This page is your hot spot for all the latest news from Swift Creek! Check back here regularly for announcements as seen in the bulletin each week. For a full list of Swift Creek events, view our Calendar! View the Campus Map
Fall Festival Outreach
Wednesday, October 31 | 5-8pm
The whole community is invited to join us for a night of safe family fun! There will be inflatables, games, food, free candy, funnel cake, toddler play area, face painting, photo booth, and hay rides! Costumes are encouraged! (Menu: Pizza or Hot Dog w/ chips & drink $2, Chips $0.50, Pizza $1, Hot Dog $1, Soda $1)
Swift Creek Family,
We’re still looking for plenty of help and candy for our largest outreach event of the year! Donate prepackaged candy to the designated bins at both check-in stations. Sign up to volunteer in your Connect Group or through the church office. Share the news by taking some flyers to hand out to friends and neighbors! Event Contact: Janelle Collazo, email@example.com.
Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, October 18 | 1-7pm | Fellowship Hall
Women’s Retreat “Embracing Joy” – Registration Closed
Friday, October 19: 6:30 – 9 pm (doors open at 6)
Saturday, October 20: 9 am – 3 pm
Fellowship Hall, Worship Center
Conversational Spanish for Peru Trip
Starting Sunday, October 21 | 1-2:45pm | Building I
This class is designed for Peru team members to learn a little basic Spanish in order to better interact with Peruvian people. Those who are interested in or committed to our next Peru trips are invited to join. Event Contact: Erika Bunn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 11, January 13, 20, 27
Singles Bonfire & BBQ
Friday, October 26 | 6-10pm | 8521 River Rd. South Chesterfield
Come roast marshmallows at the Single Adult Ministry Bonfire & BBQ! Please bring a side dish to share. All singles are welcome.
Student Family Prayer Walk for Fall Festival
October 28 | 4-6pm | Meet in Refuge
We will be walking throughout Deer Run in groups praying over the neighborhood and inviting our neighbors to the Fall Festival. All students and their families are invited to attend!
Swift Creek Volleyball
Friday Nights | November through March | Manchester MS
Swift Creek is forming a team to participate in the Southside Church Recreation Association. This a family-friendly co-ed league, ages 12 to 99! Cost is $20 per player for the season (checks made to Swift Creek Baptist Church). This is a great league for those that love volleyball and fellowship! Sign up at the registration table this week and next week. Contact: Vicki Stitzer, 639-2531.
Peru Trip Presentation
November 4 | 9:30-10:40am | Fellowship Hall
Come hear from our team members about our October Peru trip. You can also learn more about our new partnership with Cristo El Salvador and the IMB, and how you can get involved in one of our upcoming trips!
Veterans Day Celebration
Saturday, November 10 | 6-8pm | Fellowship Hall
Join us in honoring the men and women in our congregation who have serviced in our country’s military by coming to our potluck dinner. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Clay Mountcastle, Virginia War Memorial Director. Please RSVP at the table in the Main Hallway or online. Event Contact: Larry Denecke, email@example.com
Free Resources from Right Now Media
Swift Creek is offering free access to a huge, streaming, online, access-on-any-device library of over 10,000 video Bible studies, leadership videos, kids shows and more. Its like the Netflix of Bible Study videos! Contact the church office to receive your emailed invitation.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month!
We want to acknowledge and thank our Pastoral staff for living out the words of the Apostle Paul who wisely encouraged us “to respect those who work hard among you…hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work” (1 Thess. 5:12-13). Please help us celebrate and encourage our Pastoral Staff during the month of October!
Our blended worship service includes a time of praise through song and a powerful message from Senior Pastor Monty Guice.
We invite you to join us for a time of Bible study and fellowship on Sunday Mornings. Classes are available for every age and stage of life. Look for our Connect Group Directory under the visitor tab.
Wednesday Night Activities (September-May)
Equipping Classes: Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm. New classes are offered every few weeks. Take a gander at our Equipping brochure under the visitor tab for the latest offerings for men’s, women’s, and co-ed classes.
Students and Children: Wednesday Nights, children (2yrs-5th) are invited to participate in our AWANA program where they will hear Bible stories, memorize scripture, and play games. Students (6th-12th) meet in our Refuge Student Center for a time of large group worship and discipleship.Younger children can be dropped off in the nursery.
Music: Choirs for adults, students, and children have rehearsal at various times on Wednesday nights. Check out our worship ministry page for times and locations.
Thursday Night Activities (September-May)
Thursdays, Starts September 20 | 6-8:30pm
Please join us for a 13-week guided study and support group on healing and restoration from the pain of divorce and separation. Divorce Care for Kids is also offered for ages 5-12. Childcare is offered for those under 5. Register today!
English as a Second Language
Thursdays | 6-8pm
Swift Creek offers ESL classes to the community once a week during the school year. Classes and childcare are free, and participants do not need to register ahead of time. If you are interested in volunteering with ESL, email David Peat Sr. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crenshaw Elementary Backpack Program (September-May)
Help us feed hungry kids in our community. Non-perishable foods and snacks may be placed in the large box in the Main Hallway by the Fellowship Hall entrance. If you are not already contributing through your Connect Group Class, you may pick up a list of suggested food items at the donation bin. For more information, call Donnie Dalton, 804-690-5507
Chesterfield Food Bank- Second Saturdays
Swift Creek is excited to be serving with the Chesterfield Food Bank. We will be helping with the food distribution at Reams Rd. Elementary school on the second Saturday of each month. This is a great opportunity to serve with your entire family! What to Expect