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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's sermon for Sunday Feb 25th "The Church on Fire: Finishing Well", with scripture from Acts 20. You can watch Sunday's sermon in real time (Sunday @ 10:30 am) and throughout the week on our website link "Worship Online" .

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. Note:

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 begin a multipart video series title "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. Information on our upcoming Bible study beginning March 19th:

The title is "Everything You Need", by Dr. Jeremiah. It's based on 2nd Peter chapter 1: 8 Essential Steps to a Life of Confidence in the Promises of God: Diligence, Virtue, Knowledge, Self Control, Perseverance, Godliness, Brotherly Kindness, and Love. The study guide is $5. If you are interested in joining this study contact Mariann Eckman or the church office to sign up up by March 10th so study guides can be ordered.

Pastor's New Bible study on Hebrews (NIV version), Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm in bldg B. No need to sign up. Just come and bring your favorite Bible. Ongoing and always welcome new attendees.

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 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.

Pastor Greg is teaching a 6-week Confirmation class which started February 4th.

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. 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 Sanctuary lobby each Sunday.

Faith Responders - February MOM

God calls us to respond in faith, in prayer and in our actions   

Faith Responders empowers and engages churches to respond to the call through disaster relief and recovery offering real help to real people in real crisis! We are more than a response and repair ministry during a natural disaster. We strive to be the hands and feet of Christ, sharing God's restorative love with those in need.

Disaster relief and recovery comes in all shapes and sizes… and so do our churches. Through your volunteers, prayers, donations, and talents, together we can help when recovery seems hopeless. We offer training, education, and resources for your church team to prepare, develop and strengthen a response to your community and to those around the Southeast impacted by a disaster or crisis. We provide opportunities to meet needs and requests big and small. We engage your church to spread the truth about God’s love, in a time when His Word is needed the most. 

No church deed is too small for Faith Responders, everyone has a place on the team. We need prayer warriors, family advocates to offer a reassuring face, kitchen helpers to prepare a hot meal, logistics and distribution helpers as well as all levels of debris cleanup or rebuilding teams. In short, we want to empower your church to do great things in the name of our Lord and Savior! Your church will not only be about repairing the damages caused by a natural disaster, but it’s about seeing how God and His community can work together to repair the hearts and souls of our hurting brothers and sisters.

Faith responders is a not-for-profit 501©3 disaster relief ministry and an extension ministry of the Global Methodist Church. Thank you in advance for any consideration and support you can give to this vital disaster ministry!

 Visit their website at thefaithresponders.org and sign up for the monthly newsletter.

 “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love”- Galatians 5:6

You can make a donation through the link below.

 

FL Vocal Association, annual Chorale Festival

SpringLife Church is again hosting the FL Vocal Associate’s annual Choral Festival, under the direction of our Music Director David Pletincks on Friday & Saturday, March 1 & 2. About 2,000 very talented youth from middle and high schools around the state come. If you have time, you are welcome to sit quietly and listen to some of these very talented singers. They take a break from noon-1pm.

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

The LIFT Board hosted a "Valentine Treat" for ladies, on Monday, Feb 12th at 1 pm. Our guest speaker was Chaplain Rhonda Overman. Rhonda is our Kairos Prison Ministry leader.    "Thank you everyone for coming to our recent Valentine get-together with our L.I.F.T. women. We were so grateful for the turnout. Too - special thanks to the L.I.F.T. Board, the busy ladies who put it all together - weren't those goodies tasty? Also - we enjoyed our speaker, Rhonda Overman, as she told her life story and what endeavors it all led to." 

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 if you feel led to help with preparations, the board would welcome your assistance. Many hands make light work, so 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. Friends are a gift you give yourself. So join us and make some new friends. Our next lunch will be March 14. Bayport Inn. We'll meet at 11:30 for this lunch. Each guest covers their own meal. ... And for anyone unable to add a lunch into their schedule, we are now offering a SpringLife Food Tour dinner on the third Thursday of each month! Same rules apply for registering and covering your meals. We will meet at The Foodie DINNER Tour will be on Thursday March 21 at 6 pm at Coyote Rojo on 5357 Spring Hill Dr. Register on the HUB.

 


Kairos Prison Ministry "Kairos Inside" was at Lowell Correctional Institution for our fall weekend a couple weeks ago. Thirty four women gave their lives to Jesus Christ!!! The team and the inmates were in awe as we saw God move through the lives of the women!!! Many on the team saw God move in their own lives as well, we fought Satan all the way through the weekend as many things happened that tried to derail this weekend from happening, but God had other plans, Amen!!!

Please pray for the next "Kairos Inside" weekend coming up on February 29th thru March 3rd 2024. We continue with our training in February. We are excited to go into the 3rd compound of Lowell CI which is the Annex, so many women in Lowell CI over 2000, please keep us and the inmates, the prison staff and all of Lowell in your prayers, thank you! ~Sincerely, Rhonda Overman


Our Music Ministry will be giving a free concert on Sunday, April 14th at 4 pm in our Sanctuary. 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 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, interested in connecting with other ladies of the church and community?

We meet on the third Friday of the month at 7 PM. Next scheduled time is March 15th. All ladies are invited to join in for the fellowship that woman most often need and can look forward to. Our theme for March hasn't been decided yet, stay tuned.

 ~ Lynn Logue Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. ~ Psalm 119: 105


LIBRARY MINISTRY—

Now is the time to stop by the Library and pick out a one-year devotional or one-year Bible. Yes, you can borrow the book for a whole year!

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.

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 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.

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

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

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


12/13/23

Alright, we are wrapping up our ministry year with some great events happening in the coming days like Christmas at SpringLife (4pm) and Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (6pm).


The ideas are already getting tossed around about some potential new outreach events and we are looking forward to a great 2024!