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Find the gold in Springfield kids this fall

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If you’re like me, watching the Summer Olympics gives you all the feels: Athletes who’ve trained all their lives for this moment, parents and friends who’ve been by their side cheering them on, moments of glory and heartbreak, an athlete standing on the podium listening to their national anthem. We love it not just for […]

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Announcing the 2014 Christmas Bible drive!

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Remember this, anyone? And then THIS? And THIS?? In case you missed it, here’s the short version: Last Christmas a whole bunch of generous people went to Beacon of Hope Bookstore and paid for a Bible to go to a Springfield kid. This summer, somewhere in the neighborhood of 200 Bibles went home with every […]


Back-to-School Prayer: August 17

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We hate to bring it up, but it’s just a couple of weeks until school starts again! In the midst of open houses and back-to-school shopping and all the other preparation, would you take a little time to come and pray with us for kids — yours, each other’s, and our community’s kids? SCYM is […]


The “Why” Behind the Workshops

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We recently put the word out about a new series of workshops called “Helping High-Needs Kids,” coming January 11-February 2. If you haven’t read all the details yet, you can find them here. We would be delighted to have you come and learn with us! There are a bunch of great people coming to help […]

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Helping the kids who carry the heaviest burdens

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How can we do our best for the children in our midst who carry the heaviest burdens? Starting January 11, SCYM is partnering with the Nehemiah Foundation to offer a new series of four workshops designed for volunteers, mentors, church teachers and leaders, and anyone who works with children in the faith-based community. Presented by […]

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Celebrate Kids with SCYM this fall!

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We’re excited to announce a new event coming Saturday, October 8 — Celebrate Kids! Held from 5:00-7:00 pm at Maiden Lane Church of God, Celebrate Kids! will feature a musical showcase of local children’s and youth choirs and groups, a $5 roast beef dinner, fun activities for kids, and the chance to join together to […]