Schweitzer News – October 1, 2019

Schweitzer UMCNews

The Urban Summit is a one-day event in the Schweitzer Outreach Center on Thursday, October 3, 9am-4pm, where we will focus on a good and beautiful community. Our hope is to reignite your dreams and give you practical and strategic tools to make it happen by sharing stories and exposing you to multiple perspectives. Cost is $35, which includes lunch and snacks. Register at

Group Night has been a blast so far this fall. We’ve made new relationships and grown in our understanding of the Faith, and we’re only getting started! If you’d like to take an easy first step onto the “small group” scene, we’d love to have you join us — Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in the Outreach Center. Childcare is provided, as well as our Youth and Kids programming. Sign up online, or contact Jake Hotchkiss at [email protected].

Schweitzer will host Mid America Singers in concert on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m. Mid America Singers have a 52 year tradition of presenting outstanding choral music in our community. Make plans to hear this free concert titled “For the Love of Music.”

Pavers are now available to be engraved in our Prayer Garden, to honor or memorialize a loved one, or commemorate a group or event. For a $50.00 donation, a paver will be engraved with the information you choose (18 character limit/line, including spaces, 3 lines maximum). Complete order form this Sunday in worship and drop it in the offering basket with money or fill out order form online here.

Youth Serve Day Recap

The past couple of weeks, the Schweitzer Youth have been walking alongside the Sunday morning Go Series on Wednesday nights. This past Wednesday, they discussed what it looks like if we were to Serve Like Jesus. So we talked about it, discussed it, learned what scripture said, etc. But we wanted to give our youth a way to put action to scripture.

We took James 1:27 seriously this weekend and went to serve at one of our Youth Family’s homes. A member of Schweitzer lost her husband recently and since their family have fell on some rough times, as one would. So our Youth went to their home this past Saturday (Sept. 28) to help out in any way we could.

It ended up raining all morning, but our students and parents were work horses all day long and never stopped serving and loving on the family. Our youth at Schweitzer are quite amazing. And so are their parents! Be proud of both the teens and their parents, as they served this family in a loving and humble way this weekend.

Making a great “First Impression”

Welcome to the Schweitzer First Impressions Ministry corner! Offering a genuine welcome to everyone who enters our church campus not only provides a positive experience, it provides an example of Christ’s love to all who enter here! Watch our ministry corner for ideas about ways YOU can be more welcoming, as well as ministry opportunities that might just fit YOUR talents!

We’re currently looking for people with the right gifts to serve in the following ways:

  • Volunteer Appreciation Team  – Thank our ministry volunteers in creative ways.
  • Data Team – Summarize information from our connection cards for our ministry staff.
  • Mobile Greeting Team – Welcome people to our campus while driving a golf cart!
  • Photo Ministry Team – Help document special events in the life of the church family.
  • Sanctuary Set-up Team – Work behind the scenes to prepare our sanctuary for Sunday.

For more information, contact Sheila Pippin, Director of First Impressions at 881-6800, extension 230, [email protected], or 417-861-0861