Here's What's Happening in the Life of the Church
Mission of the Month: January / Kids Hope International
Donations for this mission are being collected in January to support this mentoring to "at- risk" students in the Westside Elementary School. BUT we really need support from committed mentors and prayer partners as well. Checks must be made out to the church and put Kids Hope USA in the memo line. Contact John Bachtler for more info on how to become a mentor. 815-744-7778 or JBENCOURAGE@gmail.com
Tuesday Night Supper, open to all in need of a hot meal, no questions asked and no qualifying needed!
A free, hot meal is served each week to the less fortunate and the lonely within our community. Doors open at 4PM and we serve from 4:30-5:15 PM in Fellowship Hall.
Grief Share Ministry, New classes begin January 27 from 1-3 PM
DanceFit is now being offered in place of Zumba!
Did you know SpringLife Church offers a FREE fitness class every Monday night at 6:30 PM? Have you been wanting to get improved fitness and exercise but intimidated by the gyms classes at larger facilities? Join us for this 60 minute energetic dance work out and aerobics with christian, contemporary music
Exercise group also meets on THURSDAYS at 6 pm.
Spring Hill Arts Academy Classes
This new ministry is an exciting venue we are proud to present to the community of Spring Hill. Our own DiAna Carrasquilo and Ms. Kay will be offering weekly dance classes for both Adults on Monday & Tuesday evenings and children on Saturday mornings here at church. Registration for the fall is open now.
Men's Bible Study at Perkins Restaurant on 19- NEW LOCATION!
This community based Bible Study is on Thursday's, Meet at 9 am. This will be an interactive study beginning with the Gospel of John. Any questions please call Andrew Schwartz 703-581-7144.
Sunday Night Live! Youth Group meets at 3 PM to 5 PM at the Light House. All 11-18 year old's invited.
The Youth Group will meet in January 2020 at a NEW time. Beginning January 5, 2020 we will meet from 3-5 pm. This is to encourage family evening time together and to get ready for school on the following Monday.
Confirmation Class for Youth and interested parents. Sunday's starting Feb. 2 from 3-4 pm
Young members belonging to the church youth group (ages 11-18) are encouraged to take these classes led by Pastor Greg to learn about the tenets of our faith and sacraments and Christian Living. At then end of the sessions they will become full members of the church on Palm Sunday! Contact the office for more information or to get enrolled. 352-683-2600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children's Wacky Wednesday, 5 pm for dinner, program 5:30-7 pm. Includes music, missions and projects!
L.I.F.T.- Ladies in Faith Together! Monday February 3 at 9:30 am
B.F.F. Ladies Bible Study, Resumes Monday January 13 at 1:30 pm. We welcome new members to study & fellowship with us. this is a bi-monthly group and we meet in the Sanctuary building room # 3. Meetings are held every other week and the next one is 1/27/2020. Call Marty Chapin if you have questions at 352-515-6802.
"UMM" United Methodist Men invite all persons to their February 10 Valentine Dessert & Show at 6 PM.
Tickets are available to attend this fun evening on Monday, February 10. GH Trumbo will entertain with his "Tribute" to some famous singers and entertainers. $5.00 tickets are available from the Men's executive committee or the church office.
SWEET HEART'S DANCE, BALLROOM STYLE- FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14 AT 6:30 PM.
Refreshments & Enchanting Music all in a festively decorated Fellowship Hall, is a great way to spend the evening with your sweetheart. Tickets are available from the church office at $10 per person or $15 per couple. All proceeds support the Dance Academy here at SpringLife Church.
Four Chaplains Service, February 16, 2020 at 3 PM
Our Church will be hosting this years service honoring the four WWII Chaplains of the USAT Dorchester who sacrificed their lives. Open to one and all in the community.
Church Chat on Sunday, March 1 at 2 PM, held in the Sanctuary
Annual Spring Flea market held by the UMM on Saturday, March 14 from 8- 1 PM
This will be a vendor's only Flea Market and you can reserve your space by contacting Herb Fast at 239-271-9073, both indoor and outdoor spaces available.
Recent Staff Realignment Update 12/2019. Interviews are taking place with interested candidates.
For more than a year, the full leadership team has been doing great work in refining our mission and vision as a church. The SPR/Admin Team is responsible for ensuring we have the right staff resources aligned to work toward that goal. One of the main ideas that has come from this is to have a strong emphasis and dedicated resource leading and intentionally creating programming and oversight for Children, Youth, and Family ministry opportunities. With the announcement of Ms. Pat’s retirement at the end of 2019, the SPR/Admin Team had the need to evaluate our staffing. As a part of this evaluation, a restructuring was determined to be necessary and it was shared that Robert Weatherall would be leaving us as well. We love Robert and want to thank him for his years of ministry with our church. His character and faithfulness to serve youth have been a blessing to this congregation and many of you personally. We were grateful for the opportunity to celebrate his ministry recently and to provide support for him as he makes preparations for his next step. Without a doubt, this new NextGen Ministries Leader will need prayers, encouragement, and strong volunteer support in order to serve these diverse but related ministry areas. If you know of a terrific candidate, here is a link to the job posting for this new role. We would also ask for prayers and support for the current children, youth, staff, SPR/Admin Team, and the entire Leadership Team as we strive toward this vision and navigate the transition over the coming months.
Staff Parish Relations Team