The Vital Life of First United Methodist Church of Springboro


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Upcoming Events


Spring Cleaning Day

Please join us from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 28 for some spring cleaning at the church.  Please consider giving time for a church spruce up.  Sign-up sheets for materials and activities will be in Fellowship Hall in late March.  If you are aware of anything that needs special attention, please notify Rebecca in the  church office. 

Movie Night

The next Movie Night will be Friday, April 20.  Space is limited to 60 children, so reservations are needed (748-2612/kimfumc@gmail. com). Price of $10/child includes pizza, drinks, popcorn.  Proceeds from Movie Night help fund scholarships for needy Bright Beginnings students.  And our youth volunteers earn money towards mission trip.  It’s a win/win!

Drop off details:

  • Front doors open for drop off at 5:45 p.m.
  • Children should stay with parents until registration and payment collected and a name tag provided. Please complete forms before arriving to speed up the line.

What happens after you leave:

  • Adult and teen volunteers help supervise the evening. We should have a 1-8 ratio.
  • Pizza and drinks are served followed by popcorn during the full length movie.

Pick up details:

  • Children MUST be picked up by someone on the registration form who has ID.
  • Please wait in the lobby as we match you with children and sign them out.
  • Please pick up promptly at 9:00 p.m.

Please watch for email notification of when registration opens.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Kim Crosen. 


Helping Families Understand the Opioid Crisis

The Greater Dayton Stephen Ministry Network will offer a one day family training session on the opioid crisis on Sunday, April 15 from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m.  This training is open to all!

Presenters include a grieving mother, a nurse on the staff of the Ohio Attorney General, and a representative from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office.  The training will be held at Parkview United Methodist Church, 3713 Benner Road in Miamisburg.  Please RSVP by April 9 to carole.warrick@parkview, 937-866-4630 (Monday-Thursday 9:00 to 1:00) or to Susan Raihala.


Recent Events in the Life of First United Methodist Church of Springboro

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


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.


Interfaith Hospitality Network

The Interfaith Hospitality Network families were with us from April 1 through April 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.  Or you may sign up online at

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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