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

January  Sermon Series

We will take a slow stroll through the Gospel According to Mark. Mark is the shortest gospel and is considered by most scholars to be the oldest of the recorded Gospels. Mark’s gospel begins with Jesus coming for baptism and concludes with an empty tomb--no infant stories, no resurrection appearances. We will begin reading/studying/ hearing Mark’s Gospel on the Baptism of the Lord Sunday (January 11) and will continue all the way through Easter Sunday (April 5)

January 25           Mark 2:23-3:6           Lord of the Sabbath

         

 Chancel Choir

 

MUSIC NOTES

Submitted by Lisa Cardwell

Choir Chime Ensemble

      Our choir chime ensemble will start rehearsals on Feb 8th. We will rehearse on Sundays immediately after the 10:00 service. This is a beginner's level ensemble. You don't have to read music to be a member. You will only be asked to play one chime. This is for children in 4th grade on up to Senior Adults! If you are looking for a new activity for 2015 that will be fun and not require a lot of time, this is for you!! Please contact Lisa Cardwell for more information!! Lisacardwell62@gmail.com or cell phone (251) 767-0777.

HANDBELL 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.

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

 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

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION NEWS

Submitted by Ginny Kleinschmidt

          Presbyterians 101 Class

Pastor Jody Beth and Pastor Keith have been leading a Presbyterians 101 class. Because it has become so popular and there is more information desired the class with continue on January 18 (Holy Communion) and January 25 (Predestination). This is for anyone interested and particularly important for new church officers, new church members, and folks from non-Presbyterian background;

9:00-9:45 am in the church library (annex room 3).

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

                  “Coffee with Keith” - on hold right now while Pres. 101 class is in session. 

                     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

 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, Missions Elder

Moving into 2015, plans are to continue the 2 cents a meal offering, and the 4 special offerings a year. Special interest will be given to increasing our local involvement with emergency needs as they present in our congregation or the community, e.g. disasters. Our food pantry will continue to supply emergency food for families on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month.

      Volunteers for the food pantry are: Jan. 14- Genevieve Parker and Sue Johnson

                                                                Jan. 28- Shirley Hughes and Betty Carneal.

  Thanks for your support with the mission endeavors during 2014.

      

 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.

 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.  The Captain’s Choice Restaurant has a diverse, reasonably priced menu.   Our next get together will be February 5, 2015.

RSVP to Pastor Jody Beth Melton at 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