Note with Bob
Dear Schweitzer Friends
We got off to a good start last Sunday with a new series of messages, “The Five T’s of Transformation.” As we talked about using our Talents for God, we provided an updated serve brochure, listing 49 different serve opportunities at Schweitzer. We got a great response with numerous people stepping into new ministries roles. To explore these opportunities further, you may contact Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co or go to sumc.co/serve.
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I am particularly looking forward to this Sunday’s T of Transformation as we look at building TRUST in relationships. We’ll look at the trusting relationship Jonathan and David had in the Bible and lift up some ways we too can grow in learning to trust others.
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Jake Hotchkiss, Schweitzer’s Young Adults Director, has answered the call of God to pursue Ordained Ministry within the United Methodist Church. In our denomination, a candidate must first be approved by their own local church before entering the candidacy process. Jake has met with our Church Board, receiving their unanimous affirmation and now will share his call to ministry at the Church Conference this Sunday, October 30, at 12:12 p.m. The Conference should conclude by 1:00 p.m. Please note that the location of the conference has been moved from the sanctuary to the Outreach Center. All members of the church are invited to attend and vote regarding Jake moving forward toward ordination.
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You are invited to spend a day with the Holy Spirit tomorrow, Saturday, October 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. You will experience the Holy Spirit through teaching from Mark McKnelly and me, and Alpha Course leader, Nicky Gumbel, small group participation and discussion, as well as time for solitude and prayer. Don’t miss this opportunity to plug into God’s presence and power through the Holy Spirit. Childcare and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Mark McKnelly, mmcknelly@sumc.co.
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Live Well is a non-threatening educational gathering for individuals experiencing depression. The program teaches effective strategies to enhance health and wholeness in one’s body, mind, and spirit. Live Well will meet Sunday afternoons from 4:00-5:30 for eight weeks, beginning this Sunday, October 30. To learn more, contact Ellen Newby-Hines, newbyhe@otc.edu or Bob Lunn, rolunn@live.com.

Connection Class is a four-week exploration of how we connect with God and how to get connected here at Schweitzer. Come for one topic or all four, Sundays, November 6–27, at 9:40 in the Library. To learn more or sign up, contact Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co.

Love to Stay is a six-week class equipping to create and sustain healthy, meaningful marriage. Mark Mildren will lead through Adam Hamilton’s book on Sundays at 9:40 a.m. beginning November 6 in Room 204. Cost of book is $10.00. To learn more or sign up, contact Jeff Fugitt, jfugitt@sumc.co.

Mid-America Singers at Schweitzer
Mid-America Singers will present a concert in Schweitzer’s Sanctuary this Sunday, October 30, 3:00pm. Please join us for this free concert as this outstanding chorale group, including six Schweitzer members, as they present music “From the Composer’s Pen.”
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday in worship.
Bob Casady
Lead Pastor

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