SWC is a missions-minded community, both locally and globally. Dinner for a great missions cause is happening on Sunday, October 29th in the Community Center (101). Our hospitality team is preparing a gourmet 3-course dinner to benefit our India Water Well project. Colour Blinde will offer their jazzy musical stylings for our entertainment and there will be a silent auction as well. Tickets are $25 each. Space is limited so please contact us to purchase tickets. Feel welcome to dress in New Orleans/Jazz-style, if you’d like. Doors open at 5 PM for pictures and the silent auction.
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. We’re collecting winter clothes, shoes and blankets, as well. Feel welcome to donate items on any Sunday in the SWC foyer. The next HOTW outreach is scheduled for Tuesday, November 7th. Meet the team at 2 PM to prepare dinner in the 100 kitchen and/or leave with the team at 4:15 for the HOTW campus to minster and serve. Volunteer Form.
We’ll gather for worship and prayer on Saturday, November 4th, from 5 PM-6 PM in the sanctuary. If you’ve never attended one of these prayer times, you can know that in this peaceful environment, there’s no pressure for anyone to have to pray in front of the group. It’s a great time to prepare our hearts for corporate worship on Sunday and engage in personal reflection and seeking the Lord together.
Pastor Christine leads Fusion’s Coffee & Bible study on Sundays at 9:00 AM for all students in 7th-12th grade. Currently they’re studying along with the sermon series. Students, bring your Bible and favorite coffee mug and come to the Office Conference room for study, snacks, and the hot beverage of your choice–the Keurig will be ready to go…
SWC is excited to partner with Operation Christmas Child again this year, facilitated by Lynda Gustafson. This is a great outreach that meets the needs of children all over the world and shares with them the love of Christ. This year, we’re focusing on gifts for Boys and Girls, ages 10-14 years. If you’d like to get involved, please see the OCC “tree” in the foyer and pick up a reminder card for needed Shoebox donations. Please no liquids or candy; you are welcome to bring your donations to the SWC foyer on any Sunday.
Our OCC packing party is on Sunday, November 12th in the SWC Community Center; come any time between 1 PM-5 PM and pack as many or few boxes as you’d like.
Our Thrive Classes meet each Sunday from 9:00 AM-9:40 AM in various rooms at the SWC campus. Here are the current and coming series topics:
“Living The Spirit-Formed Life” (begins Sunday, October 1)
This is a 9-week class that addresses many of the fundamental elements of our faith, discipleship issues such as worship, hearing God’s voice, fasting, walking in forgiveness, feeding on the Word of God, prayer and walking in the fullness of the Spirit, to name a few. These and other spiritual disciplines can propel us toward a life in victory in Christ. This class has the added variety of multiple facilitators, with the participation of the SWC elders.
“Diving Deep with Jonah” (begins Sunday, October 1)
Many biblical truths can be seen by a quick observation of the text, but there are also principles that require a closer look. In Jonah’s literal “ups and downs,” we are able to see a powerful parallel to our Christian walk. In this short 48 verse book, we hear the “rumble” of the belly of the great fish, but even louder, the inner man of Jonah—and even more powerfully, we hear the heart of God for His fallen creation. This 5-week class is taught by Pastor Lenny Corliss.
“The Conquering Spirit” (coming in November)
The believer in Christ is equipped with everything needed to have a conquering spirit. It is necessary for us to understand that the evil around us must not be resisted in the flesh, and that a fleshly response actually opens the door to the enemy’s interference. Rather, through the Holy Spirit, believers can overcome anything with which the enemy assails us, living as “more than conquerors,” through Christ. Norbert Senftleben will teach this class.
Sundays, 9:00 to 9:40 am.