Schweitzer News – January 14, 2020

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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.


“There is something beautiful about looking in the eyes of someone broken who sees how loved and valuable they are.” 


Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 202

Join Pastor Jason Leininger to explore Mere Christianity, a classic by C. S. Lewis that has transformed millions of lives, and discover how Christ becomes real. Purchase a copy of the book, Mere Christianity, from a local or online retailer and bring it to class with you.

More Info & Register Here
Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 204

Join Pastor Jim Mason and journey with others, find comfort, and become equipped to walk through the loss you, or someone you know, have experienced. Purchase a copy of the book, Beyond the Broken Heart, from a local or online retailer and bring it to class with you.

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Sundays, Jan. 12–Mar. 8, 12:30–2:00PM, Rm. 102/104
or Tuesdays, Jan. 14–Mar. 10, 6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 207

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! Join Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class and learn how to beat debt and make a plan for your future. Cost is $99/family.

More Info & Register Here
Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 102/104

What’s the deal with the Old Testament? And why does it seem so confusing? Join us for Exploring the Old Testament and begin to build a better understanding of what God has for us.

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Tuesday, Jan. 21 (Preview)
6:30–8:00 PM, Library

Tuesdays, Jan. 28–Feb. 25 (Class) 6:30–8:00 PM, Library

Learn how to be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger. Be able to ask and give effective forgiveness. Come see what Dialog Bootcamp is all about on January 21, then decide if you will attend on Tuesdays and acquire those skills to use at home, work, church, etc.

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Wednesdays, Jan. 22–Feb. 26
6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 106

Explore what it means to be made in the image of the Great Creator, to discern this creativity in each of us, and to discover ways we can offer it back to Him. Join us for this interactive class.

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6:30–8:00PM, Rm. 102/104

Genesis is the foundation on which the rest of the Bible builds. This year-long class is a deep dive for serious students of the Bible.

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Saturday, Jan. 25
9:00AM–1:30PM, Memorial Hall

Know yourself better and influence others by attending this seminar. Anyone is invited. Cost is $20/person.

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Are you new to Schweitzer?

Pastor Spencer invites you to join him, along with the other pastors, on Sunday, January 19, 12:001:30 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Enjoy some great City Butcher food, along with a tour of our campus. Childcare is provided.

Register here
Add a component of SERVICE to your new year!

As Christians, our primary focus is to glorify God (worship). It’s also important to grow by digging deeper into our faith (small groups and studies). Please also consider adding a component of service to your spiritual discipline. There are many ways to serve that only require 1-2 hours of your time each month. Please check the SERVE OPPORTUNITIES list in the Connection Center or you may contact Sheila Pippin at [email protected], 861-0861, or 881-6800, ext. 230. Your gifts are valued and needed!

Job Opening

Title: Communications Director
General Description: The Communications Director leads the Communications Team to design and implement the messaging priorities of Schweitzer Church in fulfilling its mission of “transforming lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ.”  Read more here.