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     Mission and service
    Swift mission report 

    Would you lend a hand
    to help with food pantry?

     By PATE CARDWELL and AL SPROUSE | mission elders 

    Food pantry
    Our Swift Food Pantry served 42 families that included 79 individuals on Dec. 11. The Christmas season was made special for 21 women who visited our food pantry on the 11th. Each woman received a scarf that was hand-knitted and donated by Lee Mansell.

    Also, a special thank-you goes to Lee Mansell for accepting the position and responsibility of director of our food pantry. After serving as director for two years, Tina Sprouse has stepped down to an advisory position. Thank you, Tina, for your devotion to our food pantry as a way to serve God’s Church.

    We appreciate the hard work and devotion from all of the volunteers at our food pantry, receiving shipment, shopping, stocking the pantry, filling the bags, distributing groceries, and keeping records. If you would like to volunteer, contact Brenda at (251) 943-6723 or

    Our food pantry was closed on Christmas Day this year. It will reopen on Jan. 8, the second Wednesday in 2020.

    Souper Bowl Sunday
    On Feb. 2, the Swift family will celebrate Souper Bowl Sunday, hosted by Mark Melton, fellowship elder, and our youth at Swift. Everyone is encouraged to bring a crockpot of “your famous soup, chili, or chowder.” Donations collected for this big event will go to our food pantry.

    Elberta Elementary School
    t has become a special mission to serve Elberta Elementary with its needs for children that are less privileged in our community. Swift Presbyterian Church has continued to restock the school’s need for more snacks. Our “two cents a meal” donations support this mission.

    Baldwin County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch
    Our Swift Food Pantry continues to supplement the grocery needs of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Boys Ranch.

    Our support to the boys ranch can be extended in other ways also. They are looking for a Christian, mission-minded couple to join their staff as relief house-parents with some light maintenance duties. This is a full-time, live-in position with benefits. If you know of anyone who could be interested, have them call (251) 989-6392.

    Presbyterian Home for Children
    Our mission focus for December was for the Alabama Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega. As of the distribution of this newsletter, donations are $1,090.

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    23208 Swift Church Road
    Foley, AL 36535
    Phone: (251) 943-8367