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Just TEXT the word "check" to church phone number to let us know you are 'viewing' Worship services.

It's so easy! Some of us are attending in person but others still feel unsafe doing so.

After you watched the weekly message, use your smart phone to send a text message to the church phone # 352-683-2600. Text the word "CHECK" and send along, instantly you will be sent a link and if you follow that link you can check in yourself and any others in your household as having viewed the weekly message. This helps us stay connected to you and know that you are actively participating in the life of the church. Go ahead and save the number as a contact in your phone as there will be additional features available as well.

Please consider serving the Lord at your church, see link below!

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you tired of just warming the pew and want to get connected? Are you connected but feel God calling you to do something else? Here are a few Sunday options. Assist the small group leader with age-appropriate reading, writing, or lesson focused crafts for the 3 year old class, Kinder – 1st grade or 2 -3 grades on a six week rotation.

 

God is calling someone in our church to lead the youth program. Do you feel His nudge? Don’t say “No” too quickly. Pray about it. You may be the one—or maybe a couple—who God has provided the gifts and talents to work with our youth.

 

When you respond to God’s nudge, I would love to hear from you. 

Contact the office or Lynn Logue for more info.

VOLUNTEER Requirements for Children's Ministry:

·        Complete Background Check

·        Training / Orientation

UMM Monthly Dinner, Feb 13th

The United Methodist Men are having their Monday night dinner on February 13th at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall. The menu will be Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and dessert for $7. After a devotion, the program will be “SHINE”, “Serving Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly”. All men of the church are invited. Sign up on Sunday in the lobby or on-line. Hope to see you there.

 

Wednesday evening Bible study and Children's Ministry "WOW"

Wednesday Nights at SpringLife Church programs for children and Bible study for adults from 6 – 7 p.m.

Pastor's Bible study on the book of Romans is going strong with good attendance. No need to sign up, just bring your Bible at 6 pm to building B. Study runs through April 12th.

And the kids are invited to join us in building A for WOW (Worship on Wednesday.) We will have light snacks, play games, participate in a Bible Story, and join together for music. Kids Kinder through 5th grade are welcome and encouraged to come be a part of this exciting time. Bring a friend.

Other Bible studies

Sundays: 3 Adult Classes meet at 9 am, in the Sanctuary building

Rock for All Ages in S# 2 all are welcome

New Life in S# 3, all are welcome

Christianity Today Sundays at 9 am in S#4.

During the week:

Lamplighters II meets every Tuesday at 11 am in bldg D, classroom 3. This is for both men and women. We are doing a study on Colossians titled “Christ Above All”. Study guide $5. 

Mary Martha meets the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm in classroom 1. This is a women’s Bible study group. In February we begin a study of "Living with Confidence in a Chaotic World" by Dr. David Jeremiah.

Precept Bible Study began Monday Jan 23rd. The course is on Ezra & Haggai. We are taking a deeper look at these OT books and dig into the historical and cultural background to see how God keeps His promises. Workbook included, so pre-registration by Jan 9th was required.

2 Bible studies for men:. Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. the men meet in the church Library for “Apologetics” (which means making a defense of the faith). We are currently working thru “The Case for Miracles” by Lee Strobel. Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. in classroom #3 the men are now looking at the Apostle's Creed. We will utilize the teaching audio by Dr. RC Sproul as well as a written study I had obtained a number of years ago and part of which I have attached. I would recommend reading through the first nine pages as that is about where Lesson 1 and 2 begin. 

GriefShare, 13 sessions Feb 9-May 4

GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly for 13 sessions. It is a warm, caring environment that we believe will help you through your long journey of grief and aloneness, which understandably can continue years after a loved one passes. Please sign up on the web to attend the Orientation class and first meeting held on February 9th 1 pm in classroom #3, bldg D. Each support class is ‘self-contained’. So even if you have already been to GriefShare, you are still welcome to take any (or all) of the sessions again. Sometimes it can feel like the grief never ends...but it can change. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love. We can help guide you through it with our support group. 

Prayer and Healing Ministry- New Participants are always Welcome!

The Tuesday morning Healing & Prayer meets 9 am in the Choir Room if you would like to attend this small but mighty gathering. All are welcome. We share in Holy Communion each week, as well as lift up the prayer requests that come into the office.

About 60 Prayer Partners receive updates on all prayer requests via email, to pray over and intercede for requests each week. You may wish to be included as a prayer partner so call Lorenda in the office to add your email to the group.

One can submit prayer requests through our website or by calling the church office. Phone calls and weekly communications with the church family is vitally important for this ministry and results in finding needs for prayer. We celebrate our Praises and answers to prayer also.

Prayer requests, updates and praises are shared each week as the Prayer list is updated and sent to all in the Ministry weekly either via email or on the printed copy found in the lobby of the sanctuary each Sunday.

Tuesday Night Dinners

Dine In: 4:45-5:45pm and Drive Thru: 5-6pm

Reservations are required for this free meal and can be made through this website.  We look forward to serving those in our community who need a free nutritious meal. We encourage diners to join us inside for the meal as this is the best outreach format to fulfill our purpose.

Our Purpose: We serve in Jesus’ name to share the love and fellowship He has set before us, providing food for the body and spiritual support for the soul.

Jesus, the Bread of Life:

“I live because of the living Father who sent me; in the same way, anyone who feeds on me will live because of me.” John 6:57 NLV

Please sign up through this Tuesday dinner link. We are limited in the number of drive-thru and dine-in reservations we can accommodate each week. Once they are full, it will not accept more reservations.

NextGen Ministries for Kids & Pre- Teens

 

KIDS’ CHURCH—January Update

·       Each month the curriculum poses a thought provoking “Big Picture Question.” Our December question was, “Is Jesus God or Human?” We introduced this question in Kids’ worship and expanded on the discussion during small group. This question prompted serious discussions for the kids and adult leaders.

·       The small group leaders are diligent in preparing the lessons. The Gospel Project curriculum is Bible based.

·       Each week Kids Church begins with an interactive worship time. We give our offering to Jesus and thank Him for all the things He does for us. We open with prayer, discussion of our key point, participate in music time, listen to the Bible Story, and break into small groups for further exploration and study of the lesson. We come back together for a closing song and prayer before dismissal.

·       We will be visiting big church on January 29th. More details to come.

·       Doors open weekly at 10am and pick up time is immediately following the service. Kids 4 years of age through 5th grade are welcome. We can’t wait to see you.

Kids’ Church is available for children ages 4 years through 6th grade.

Doors open 10:00 AM (building A)

Pick-Up Time – immediately following the end of church service.

 

FIRST TIME GUESTS:

Check your child into building A. You will be greeted when you arrive. We will collect your contact information as well as your child’s information to determine which grade he/she will be attending. Your child will be introduced to other children, and you will be on your way to participate in Worship. After the service, you return to pick-up your child.

 

We ask that you notify us of any allergies and/or other pertinent information we may need to know about your child.


Youth Ministry

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.” ~Proverbs 22:

God is calling someone in our church to lead the youth program. Do you feel His nudge? Don’t say “No” too quickly. Pray about it. You may be the one—or maybe a couple—who God has provided the gifts and talents to work with our youth.

   When you respond to God’s nudge, I would love to hear from you. Contact the church off or Lynn Logue for more info.

A New Generation is our February MOM

The Baby Bottles are back...and available in the church lobby for you to take one home and fill with coins, cash or checks. A New Generation is a Life affirming ministry has been helping women with their pregnancy decisions since 1999. They are located right here in Spring Hill at 3027 Landover Blvd. Their services are free and completely confidential to the fullest extent allowable by law. At A New Generation it is their mission to provide evidenced-based education in a compassionate and respectful environment, which includes courses and consulting for couples and individuals.  If tucking a check in the baby bottle, please designate "A New Generation” or "February MOM" on your check. You can also make a donation directly on our website through the link below.

 

Books of the Bible on video

If your eyes aren't what they used to be, perhaps you'd enjoy listening the to books of the Bible presented by our own church family, recorded for your listening and viewing pleasure. We have recorded many of the Old Testament books and all of the New Testament ones. Accessing them is easy. Click the link below and choose what you wish to listen to, starting and stopping at any point. And if your eyesight is good and you are willing to try pronouncing some of the 'ancient and unusual names' (which the Old Testament is full of) we'd love you to read for us. Call the office and we'll work with you on this challenge so we can complete the Bible.

Monthly Ministry Updates

NEW WALK WOMEN’S MINISTRY—January Update

Ladies, are you looking for a Fun evening of Friends, Food, and Fellowship? Well, mark your calendars for Friday, February 17th from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and join New Walk  Ladies Ministry in building A. It's going to be a fun evening - we guarantee you will have a good time. We will be playing Pictionary in teams. We look forward to seeing you.


LIBRARY MINISTRY—January Update

Are you looking for a place to volunteer, but are limited on time? Are you a bookworm, or just enjoy visiting with people? The church library is just the place for you. We will train you on the check in / check out process and feel certain you will enjoy your time serving. You can also visit with patrons as they stop in to look for specific items or just to say hello.

Volunteer Opportunities:

·       Tuesday mornings from 10 – noon, weekly or on a rotation schedule.

·       Sunday mornings 10:00 – 10:30 and 10:30 – 11:45 on a rotation schedule with Stephanie. Please contact Lynn Logue or the church office if you are interested.

Library circulation remains active. We appreciate donations and we evaluate each one for cataloging into the library, to offer them on the “free shelf” or to donate to other entities depending on condition, topic, and if the item is currently available in the library.

The library is open whenever the church is open. If the librarian, or volunteer, are not available, you can check out books by writing your name and the complete date on the card and leaving the card on the desk. You will find the card in the back of the book, CD, or DVD.

Thank you for your continued interest and support in the SpringLife Church Library. Lynn Logue, Library Ministry Leader


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY—January Update

We introduced the importance of the Advent Wreath by having the kids create their own during small group. Each week, we discussed the meaning of the candle to be lit on that day and why we had lit the previous ones. We also focused on Jesus’ birth and the real meaning of Christmas. We celebrated the kids and the Christmas season on December 18, 2022. Parents were invited and joined us for coffee, juice, and doughnuts before church and kids’ church. Thank you to all the parents for their support of our children’s program.

Families were invited to attend church together during the holiday season. The kids were engaged with Pastor Greg during the Children’s’ moment on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning. It was exciting and entertaining. If you missed it, go on-line, and watch the services. The children also participated in the live nativity scene on Christmas Eve. Additionally, Pastor Howie offered time with the children on New Year’s Day. Thank you, Pastor Howie for including the kids.

 

Wednesday Nights at SpringLife with Kids’ WOW (Worship on Wednesday) is in full swing from 6 -7PM. There is a Pastor's Bible study on the Book of Romans during this time as well in building B. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday nights.

 WOW offers a safe spiritual environment for the kids to come together and enjoy light snacks, a Bible Story, games, and music. It promises a fun evening for kids and adult volunteers.

  

KIDS CHURCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

·       Assist small group leader for grades K – 1st on a rotation basis. This may include helping children read or write, complete a lesson activity, or a craft that supports the lesson.

·       Assist small group leader for grades 2nd – 3rd on a rotation basis. This may include helping children read or write, complete a lesson activity, or a craft that supports the lesson.

·       Assist small group leader for grades 4th – 5th on a rotation basis. This may include helping children complete a lesson activity, engage in discussion of the lesson, and helping ensure all the children are participating.

·       If games are your gift, there is a rotation schedule to help with organized games from 10:00 – 10:25.

·       Volunteers are welcome and encouraged. If interested, we will find a place for you.

 A class for our 3-year-old children is in the works. If you feel called to fill this opportunity as the lead person OR are interested in assisting a lead person in this class, we are excited to hear from you.

 Please contact Lynn Logue if you are interested in volunteering in the children’s ministry in any of these capacities.

 

Kairos Prison Ministry to the Incarcerated Women.

We are doing well getting acclimated in Lowell Correctional Institution in Gainesville, FL. We've been able to hold our monthly reunions at both the main prison and the work release area...all very well received. Plans continue for the 4 day weekend in March 2023.


Tuesday Dinners

Our Purpose: We serve in Jesus’ Name to share and fellowship all He has set before us, providing food for the body and spiritual support for the soul. We are averaging over 100 meals each week between dine-in and drive through. We are encouraging you to sign up for the dine-in meals and less for the take out. This helps fulfill our purpose of spiritual support. We could always use a few more volunteers. ~Sincerely, Jan Griffioen 


Food Pantry

Your food pantry provided 653 families with 5,027 bags of groceries in December. The current economic environment brings us new families each week to serve. Farm Share has been able to assist with meeting the current needs of the community and if these needs continue to grow so the pantry's need for storage does also.  God Bless , ~Larry & Rose Milks


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Last year our ministry gave away 20 blessed adult Prayer Shawls and a few baby shawls to newbies, hand-made by our four dedicated volunteers. If you like to knit or crochet and have some free time, we would enjoy your participation at our meetings (third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am in classroom #1). If you would like to make a shawl, we have found these sizes to be best… For Baby Prayer Blankets: approximate size 29” by 29”. NO fringe please, and also solid soft colors are preferred. For Adult Prayer Shawls: 26” by 60” (no fringe), or 26” x 55” (with fringe). This adult size is very important—if they are too short, they don’t wrap around an adult comfortably. If they are too long and have extra fringe, they can get caught in the wheels of a wheelchair, or create a tripping hazard. Please bring completed Baby Blankets and Shawls to the office and Pastor Greg will bless them. ~Jackie Stout


L.I.F.T. Ministry

Our concern is participation. It was drastically lowered due to Covid. But we had a nice turnout for the "Christmas Tea". Our Board is still meeting each month to access how best to grow our ministry.


Congregational Care Report- Monthly Report

“Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galations 6:2

Care Companions

We currently have eight (7) active Care Companions. There are four members who have removed their interest for various reason. Welcome to newest volunteer, Beverly Lewis.

Care Receivers

We have seen some recent changes in need and could beenfit from a couple of NEW Care Companions who could call on our members. 

Ask the Administrator, Bob Coldwell

1/31/23

Here's a financial update for Year End 2022:

Anticipated Expenses: 1,015,727

Operating Giving: $849,124

Actual Expenses: $918,571


Mortgage Giving:$64,158

Mortgage Expenses: $108,684


Thank you to all those who have turned in estimated giving cards for next year.

The Leadership Teams are making plans for an exciting year of ministry initiatives for 2023.