Schweitzer News – May 12, 2020

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God is good. No matter what we face, no matter what we feel, God is good. Starting Sunday, May 17, we’ll spend three weeks exploring the good news of God’s goodness we find in Psalm 23.

Do you have an encouraging Bible verse that you are leaning on right now? We would love to have you share that in a short video for us to show during our online pre-service time on Sunday mornings. Please email it to

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.


“In the long run, it has really shown me the power of prayer and how God has a plan for us and how God can give you peace through even the most difficult situations.”

Congratulations, High School Graduates!

We here at Schweitzer are so proud of you and the accomplishments you have made over the past four years of high school. You have been an important part of this congregation through the years, and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers even when you move on to the college or workforce of your choice. We pray that the Lord will continue to lead you and reveal His wisdom to you for every decision you make in the future. Once again, Congratulations!

Jane Roebke, Colette Freeman, and David Freeman are making videos (Posted in a Youtube playlist as they are made) about parenting, then hosting weekly virtual meetings after the kids are in bed for you to ask questions about the video(s), have opportunity to talk through some of your challenges, and generally support one another in this challenging adventure called parenting. We start gathering at 7:50 p.m on Wednesdays, beginning May 13. The meeting starts at 8 p.m.

How did we get here? Much like John Wesley (founder of Methodism), Bob & Jim didn’t begin as Methodists. We began to follow Jesus and here is where God led us. God formed our faith, what is it made of? In our 6-week online journey together on Wednesdays, starting May 13, 7:00-8:00pm, we’ll explore Wesley’s story and ours. The book, John Wesley: Holiness of Heart & Life, will serve as a source.


Vacation Bible School
has a brand new look!

Instead of gathering in one place, we have the opportunity to host lots of VBS sessions—in your front yard!

VBS Block Parties will fuel wonder, discovery and passion both in kids and leaders! We can’t wait to see our faith shared far and wide in new and exciting ways.

When Is It?

That’s what we’re so excited about! When you register to host a VBS Block Party, you choose the date and time!

So Here’s the Plan:

If you’ve got a house with a yard, you can be a host! You’ll receive a VBS Block Party Kit that will help you throw a rockin’ VBS party! Each kit contains all that you need to:

  • Share a daily message with a Bible Story
  • Explore STEM with daily projects
  • Run fast-paced movement games
  • And more!

Each piece is designed to share a message about how our lives can change when we focus on God. We can’t wait to see how God uses you to make an impact in kids lives!

If  you have questions, send an email to Nina Verbanaz at