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 in October

October 12      Acts 16:16-34             Prison Songs

October 19      Acts 17:1-10                Turning the World Right Side Up

October 26      Acts 17:16-34  00        Unknown Gods

 Chancel Choir

 

Lisa Cardwell, Music Director

          CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS 

 On September 10th we returned to our Wednesday 7:00 rehearsals. 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

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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            

Extravagant generosity has been shown by our congregation with the donations to the Family Promise and 2 cents a meal programs.  Thanks for your response.

September14th we are asking for support for our veterans who so faithfully served our country and now require nursing home assistance. Socks, personal care items and all size t-shirts are requested and will be delivered to the William Green Veterans home in Bay Minette.

With Keith's encouragement to be risk taking and go beyond just ordinary opportunities, we have a speaker available for Nov 2 to focus and inform us about human trafficking in our local area and how we can assist with those needs. She will speak to youth through adults during the SS hour.

 

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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.
 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

Sunday November 9 – It’s time for a Tailgate Party! Join us after the 10am service  in the fellowship hall. Wear your favorite team jersey and we’ll see you there!

Christmas Parade

Christian Education will also have a float in the Christmas Parade this 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.

 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.

 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
From Thursday, November 1 through Saturday, November 15 there will be a Presbyterian Home for Children Work Weekend. Are you interested in doing some cleaning, painting, light carpentry, lawn care, etc.?  Free lodging, kitchen facilities and transportation are available. Great fellowship with our Presbyterian sisters and brothers. Stay one or both nights.  Contact Pastor Jody Beth for more information. please call 213-6625.

 
 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 has begun.  We plan to 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 attend because they don’t drive so that “two or more” will gather!  Men, women, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors - all are welcome!

                            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 

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