The Vital Life of FUMC of Springboro


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Here are some events that we would like to highlight:




Upcoming Events
Adult Social Outings
There will be an Adult Social Outing to Warped Wing Brewery on February 22nd. For the brewery trip, we will meet those who want a ride at the church at 5:30 pm or you can meet us at the brewery at 6:00 pm.  In March there will be an outing to Spring Valley Trap Range for skeet shooting.  The event will be on Saturday, March 10 at 2:00.  For more information, contact Brian Schlise at 937-272-6267 or email Brian at


Spaghetti Dinner

Our annual Spaghetti Dinner will be on Sunday, March 11.  This joint effort between Women in Faith and the Youth Group will have one seating at 5:00 p.m.  The three course dinner includes salad, spaghetti and meatballs, bread and dessert.  Tickets are $8 for adults if purchased in advance or $10 at the door and $5 for children (whether purchased in advance or at the door).  Tickets will be sold on Saturday, February 24 and March 3 and Sunday, February 25 and March 4.  We encourage advance purchase of tickets to help with planning purposes and to ensure you are able to partake in what is certain to be a great meal! 


Recent Events in the Life of First United Methodist Church

Chili Cook-off and Game Night

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Chili Cook-off and Game Night. It was a great evening of yummy food and fun family games.  And thank you to Tina Stafford and our Family Life Committee for hosting the event. 


All Youth Bowl-a-Thon

Our annual All Youth Bowl-a-Thon was held on Sunday, January 21 at Poelking Lanes by the Dayton Mall.  This event provided an opportunity for all the children of the church (from K-12th grade) to  get together for an afternoon of fun while raising funds for missions.  If you would like more information about FUMC programs for youth from K-12th grade, please contact Kim Crosen or Brian Schlise.

 Hanging of the Greens

Our annual Hanging of the Greens was held on November 25, beginning with a worship service that focused on the Christian meaning of several of the symbols of the season assisted by the Confirmation class. Dinner followed worship and the evening concluded with everyone helping to decorate the church for the Christmas season.

Pancake Dinner and Breakfast

Thank you to all who supported the youth group’s annual  pancake dinner and breakfast on November 11 and 12.   Money earned will support youth mission projects around town and will help pay for their summer mission trip.  

Congregational Golf Outing

Twenty people from the church enjoyed an inter-generational, congregational golf outing on Saturday, November 4.  While the weather was chilly, all still had a great time!

Bible Night Pizza Party

Children in third grade and older who have not yet received their Adventure Bibles received Bibles on Sunday, November 19 during first service (9:15).  They then joined Pastor Amy at 5:30 that evening for pizza and pop as they learned to use their new Bibles.   PLEASE LET US KNOW if your child needs a Bible by calling the church office (937-748-2612).

Christmas in Springboro

First United Methodist was involved with Christmas in Springboro in many ways.  
  • We were excited to be a part of the Christmas in Springboro parade again this year! Our Polar Express train and children’s wagon won 2nd place in the parade.  
  • Our Women in Faith group hosted another successful Christmas Bazaar on Saturday.   They had an indoor, sit-down café, a Country Store which featured all-homemade food items and Grandma’s Attic with gently-used household items, books and holiday decorations at very reasonable prices. Individual vendors sold items such as jewelry and crafts in the church’s Sunday School rooms.
  • Finally, we had our Second Annual Christmas Carol Sing on Saturday evening.  

Mortgage Burning and Easter Party – Our Church is Debt Free!

On April 23, 2017 our church had a wonderful celebration!  We started the day with a combined worship service with the message provided by Bishop Gregory V. Palmer.  We were honored to have in attendance District Superintendent, the Rev. Dr. Todd Anderson and his wife, and our former pastors Rev. Dr. Suzanne Allen (and her family) and Rev. Dr. Mark Shimer, and Mrs. Patty Sands, widow of our former minister Rev. Gary Sands.  Following the service, the church gathered outside to burn the mortgage!  We then all joined together for a wonderful lunch and Easter party festivities, including an Easter egg hunt.  It was a truly memorable day full of joy and love for our Lord, his risen Son and the holy Spirit that binds our church family together!
Above: (L to R) Rev. Dr. Todd D. Anderson, Rev. Dr. Suzanne Allen, Rev. Amy Haines, Rev. Dr. Mark Shimer, Bishop Gregory V. Palmer
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