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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

Special activities

We continue our look at the struggles and joys of the early church and see how their faith can influence our faith.

Aug 24                        Acts 11:1-18               Dreams and Visions

                                                            Baptism of Mary Elizabeth Prater at 8:00

Aug 31                        Acts 11:22-24             What’s your Spiritual Name?

 Chancel Choir

 

Lisa Cardwell, Music Director

          CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS 

During the summer, they will rehearse on Sunday mornings at 9:00 instead of Wednesday nights. 

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

            Swift Church has supported Family Promise of Baldwin County for approximately 5 years by volunteering at Orange Beach Presbyterian Church or financial donations. A safe, secure respite for homeless families with children is provided at the church along with meals and childcare assistance for the family so that the parent can do job search in order to make the family independent again. The August 3rd offering will be sent to benefit this local mission effort.

Our food pantry continues to provide an emergency food source on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Workers for August 13 are Sue Johnson and Diane King and August 27 are Tanya Middlebrook and Teresa Neese. Thanks for volunteering your time and resources to benefit people in need.   

One hundred percent of Our 2-cents-a-Meal offering taken up on the third Sunday of each month is sent to Living Waters of the W orld, a ministry of the Synod of Living Waters Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) .       

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Need Directions to Swift?
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 will Kick-off on September 14, 2014.  We are asking you to pray about volunteering to help with nursery and our Sunday School classes.

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.

 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