Community

Embracing More Than Happiness

During the fall of 2023, 12 expectant mothers participated in Schweitzer’s first Embrace Grace group. The journey with this group of single, pregnant ladies was truly beautiful. Carolyn Larsen, a volunteer leader with Embrace Grace shared, “Through a message of love, we helped the women see that they could have their babies and their dreams too!” Fast forward nearly five months since the first special day...

New Flourish Staff

One way Schweitzer serves our community is through the ministries of Flourish Community Development Corporation (CDC). Recently, Flourish filled two needed staff roles. Katelyn Yoder is now serving as Flourish’s Resource Coordinator. Her main focus is providing resources and creating community in the two vertical communities with whom Flourish partners: Nordic Landing and Y Gardens. Rebecca Jeter also joined the team as the Program...

From Crushed to Confident

by Cherrie Segrist The path of my life has not always been easy. In fact, it has taken time for my heart to start the...

Recap: Building Relationship through the Christmas Market

Since 2021, Schweitzer has partnered with Pittman Elementary to provide a free Christmas Toy Store for under-resourced families in our community. During the 2023...

Riverside with Flourish

There is an old folktale, the origins of which I could not attribute, that is often used to exemplify thediffering approaches used to combat...

Alpha: A Place for Questions

How many times have you had a question for God? How often have you wondered about a sermon or the Scripture being read during...

Change the World with $1.85

What’s your first response when you see someone on the side of the road holding a sign with the words, “Anything Helps”? Do you roll...

Merry Christmas from Flourish CDC

What an amazing year of transition and growth for the Flourish Community Development Corporation. This past July, we moved into our new home on West...

A Story of Transformation

Refurbishing & the addition of a Mural for Hoffman Hall“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone,...

Flourish Food Pantry at Schweitzer Celebrates 20 Years

Twenty years ago, a very special ministry began at Schweitzer as two leaders, Ed Hewlett and Roger Tunks, were burdened by the needs of...

Embrace Grace Launches at Schweitzer

Amy, single and pregnant at 19, knew of no welcoming church group for women in her situation, but she and her boyfriend knew exactly...

Serving Our Community with Flourish

“I believe this will be the catalyst of many great things happening in our community.”  These were the words shared by Springfield City Mayor Ken...

A Bookmark Year!

Wow! It is hard to believe a very busy year with the tutors program at Pittman Elementary is in the last quarter! This year,...

On the Road with George

In December, Flourish shared George’s story of life transformation as part of the Jobs for Life program. Since sharing his video, George is now...