Schweitzer News – May 19, 2020

In Announcements, News by Schweitzer UMC

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 [email protected].



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.

MATTHEW KELLERSTRASS

“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.”


Mozambique Initiative

“Schweitzer UMC mailed a $66,000 check on Wednesday, May 6, to help with immediate food relief in Mozambique.” Read more here.


Happy Retirement!

Amy Burwell, one of our outstanding teachers at Grow to Know Preschool is retiring on May 29. Amy has been a teacher at Grow to Know since the day it opened 20 years ago.  Amy demonstrates love, joy, patience and kindness every day with the children. In her resignation letter Amy said, “The past twenty years have enabled me to use my passion for early childhood education in a Christian environment to teach and to grow in my own faith journey.”

Amy’s ministry has blessed many children and families at Schweitzer. Since we cannot gather in person to express our appreciation and best wishes to Amy, we would like to fill her mailbox with cards. You may send your cards to the church office – 2747 E. Sunshine, Springfield 65804.


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 [email protected].