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Outdoor Adventure

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We’re ready to get outdoors and hope you’ll join us! Registration is now open for Schweitzer’s first All-Church Canoe Trip on Monday, May 31 (Memorial Day!). Add to the weekend by coming early and staying in a lodge for one …

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All-In

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Are you new to Schweitzer? Want to know more? “All-In” is a new opportunity to get to know more about our church. During this one hour online gathering, you’ll learn more about what we believe, how our staff works and …

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Get Connected

In Announcements, News by Jenn Brown

If you are looking for a small group of people to get to know and dive deeper into a Bible study with, we have many options available. Schweitzer groups of various sizes meet throughout the week – with many groups …

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Easter Eggstravaganza

In Announcements, News by Jenn Brown

KIDS & PARENTS! Join us for an Easter Eggstravaganza hosted by Schweitzer KidsSunday, April 4 at 10:15 amPittman Elementary. We’re inviting all families, with kids up to age 12, to join us for a fun Easter egg hunt at Pittman Elementary. The …

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Stations of the Cross

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Journey through the Stations of the Cross with an interactive outdoor and online experience, April 1 – April 3. Use the video guide below to journey through ten stations of the cross, including opening communion. Each station includes Scripture, a moment …

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Easter 2021

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EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES AT 9 & 11 AM ON CAMPUS Easter at Schweitzer this year will be a completely new experience as we continue to navigate Covid-19 and provide a safe experience for everyone. EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4  | ON …

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February Groups

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We have several groups and short-term studies perfect for the Lenten season or anytime. This is a great opportunity to get connected and grow deeper. Find class descriptions and more at sumc.co/groups

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Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17. This year, to begin the season of lent we will be host our Ash Wednesday service online.

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Christmas with Schweitzer

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This year, Christmas at Schweitzer will have a whole new look and feel as we take our traditional Christmas Eve service and move it outdoors and online. Beginning Sunday, December 20th through the 23rd, we will host Carols & Candlelight …

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Flourish Informational Gatherings

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You have been specially invited to join us for a Flourish Informational Gathering the week of December 6. We hope you’ll come learn more about this exciting opportunity to reach even more people for Jesus Christ by launching Springfield’s first …

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12 Days of Thanksgiving

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There are many families, especially kids, in our community who need a little extra help at home. In the spirit of thanks and giving, we want to help. Starting November 12, we will collect 12 items for 12 days that …

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Songs of the Street

In Events by Jenn Brown

On Saturday, October 24, here on the Schweitzer campus we be hosting an outdoor screening of a movie that follows Springfield Street Choir during their 2019 performances. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this group and hear …

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Songs of the Street

In Events, News, Uncategorized by Schweitzer Mentors

On Saturday, October 24, here on the Schweitzer campus we be hosting an outdoor screening of a movie that follows Springfield Street Choir during their 2019 performances. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this group and hear …

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Diaper Dash

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On September 28 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., we’re asking the Schweitzer community to help provide diapers for families in our community. New diapers of any size and quantity are welcome. We’ll have a drive-thru option where you can drop …

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All-In Gathering

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Are you ready to take the next step in getting connected at Schweitzer? “All-In” is a new opportunity to get to know more about our church. During this one hour online gathering, you’ll learn more about what we believe, how …

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Hand Sanitizer Drive

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We are hosting a  Hand Sanitizer Drive  to collect hand sanitizer for Pittman School beginning the week of August 24. Drop donations by the church office Monday through Friday, August 24 – 28 during regular office hours (8 a.m. to …

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Small Group Discussion

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ALL TOGETHER NOW: Week 1: Acts 1.1-11 – Wait HereView the sermon online1) The Pepsi commercial, “Made for watching football,” encourages the spectator in us. – When it comes to digging into scripture and pursuing a godly life, do you …

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February Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month In this month’s kit – we’re talking about why kindness really matters. This kit includes activities to do at home with your family! We also have supplies at the church if you’d like to pick up …

January Monthly Kit

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We’re tackling the rules for life in this month’s Kids Kit! Download the activities separately or the whole kit here.  Activities for the Month Download the January Activity Kit ACTIVITY PRINT OUTS

December Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month We have some special activities for December including a focus on Advent and a Christmas ornament to download and cut out. Activities for the Month Download the December Activity Kit Ornament Front Ornament Back

November Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month It’s a great moment to focus on thanksgiving. This month’s activities and stories will help inspire the spirit of gratitude in our lives. Activities for the Month Download the November Activity Kit Gratitude Planner Gratitude Hunt …

October Monthly Kit

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Theme for the Month Fall is a fun time to dress up as characters. It’s fun to pretend to be someone with character traits like bravery or goofiness. As we have fun this month, we also want to focus on …

September Activity Kit

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Theme for the Month As we return to school in different forms, we want to remember the power of our words and actions. This month’s Back to School Bash kit has activities and lessons that focus on friendships and how to …

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February Monthly Kit

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

Theme for the Month In this month’s kit – we’re talking about why kindness really matters. This kit includes activities to do at home with your family! We also have supplies at the church if you’d like to pick up …

January Monthly Kit

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

We’re tackling the rules for life in this month’s Kids Kit! Download the activities separately or the whole kit here.  Activities for the Month Download the January Activity Kit ACTIVITY PRINT OUTS

December Monthly Kit

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

Theme for the Month We have some special activities for December including a focus on Advent and a Christmas ornament to download and cut out. Activities for the Month Download the December Activity Kit Ornament Front Ornament Back

November Monthly Kit

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

Theme for the Month It’s a great moment to focus on thanksgiving. This month’s activities and stories will help inspire the spirit of gratitude in our lives. Activities for the Month Download the November Activity Kit Gratitude Planner Gratitude Hunt …

October Monthly Kit

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

Theme for the Month Fall is a fun time to dress up as characters. It’s fun to pretend to be someone with character traits like bravery or goofiness. As we have fun this month, we also want to focus on …

September Activity Kit

In Monthly Kits by KJ Roelke

Theme for the Month As we return to school in different forms, we want to remember the power of our words and actions. This month’s Back to School Bash kit has activities and lessons that focus on friendships and how to …

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Get Connected

In Announcements, News by Jenn Brown

If you are looking for a small group of people to get to know and dive deeper into a Bible study with, we have many options available. Schweitzer groups of various sizes meet throughout the week – with many groups …

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Eggstravaganza

In News by Schweitzer UMC

Between our Easter Sunday services, at 10:15 am, we’re inviting kids ages 12 and younger to join usfor a fun Easter egg hunt at Pittman Elementary.* As part of our Easter Eggstravaganza, we’ll be rolling out more than 5,000 candy-filled …

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Easter Eggstravaganza

In Announcements, News by Jenn Brown

KIDS & PARENTS! Join us for an Easter Eggstravaganza hosted by Schweitzer KidsSunday, April 4 at 10:15 amPittman Elementary. We’re inviting all families, with kids up to age 12, to join us for a fun Easter egg hunt at Pittman Elementary. The …

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Stations of the Cross

In Announcements, News by Schweitzer UMC

Journey through the Stations of the Cross with an interactive outdoor and online experience, April 1 – April 3. Use the video guide below to journey through ten stations of the cross, including opening communion. Each station includes Scripture, a moment …

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Easter 2021

In Announcements, News by Schweitzer UMC

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES AT 9 & 11 AM ON CAMPUS Easter at Schweitzer this year will be a completely new experience as we continue to navigate Covid-19 and provide a safe experience for everyone. EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 4  | ON …

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Pastor’s Note – July 23, 2020

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Friends, In the NIV translation of the Bible, the word joy (or rejoice) is found 436 times. Here are a few examples: 1 Chronicles 29:22, “They ate and drank with great joy in the presence of the Lord that day.” Luke 2:10, “But the …

Pastor’s Note – July 16, 2020

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Friends, The other day a good friend of mine sent me an article I’ve been thinking a lot about this week. It is written by Bishop Todd Hunter of the Anglical Church. He is the bishop of a non-geographic diocese …

Pastor’s Note – July 9, 2020

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Friends, I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July celebration. Independence Day is one of my favorite days of the year. When you are a pastor you use other holidays besides Christmas and Easter to build family traditions, and …

Pastor’s Note – July 2, 2020

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Friends, This note marks my one-year anniversary as your pastor. We’ve been through a lot together in this first year! I can’t say thank you enough to how you have treated me and my family in this first year with …

Pastor’s Note – June 25, 2020

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Friends, On Sunday, we began a new season of our church as both an online and in-person church. One of our big lessons we’ve learned over the last few months is that you don’t have to come in person to …

Pastor’s Note – June 18, 2020

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Friends, This is a big week for us. This week we start the process of reopening. You can find all the information about reopening on our website: sumc.co/reopening. As we are approaching reopening, I’ve been reflecting on some of the things …

Pastor’s Note – June 11, 2020

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Friends, I got a text this week from someone checking in because as he said “I know your world is going to get really busy opening up the church.” That’s the truth! Let’s talk about reopening, because it is right …

Pastor’s Note – June 1, 2020

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Friends, We’re sending out our weekly Pastor’s Note early this week because I want to speak a few words about the protests we’ve seen around the country this weekend. We did not address this in Sunday worship, largely because we …

Pastor’s Note – May 28, 2020

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Friends, I hope you had a good Memorial Day weekend. We give thanks for those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This last Sunday we also launched sign-ups for people to host Vacation Bible School (VBS). Instead …

Pastor’s Note – May 21, 2020

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Friends, There are some exciting things happening at Schweitzer right now. If you missed Sunday, we announced a large gift the church made to the Mozambique Initiative. Because of the financial uncertainty facing many churches, the Missouri United Methodist Church Conference …

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Sermon Discussion 4-25-21

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Exponential – Matthew 13:7 & 22 April 25, 2021 Gathering Question       Share the worst weed in your yard or garden that you’ve ever dealt with. Gathering Prayer What stood out to you in the sermon? What insights did you gain? …

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Sermon Discussion 4-18-21

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Exponential  – Week 2April 18, 2021 Scripture Passage: Matthew 13:5-6, 20-21 Gathering Question     Share whether you have a “green thumb” or not. Gathering PrayerWhat stood out to you in the sermon? What insights did you gain? What questions did it raise? …

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Sermon Discussion 4/11/21

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Exponential – Matthew 13:4,19 April 11, 2021 Gathering Question Share someone whose small acts made a big difference in your life. Gathering Prayer What stood out to you in the sermon? What insights did you gain? What questions did it raise? …

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Easter Sermon Discussion 4-1-21

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Easter Sunday April 4, 2021 Gathering Question               Share a highlight of Holy Week for you this year. Gathering Prayer What stood out to you in the sermon? What insights did you gain? What questions did it raise? The women had …

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Flourish Informational Gatherings

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You have been specially invited to join us for a Flourish Informational Gathering the week of December 6. We hope you’ll come learn more about this exciting opportunity to reach even more people for Jesus Christ by launching Springfield’s first …

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Songs of the Street

In Events, News, Uncategorized by Schweitzer Mentors

On Saturday, October 24, here on the Schweitzer campus we be hosting an outdoor screening of a movie that follows Springfield Street Choir during their 2019 performances. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this group and hear …

Schweitzer News – March 10, 2020

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Coronavirus Precautions Schweitzer will be taking immediate steps to protect our church family from the spread of the coronavirus: Please refrain from shaking hands during the greeting time in worship. A verbal greeting is appropriate. We will be changing how …

Schweitzer News – February 25, 2020

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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 …

Schweitzer News – February 4, 2020

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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 …

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Your Gifts are Needed!

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YOUR GIFTS ARE NEEDED! If you have the right gifts to serve in these ministries, contact Sheila Pippin at spippin@sumc.co or 417-861-0861 for more information. INPUT TEAM (Data Team) – Input Connection Card data from worship services.  If you are …

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Making a Great First Impression

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Making a Great First Impression! We’ve all done it.  We’ve made decisions about a restaurant or coffee house within the first few minutes of walking in the door. It works the same in ministry. Ten minutes…That’s how long it takes someone to …

First Impression

In Uncategorized by Schweitzer UMC

Making a great “First Impression” Repetition.  Repetition.  Repetition. It has been proven that REPETITION INCREASES RETENTION.  Can this be applied to ministry?  ABSOLUTELY!  Our goal is to make a meaningful contact with everyone who walks through the doors at Schweitzer …

Urban Summit Recap

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Schweitzer sponsored and hosted the SGF Urban Summit on Thursday, October 3. The impetus for the event was obedience. Schweitzer has been, and is, dedicated to contributing to the community in good and beautiful ways. We recognize that there are …

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Monthly Worship Experience

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Worship is such an important part of what we do that we aren’t going to let a global pandemic stop us! We gather at the end of every month—masked and outdoors—to worship with our friends and small group leaders. Each …

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Youth Study Hall

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Every week, we’re opening our doors to students (7th–12th graders) who want to get out of the house but also still have work to do. Since Springfield Schools are doing virtual learning 3 days a week, we’re letting students borrow our wifi and hang out with their small group leaders and friends every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to Noon!

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