The Vital Life of First United Methodist Church of Springboro


Click the link to view the newsletter for September 2018.

Here are some events that we would like to highlight:



Upcoming Events
Vacation Bible School Is Now In Progress
Be sure to stop in and see our church’s conversion to a  Rolling Rampaging River during the morning of the second week of VBS from July 23rd to July 27th. There will be almost 200 children here and it is not too late to sign up to volunteer to help out, even if you only have a few hours available during the week. Kim will find a place for you and your help will be much appreciated!

Rally Day

As summer winds down and school begins again, it is time to celebrate the beginning of a new year! Rally Day will offer games for children and youth from 9:00 a.m. to noon during both hours of worship on August 19th. Join us as we begin to build up one another for a great year!
A Taste of Stephen Ministry
Please join us on Tuesday, August 7th at 10:00 am in the church Conference Room to enjoy tasty treats and coffee while learning about what it takes to be a Stephen Minister. A new training class begins September 11th and perhaps God is calling you to be a part of it.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
The Tuesday Morning Bible Study will meet on Tuesday, August 14th, at 10:00 am at the Community Room in the Springboro Municipal Building. (The meeting will be there for August only.) The class is now studying 2 Peter. Attendees are asked to bring their own coffee or water.
Recent Events in the Life of First United Methodist Church of Springboro

Interfaith Hospitality Network

The Interfaith Hospitality Network families were with us from July 1 through July 8. Thank you to everyone who helped out during that busy week. Please contact Jennifer Fry if you would like to help the next time IHN is here, now scheduled for Christmas week. Or you may sign up online at

Easter Program—”Because He Lives”

Our children presented an Easter program on April 15 during both Sunday services, provided music before the services and also acted as ushers and liturgists. It was wonderful to see them sharing the good news of Jesus’ resurrection with everyone. The presentation of the play was made easier by the new hardwood flooring that was recently installed at the front of the sanctuary using funds from our building fund.

Easter Party

Our annual Easter Party was held following services on Sunday, April 8. We celebrated the good news of Christ’s resurrection with a meal, fun Easter activities for all ages and, of course, an Easter egg hunt. We thank everyone for their donations of salads and desserts for the meal and for donations of candies for the egg hunt.

Adult Social Outings

Our March social outing was a trip to the Spring Valley Trap Range for some skeet shooting. Contact Brian Schlise for information on next month’s plans.

Spaghetti Dinner

Our annual Spaghetti Dinner was held on Sunday, March 11. This joint effort between Women in Faith and the Youth Group included a three course dinner with salad, spaghetti and meatballs, bread and dessert. Funds raise will support the youth mission trip this summer and various outreach programs undertaken by Women in Faith. Thank you to all who participated!

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.

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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