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      Nov. 27 • 2022
       First Sunday of Advent 

      Passionate worship 

      SUNDAY 

      — 8 a.m. — 
      Worship service
      inside the chapel

       — 9 a.m. — 
      Sunday school
      ■ “Snacks with Susan and Daryl” will not meet today.
      ■ Bill and Catherine’s adult class in the annex, room 2

       — 10 a.m. — 
      Worship service
      inside the chapel

      ■ Live-streaming on Facebook;
      available in the afternoon on YouTube and the church website

      ■ To join “live stream” worship, go to Facebook — Swift Presbyterian Church.

      ■ Worship services will be available for viewing in the afternoon on the church website and YouTube.


      ►Join us for fellowship time 

      We invite everyone to join us for fellowship time, immediately after the 10:00 service, in the fellowship hall.

      ►Sanctuary flowers 

      If you would like to place flowers on the chancel to honor or celebrate a loved one or a special occasion or “just because,” please contact Susie Alexander at 251-943-4145 or 217- 246-4051.

      ►Volunteers for worship 

      Are you willing to serve as an acolyte or as a greeter/usher? Contact Greg McNair, worship elder, at 251-965-1003 or gregmcnair@centurylink.net.

      God is good all the time.

      ►Dates to remember ... 

      ■ Intercessory prayer group meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the chapel. Everyone is invited.

      ►Advent devotionals 

      Advent devotionals for this year are available on the table in the fellowship hall. They are from Illustrated Ministry. The booklet is the devotional and the stapled sheets also include pictures for coloring which is a contemplative practice.

      ►Christmas cookie social 

      Everyone is invited to enjoy a Christmas cookie social after our Christmas music celebration on Sunday, Dec. 11.

      We will need cookie donations. Please contact Kathy Menk at 251-518-7966 to let her know what goodies you will bring.

      ►Christmas banquet 

      Thursday, Dec. 15 • 6 p.m.
      The Gift Horse Restaurant
      209 W. Laurel Ave., Foley

      Please make your reservation for the Christmas banquet as soon as possible ... the deadline is Thursday, Dec. 8. You may make your reservations with Mary McNair by text at 251-295-5267 or email marymcnair@centurylink.net.

      The cost for the buffet is $22 with tax. Everyone will pay their bill directly and will be responsible for adding the appropriate gratuity. If you would like to come but cost is still an issue, an anonymous church member has offered to cover it; just make your reservation with Mary then let one of the pastors know so arrangements can be made, as we don’t want anyone missing out on this special time of fellowship.

      The sign-up list will be on the table in the fellowship hall this Sunday. Check to make sure you name is on the list and if not, make your reservation. Hope to see you at the Christmas banquet.

      ►Poinsettia orders 

      Poinsettia orders are being taken in remembrance of or to honor your loved ones. Poinsettias will be displayed in the sanctuary and chapel on Sunday, Dec. 11, through Christmas Eve, and may be taken home after the service.

      Please complete the form below and return to the church office by Sunday, Dec. 4.

      ►Advent and Christmas decoration volunteers 

      We are looking for volunteers to help set up the beautiful Advent murals and to decorate the sanctuary on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Don Aspray will be the lead for the Advent murals and Denise Angle is lead for the decorations. Meet them at the church at 9 a.m. if you would like to help.

      ►From the safety team . . . 

      The safety team has asked that anyone who is in the fellowship hall, chapel, sanctuary, or annex to please make sure that the doors are completely closed and locked. In all cases, after locking the door, make sure that the door is fully closed.

      ►Interested in membership? 

      If anyone is interested in joining the church, please let Pastor Michael or Pastor Jody Beth know and we will set a date for a new members class.

      Risk-taking mission and service 
      ►Food pantry 

      The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. to serve the community.

      This week, we served 48 families and 113 people.

      Intentional faith development 
      ►‘Snacks with Susan and Daryl’ Sunday school class 

      Susan and Daryl’s class will not meet today.

      ►Adult Sunday school class led by Bill and Catherine 

      Bill and Catherine’s class meets at 9 a.m. in room 2 in the annex. The class is studying the book of Genesis. Join us.

      Extravagant generosity 
      ►Tithes and offerings 

      Thank you for your generous pledges and ongoing offerings. Your support and commitment to Swift Church is greatly appreciated.

      Prayers and joys 
      ►Please let us know . . . 

      Please call the church or email to notify us of any joys or concerns; birthdays, anniversaries, health issues or family deaths so that we may put it in the weekly emailed announcements for your church family to pray with you or to praise God for your joy. (We don’t publish personal prayer concerns on the website.)

      ►Joys 

           ■ Kim Kirkwood welcomes her great-granddaughter, Lily.

           ■ Charlie McVea has no more infection.

      ►Celebrations 

      Birthdays and anniversaries will now be listed by month in the church newsletter, rather than weekly in the announcements.

      ►Church staff and contact information 

      ■ Pastor Michael will be on vacation Nov. 29 through Dec. 2.

      ■ Pastor Jody Beth will be preaching at Gulf Shores Presbyterian Church on Nov. 27.

      ■ Church office hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      ■ Please contact either Pastor Michael or Pastor Jody Beth at any time for urgent needs and emergencies.

      Interim Pastor Michael Moore
      970-699-8014
      swiftpastor@gmail.com

      Assistant Pastor Jody Beth Melton
      251-213-6625
      jodybeth7@yahoo.com
      Sena Cooper, office assistant
      Stephanie Craft, office assistant
      251-943-8367
      swiftpc@gulftel.com

      SWIFT CHURCH PRESCHOOL
      Jessica Hammontree
      , director
      251-943-8367
      swiftchurchpreschool@gmail.com

      SWIFT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

      Michael Moore, interim pastor:
      970-699-8014

      Jody Beth Melton, assistant pastor:
      251-213-6625
      Lisa Cardwell, music director
      Jessica Hammontree, preschool director
      Church office: 251-943-8367
      Preschool: 251-943-8367
      Preschool website


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      • Synod of Living Waters



      Striving

      to bring

      God joy



      Swift  
      Presbyterian  
      Church
       

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      23208 Swift Church Road
      Foley, AL 36535
      Phone: (251) 943-8367
      email: swiftpc@gulftel.com


       

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