Lead Pastor Announcement

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note, Uncategorized

Greetings Schweitzer Friends, I’m excited to announce that Bishop Farr has appointed Reverend Spencer Smith as the next lead pastor of Schweitzer.  For the past seven years Pastor Spencer has led First UMC in Kearney, MO.  Prior to that he … Read More

Pastor’s Note – February 7, 2019

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

Hello Friends, In December, our worship services began a journey through the Gospel according to Luke. As Luke conveys the story of Jesus he adds a bit of flavor unique to his writing; that God the Father has an agenda … Read More

Pastor’s Note – January 31, 2019

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

Dear church family, It seems like I am writing about some rather heavy topics these days as your pastor. I look forward to some more light-hearted conversation with you in the future, but the calendar dictates that today I address the topic … Read More

Pastor’s Note – January 17, 2018

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

Hello, The new year has started, and I have officially begun my pastoral duties here at Schweitzer. I am so very excited to be off and running on this journey, but, at times, there is also fear. One thing that … Read More

An Important Word from Pastor Bob

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

January 8, 2019 Dear Friend in Christ, This is one of the most difficult letters I have ever written about one of the hardest decisions in my life. I do need to inform you that I will be retiring from … Read More

Pastor’s Note – January 3, 2019

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

Happy Thursday! I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan. I have been since they won their first and only Super Bowl with Len Dawson as quarterback in 1970. I haven’t been as excited about the Chiefs as much as I am about this … Read More

Pastor’s Note – December 27, 2018

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

There’s always more… Scripture…Luke 2:45-48…”When they couldn’t find him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for him there.  Three days later they finally discovered him in the Temple, sitting among the religious teachers, listening to them and asking questions. … Read More