Author: Jennifer Harper

Fusion Youth

Student ministry is alive and well at SWC. We are about equipping and training young people to grow and thrive in God while living in the real world. It’s our purpose to inspire students to impact their environment and reach out to those around them with the message of God’s love. At SWC, students can find a place where they are known, challenged and encouraged in their walk with the Lord.

Fusion youth ministry is led by Pastor Christine Martin and Tim Bakies.  Fusion gathers on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM in 201 for their mid-week service.  Their UPS Human Video/Drama Troupe meets at 5:30 PM in the sanctuary and is led by Tim Bakies.  Each Fusion service is a mixture of live worship, biblical teaching and relational connections, specifically designed for Middle School and Sr. High students.

31 Days of Fun

Believe it or not, it’s almost July.  That means that it’s time for the triumphant return of 31 Days of Fun at Fusion Youth.  It’s 31 days of activities or social media connections every day that month.  Contact us at for more information. Here’s how it all begins:

Saturday, July 1st: Awake Prayer Night @SWC & Ice Cream Afterparty

Sunday, July 2nd: Lunch w/the Fusion Family after church

Monday, July 3rd:  IHOP Night @PV Mall

Tuesday, July 4th:  Home on the Way Outreach

Wednesday, July 5th:  Twin Day

Thursday, July 6th:  Fusion Invasion:  Fusion goes to The Refuge service

Friday, July 7th:  Renew Worship Night

Saturday, July 8th:  Star Wars Appreciation Day:  post your best SW post on social media

Sunday, July 9th:  Bowling Night!

Shoebox Ministry: June Donations

SWC is excited to partner with Operation Christmas Child again this year in their Shoebox Ministry.  This great outreach shares the love of Christ with children around the world.  In the month of June, we’re collecting items for Boys and Girls, ages 10-14.  Donations may be dropped off in the foyer on any Sunday.

Ball caps
Tote bags (easily folded type)
Chap Stick
Ziploc plastic bags (snack, quart & gallon sizes)

Life without Zoe

To me, dogs are some of the best of creation. They want nothing more than to be present with their people and they’re loyal first and last. There are dogs with fine pedigrees and good form; our dog Zoe had neither, but what she lacked in bloodline she more than made up in personality and zest for life.

The first time we saw her, she was a filthy-gray color and cowering among many other dogs at the Payson Animal Rescue. Her mother was a tiny Terrier and her father was a large who-knows-what, and she spent the early part of her life in a wretched home, trying to make her way among 27 other dogs and never enough food to go around. Abusive humans, aggressive dogs and no resources are a trifecta of suffering. Finally, one day, she was taken to the good people at the shelter. And there she stayed until one Labor Day eight years ago.  Read more

Thrive Classes: Summer Schedule

Our Thrive Classes will be on summer break in June and July, with a new classes beginning in August.  Wednesday night Children’s ministry and Fusion Youth’s Sunday Morning study will break as well.

Home on the Way July Outreach

Home on the Way is a local ministry to some of our neighbors in our valley who are in desperate need.  Each month, a team from SWC serves at HOTW, sharing a delicious dinner and the love of Christ with the people who gather there.   The next Home on the Way outreach is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4th.  There are three ways you can help. First, you can meet at SWC (100 kitchen) at 2 PM that Tuesday to help prepare the meal.  Secondly, you’re invited to go with the team to the HOTW campus at 4:15 PM to minister and serve that evening.  Finally, we’re collecting lip balm, summer clothing and sunscreen for the Home on the Way ministry.  Feel welcome to donate items on any Sunday, in the SWC foyer.  Thank you!

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