Schweitzer News – April 7, 2020

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Good Friday Worship is a unique service where we remember the cross of Jesus, His work to reconcile us to God, and the part we play in the drama. This year the Good Friday service will be online at beginning at 6:30 PM. The service will include songs, scriptures, and moments of confession. In reliving this drama, we find ourselves at the foot of the cross and embraced by Jesus. Join us and invite your friends and family.

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Click here for a list of classes that are open and meeting virtually. We will continue to add options, so check back frequently.

52 Stories

All of us have unique interactions with God, stories of God showing up in our lives. In these 52 Stories, people connected to Schweitzer share how God is present and transforming in their lives. In watching, may you be inspired in Hope, encouraged in Faith, and active in sharing your story of God’s presence in your life.

Keelie Shrum

“My outlet to growing through it was helping other people. And the church has the best opportunities for that. … It’s not just for addicts. It’s for people that are broken.”

Did You Know?

Did you know that Schweitzer’s food pantry also helps rural area communities? We help 15 other nonprofit organizations around Springfield every month. Above are some pictures from Wheaton, MO, where the food we delivered was able to help them with 330 orders, which included 94 cars with families in line. We also have delivered food to 31 families in Eden Village here in Springfield. Our food pantry serves more individuals through the warehouse side of our pantry than from the front side. We appreciate all the volunteers who help offload groceries, stock the shelves, and greet guests each week.






Many of the local small businesses in our community are facing an economic crisis as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Last week Congress passed the CARES Act to provide direct cash assistance to small businesses and non-profits. The Act includes the Paycheck Protection Program which provides an incentive for business owners and non-profits to retain staff. The program is also open to those who are self-employed and gig workers. If you know a small business owner, please share the resources below. Local businesses are an important part of our community. Let’s do what we can to show them our support!

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