February 8, 2024


In this issue:

  • News from the Panama Mission Team
  • Budget Q & A Meeting and Annual Meeting
  • Chasing the Blues Away (part 2)
  • EFCA Central Women in Ministry Equipping Workshop
  • Panama Short Term Mission Trip & Luncheon
  • The Springs Competitive Men’s Softball Team

Greetings, Springs family! As we enter into another great weekend, let’s continue to remember our team in Panama as they wrap up a week in ministry and head home. Take a moment to read the update from the team below!

If you missed last Sunday’s service, be sure to check out Jerry Carlin’s message reminding us of the amazing blessings we have as a part of God’s family. This Sunday, we’ll continue our encouraging study of the prayers of Paul, focusing on a prayer found in the book of Philippians. It’s going to be another great Sunday morning of worship and teaching! We can’t wait to see you Sunday, but don’t forget all the exciting opportunities for growth and fellowship outside of Sunday mornings. Check out this week’s updates below!


News from the Panama Mission Team
Thank you for your continued prayers for our Panama Mission Team. God has been graciously at work as the medical team has provided checkups for many children who are a part of the GlobalFingerprints program. Three villages have been visited with two more to go! The Lord has also blessed our IBAC Teaching Team in their times of training with local pastors and leaders. This week's topic is biblical preaching. These ministries would not be possible without the prayers and generosity poured out through the whole Springs Church family. Thank you! And thank you for your continued prayerful support. Glory to God! --Pastor Zach

Budget Q & A Meeting and Annual Meeting
  • Budget Q & A Meeting || 2/18/24 || 8:00 AM || Fireside Room: You are welcome to join us if you have questions over the proposed budget. Copies of the budget will be available at the Sign-Up Table in the Lobby beginning February 11th.
  • Annual Meeting || 2/25/24 || 4:30 PM || Worship Center: This meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend, but we ask ALL members to please be present. The agenda will include a look back and vision-casting for the coming year, election of new leaders, and approval of the proposed 2024 Budget. If you need childcare for infants - 3rd grade please RSVP to Kristy: kristy@thesprings.church
    • Elders to be voted on at the Annual Meeting: John Rice - 3 year term, Dave Liss- 3 year term
    • Deacons to be voted on at the Annual Meeting: John Winters - 3 year term, Lori Cook - 3 year term, Kim Logan - 3 year term

Chasing the Blues Away (part 2) || 2/18/24 || 12:00 PM
Calling all Ladies! Struggling with the blues and sometimes even depression during the winter months can be a challenge. Please join Sara Iverson in the Fireside Room on Sunday, February 18th, at noon for encouragement and perspective regarding the blues and how to take steps forward. Sara is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She will present the same material she shared at the “Chasing Away the Blues” event held this past January presented by the Springs Women’s Ministry team.

EFCA Central Women in Ministry Equipping Workshop || 2/24/24 || 9:00 AM
February has arrived and that means our Women’s Leadership Retreat is around corner! We will be hosting the EFCA Central Women Ministry team for this event.
We want to invite all ladies who are in ministry leadership, on a leadership team, or those who are preparing/thinking about joining leadership in the future.
  • When: Saturday, February 24th
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Where: The Springs Church, Fireside Room
  • Cost: $30 (covers materials being provided)
  • Registration: you MUST register for this event by February 21st. Click on the link below to register.
  • Childcare: there will be childcare provided!
Here is an overview of what to expect for the day: The morning will begin with a light breakfast and coffee/tea which is provided. The session for the morning will be on disciple-making and how to navigate our world today. Afterwards lunch is provided at the church. The afternoon session will cover how to study the Bible in various ways and how to dig deeper. These are sure to be excellent discussions and make for a great day!
Again, we remind you that you MUST register if you plan on attending this event. If you have any questions please let us know. Click here to register!

Panama Short Term Mission Trip & Luncheon
  • What: Please continue to pray for our Panama Short Term Mission Trip Team!
  • Trip Dates: February 3 - 10, 2024
  • Save the Date: Please save the date for the Panama Luncheon on March 3rd, after our second service, where we will be able to hear all about the Panama trip!

The Springs Competitive Men’s Softball Team
We are looking for players! If you are interested in playing on Tuesday nights in Ozark please call or text Russ Garrison at 417-300-6208 by the end of February!

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