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

Worship for November

Nov 16   Acts 22:1-21                         “You’ve a Story to Tell”

               Dedication of new handbells and chimes

Nov 23   Christ the King Sunday

               A service based on Isaiah’s Peaceable Kingdom

Nov 30   Isaiah 1:1-20; 2:1-5

               First Sunday of Advent

               Lauren Peters preaches while Pastor Keith is on vacation

 Chancel Choir

 

Lisa Cardwell, Music Director

          CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS 

 Regular winter schedule on Wednesdays @ 7:00.  Our joint Christmas Cantata with Foley First Presbyterian will be Sunday, Dec 14th.  We will begin rehearsing our Christmas cantata Saturday, November 8 –  at Swift: 9:00am. It is “The Christmas Story: A Classic Carol Celebration” written by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi. The cantata is scheduled for Sunday, December 14th at 3:00 pm at Swift Presbyterian. We will be joined by the chancel choir from First Presbyterian, Foley. This is our sixth year to join together for a cantata.  We invite anyone who loves to sing to join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ in this special musical event. More details will be available soon! Come join us! 

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 on these hot summer days.

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

               Adult Classes:

                  “Live with Anthony” - in the Andy Lay room; studying “Amos”

                  “Coffee with Keith” - in the Library; will discuss recent decisions made by the Presbyterian General

                     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
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.

 FALL ACTIVITIES

Christmas Parade

Christian Education will also have a float in the Christmas Parade in December .  Please be bringing in any old Madras Gras beads, small throws and candy for the children to throw in the parade.  We will provide a box in the back of the church. We will have more information about the parade in November.

 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

Submitted by Diane King, Missions Elder

      What extravagant generosity the people of Swift church showed for our vets at the nursing home in Bay Minette! Boxes of items were donated and have been delivered to the home. Thanks again for your support.

     

      Thanks to Jim Tanner and Joe Walden for the information they provided concerning Kairos, the prison ministry that they have supported for many years. The Kairos weekend begins November 6, so be in prayer for the attendees.  Our preschool children are decorating place mats and 4-6 grade SS class are writing notecards to the "Men in White". On Wednesday, November 5, cookies may be delivered to the church office before noon for delivery to the prisoners.

      The special cookie recipes for Kairos are available in the back of both churches and also as the last page of this newsletter. 

     

 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.

 MISSION OPPORTUNITY
Our Swift Busy Bees attending the Presbyterian Home for Children Work Weekend. Here they are taking a lunch break. Such a great mission. We thank you all. 
 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 December 4.

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