Pastor’s Note – April 18, 2019

Schweitzer UMCPastor's Note

Hi friends, how is your day?  Some days, we know, are special in life and we thank God. God is good. I confess there are days where I can begin to go from skeptical to cynical—not good. I’ve learned through the … Read More

Pastor’s Note – April 11, 2019

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Brothers & Sisters, This Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week. If I’m being completely honest, nearly every year, there’s a part of me that resents it. Amidst the busy routine of life, it can sometimes feel like “just one … Read More

Pastor’s Note – April 4, 2019

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Greetings Friends,  Last week six of us from Schweitzer took a short trip to Memphis, Tennessee to visit Advance Memphis (, a ministry that reflects “the hope of the coming Kingdom of God through transformational relationships and economic development.” We … Read More

Pastor’s Note – March 28, 2019

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Dear brothers and sisters, I was blessed last Sunday to do my first Baptism. In the process of experiencing an individual accepting Christ into their life, it allowed me to take a good look at love. The love that God … Read More

Pastor’s Note – March 21, 2019

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Schweitzer friends, Tom Foust is a personal friend who is an 88-year-old retired pastor. He is actually the son of my childhood pastor, A. E. Foust. Tom, in his retirement years, is going from house to house in his neighborhood and asking if … Read More

Pastor’s Note – March 6, 2019

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Brothers and Sisters, Jake here. Today is Ash Wednesday (which is the first day of Lent) and I wouldn’t be a very good pastor if I didn’t talk about it. Before anything else, I want to call to your attention … Read More

Pastor’s Note – February 28, 2019

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Hebrews 12.12-13  So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong. Hello Friends,  … Read More

Lead Pastor Announcement

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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