■ Worship services will be available for viewing after “live stream” on the church website.
We invite everyone to join us for fellowship time, immediately after the 10:00 service, in the fellowship hall.
If you would like to place flowers on the chancel to honor or celebrate a loved one or a special occasion or “just because,” please contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145 or 217- 246-4051.
►Volunteers for worship
Are you willing to serve as an acolyte, as a greeter/usher or lead “time with the children”? Contact Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregational meeting is July 10
There will be a called congregational meeting on Sunday, July 10, at 9:50 a.m. in the sanctuary. The purpose of the meeting is to elect one deacon for the class of 2023. Randy LeDrew has been nominated for this position. There will be an opportunity for nominations from the floor.
►Whats happening ...
■ Prayer shawl ministry — Wednesday, July 6, at 8:45 a.m.
■ Intercessory prayer group — Wednesday, July 6, at 9 a.m. in the chapel
■ ‘Two or More’ fellowship lunch, normally scheduled for the first Thursday, will not be held this month.
Risk-taking mission and service
The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.
This past Wednesday, we served 48 families and 90 people.
We need more volunteers for the food pantry. ■ We need at least two volunteers who can lift 50-pound boxes of food every other Friday from 8 to 10 a.m. Contact Al Sprouse at 251-744-1944. ■ If you can volunteer one or two Wednesday mornings each month to distribute the food from the fellowship hall, 9:45 to 11 a.m., please contact Kathy Menk at 251-518-7966.
Intentional faith development
►Adult Sunday school class led by Cheryl
Cheryl’s class will meet at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex. Everyone is invited to join us as we study the book of Genesis.
►Snacks with Susan and Daryl Sunday school class
Susan and Daryl’s class, which normally meets at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall, is taking a summer break.
►Sunday school for children and youth
Tracy Akins’s class, which normallymeets at 9 a.m. in the youth room in the annex, is taking the summer off.
Swift Presbyterian Church is seeking a co-administrative assistant. Applicants should have good administrative and people skills along with experience using Microsoft applications and the ability to manage the church Facebook page. This position is a job share and requires working 22 hours a week (T, W, Th 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., F 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) every other week.
To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Pastor Michael Moore at email@example.com or mail to Swift Presbyterian Church, 23208 Swift Church Road, Foley, AL 36535.
We have a job opening for church custodian. The job will have a flexible work schedule and preference will be given to contract (1099) employment. Background check will be completed.
Send letter of interest, with skills and experience, to the attention of Jan Taylor, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church custodian volunteers needed
We need to renew our commitment to keeping God’s house clean and inviting during this time that we don’t have a custodian. I have volunteered to coordinate members who can help during the transitional time. I hope to get six people each week to work in teams of two and thereby keep the cleaning tasks to a manageable size. See below a checklist that defines the areas to clean and what to do — chapel, annex, main sanctuary and kitchen–fellowship hall. Don Aspray will clean the kitchen and fellowship hall for a couple of weeks but will be looking for help. Please study the list of duties. The church will provide cleaning supplies.
I know we are all older now. My bones and muscles ache just like yours but I’m going to make this pledge of time and energy. This is not a permanent request so if you can help temporarily, please let me know. The more people willing to work, the less often you will be asked to work. Simply send an email to the church office with: your name(s), week you are available, and (if it matters) whether you wish to work in the chapel, annex or the main sanctuary. You pick what day you wish to work. The church staff is at the church Tuesday through Thursday from 9 to 3 and Friday from 9 to 1. If you don’t have a key, they can help you get access. The things listed as quarterly needs have not been custodian duties but nonetheless need to be done. Maybe we can have a church-wide work day sometime before Christmas for some deep cleaning. Just a thought!
I am thankful for what this church has meant to me and my family over the years. I am thankful for each of you and how you have blessed Swift Church with your commitment. Here is yet another call — I hope we can do this one more thing!
Love to all. Lynn Aspray
Chapel • Dust and mop floors • Dust piano and other furnishings • Clean bathrooms Quarterly: • Vacuum pew seats, wipe out window sills and clean windows
Annex • Dust and mop floors in all rooms and hallways • Vacuum entry rugs • Clean the bathrooms • Sweep entry Quarterly: • Clean window sills, blinds and windows
Main sanctuary • Vacuum all carpeted areas • Clean window sills • Clean front doors • Sweep entry Quarterly: • Clean windows • Clean balcony — vacuum and dust
Kitchen–fellowship hall • Sweep and mop all floors Quarterly: • Clean window sills and glass in windows • Clean the stoves
►Tithes and offerings
Thank you for your generous pledges and ongoing offerings. Your support and commitment to Swift Church is greatly appreciated.
Prayers and joys
►Please let us know . . .
Please call the church or email to notify us of any joys or concerns; birthdays, anniversaries, health issues or family deaths so that we may put it in the weekly emailed announcements for your church family to pray with you or to praise God for your joy. (We don’t publish personal prayer concerns on the website.)
■ Birthdays: July 2 — Brett Cardwell; July 3 — Willard Penfold; July 4 — Jack Rogers; July 5 — Kip Rawson; July 6 — Sue Ann Lay; July 7 — Madison Lay
■ Anniversaries: None this week
►Pray for mission workers in Africa.
• Inge and Larry Sthreshley in Democratic Republic of Congo
►Pray for military friends and families.
•Zane Brewer: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
•Dennis “Trey” Brown: U.S. Army, Fairbanks, Alaska
•Jeffrey Cain: U.S. Coast Guard, Miami, Florida
•David Esparza: U.S. Marine Corps, Jacksonville, North Carolina
•Cody Havel: U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, Florida
•Rich Kleen: Quantico, Virginia
•Jeremy Rechkemmer: U.S. Army
•Maj. Jeremy Timm: National Guard, Arkansas
•Tarah Young: U.S. Army, South Korea
►Church staff and contact information
Church office hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pastor Michael: Office and ministry outside of the building: Sunday through Thursday
Pastor Jody Beth: Office and ministry outside of the building: Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday
Please contact us any time for urgent needs and emergencies.
Pastor Jody Beth on vacation
Pastor Jody Beth is taking vacation time through Saturday, July 9. Should you have any concerns while she is away, please contact your deacon, Pastor Michael at 970-699-8014, or the church office at 251-943-8367.
Michael Moore, interim pastor:
970-699-8014 Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:
Lisa Cardwell, music director
Jessica Hammontree, preschool director
Church office: 251-943-8367
Preschool: 251-943-8367 Preschool website