Life of the Church

Encouragement for Life’s Challenges

by Pastor Sheila Pippin. In the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey becomes overwhelmed by the circumstances of his life and is “rescued” by a guardian angel named Clarence. One of George’s lines is a last-resort prayer that begins, “Lord, I’m not a praying man, but…” The Congregational Care Ministry at Schweitzer Church is fully aware our lives are made up of challenges...

Adventures in Missions

by Shelley Rogers, Missions CoordinatorAs we expand our focus on global missions at Schweitzer, there are many ways to ask questions, explore, and get involved. This spring, we will install a wooden world map outside the Schweitzer Kids’ check-in area. This will be a visual reminder of our focus on global missions. Going forward, each month we will highlight an unreached people group. We will...

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...

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...

New Staff Spotlight: Shelley Rogers

Shelley Rogers joined the Schweitzer staff in January as our Missions Coordinator. She will serve in a part-time role to help raise awareness and...

New Staff Spotlight: Shoji McGhee

The beginning of 2024 has been exciting as we expanded our staff team. In late January, Shoji McGhee joined our staff as our Director...

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...

The Deepest Love

by LaDonna Greiner As you ponder this thought, perhaps your family and closest friends come to mind. What about a child, sibling, or spouse...

God’s Most Glorious Joy

written by Chris Lazzaro Entering a back alley in Kuala Lumpur, we walked into a festival of smell. Pulling my wife and me through...

A Legacy of Generosity: Launching the Schweitzer Foundation

Faithfulness and generosity have always been central to the Schweitzer Church story. With God’s leading, an acre of land on the edge of Springfield...

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...

Fall Sermon Series: Fruit of the Spirit

When I was a young Christian, I thought the Christian life was mostly about the things I didn’t do. You know how it goes:...