Creative arts are a powerful way to express the message of the Gospel. The UPS (Uniquely Presenting Salvation) Drama team is open to students in 7th-12th grade, and they’re led by Tim Bakies. During the school year, UPS meets for practice on Wednesday nights at 5:30 PM in the main sanctuary.
Author: Jennifer Harper
Kids Thrive every Sunday at SWC! Ministry Through the Arts offers children in K-6th grade an opportunity to develop their creative gifts for God’s glory. This program offers ministry training in Worship Dance or the Chosen Kids’ Choir, Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM in the His Kidz auditorium, room 204.
I was reading an article by Reuben Morgan a few weeks ago, and in it, he expressed the following thought about God being present in our weekly worship services:
“God’s presence is robust. He’s not nervous or timid, and He is always present, never failing, never out of time or out of action….It’s not a matter of asking did God show up to our meeting. The question to wrestle with is this: did we show up to meet with God?”
I’ve experienced both kinds of Sundays over the years of belonging to Him…the days that I “show up” for worship and meeting Him, and the days I struggle…The great news is that God’s grace is big enough for both of those “days”…He will lift us from where we are to where He is, if we’re willing.
SWC, let’s “show up” to meet Him. See you Sunday…
When you come to SWC on a Sunday morning, we hope you feel at home and we’d like to let you know what you can expect:
– A community full of welcoming people
– A come-as-you-are kind of church where jeans, shorts or a full suit are just fine
– Worship that is expressive and joyful
– The full message of the Word of God is taught
– Visual illustrations and great stories
– Age-appropriate ministry for children and youth
Sunday morning at SWC begins at 9:00 AM with our Thrive classes, 40-minute sessions that offer spiritual and practical education for adults and youth, on a variety of topics. Kids can Thrive too, with their Ministry Through The Arts program, offered simultaneously to the adult classes.
At our 10:00 AM service, adults and students gather to worship and hear the Word together in the sanctuary and kids are in their own worship service in room 204.
Pastors and leaders are available around the altars if you’d like to enjoy some additional prayer time or would like to have someone pray with you after the service, and Pastor Chris and Jennifer will be at the center doors to meet you.
The first Sunday of each month is Family Service, when the children (K through 6th grade) join their parents for worship and then are released to their service. On the 4th Sunday of each month, we have Communion in the sanctuary.
There are many ways to get involved or give around SWC. Everything from joining the Prayer Team to working around the campus, joining an outreach team or making a financial donation.
We’ve created a survey form to help you let us know where you would like to be involved. Please complete the form and let us know your interest!