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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
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

Worship in the weeks ahead

March – April 20 Lenten Season and Easter Sunday

Based on Luke 24:13-35

Thursday, April 17 – Maundy Thursday service: 7:00pm in the sanctuary; (Butterfly Girls and Guys Night Out will not meet in April.)

Friday, April 18 – Good Friday service: 7:00pm in the sanctuary.

Sunday, April 20 – Easter Service, Easter Breakfast hosted by the Deacons and   Easter Egg Hunt following worship.

 One Great Hour of Sharing special offering will be collected.

 Chancel Choir

 

Lisa Cardwell, Music Director

Neither choir will meet next week – 4/23; Lisa will be with Keith and Pate.

HANDBELL CHOIR REHEARSALS on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm.

          CHANCEL CHOIR REHEARSALS on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

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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 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.

 

RISK-TAKING MISSION AND SERVICE

LIVING WATERS FOR THE WORLD

We recently received a letter from Living Waters for the World, a ministry of the Synod of Living Waters, Presbyterian Church (USA) thanking us for our monetary support of this urgently needed program worldwide.  They pointed out that 900 million people in the world have no access to clean water.  Consequently, at least 3 million deaths result each year from drinking or being exposed to polluted water.  This being the 20th year for this ministry, they recently installed their 500th water system.  Our monthly 2-cents-a-meal offering goes toward this program.  Collected through November was $2,732.00

 

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.

 

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.

Presbyterian Home for Children

 

Pastor Keith and his son, Pate, will cycle from Tennessee to Gulf Shores in late April as a fundraiser for the Presbyterian Home for Children. Pate and Army buddies created this ride in 2009 while on leave from deployment in Iraq. The goal is $50/mile or $20,000. Donations of any size can be earmarked for “Bike Ride” can be made payable to the Swift Church. Donations can be made online at www.phfc.org. Click “online donations” Under “apply gift to” highlight “Bike ride for children”. People interested in riding or helping with logistics are welcome.

   

If you would like to see an interview with Pastor Keith about the Bike Ride, please click on Bike Ride.

http://blog.al.com/press-releases/2014/04/father_son_duo_to_cycle_415_to.html

 Christian Education News

Sunday School @ 9:00am in the annex

 

Option #1 - “Live . .  . with Anthony”l!

Option #2 – “Coffee with Keith”

More information on the Bulletin Board page

 

For further information please click on "Christian Education"

 

 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 .

Calling All Cooks!

            Swift Cookbook is coming!  If you have a favorite casserole, a recipe that your mother used to make or an awesome rib rub to share, give it to Susan Pichoff (tabfanatic@gmail.com) or drop them in the box at the back of the sanctuary or chapel.

 Church Library

NEWS FROM OUR LIBRARY

Lynda Walden

                                                                                       

           THERE ARE SO MANY GREAT BOOKS IN OUR SWIFT LIBRARY. HAVE YOU "CHECKED IT OUT" YET? IT IS VERY EASY TO CHECK A BOOK OUT AND THERE ARE NO LATE CHARGES. JUST BRING BACK THE BOOKS YOU CHECK OUT, CHECK THEM BACK IN AND GET YOU SOME MORE.

 Youth Group
 
 
 

Lots of things are going on with Swift's Youth. Right now the big project is getting ready to go to the Middle School and High School Conferences this summer. To find out about it, please click on Youth Happenings.

 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                                                                            

            Starting in February, the preschool will be joining forces with Swift Presbyterian to raise money for the Presbyterian Home for Children.  We will hold a penny drive in February, a trike-a-thon in March and a yard sale in April.  Our goal is to raise $1,000 to help the children in need and share with them God's love.  We can't wait to get started! 

 Click on the picture of Christ and children for information about Swift's Preschool.

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    Swift Presbyterian Church
    23208 Swift Church Rd.,
    Foley, AL 36535
    PH: (251)943-8367