Schweitzer News – March 12, 2019

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A church-wide commitment to pray and fast every Wednesday through Lent

During Lent (March 6–April 17), we invite you to join us in fasting every Wednesday and praying, wherever you are, at Noon. If you’re free during the lunch hour, there will be a prayer service held each Wednesday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. in the main sanctuary. As a whole church, we seek the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit—denying ourselves, briefly, the pleasures of this world, that we may find the riches of heaven—an awakening in our midst!

Church Conference

A special Church Conference will be held, Sunday, March 24, 12:12PM in room 101-103 to hear and vote upon Jayne Markin entering the process to become a United Methodist Pastor. Our District Superintendent, Rev Lynn Dyke, will lead the meeting.  All members of the church are encouraged to attend. 

Broaden and go deeper in your life with God through uncommon faith practices.

Pastor Bob Casady leads four sessions presenting the classical, yet uncommon faith practices of Spiritual Direction, Spirit-Guided Prayer, Engaging in Scripture and Establishing a Rule of Life. If you have ever been in a class with Bob, you know he moves beyond theories to practicum experiences and practical methods. Come and participate in as many weeks as you can to deepen and broaden your personal and community life with God.

Sundays: March 17–April 7, 6:00–7:30PM in Room 204/206
Wednesdays: March 20–April 10, 6:30–8:00PM, Room 204/206


Come join us as the Puppet Ministry helps us celebrate Easter with pasta and a puppet show.

We’d love for you to join us as we celebrate Jesus’ saving grace with puppets. Kids and the young at heart will love watching and singing along with the puppets. Come and enjoy a community meal of pasta too!

Sunday, April 14
12:00 – 1:30PM
in the Gym

Creating Excellent Guest Experiences… Reflecting God’s Love

God calls people to the Schweitzer campus every day of the week. It’s a privilege and awesome responsibility to welcome guests the way God desires. What does that look like? How are we doing? You’re invited to experience excellent hospitality and become a servant who delivers the same experience with others, especially guests, on Saturday, March 23, from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM. (Lunch included) Jason Young, author of The Come Back Effect will be the teacher/coach for this event. You can pick up a copy of the book in the foyer. A $5 contribution helps cover the costs. (On Kindle too). Childcare provided with advance notice.

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Spring is almost here! Spring in with some treats for the kids!

Schweitzer is partnering with Campbell, King’s Way, and Wesley United Methodist Churches to bring families in the Springfield community together to experience a day of unity in Christ with a Run and an Easter Egg hunt. Children’s Ministry would love to accept any contributions that you’d like to make toward the goody bags for this Springfield-wide, Methodist Church-sponsored Easter Egg Hunt to be held at Farmers’ Park on April 20. Donations can be dropped off either at the Kids’ Connection Desk on Sunday or the office building on a week day. We’d appreciate donations of candy, snacks (pretzels, goldfish, applesauce pouches, fruit snacks), or small prizes (tooth brushes, small toys, playdough, etc).