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Hymn Singing

– by Barth Fraker, Director of Traditional MusicI grew up in a family that often centered our gatherings around hymn singing. On Saturday nights, family and friends would gather in the living room of my grandparents’ home, standing room only. We would pull out the songbooks, shout out a number, and start singing. When I say singing… I mean SANGING! All verses and all parts....

Share Some Sunshine

A little extra sunshine in life can make a difference. We feel this in the summer especially. At times, we even wish for a cool breeze to counterbalance the sweltering heat, but few will complain about the extra daylight to enjoy life outdoors, host get-togethers, and much more. In thinking about the idea of sunshine, I also began to consider what might constitute as “sunshine...

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...

Top Concerns for Kids & Students

In a recent conversation with Schweitzer staff about the next generation, Schweitzer Kids Directors, Stiffany Taylor and Taylor Zen, and Student Director Levi Zen...

Student Confirmation Class 2024

Sunday, April 14, we will celebrate churchwide as 12 students participate in the 2024 Confirmation Service. This will be a time of recognition for...

Spring Sermon Series: In the Name of Jesus

Easter is the most defining moment in all of history, but what comes next? What do we do with the reality of the empty...

The Last Week

A lot can happen in a week. Jesus lived for approximately 33 years. That’s 1,716 weeks. The four gospels tell us about the life of...

Palm Sunday

Everyone knew about our two donkeys. In fact, they had become a village joke. No matter how hard my father tried to train either...

Annual Report

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story.” – Psalm...

Christmas Day Devotional

“So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his...

Happy New Year

There is something refreshing and reflective as one year ends and a new one begins. Perhaps as you wrap up 2023 and launch into...

Celebrate the Season

From the Ladies’ Tea Party to small group gatherings to a special Christmas lunch for Second Season, the month of December at Schweitzer has...

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...

Cucumber Sandwich Recipe

Looking for a delicious treat to bring to a Holiday Party? Carol Rothermel has shared the recipe for one of her favorites – which...