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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

Note: This Sunday, the 20th only one service. No 8:00 am service. At 10:00 am Youth Sunday worship with many great events.


Early Service in the old chapel 8:00 am
Traditional Service in the new sanctuary 10:00 am

See Christian Education for Sunday School times

PASSIONATE WORSHIP

A sermon series on the Acts of the Apostles
           Worship in July

                             Scripture                        Sermon

July 6       Acts 4:32-5:11                  Some Exclusions Apply

                      The Lord’s Supper

July 13     Acts 6:1-7                         Service with a Smile        

July 20    One service @ 10:00am VBS Sunday, Baptism of Gabriel Williams, Youth Sunday, Commissioning

July 27          Acts 8:26-40                     Pastor Jody Beth Melton preaches

 

 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. 

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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

            On July 13, an offering for Mission Haven will be taken. Located in Decatur, Ga., adjacent to Columbia Seminary, this home away from home is for Presbyterian missionaries working in the many countries around the world. When the missionaries are home on furlough or studying at schools in the area or the seminary, it provides short-term housing and a clothes closet for them to have suitable and seasonal clothing for their stay in the states.  Many of the houses are old and need updating and improvements. Give generously to help our missionaries who make the sacrifice to spread the Gospel around the world.

            Our 2 Cents-a-Meal Offering to help provide safe water to needy areas will be on July 20.

            If you would like to volunteer for the food pantry on the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month, please give your mission elder a call. July volunteers are Johnny and Mimi Hollis on the 9th and Ellen and Bob Bergman and Linda Morrison on the 23rd.

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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

All Sunday School and Sunday Bible Studies are going to take a break during the month of July.

The regular schedule will resume in August. 

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.

 

For further information please click on "Christian Education"

 

 Church Library

NEWS FROM OUR LIBRARY

Lynda Walden   

           

SUMMER READING

     Enjoy some summer reading!   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.

 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL COMES TO A CLOSE.

A true "Work Of Wonders" 

The children and adults received so many blessings and new insight of God's Great Works.

Enjoy the slide show of the pictures taken this week (thanks to Ms. Megan). If you would like to "Save As" any of them just put your cursor on the chosen picture and click. 

 New group formed
NEW! “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 will begin in August.  We will 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 as easily – someone who doesn’t drive for example – so that “two or more” will gather!  Men, women, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors - all are welcome!
 
      “Lunch with Two or More” will meet for the first time on Thursday, August 7th, 11:30am, at Captain’s Choice Restaurant located in the Gulf Bowl – they have lunch specials!  At the first gathering, those present will decide where they would like to meet the following month.  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 

We have a New Director for 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. 

For further information about Swift Church Preschool, click on the picture of Jesus and children.

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    A safe haven striving to cause God joy
    Swift Presbyterian Church
    23208 Swift Church Rd.,
    Foley, AL 36535
    PH: (251)943-8367