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Here's What's Happening in the Life of the Church

In-Person Worship! We've setup a separate page to address concerns of Covid-19 and In-Person Worship.

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 for Children's Church:

Volunteer Assistant – works with a small group leader. Flexible schedules available

o  Pre-K – Kindergarten

o  First Grade – 3rd Grade

o  Fourth and Fifth Grades

·        Game Leader – plan, organize, and engage children in games from 10:00am arrival until 10:30am Worship.

VOLUNTEER Requirements for Children's Church:

·        Complete Background Check

·        Training / Orientation

New Walk Woman's Group

Join us August 19, 2022, at 7:00 pm, in the Fellowship Hall (bldg B). The theme is Kairos Prison Ministry, with guest speaker Nancy McClellan. Come and enjoy a time of fellowship as we learn how Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers take God’s light into the darkness of prison and shed Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. Bring a friend. Water, coffee and snacks provided.

Prayer and Healing Ministry- New Participants are always Welcome!

Tuesday morning Prayer & Healing Ministry is taking July off. They will resume on August16. In the meantime, we still have about 70 Prayer Partners that receive updates on all prayer requests, to pray over and interceded for requests each week. You can pick up one of these updated prayer lists in the Sanctuary lobby each Sunday, or ask to be on our email list to receive it directly.

You 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 that way as well. We celebrate our Praises and answer 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.

Books of the Bible on video

At this time we offer a number of Old and New Testament Books of the Bible on our website. It is set up so you can choose which Book (even which chapters/verses of that book), you would like to view. This is great for those with limited sight or have difficulty reading. Each one lovingly recorded for your listening and viewing pleasure by members of SpringLife Church. All the New Testament books have been recorded.

Dine IN or Drive Thru Take-Out Tuesday Dinners

NOTICE: We are taking a SUMMER BREAK through the month of July.& August Please stay tuned for restart date in September.

NextGen Ministries for Kids & Youth

KIDS’ CHURCH

Upon arrival at Kids’ Church (building A), your child will be welcomed, included in games, and interact with other children. At 10:30, the children experience a similar style worship service as you receive in “big” church. We begin our worship time welcoming them to Kids’ Church. During this time, we present our tithes, briefly discuss our lesson topic for the morning and then begin music, singing, and listening to the Bible story. We break out into small groups based on age/grade levels where the leaders expand on the lesson and the children engage in related activities. Finally, we rejoin the large group for closing music and prayer. ~Lynn Logue, Childrens Ministry volunteer

 

Kids’ Church is available for children ages 4 years through 5th grade.

Doors open 10:00 AM (building A)

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

 

FIRST TIME VISITORS:

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 church service. 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

ATTENTION YOUTH AND PARENTS:

Immediately following the August 2`1st Sunday’s service we are having a reception in classroom #1. We are excited to meet with you and discuss future plans and ideas for the Youth Ministry. Sandwiches and drinks will be available, so plan on  stopping in briefly after worship for this important meeting.

  Reporting in as "that youth guy"...

The youth program is being rebuilt from it's former profile to an exciting and full event. Though in infancy... in just 2 weeks is showing structure, fun, creativity, and a clear path of Spiritual growth in the Word, Worship, Prayer and on the horizon, service in Spring Hill. 

The teens continue to meet each Sunday from 5-7 PM in Building A. ~Steve Saunders

Compassion International, August M.O.M.

Compassion International is Christ centered. When we work to release children from poverty, we always do it in Jesus’ name! His life and teachings impact every part of our organization—how we treat people, how we deliver the program to children and how we partner with churches and nations across the world. Jesus is at the core of everything we do.  If you would like to support this ministry, it's as easy as clicking the link below.

Men's Bible Studies...

The men's Tuesday Morning "Apologetics" Bible Study is meeting by Zoom at 8:30 a.m. The class finished its previous book and is now studying “The Case for Faith,” by Lee Strobel.

The Men's Thursday study finished 2 Peter and is now working thru 1 John. Zoom link available by contacting myself or Andrew Schwartz. both studies are meeting via Zoom right now.

You do not need to be a member of the church to join either of these interactive studies to read and hear God's Word. Just have a love for God! 

Monthly Ministry Updates


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Church Picnic – Save the date and come join us on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 10 am to 1 pm. We'll have hotdogs, hamburgers, and fun & games planned for kids of all ages. And of course, we could use a few extra volunteers too.

Promotion Sunday – Sunday, August 14, 2022. This is a day of celebration. We will recognize children moving up a grade, celebrate the new school year, and the children will meet their small group leader and the other children in their class.


Kid's Church

The small group leaders enjoyed implementing our new curriculum, The Gospel Project, during July, often adding an object-based lesson to reinforce the curriculum.

Each week begins with an interactive worship time in which the kids enjoy participating. 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 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 welcomed a new child this month, who is attending church for the first time in her life. What a blessing that God led this child and her mom to our church.

Doors open 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.. ~Lynn Logue


New Walk Women's Ministry

We decided to forego our game of charades during our July meeting so we could delve deeper into our devotion and discussion regarding the story of Scripture, how it teaches us, offers us hope and encourages us as we wait for the final chapter of Scripture to unfold in history. Because God created us, He knows the impact a story can have on our hearts and lives. God wove His story throughout the Bible, knowing that we would see our reflection in it, and see His love for women just like you and me. What better thought than to know we can be wholly shaped and transformed by the story of God’s Word. We are inspired as we realize who God was for the women of the Bible, He is for us now. We encourage women to read the Bible cover to cover but also read it in chronological order. Reading chronologically, we gain insight as to the unfolding of God’s work, and how the narrative of Scripture fits together from beginning to end. Our key questions for the evening were, how do you view your place in God’s story? How do you see God redeeming even those details you might want to leave out of your story? Are there details you would leave out if you could “re-do” your life?

Thank you to Diana O’Harra, one of our core members, who invited one of the summer camp moms to our meeting and open the door for discipleship.

“Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled.”

Romans 15:4 (NLT)

Our next meeting will be August 19, 2022. Our guest speaker, Nancy McClellan, will share how Kairos Prison Ministry volunteers take God’s light into the darkness of prison and shed Christ’s love and forgiveness to prisoners and their families. Bring a friend.  The group is open to all intergenerational ladies of the church and in our community, to build and strengthen faith and relationships. Ladies, join us and bring a friend. Enjoy a fun evening with Christian friends. ~Lynn Logue


The Library

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer but don’t have a lot of extra time? I have the place for you. If you like books, then you will enjoy volunteering in the library. We are looking for someone to help on Tuesday mornings from 10 – noon. This can be weekly or on a rotation schedule. We also need someone on a rotation schedule with Stephanie on Sunday mornings 10:00 – 10:30 and 11:30 – 11:45. Please contact Lynn Logue or the church office if you are interested. 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.

 Library circulation has remained active this month. We continue to receive donations and evaluate them 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 is 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. 


Summer Camp

Jodie and her team provided a fun and safe place for kids in the community from May 31, 2022, through August 5, 2022. Thank you Bob Coldwell and Lorenda Rodriguez for your help and support throughout the program.

·       Each week was theme based and summer camp ended with Pirate week and a treasure hunt.

·       There were three talent shows during the summer including singers, dancers, group skits, gymnastics, and hoverboards. Even the shy children participated.

·       Worship was incorporated into the program each week.

·       There was an average of 40 children during the last few weeks.

·       Volunteers, Connie and Sandi, and others helping in the kitchen were much appreciated.


Food Pantry

Your pantry has relocated to the back out building. When we started relocating our average clients served on each Wednesday were 160. This July our clients are now averaging 170 weekly with over 20 new families registered each week. God has truly blessed this ministry with volunteers eagerly willing to serve and with all the resources needed to meet this increasing community need. I personally want to thank everyone for their financial gifts, their hours of serving and all those many prayers offered for this ministry. Until next time, God Bless , ~Larry & Rose Milks


Take-Out Tuesday report

We are taking a SUMMER BREAK through all of July & August. A restart date will be posted when ready. 


NextGen Ministry

Reporting in as "that youth guy", the youth program is being rebuilt from it's former profile to an exciting and full event. Though in infancy... in just 2 weeks is showing structure, fun, creativity, and a clear path of Spiritual growth in the Word, Worship, Prayer and on the horizon, service in Spring Hill. 

I have a current team of Nicole Bates, Rhonda Overman, and Diane when she's able, along with Mike Conway aka "Switch" who expressed great enthusiasm in becoming an essential piece to this puzzle as my Video and Sound development man. I am confident in the role out vision Holy Spirit has given and believe the current and growing team has been drawn together "for such a time as this".


Reporting in as the "Rough Cut Men" leader, a new younger men's ministry endeavor that is focused on "Got your 6, Spiritual growth, and activity for the active man." This program is one I encountered a few years ago while still living in Michigan. The director, David Dusek lives in Sarasota which at that time meant nothing. I used the books in my discipling of motorcyclist men that I met as I engaged what to me, but not Holy Spirit... were random guys I intentionally met as I rode the Detroit area. At one point I brought David to Michigan for a 2 day conference which was designed for secular MC clubs in the area.

When I arrived here at SpringLife and saw the need and opportunity I met with David in St. Pete at Engine #9, and engaged for this new setting. (As a side note, unknown to me, RCM has worked extensively in Methodist churches throughout Florida.)

Even without going public, I have a handful of very interested men. In that I have been blessed with a growing youth leadership team, I anticipate launching RCM very soon.

**Leveraging all of my life into the one calling of advancing the Kingdom of God.**

~Maverick, aka Steve Saunders 


The United Methodist Men:

Our next dinner/program is scheduled for Monday, September 12th. More information to follow.


L.I.F.T. Ladies in Faith Together

The LIFT Board will restart the Monday morning church ladies fellowship on September 12th, with coffee/dessert and a speaker. Doors open at 9:30 am in Fellowship Hall. We are already lining up a number of guest speakers for our monthly meetings. We are also planning a Christmas luncheon as we have had in the past! ~Jackie Stout


Prayer Shawl Ministry

We thank the busy ladies for continuing to make beautiful Prayer Shawls throughout the summer. Requests continue to come in. Several shawls have been given to cancer patients and one for a family of someone who has passed. 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. We will not meet again as a group until Wednesday, September 21st. ~Jackie Stout


Kairos Prison Ministry

Kairos will not able to hold the week end in October. Talks between prison officials and Kairos Administration board have been positive and welcoming but will not happen until 2023. The team has had to secure a place to stay closer to Lowell for the long weekend. Prayers are always needed, and this is no exception. Thanks so much. ~Nancy McClellan


Music Ministry

We are seeking a church accompanist. Anyone interested in being considered for the paid position, please contact the church office.

Choir has been meeting on Wednesday's and has 25-32 members participating. ~ David Pletincks


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 (8) active Care Companions. There are four (4) inactive Care Companions.

Care Receivers

We have not seen an increase in need in the past month and have a couple of Care Companions who could call on our members. 

Casserole Ministry is on a summer break

All our recipients have been blessed, just need a cook to prepare more.~Cheryl Miller

Ask the Administrator, Bob Coldwell

7/8/22

Here's a financial update for May 2022:

Anticipated Expenses: 414,154

Operating Giving: $358,176

Actual Expenses: $372,298


Mortgage Giving:$26,641

Mortgage Expenses: $45,285