Community

CELEBRATING BETTER BUDGETS, INCREDIBLE MENTORS

By Rebecca Jeter, Flourish Program Director On April 25, 2024, Flourish celebrated with seven participants and seven mentors as they completed the Budget Basics program. Students attended a Thursday night class held at The Well Church for eight weeks, participated in group discussion, and completed their weekly homework of tracking their expenses. All with the goal of learning the best practices of budgeting and discovering...

Connecting & Community with Second Season

The Second Season ministry at Schweitzer Church continues to thrive since its inception in October 2022. It is remarkable to note the dedication of attendees who haven’t missed a single program. While assisting my husband, Richard, with the registration, I’ve had the privilege of interacting with attendees. Curious about their motivation to consistently attend, I posed a simple question to regulars: “Why do you attend...

Summer Travels

Summer brings a unique opportunity for travel and great explorations. One aspect of travel I appreciate is engaging historical sites.As a child, I enjoyed...

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...

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...

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...

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...