Author: Jennifer Harper

Pastor R.L. Cornwall’s Memorial Fund

Pastor Cornwall’s family and church family celebrated his life and service to the Lord last Thursday.  Thank you for praying for his family during this difficult time.  If you’d like to donate to the Memorial Fund, use the link below.

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

May Thrive Classes

When God’s People Pray: A DVD series by Jim Cymbala

Teacher:  Norbert Senftleben | Room 105 | Sundays & Wednedays

Prayer can change lives and circumstances like nothing else can. What are the keys that unlock its power, that turn prayer from a mere activity into a vital link with God and all His resources? This series offers principles for growth in prayer and seeking God with passion, focus and faith.

The Blessed Life:  A DVD series by Robert Morris

Teacher:  Daniel Parvu | Room 103 | Sundays Only

Our culture is saturated with false teaching on what it means to be blessed, but what does the Bible say about it? How can we truly live blessed lives? In this series, Pastor Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life both financially and spiritually. He shows that when God changes your heart from selfishness to generosity, every part of your life-journey is affected.

Game Night @SWC

Looking for something to do?   The Lawrence Engage Group hosts this night of fun and games (and snacks) on the fourth Friday of the month, and everyone is invited. Bring a snack to share if you’d like and your favorite board game and join us, Friday, May 26th at 6:30 PM in the Community Center, room 101.

Awake Prayer Gathering: June

Here’s a great opportunity to gather with other SWCers for prayer on Saturday, June 3rd, 5 PM-6 PM in the sanctuary.  This is a time for personal contemplation as well as corporate prayer together.  If you’ve never attended a prayer gathering, you can know that there’s no pressure for anyone to have to pray in front of the group.  We want to ask the Lord for His help in our community, our city, for other churches in our valley, as well as for our upcoming Kids’ Day Camp. Additionally, we can prepare our hearts for worship on Sunday in this peaceful environment.

Coffee with Christine: Fusion Youth Bible Study

Pastor Christine hosts a Bible Study on Sunday mornings at 9 AM-9:40 AM in conjunction with our Thrive Classes.  All Jr. High and High School students are invited to bring their Bible, their favorite coffee mug and come to the SWC Office for connection and study.  This month, they’re studying I Peter.

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