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

 Easter Morning

Our Commissioned Lay Pastor Jody Beth Melton and her handsome husband, Phil on Easter Morning.

 Chancel Choir

MUSIC NOTES

Lisa Cardwell

On April 19thThe Joyful Tones will begin rehearsing for our May 17th worship leadership opportunity. We will be playing songs that reflect children’s worship, as Swift’s Preschool Graduation is that day. We can always use more people. Please contact Lisa Cardwell if you are interested. Private instruction is provided! Remember, music reading is not required for this beginner’s group.

Looking ahead, the handbell choir will be playing their last time before summer break on May 10th- Mother’s Day. And we are already planning our contribution for Karaoke Sunday, August 16th!

We are looking for more singers for our chancel choir, and people who would be interested in substituting for our handbell choir. During the summer, our chancel choir will move to rehearsals on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Please join us!

Chancel Choir Rehearsal is on Tuesdays

 @ 6:00 pm

Handbell Choir Rehearsal   

Wednesdays @ 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm

Rehearsal with our fantastic Hand Bell Choir.

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 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.

 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 .

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.
 Christian Education News

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS

 SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE

               

8:45am Pick up breakfast in the annex   9:00am  Sunday School classes begin 

               Nursery – babies thru 2 yrs              Guppies - 3 yrs thru 5 yrs

               Fishers of Men - 6 yrs thru 8 yrs      Prophets - 9 yrs thru 12 yrs

                Disciples - 13 yrs thru 18 yrs

               “Live with Anthony” - in the Andy Lay room.

                  “Coffee with Keith” - 9:00-9:45 am in the church library (annex room 3).

                     2 new adult classes: Anyone of any age is invited to attend.

                     R-E-N-E-W for the women will meet in the historic chapel

                     R-E-M-A-K-E for the men will meet in the fellowship hall

 Thursday Bible Study

Thursday Morning Bible Study for Men and Ladies

Following Jesus Through the Gospel of Mark: A Guide to Faith in Action

New Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

In a decision for Swift Church to intentionally seek to "Get Outside the Walls of the Church!"

this study is being held at the Captain's Choice Restaurant

in the Gulf Bowl on Juniper Street in Foley.

Cost of study books, $9; complimentary ones available if needed.

Joiners welcome.  Contact Pastor Jody Beth Melton, 251-213-6625.

 Ministries

Getting Involved

Please take the time to read the latest letter from one of our missionary families.Very interesting. Just click on Ministries left hand side of this page.

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.

 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 & SERVICE

Diane King and Philip Melton, Missions Elders

On April 5, Easter Sunday, a One-Great Hour of Sharing offering will be taken. One third of the offering goes to the Presbyterian Hunger program to fight malnutrition and preventable diseases. One third goes to the Presbyterian Disaster program. The remaining goes to Self-Development of people to help people learn to help themselves. This offering is one of the four major offerings in which the Presbytery suggest that Swift collect each year.  Thanks for your consideration of participating and supporting this effort.

Food Pantry volunteers for April are:

4-8 Ellen/Bob Bergman and Sue Gorham

4-22  Mimi/Johnny Hollis and Teresa Neese

Gulf Shores United Methodist, for several years now, has sponsored teams to help construct daycares for the children of the  impoverished communities in Quito, Ecuador. Mission teams from many churches across the United States have worked together to complete four daycare facilities to provide safety, education, and medical care to the children from the nearby villages. This summer GSUMC will be participating in this mission.

Tristen Fitts is the 16 year old grand daughter of Mimi & Johnny Hollis.  She lives in Gulf Shores and attends GSUMC as well as Gulf Shores High School.  She is in the 10th grade and is an exceptional student with a 4.6GPA. She is fund raising so she can attend this mission outreach, her responsibility is to raise $2129.00 to cover project costs and air fare for the trip.

As  one of the Missions Elders I would highly encourage each person from the church to contribute any amount they can, so this young lady can serve God in this endeavor. I was reminded recently that the church cannot exist without missions. So if you are able to donate, you can give the donation to Mimi and Johnny,or to the Swift office, or to the GSUMC.  Thanks, Phil

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.

 LUNCH WITH TWO OR MORE

“LUNCH WITH TWO OR MORE”

“Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Matthew 18:20 

        We meet the first Thursday of every month, 11:30am, at the Captain’s Choice Restaurant at the Gulf Bowl on Juniper Street in Foley. This meeting for lunch is a welcome addition to our outreach to members and others in the community.  Call Pastor Jody Beth Melton at 213-6625 for more information.

 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. 

Grief Share New Location:                                                                                  Contacts

The Gulf Coast House of Prayer                                                             Paula Brewer  (251)979-6506

3757 Gulf Shores Parkway (Hwy 59                                                    Teri Wiersig  (251)213-1062

Gulf Shores, AL                                                                                          

Across from the Pinnacle Cinemas

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

CURSILLO #34

We have been informed that the Spring Cursillo #34 has been cancelled. There were not enough Pilgrims signed up to be able to have an effective retreat. More information will come out about the Fall Cursillo when it is posted. 

   

II Corinthians 5:17

 PRESCHOOL NEWS

SWIFT CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL 

Please click on the picture of Christ and children for information about out Preschool.

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