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Welcome to Swift Presbyterian Church's website. For information about the staff please go to Leadership. This is also the weekly newsletter with all the latest activities and events. Please feel free to browse around. Enjoy!

History of Swift

 Swift Presbyterian Church was built in the early 1900s. The old church is now a Historical Landmark.  Swift Church has a congregation of 292 members. From the large groups of young adults to retirees, God has kept the historical family atmosphere and blended it with a fresh breath of life. The only thing that takes precedence over the warm loving relationships at Swift is the willingness to serve God and His will. All are welcome at Swift Church, just as all are welcomed into Christ. Please click on "History of Swift" for the interesting beginning of this growing church.

Worship Times

Early Service in the old chapel 8:00 am

Traditional Service in the new sanctuary 10:00 am

PASSIONATE WORSHIP

Worship in September

Sept 7                   Acts 11:27-30                     “According to your Ability”

                                                                                Communion

Sept 14                 Acts 14:8-18                        “Figuring Out What’s Worthless”

Sept 21                 Acts 15                                  “What’s the least you can do and be a Christian?”

Sept 28                 Acts 15:36-16:5                  “The Dream Team Splits”

 Chancel Choir

 

Lisa Cardwell, Music Director

          CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS 

 On September 10th we will return to our Wednesday 7:00 rehearsals. Our joint Christmas Cantata with Foley First Presbyterian will be Sunday, Dec 14th.   We invite anyone who loves to sing to join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ in this special musical event. More details will be available soon! Come join us!

 

 

HANDBELL REHEARSAL

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm

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 SWIFT MISSIONS

 Click on MINISTRIES on the left side bar to learn about some of Swift's Missions. Also, click on MISSION CONNECTION for a look into a missionary's life. 

MISSION AND SERVICE

submitted by Diane King, Missions Elder            

Extravagant generosity has been shown by our congregation with the donations to the Family Promise and 2 cents a meal programs.  Thanks for your response.

September14th we are asking for support for our veterans who so faithfully served our country and now require nursing home assistance. Socks, personal care items and all size t-shirts are requested and will be delivered to the William Green Veterans home in Bay Minette.

With Keith's encouragement to be risk taking and go beyond just ordinary opportunities, we have a speaker available for Nov 2 to focus and inform us about human trafficking in our local area and how we can assist with those needs. She will speak to youth through adults during the SS hour.

 

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If you need directions to Swift Church please click on the above link. It will take you directly to Mapquest.

Swift Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church USA family. To access the PCUSA homepage, please click image above.

 Mission Statement
Swift Church's Mission Statement:
Swift Church strives to be a biblically based community bringing God joy. Through the Holy Spirit we seek to become and make disciples of Jesus Christ in order to welcome unconditionally, worship passionately, grow faithfully, serve boldly and give extravagantly.
 Ministries
Ministries

Getting Involved

An important part of our membership in Christ's Body, the Church, is involvement. Many people enjoy participating through either a ministry, or one of the many Small Groups that Swift has to offer. Please feel free to contact any of the following leaders of a ministry or Small Group toward which you feel God's call. Please click on Ministries for further information.

 Christian Education News

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

               “Live…with Anthony”meets at 9:00 am. They are continuing the discussion of the book of Hosea. Adults of all ages are invited to join the class.

Sunday School Kick-Off September14, 2014.  Come One….Come All…We have something for Everyone!  Please join us for breakfast in the fellowship hall at 9 am on September 14.  We will then show the children their Sunday School rooms and meet their teacher.  We are beginning a new Sunday School class for adults, also. Ages 18 through 90.

The Women’s Bible Study is studying 1 John.

They meet from 10:00-11:30am in the annex each Wednesday and all women are welcome.

 FALL ACTIVITIES

Fall Festival – Trunk or Treat!!!

October 12, 2014  4 pm to 6 pm

Once again we will have Fall Festival in the parking lot with all cars decorated with a theme giving out candy (please provide your own candy..thanks), games, bouncy house, karaoke on the lawn, a pumpkin decorating station, and soups and breads for dinner in the fellowship hall.  We will begin putting out a sign up sheet for volunteers. We will need crock pots of soups and bread provided (yum yum) and people to serve and clean up. We also need  volunteers with games on the lawn, spotters for the bouncy house, lots of cars with candy and volunteers to help quickly clean up after the fun.

Christmas Parade

Christian Education will also have a float in the Christmas Parade this December.  Please be bringing in any old Madras Gras beads, small throws and candy for the children to throw in the parade.  We will provide a box in the back of the church. We will have more information about the parade in November.

Teens for Christ

Teens for Christ is an opportunity for our teenage youth to grow in their leadership skills and further their faith training.  It is a two year program they commit to that includes four weekend retreats and an international mission trip.  Teens for Christ is sponsored by Youth Council of Presbytery of South Alabama. Sarah Kleinschmidt has the opportunity to attend and has committed to this program.  The first weekend retreat is September 5 – 7, 2014 at Baytreat Camp/Lodge in Point Clear, Alabama.  Samford Turner will be leading this retreat.  Please be in prayer for Sarah and all other youth attending and all our spiritual leaders and volunteers who are also attending.

 
 Church Library

NEWS FROM OUR LIBRARY

Lynda Walden   

           

      Many recently donated books are on the shelves for adults which include several titles written by authors Andy Andrews, Janette Oke, Jan Karon and Karen Kingsbury.  We also have many children's books that they can enjoy on these hot summer days.

 Counselling Available
Gulf Coast Counseling Services LLC

Dr. Kim Witchard is offering counciling to all Swift members that need some help. Please click on the web site address. You may also contact her by email dr.kwhitchard@gmail.com .

Are you in the need of prayer?

Swift Church wants to extend an invitation to you to let us know when you have the need of prayers. You may email the church at swiftpc@gulftel.com with a request. In the subject line please insert "Prayer Request". Please indicate if you would just like the staff to pray for you, you would like to have your request put on the weekly Prayer Concerns list that is in the bulletin each Sunday or you would desire a call from the pastor or his assistant. You do not need to include your last name but please include your phone number if you want a call.

 

 Youth Group
 

Lots of things are going on with Swift's Youth. Keep watching for updates. Click on Youth Happenings.

 What a blessed, happy day!

KARAOKE SUNDAY AND BACK PACK BLESSING

Swift was jumping this Sunday, August 17. We were blessed with the glorius voices of many talented folks and children as they performed their karaoke songs. Then many children/adults from Pre K to college students came forward with their back packs to be blessed as they enter a new school year. The celebration continued on over to the Fellowship Hall with a family "picnic" inside due to threat of rain. The place was "packed out" with a meal of German sausages and all the fixins' - great desserts. Then more karaoke. Thanks to Susan Pichoff  for her very efficient organizing of our fellowship meals. 

 LUNCH WITH TWO OR MORE

“Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Matthew 18:20 

            A new fellowship and outreach opportunity has begun.  We plan to meet once a month, on the first Thursday of each month at 11:30am at a local restaurant.  People who are able to attend are encouraged to invite and bring along someone who may not be able to attend because they don’t drive so that “two or more” will gather!  Men, women, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors - all are welcome!

     This month we meet Thursday, September 4 – at the Captain’s Choice Restaurant located in the Gulf Bowl. We meet at 11:30am

                         Please RSVP to Pastor Jody Beth so a reservation can be made, 213-6625

 Butterfly Girls

BUTTERFLY GIRLS (ALL LADIES, ALL AGES! )

 

 

Ladies, would you like to know more about the Butterfly Girls? Click on Butterfly Girls for the details.

Click on "Guys Night Out" for more information.

GRIEFSHARE MINISTRY

            This is a positive, uplifting, caring group in which you can learn how to deal with the emotions and challenges that come when a loved one dies.  Anyone who has experienced the death of a family member or friend is invited to attend our new GriefShare series. Click on the graphic picture for information.

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.

II Corinthians 5:17

This is your Invitation to join us at Alabama Presbyterian Cursillo. Click on Cursillo to read more.

 PRESCHOOL NEWS

SWIFT CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 

PRESCHOOL NEWS

Meet the New Director of Swift Church Preschool           

            Shawn Simpkins was unanimously chosen by the board of Directors as the new director of Swift Church Preschool.  She will begin her duties on August 4, 2014.

            Shawn currently lives in Chelsea, Alabama but will move to Foley .  Her in-laws live in Foley, and her husband has already started a new job in Pensacola.  They are building a new home in Foley.  Shawn and her husband have two daughters, Bailey 12 and Ivy 9.

            Also starting as a new teacher of our 4 year olds is Teresa Harrison.  Please stop by and welcome them to Swift Church.

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    Swift Presbyterian Church
    23208 Swift Church Rd.,
    Foley, AL 36535
    PH: (251)943-8367