The church doesn’t have a mission, it IS the mission – Spring Lake UMC is a missional community of multiple expressions in the life of the church.
Sundays @ 10:00am – The Gathering of the Community
1st Sunday of each month @ 12:00pm – Community Meal
1st and 3rd Sundays @ 1:00pm – School of Theology
Wednesdays @ 7:00pm – NA Meeting
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays @ 7:00pm and Saturdays @ 10:00am – AA
2nd and 4th Thursdays @7:00pm – Girl Scouts
Keith Kappel, Council Chair
Anisa Poole Jay High Patty High
Sunday morning’s at 10:00 are a time for the community to gather as one – unity in diversity. There is always worship, usually in the form of music, but always in differing expressions (hymns, praise & worship, responsive readings; traditional, non-traditional, etc.). The “Conversations” are often lead by the Pastoral Staff, but are also the many voices of all the people (sermons, homilies, presentations, lectures, testimonies, etc.). Multicultural, multigenerational, inclusive by nature, exclusive in Grace, and always with a focus on God’s worldview – God’s Vision of love for God’s creation through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
All other days of the week and times of the day – As God’s mission with humanity, the church is to be a place where God meets the needs of the community. One does not “go to church,” but one IS the church. Thus, the mission is everywhere and at anytime – either in the building (called “church”) or at the house or on the road or at the store, the park, the club, the bar, and/or wherever you sense the need, THERE is “church.” Wherever/whenever two or more are gathered, the church is there.