People

A Portrait of Spirit-Led Donors

by Neil McCall, President, Schweitzer Church Foundation On any warm afternoon or evening, after a nice steak dinner, you might find Larry and Jeannette Dills on their porch with a sweet peach tea, watching the cattle graze, and enjoying God’s handiwork. If they aren’t home, they might be off on a journey in their motor home. They only have two more states to check off:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Strengthening Your Marriage (Fall Marriage Class)

by Mark MildrenWhen I was in seminary at Southern Methodist University, Pastoral Care and Counseling was a required year-long class. That was a very...

It’s Me. Hi. I’m on Sabbatical, It’s Me. 

Hi. It’s me, Taylor, your Technical Director! At the time of writing, I am halfway through my sabbatical. This season of rest has been...

Family-Focused in Schweitzer Kids

Summer with Schweitzer Kids has been AMAZING! Our new once-a-month family events have been a hit!! Nerf & Nachos Night was fun for all...

Building Something Big! A Troll Adventure

This summer, I embarked on a unique opportunity! To build a giant troll with a team of people led by an artist from Denmark....

Embarking on a Sabbatical That Makes My Heart Sing

When the summer of 2023 arrives, I will have served on the staff of Schweitzer for eleven years. For the first time in my...

Embarking on a Sabbatical Continued

“But wait! If I could shake the crushing weight of expectations // Would that free some room up for joy // Or relaxation, or...