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It's so easy! 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.

Sunday's Sermon -

Pastor Greg continues the series on A Righteous Faith. The topic for Father's Day, June 16th is "All About that Grace" with scripture from Romans 3. You can watch past services and archived services using our link "Worship Online" below.

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

KIDS CHURCH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

We are just asking for help and support for our leaders of each group...

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. If games are your gift, there is a rotation schedule to help with organized games from 10:00 – 10:25.
  5. 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.

VOLUNTEER Requirements for Children's Ministry:

·        Complete Background Check

·        Training / Orientation

SOMETHING NEW - 5th Sunday Church Family Potluck

This month, Sunday, June 30 is a fifth Sunday and some folks wanted to try the idea of an after-church potluck. It just happens to be right near July 4th and so this makes another great reason to celebrate together. Please sign up through the Central Hub so we will know how many are attending and what you plan to bring. Some suggestions are meat, vegetables, salads, casseroles, bread rolls, or desserts. You can drop off your dish to Building B on the way to worship by accessing the Kitchen door at the east of the building. We hope to see you there and meet new friends.

Adult Bible studies

Sunday Adult Class meets at 9 am, in the Sanctuary building:

Rock for All Ages in S# 2. All are welcome. We meet all year long!

Christianity Today Last meeting June 23rd. We are taking a short summer break and resume August 11th.

New Life Last meeting May 5th. See you in the fall!


Lamplighters Bible Study Tuesdays Last meeting May 21st, resumes in Sept.

Men's Apologetic's Bible study Taking a break for the summer. See you in the fall, Sept 10th.

Men's Bible study Taking a break for the summer. See you in the fall, Sept 12th.

Mary Martha Bible study Taking a summer break. The group resumes Sept 17th.

Pastor Greg's Hebrew Bible study. The study is finished, but...we have a link to the entire series on youtube. It's great for anyone wanting to revisit a special chapter. Or if you were unable to come, you can use it as a summer study and watch it in its entirety at your own pace. Click the link below for the youtube page, and click the week you want to watch.

NextGen Ministries for Kids & Pre- Teens

Our new Children's Director, Tonya Stout, be here for Kid's Church which resumes June 16th. Please give a warm welcome to Tonya.

KIDS’ CHURCH—

Our doors open at 10 am on Sunday. This allows time for parents to check their kids in and get to church on time. Kids have time to play together. Kids church worship begins at 10:30 am and is interactive. 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. Kids 4 years of age through 5th grade are welcome. We have a few sixth graders who enjoy helping and participating also.

Pick up time for your kids is immediately following the service.

Our curriculum is Bible based. We recently started studying the books of the Bible and are beginning with Genesis.

The children are inquisitive and enjoy engaging in conversations about the Bible, the lesson, and sometimes challenge us with some of their thought-provoking questions requiring us to dig a little deeper or even research the answers.  

 

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.


"WOW! What a blessing it has been to serve as the children’s ministry leader. There is something magical that happens when the children cross the threshold of the Lighthouse. Regardless of if the children have been there over time or if it is their first time to visit, it is as though Jesus is welcoming them in. They enter the lighthouse, and they are in “their” space. They are oblivious if their parents/guardians are still there or not. It is not something I can explain; it can only be witnessed.

The Lord has not only blessed me by getting to know these wonderful young people and their  families, but He has also challenged me to grow in my own walk with Him. I have been rewarded by witnessing the spiritual growth in the children. The depth of their questions and discussion is greater than I could have ever imagined going into this endeavor.

Thank you, SpringLife kids and families without whom we would not have kids church, thank you small group leaders and volunteers without whom I could not have led the program, and thank you to our congregation who always supported the ministry and showed enthusiasm when we visited or took part in the service.  ~Love, Lynn Logue.

Youth Ministry

Note: The Youth Group will not meet on June 19th for Father's Day. We want you to spend this time with family!

The Youth Group meets each Sunday evening from 5 pm - 6:30 pm in building A inviting all teens to join us for an hour filled with Bible teachings, food, games and Jesus. Each week we begin with a fun time, usually a game of modified volleyball. Then we come together for a lesson and time for discussion. We conclude the evening with a little more fun. We would like to encourage all of the youth from sixth grade to twelfth grade to come and join us for an evening of fun and growing in our faith, understanding, and knowledge of our Lord.

We are committed to building stronger generations of faith, hope and love through Jesus Christ. From Biblical teaching and group discussion to wild games and fun, SpringLife is the place for youth to be.

SCUBA... our VBS July 15-19 from 9-noon

Looks like our VBS registration is completely filled up. We're sorry if you didn't sign up, but we had to put a limit on the number of children we could take. The office will take your name for a waiting list - but no guarantees.

Calling adults with a heart for children: You are vital to our VBS! If you can spare a week in the middle of July, we can use you, your talents and gifts, and your love of children! We still need about 10 more helpers. Our week of SCUBA will involve Bible stories, snacks, games, music, crafts, and signing kids in and out each day for a safe and amazing summer experience. Please consider gifting us with your talents and love for this week. After you sign up (through the link below) we will contact you about any pre-VBS meetings, and discuss/familiarize you with your area of volunteering, and answer any other questions you have.

Prayer and Healing Ministry

Almost 50 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. Submit prayer requests through our website or call the church office. We celebrate 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 and on the printed copy found in the Sanctuary lobby each Sunday.

For His Glory our June M.O.M.

*There are several newsletters from Tanzana, Nigeria, and DR Congo along with annual reports detailing the Ministry of For HIS Glory at the Mission table in the Sanctuary lobby for you to take home and read.

For His Glory: Launching Disciple-making Movements that Transform Nations for Christ!

Our Vision: The Lord has given For His Glory a long-term vision to reach one billion people eternally for Christ through disciple-making movements launched!

Our Mission: The Lord has called For His Glory to reach the nations with the Gospel of the Kingdom by equipping His Church to launch disciple-making movements throughout the world!

"I am so excited to share with you that For His Glory’s growth since last year has been exponential!

"We are grateful beyond measure for your partnership together with us to reach nations for Christ! The Lord has used your giving and your prayers to help fuel For His Glory to fulfill our mission of launching disciple-making movements in 12 cities across 5 nations that has ultimately led to over 5.5 million people receiving Christ through our ministry!

"Your partnership with us is having an incredible impact, as we are now seeing over 250,000 people come to faith in Jesus each month through For His Glory’s accelerated discipleship model. 

"Together we are equipping church leaders to multiply their effectiveness in growing God’s Kingdom in their cities, regions, and nations. We currently work with 3,990 churches in Africa, helping them train their members to become multiplying disciple makers. Cities where disciple-making movements have been launched are reporting that the epidemics of crime, prostitution, and drug and alcohol abuse in their communities are evaporating.

"Thank you for your generosity toward For His Glory! It is making a difference eternally for so many!" ~Rob Welch, Lead Evangelist & Founder

You can make a monetary donation to this ministry through the link below. 

Books of the Bible on video

Some of the most beautiful passages of the Bible can be found in Psalms, and in Jesus' spoken words in the N.T. God's Word is as close as your phone or computer. Many people of your SpringLife church family graciously recorded scriptures, chapters and even entire books of the Bible for reference, or just for your pleasure. All the New Testament books are available here, along with a good number of favorite OT books. Accessing them is easy. Click the link below and choose where you wish to begin, starting and stopping at any point.

We would love volunteers willing to help us finish recording the Old Testament books (filled with unusual names). Call the office and we'll work with you on this challenge so we can complete the Bible.

Monthly Ministry Updates

Our "Mother’s Day Luncheon" was well attended. Many thanks to our ladies of the L.I.F.T. Board (and men in the kitchen crew too) who hosted this event. They decorated the Hall and tables beautifully and served a delicious lunch!

Cheryl Bennett, Director of A New Generation was our guest speaker. Thank you to all the ladies who brought 'gifts' of clothes, diapers, and other supplies for infants. The table was stacked with goodies for ANG to give out to new parents in need of help.

Ladies, you are a visible, vital link in maintaining L.I.F.T.'s identity as a strong, thriving ministry. The LIFT board members have been preparing these past special events with little extra help (and some faithful husbands). They would welcome your assistance, to put on more events for you. Even just a little help goes a long way in sharing the workload. Many hands make light work, so please we'd love for you to become an active member, not just a guest.


Foodie Tour's... If you enjoy eating out, making new friends, socializing and having a fun time, the SpringLife Foodie Tour is for you. Each person pays for their own meal. Sign up on the Central Hub to join us.

Foodie Lunch Tour...Join the growing numbers for the JUNE FOODIE luncheon on Thursday, June 13 at 11:30 a.m. at Thousand Island Grill located on US 19 across from the Racetrak gas station. Last month we were pleased to have 5 new guests join up for fellowship and delicious food! 

Foodie Dinner Tour...We’ll be going to the Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd on Thursday, June 20th at 6 p.m. Thursday’s are their ‘Prime Rib’ special days, so if you want the prime rib dinner we need to know that when you make your reservation on the Central HUB.


Kairos Prison Ministry "Kairos Inside" was at Lowell Correctional Institution for our spring weekend recently. Thirty six incarcerated women were ministered to and many gave their lives to Jesus Christ! We saw God move in the lives of many of these women. And we felt God's power overcome the efforts of Satan throughout the weekend. Please pray for the ladies as we continue to keep in contact with them and help them grow in their Christian faith. Thank you for your prayers! ~Sincerely, Chaplain Rhonda Overman


Youth Group:

Youth Group meets each Sunday evening from 5-pm - 6:30 pm. Mike Conway is our Youth Minister. Each week we begin with a fun time, usually a game of modified volleyball. Then we come together for a lesson and time for discussion. If time permits, we conclude the evening with a little more fun. We would like to encourage all of the youth from sixth grade to twelfth grade to come and join us for an evening of fun and growing in our faith, understanding, and knowledge of our Lord.

Note: We will not meet on May 12th, Mother's Day and May 26th, Memorial weekend.


NEW WALK WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Ladies, are you interested in connecting with other ladies of the church and community? We have a great time when we get together at the New Walk Women's Ministry. We start with a devotion and prayer time, then switch to games, crafts, a DVD, or other activity. We are taking a short break for the summer and will meet again August 16th, when we'd love to have you join us! ~ Lynn Logue Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ~ Psalm 119: 105


LIBRARY MINISTRY—

Do you love to read and be around books, lots of them? If you are looking for a place to volunteer, but are limited in time, maybe the library is the place for you. You could serve on a rotation schedule. 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, on a rotation schedule.

·       Sunday mornings 10:00 – 10:30 and 10:30 – 11:45 on a rotation schedule.

·       We can discuss additional opportunities if it better suits your schedule.

~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. We have a vast collection of books cataloged on the web for you to check out.

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

   

Prayer Shawl Ministry

We are taking a summer break from meeting, and will resume our monthly gathering on September 18th at 10:30 am in building D, classroom #1. If you like to knit or crochet, the office will still accept your finished shawls for Pastor to bless during the summer. Please follow the size guidelines. They are VERY IMPORTANT. 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 - please keep them to this size: 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 safety hazard. Please bring completed Baby Blankets and Shawls to the office and Pastor Greg will bless them. ~Jackie Stout

 

GriefShare Ministry - will hold the next 13-week session in the fall with date and time TBD. We will be using their "new" workbook (as the last updates were ten years ago), which covers topics not previously discussed.


Congregational Care Report- Monthly Report

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

Care Companions

We currently have 7 active Care Companions.

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


Tuesday night dinners. You will need to register on-line for this dinner each week. We offer dine in and take out. 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 average over 70 meals each week, and encourage dine-ins over drive through. We can always use a few more volunteers. This ministry is continuing through the summer. ~Sincerely, Jan Griffioen 


Food Pantry

The Food Pantry hosts Cup of Faith. Our time of coffee, brunch and fellowship is held in bldg B, the third Sunday of each month after the worship service. Cup of Faith has become a well attended time to socialize after church. And the 'buffet' spread is exceptional, thanks to our talented and dedicated "chef" and helpers.

The drive-thru Pantry is open every Wednesday from 9 am to 2 pm in the back parking lot.

For our Wednesday pantry news:Thank you for your monetary donations . With your help, we are able to purchase items in quantity and at a lower cost than what is displayed on grocery shelves and fliers. Your generous contributions are quickly turned into food for our clients. The products received from Farm Share have decreased due to their funding which in turn has caused our expenses to increase. God Bless , ~Larry & Rose Milks

Ask the Administrator, Bob Coldwell

5/22/24

Summer is just around the corner and we're making preparations for our VBS in July. There are many ways you can get involved and invest in the kingdom.


The SPR committee is excited to announce that we have selected a candidate as our Kids Ministry Leader. Her name is Tonya and we look forward to introducing her to the church as she begins in early June.


Finance Update thru Apr:

Operating Expenses: $289,324

Operating Income: $286,576


Mortgage Expenses: $23,500

Mortgage Giving: 23,301


4/23/24

What a great Easter season we had! From our Eggstravaganza, Good Friday, and Easter morning services, it was a way to share God's love and message with our community.


We're finalizing our VBS plans and narrowing our search for the next Children's Ministry Leader. Summer is fast approaching and there's plenty of ways you can participate!