Schweitzer News – November 19, 2019

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Schweitzer’s Food Drive

Schweitzer reaches out to our community through our crisis food pantry. We are serving about 300 families in our food pantry every month. All food donations go for Schweitzer’s Food Pantry only. Money donations are also appreciated. Please bring items with you to worship this Sunday. View list of items needed here.

Trivia, Fun, and Fellowship!

Come join us for trivia, fun, and fellowship this Saturday, November 23, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., in Memorial Hall. Build your own team (max of 8) or join one that evening! Bring snacks to share with your table!

Schweitzer’s Annual Church Conference is this Sunday evening, November 24, at 6:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Rev. Jon Thompson, Ozarks District Superintendent, will lead us. This conference will be held as a joint conference with Aldersgate UMC, Campbell UMC, Wesley UMC, and King’s Way UMC. All members of the church are voting members of the Conference and are invited to attend.

Ladies! Brings your friends and make new friends!

Ladies, join us for a Women’s Christmas Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday, December 7, at 10:30 a.m. in Memorial Hall. (Ages 10 and up are welcome.) All proceeds will go towards bringing hope to the women and families at Harmony House. Tickets are $10. Register at, or in the foyer outside the sanctuary on November 24. Deadline to register is November 30.

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Leave money stress behind!

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! Join Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class, and you’ll learn how to beat debt and make a plan for your future. Classes are on Sundays, January 12–March 8, from 12:30–2:00 p.m. in Room 102/104. Cost is $99/family. To read more and to sign up, click here.

Youth Serve Series – Wednesday Night Series

We are in the middle of our annual serve series during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season at Youth on Wednesday nights. During this series, each Wednesday night small group will be brainstorming a way to serve a community of people within Schweitzer or around the community of Springfield, and put together an action plan on how they will pull off their serve project on the night of December 4. All youth, grades 7–12, are invited to join us at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights in the Youth area.

Making a great “First Impression”


We live in a world of distractions.  Studies show that most people spend approximately 7–10 hours a day in front of a screen. When we are distracted, we are not fully present. I challenge you to engage people around you at church.  Learn someone’s name, get to know something about them, and welcome them to God’s House!

We invite YOU to make a great First Impression on behalf of Jesus Christ and join one of our First Impressions teams. We’re always welcoming new members to our ministry! For more information, contact Sheila Pippin, Director of First Impressions at 881-6800, extension 230, [email protected], or 417-861-0861.