November 23, 2014

Elder of the Month: Devery Thomas

Fellowship Deacon: Kathy Menk

Projectionist:  Devery Thomas                      Sound Technician: Marvin King


  8:00am Worship Service in the Historic Chapel       

  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” - Andy Lay Room; studying “Jonah” 

                        “Coffee with Keith” -   Library. Room 3.  See Topic Below

                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

10:00am    Worship Service in the Sanctuary

11:00am   Please join us in the Fellowship Hall for light refreshments and conversation

                 The flowers are given today in memory of John (Pappy) Kaechele by his family.

                 During Advent (Nov. 30-Dec. 21) “Coffee with Keith” Sunday School Class will look at Kenneth Bailey’s DVD lectures “A Clear View of the Birth of Jesus”.  In four 30 minute lectures, Dr. Bailey brings fresh answers to questions regarding the Christmas story.  Come join these interesting discussions!

                     Pastor Keith will be on vacation next week from Nov. 24-Nov. 30.  If any pastoral needs come up, please contact Pastor Jody Beth at 213-6625 or the church office.

                     The Missions Committee has chosen the Presbyterian Home for Children to receive our Joy of Giving Christmas contributions.


Sun, Nov. 23– First rehearsal of the Choir Chime Ensemble right after 10:00 service.  Meet in Choir Room.

Mon, Nov. 24 – Handbell choir will rehearse at 6:00pm; not on Wednesday

Wed, Nov. 26 – Food pantry volunteers are Shirley Hughes and Betty Carneal

Thurs, Nov. 27 and Fri, Nov. 28 – Preschool and the church office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.


Sun, Nov. 30 – First Sunday of Advent.  Lauren Peters will preach.

Thurs, Dec. 4 – Lunch group, Two or More, will meet at the Captain’s Choice   restaurant in the Gulf Bowl on Juniper Street; 11:30am

Thurs, Dec. 4 – GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays” will meet in the Annex -  6:00-8:00pm. Please let us know if you will be attending by calling the church office 943-8367 or by calling Paula Brewer 979-6506.

Sat, Dec. 6 – Swift Church will have a float in the Foley Christmas Parade; we need Mardi Gras beads, small throws and candy for the children to throw.

Sun, Dec. 7 – The Sacrament of Holy Communion will be served by intinction at both services.

Sun, Dec. 7 – Pastor Jody Beth and Jane Capsis will lead worship service at Live Oak at 1:00pm. Everyone is invited and welcome.

Sun, Dec. 14 – Joint Christmas Cantata with Foley First at Swift Church: 3:00.

      Members of the Swift handbell choir will be ringing handbells as accompaniment to Christmas carols that the congregation will sing.


Wed. Dec. 3 – Youth gathering – 6:30 – 8:00pm; at Debbie and Norm Schmidt’s house - 23196 County Rd 20, Foley

Sun, Dec. 7 – Youth Group will meet at church 4:00- 6:00pm

Benefit for Rhonda Willis right after the Elberta Christmas parade on Saturday, December 6.  The parade starts at 4:00pm.

There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, & baked goods.

All proceeds go towards Rhonda’s medical bills!!

Choir Chime Ensemble News from Lisa

      “Thanks to all who have responded to my e-mail!  We are scheduled to have our first rehearsal this Sunday, November 23rd, right after the 10:00 service.  We will meet in the choir room…Even if you can’t make all of the following rehearsal dates, still plan to join us.  You will just be required to read one letter – that matches the letter on your chime!  Rehearsals are:  Nov. 23, Nov. 30, and Dec. 7 right after 10:00 service.  If you know of anyone else who would like to play, just bring them along to share in our fun!”

     Have a Happy Thanksgiving with Family & Friends

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    23208 Swift Church Rd.,
    Foley, AL 36535
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