Christmas Gifts for Pittman

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This Christmas, we are taking on a new project as we partner with Pittman Elementary to bring joy to all kids at this school. The goal is to stock the Cents of Pride store with all kinds of goodies.The Cents of …

Countdown to Christmas

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Each Wednesday, December 2, 9, and 16, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Outreach Center. Details: The first two Wednesday night we will hear about doubt and hope in a light hearted play format. The third Wednesday will be …

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 …

All-In

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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 …

Grow to Know Learning Pods

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 Grow to Know Learning Pods will be supporting 40 children from Kindergarten through 5th grade during their at-home/virtual learning days with Springfield Public Schools. We have a great team of teachers ready to support the students with their SPS learning, …

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 …

Schweitzer News – May 19, 2020

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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 …

Virtual Classes/Groups

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“There is the God we want, and the God there is… they are not often the same.” In four short weeks, this brief excursion of reading, Jonah with Jason, we will utilize a small guidebook, “Jonah, Running Alongside God,” composed …

Not For Me (Sermon Series)

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Spiritual growth doesn’t happen on accident. Some people can grow old in the church but never actually mature in their faith. We grow when we pay attention to the right kinds of things in our lives and cultivate the right …

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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 …

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 …

All-In

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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 …

Songs of the Street

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Together – Sermon Series

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We are called to live together, as one community, bound by Jesus. We’ll spend 7 weeks this summer exploring what this Jesus-centered community looks like and what our individual role is in building the kind of church that Jesus desires …

Virtual Classes/Groups

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“There is the God we want, and the God there is… they are not often the same.” In four short weeks, this brief excursion of reading, Jonah with Jason, we will utilize a small guidebook, “Jonah, Running Alongside God,” composed …

U2raDaughter

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Ladies, beginning Sunday, January 26, at 11:00 AM in room 102/104, you can be a part of something new and different. It’s not a group or class, but a supportive community for women to encounter Christ through Scripture, Support from …

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All-In

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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 …

Songs of the Street

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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 – July 28, 2020

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Click here to watch a 30-second video explanation by David Freeman. Go Deeper in Your Faith—with Friends! Starting in September, we’ll be doing a Church-wide study of the book of Colossians, but first we need group leaders. That’s where you …

Schweitzer News – July 21, 2020

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Click here to watch a 30-second video explanation by David Freeman. Go Deeper in Your Faith—with Friends! Starting in September, we’ll be doing a Church-wide study of the book of Colossians, but first we need group leaders. That’s where you …

Schweitzer News – July 14, 2020

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Check out  sumc.co/reopening for up-to-date information about In-person Worship! Schweitzer Youth Last week, our teenagers at Schweitzer had the opportunity to live out the words James proclaims in James 1:27. Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is looking …

Schweitzer News – July 7, 2020

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We’re celebrating the little steps forward – we’re worshipping in the sanctuary again! It has been great to see several of our Schweitzer family members attending our In-Person Worship services the past three weeks. We continue to be diligent in …

Schweitzer News – June 30, 2020

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Check out the video below or go to sumc.co/reopening for information about In-person Worship this Sunday!   We will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion this Sunday! We will be celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion in our online and in-person worship services …

Schweitzer News – June 23, 2020

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Check out the video below or go to sumc.co for important information about In-person Worship on Sunday! 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 …

Schweitzer News – June 16, 2020

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Watch the video below for important information about in-person worship on Sunday morning. 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 …

Schweitzer News – June 9, 2020

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We are called to live together, as one community, bound by Jesus. We’ll spend 7 weeks this summer exploring what this Jesus-centered community looks like and what our individual role is in building the kind of church that Jesus desires …

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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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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 …

Songs of the Street

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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 …

Kids’ Worship Leader

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SCHWEITZER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Kids’ Worship Leader Job Details Position Type Part Time Education Level High school, some college preferred Job Shift Includes Weekends and evenings   General Description We seek an enthusiastic Christ follower to be part of the …

Assistant Director of Kids’ Ministry

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SCHWEITZER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Assistant Director of Kids’ Ministry Job Details Position Type Part Time Education Level High school, some college preferred Job Shift Includes Weekends and evenings General Description: We seek an enthusiastic Christ follower to be part of …

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 …

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 [email protected] or 417-861-0861 for more information. INPUT TEAM (Data Team) – Input Connection Card data from worship services.  If you are …

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 …

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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 …

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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