophet Malachi has to say to us. Looking forward to seeing you in worship this Father’s Day Sunday!

Youth Missions Trip

Members of our youth group are in Memphis this week volunteering with an organization called Service Over Self (SOS). They are staying at Union Avenue Baptist Church for the week, and working in the Orange Mound community of Memphis. You can get check out the great things that our students and leaders are doing on the Mission Trip Facebook Album and on the Schweitzer Vimeo page. New pictures and a daily video will be added each evening. Pray that God blesses their mission work all week long and that their service to the community is a light for Jesus.

Vacation Bible School 2017
July 10–13, 2017
9:00 a.m.–12 noon
Register today at sumc.co/kids.

I am looking forward to serving this year at VBS as a crew member for three-year-olds. Yes, I know what you must be thinking—they match up where we serve with our own maturity levels! Check out where you may wish to serve and register your child, grandchild, or consider what kid do you know who would be up for an awesome time, July 10-13, at Schweitzer?

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, Sunday, June 25, at 12:00 noon in Rm. 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. Sign up by emailing Pastor Jim Mason, jmason@sumc.co.

Join Jeff Fugitt in experimenting with five different Bible study methods over five weeks—Sunday mornings at 9:40 in the Library beginning July 9. For more information and to register, contact Jeff, jfugitt@sumc.co.

It’s a privilege to serve as your pastor and be a part of such an awesome team of people! I ask for continued prayers for me and Schweitzer as we continue to Transform lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ.

Bob Casady
Lead Pastor

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