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    Summer Bible studies to focus on faith, hope, love
    [ Read more.]

    223rd Presbyterian General Assembly meeting in St. Louis
    [ Use this link to get the latest news about it.]

    Swift y0uth attend national youth conference
    at Montreat in North Carolina mountains

    Read more.]    [ Photo gallery]

    Security updates being made to website

    Our website and the systems that handle it are being upgraded to keep up to date with the latest security requirements. If you are using Google Chrome, Firefox or similar browsers, you should not need to make any changes.

    In the meantime, you could see security warnings about some of our pages or links. Don’t  worry — it should be safe to proceed. These updates may mean that older, out-of-date web browsers may have issues logging into websites.

    If you are using an older Internet Explorer browser version such as IE 9, or IE 10 we recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of IE. If you are unable to upgrade, make sure that you have tls 1.1 or tls 1.2 enabled. Click Internet options, then the advanced tab and scroll to the security section.

    Church honors graduates of 2018
    [ See a photo and read more.]

    GriefShare sessions to start June 5
    [ Read more.]

    Extravagant generosity 

    Swift food pantry
    always needs your help

    Twenty-two families each received a bag of food from Swift Church’s food pantry on June 13. Now the shelves are almost bare again.

    The need is always great for food to help people in the community. If everyone brought one item this week or next, we could refill our shelves before the next distribution on June 27.

    Food pantry needs at this time: canned meats, cereal, oatmeal, grits, peanut butter and jelly, shelf-stable milk, and canned soups.

    Thank you for caring and your extravagant generosity.

    Remember the driveway fund
    — to widen, repair and resurface
    the church driveway and parking areas.

    $20,000 projected cost
    Have you made a pledge or donation yet?

    ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ lunch raises $591 for food pantry

    The mission committee hosted a meal of soup, bread and dessert on Feb. 4 after the 10:00 worship service. The event raised $591 for the food pantry.

    Many thanks to those who provided the delicious soups, breads and desserts and also to those who ate and donated. Also, those who helped in the kitchen and in cleanup, we thank you.

    Cathy Rogers is planning to compile a mini-book of “Souper Bowl of Caring” recipes with featured soups later on for a minimal cost.

    People sought to serve on driveway committee
    Charlie Hastings, elder

    We are actively contacting engineers to survey the church driveway for the expansion project in 2018.

    If you are interested in joining a committee to oversee this project and help out in any way, please contact Charlie Hastings or Chuck Carneal. We are looking for anyone who is interested in helping coordinate and plan activities involving the widening of the driveway entrance from Swift Church Road.

    New church officers ordained and installed

    Newly elected church officers have been ordained and officially installed for their three-year terms.

    Elected at the Oct. 15 congregational meeting were: 

    Elders — Andrew King and Al Sprouse
    Deacons — Vicki Elsler, Tess Helton, Cheryl Jensen and Tina Sprouse
    Trustee — Mary Ard

    Our elders, deacons and pastors attended church officer and leadership training on Jan. 20 at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. This was presented by the visioning division of the Presbytery of South Alabama, and the theme this year was “Resurrecting Church — An Exploration of the Abundance of God.”

    That Saturday’s events included a worship service and various seminars.

    Thanks for help on fall work day at church
    Charlie Hastings, elder

    I would like to thank everyone who came out to the fall work day Oct. 21. The entire north and east sides of the church were cleaned and pressure-washed along with the entranceway and sidewalks. New flowers were planted by the Swift Church sign on County Road 20 and the front entrance of the sanctuary building.

    There is always work to be done around the church, so if you feel you would like to help in any way, please contact Pastor Keith or Charlie Hastings.

    Help keep Swift Church beautiful.

    Donated items help support Repair Baldwin efforts

    Please bring items to be donated to Emmy’s Thrift Shop in Fairhope to support the ecumenical group Repair Baldwin. This group is working to repair homes in Baldwin County for those who are not able to do it themselves. Emmy’s is located at 564 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope; phone: (251) 990-8995; baldwinemi.org

    Intentional faith development 

    Nine young people complete confirmation class
    and become members of Swift Church

    [ Read more.]



    Mission and service 



    Susie Alexander is our “go-to lady” to schedule flowers for worship. Many of you had previously reserved certain dates “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone or for a special event in your life. Please contact Susie by telephone or email to schedule that special date. She can be reached at 943-4145 or thfairynfoley@gmail.com.

    Can you help provide a meal for UKirk students?

    [• Read more about UKirk South Alabama]

    UKirk South Alabama is a campus ministry at the University of South Alabama that is supported by the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Presbytery of South Alabama. They have weekly meetings on campus where they break bread together and share a message. They have a need for people to help them with meals by preparing, cooking, and transporting the meal to campus, and then people are encouraged to stay for food and fellowship with the students.

    If you would like to provide a meal for a Monday night, please call/text Philip Melton at 251-213-6505, or go to the website for more information, https://mealtrain.com/3l9nrw.

    Want to learn how to serve the church as a projectionist?

    Swift Church is looking for folks to learn how to be projectionist on Sundays. This involves loading up the bulletin material, any photos, announcements, etc., and operating the projectors in the loft on Sunday mornings.

    Usually, projectionists take a month turn at a time, generally three times a year. Those who already know how to do this will train you. Contact the church office or Pastor Keith.


    Swift youth T-shirts available for purchase

    The youth of the church have Swift youth T-shirts available for sale. They are $10, and you can choose between blue and gray and sizes small, medium and large. Contact Ginny Kleinschmidt or a member of the youth group for more information.​​


    Literacy council offers Bible-based ESL classes at Swift

    On Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m., South Baldwin Literacy Council is offering a new Bible-based English as a Second Language class in the fellowship hall of Swift Presbyterian Church. This class is free to attend and is being taught by the council’s  ESL coordinator, Esther Tillmon.

    This class is for mothers and their preschool children. A bilingual copy of the New Testament will be provided at no charge to participants. Mothers and their preschoolers will improve their English while learning the stories of Jesus.

    Four adult students and their children attended the first class Feb. 17. They read in English the Lord’s Prayer as found in Matthew 6, drank hot chocolate, made Bible bookmarks, and colored a picture of Jesus praying.

    Please continue to pray for these students and their ongoing instruction.


    Hearing assistance devices available in sanctuary
    Hearing assistance devices are available in the back of the sanctuary during worship services.
    Please ask a greeter.




    Are you willing to provide a meal for a youth event?

    Please consider providing a meal for a youth event (grades 6–12). To find out more, contact Kathy Menk by calling her at home (971-6509) or by sending an email to mkmenk9010@gmail.com.

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      23208 Swift Church Road
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