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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 -

This coming Sunday, Pastor Greg continues the Church on Fire series with this week's topic " Keeping a Clean Conscience" with scripture from Acts 24. (NIV)

You can still watch [previous services using our link "Worship Online" below.

Chancel Choir Concert 4/14 and more ...

Our Music Ministry is giving a free "Celebration of Praise 2024” SpringLife Choral concert on Sunday, April 14th, at 4 pm in our Sanctuary. Come hear many uplifting music selections including favorites such as "Via Dolorosa", "Great is the Lord Almighty", and "I'd Rather Have Jesus".


Our Outreach Team has scheduled "China Grove" (the band our Media Tech Mike Conway plays in) to give a free concert in our parking lot on Saturday, May 11th at 7:30 pm. Bring your own chairs. They will be performing The Ultimate Doobie Brothers Tribute!

 

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

Adult Bible studies

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

Rock for All Ages in S# 2 all are welcome.

Christianity Today in S#4...all are welcome. .

New Life in S#3. Everyone is welcome to come.


Lamplighters Bible Study Tuesdays @ 11 am, building D, room #3. All are welcome to come study with us.

Men's Apologetic's Bible study Tuesdays, @ 8:30 am, bldg D, Library.

Men's Bible study Thursdays, @ 8:30 am, meeting in bldg D, classroom #3. The men are doing a multipart video series "Dust to Glory", which is an overview of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation taught by Dr. R. C. Sproul.

For the Ladies: Mary Martha Bible study meets the third Tuesday of each month @ 1:30 pm in bldg D, room #3. The May meeting is moved to the 2nd Tuesday, May 14th. The title is "Everything You Need", by Dr. Jeremiah. $5 study guides.

For everyone: Pastor's Bible study is on Hebrews using the NIV version, Wednesdays @ 6 pm in bldg B through May 8th. No need to sign up. Just come and bring your favorite Bible. Ongoing study. New attendees are always welcome.

10 Core Beliefs Every Christian Should Know. Sorry this class has reached capacity, but may be offered later again in the year.

NextGen Ministries for Kids & Pre- Teens

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.

Youth Ministry

Youth Ministry

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.

Prayer and Healing Ministry

About 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.

The Salvation Army - April MOM

The ARC... Each year, The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Centers provide spiritual, emotional, and social assistance to help more than 150,000 individuals to combat substance dependence. It is a 6-month program that is of no cost to the family or to the client. Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all in a clean, wholesome environment. The physical and spiritual care that program participants receive prepares them to re-enter society and return to gainful employment. Many of those who have been rehabilitated are reunited with their families and resume a normal life. There are currently 6 of these facilities located in the state of Florida. The Salvation Army of Hernando County is served by two of these facilities. One located at 5885 66th Street, N., St. Petersburg, Fl 33706. The other is 13815 N. Salvation Army Lane., Tampa, Fl 33613. If you know anyone who needs this service or if you would like to support us, please reach out to us at joshua.davis@uss.salvationarmy.org

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 in your 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

Ladies… You are invited to a special afternoon “Mother’s Day Luncheon in honor of our Mothers, Past and Present” on May 6th at Noon in the Fellowship Hall, bldg B, hosted by the L.I.F.T. Board. We have only 50 guest spots, so make sure you get your name in early, call the office or sign up on the web at springlife.church/lift-ladies-luncheon-for-mothers-day

Our guest speaker will be Cheryl Bennett, Director of A New Generation. ANG is also our M.O.M. for May. A list of items they currently need is attached to the fliers in the Sanctuary lobby and also in the office. ANG will collect any of these donation items you choose to bring with you to the luncheon - and thank you so very much.

Happy Mother’s Day...To ALL the MOTHERS out there whether you are a Past, Present, or Soon To Be Mom. May your day be filled with love, joy and laughter.

You are a visible, vital link in maintaining L.I.F.T.'s identity as a strong, thriving ministry. We encourage you to sign up for our special events, and we could always use a few extra helping hands with the preparations of these events. The LIFT board members are carrying this alone and would welcome your assistance. Many hands make light work, so please 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. The second Thursday of each month we pick a different restaurant for lunch, joining up with friends from church in a casual setting. We’ll eat at Buffet City on Cortez Blvd (Rt 50 across from Sam’s Club), Brooksville on Thursday April 11th at 11:30 a.m. for lunch. Sign up on the Central HUB. Each person is responsible for his own bill.

Foodie Dinner Tour…is meeting Thursday, April 18th at 6 pm, at the Lei-Lo Tiki Hut “On the Water” at 4417 Calienta St, Hernando Beach, 34607. Same rules apply for registering and covering your meals. 


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


"Celebration of Praise 2024" will be presented by our Music Ministry on Sunday, April 14th at 4 pm in our Sanctuary. This is a free concert. They will be performing many of their all time favorites (and your's too).


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.


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 meet on the third Friday of the month at 7 PM. Next scheduled time is April 19th. All ladies are invited to join in for the fellowship that woman most often need and can look forward to. We will be playing Bible Trivia in teams, so you don't need to be a Bible scholar to join in. No embarrassing moments, just a fun time with friends!

 ~ 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

   

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.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

We usually meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 am in building D, classroom #1. If you like to knit or crochet and have some free time, we would love for you to join us at our meetings. Please note: There is no April meeting and the meeting for May has been moved up to May 8th, the 2nd Tuesday.

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 - 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 - the current class is full, call the office for any questions you may have

GriefShare will hold the next 13-week session in the fall 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 and 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 are averaging over 70 meals each week, and encourage dine-ins over drive through. We could always use a few more volunteers. ~Sincerely, Jan Griffioen 


Food Pantry

The Food Pantry hosts Cup of Faith. Our time of coffee, brunch and fellowship the third Sunday of each month.

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

3/6/24

We had a good time at the Church Chat a couple weeks ago and had a chance to have some "Nurture & Care" ministry leaders share updates.


It was a joy to host the FL Vocal Association's District 5 MPA for Middle and Senior High Choirs last weekend.


There will be plenty going on in this Easter season, so find a place to serve with our spring outreach event, Easter Egg-Stravaganza on March 16!


2/14/24

OK, we're finalizing our info from last year and there's so much that happened! We'll have our year in review video to show very soon and have a lot to share at our first Church Chat of 2024 on Feb. 25 at 2pm.


Finance Update thru Dec:

Operating Expenses: $740,972

Operating Income: $735,891


Mortgage Expenses: $86,410

Mortgage giving: $65,052