Invite others to join us. Of primary importance is our relationSHIP with God, but know that relationSHIPS with others matter as well and speak volumes about your character! Get involved in SWCC ministry. You will enjoy and will be blessed while blessing others.
Another thing that counts is water baptism – an outward act in which a Christian is immersed in water to symbolize the end of an old way of living, and a new start. It’s an affirmation of a desire to follow Jesus and become disciples and a testimony to God and to others that you -- by faith -- will live a new life as an overcomer.
Praises and a big SWCC shout out to Jon Klopfenstein, as well as to little Jaiyana Linai Santana and Joshua Liam Santana for their faithful obedience to scripture. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Once we understand and give our life over to Jesus, we not only are considered followers of Jesus Christ, but are also expected to spread the gospel and disciple to others. Let your light shine! You can do this by sharing your testimonies, inspiring scriptures, past experiences, and by helping others. Most importantly, love others unconditionally as Jesus did. “Whatever is hurtful to you, do not do to any other person.”
The beauty of all the SHIPS coming together is WorSHIP. WorSHIP regularly at SWCC where our anointed worship team regularly leads us in joyful praise and worSHIP of Almighty God, our Lord and Savior.
For those who have not placed memberSHIP with SWCC, it’s never too late, as demonstrated by Luis & Bekah Seda. We encourage you to come join our community of faith like our newest members did in June. SWCC is the place to be that embraces you like Jesus does -- just as you are!
Congratulations Class of 2019 Graduates!
We’re very proud of you! Here are a few words of wisdom to carry into your next phase of life. These inspirations apply to each of us at whatever phase of life you’re in. Try them and live well!
Know Who You Are -- You are God’s Child!
Have a plan. Be in the driver’s seat of your own life.
Find a Way to Serve. Use your knowledge, your skills, and your voice to serve. Greatness and the significance that you bring to the world is determined by your service to your community and the world.
Always Do the Right Thing-- even when no one knows you’re doing the right thing. Be excellent at whatever you do -- people notice. Let excellence be your brand! When you become excellent, you become unforgettable and you stand out.
Surround yourself with good people who want the best for you.Remember:“Bad company corrupts good character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
Know that all things are possible with God.
(Matthew 19:26) In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. You will have a blessed life. (Matthew 6:33; Proverbs 3:6 [TLB]
Summer Church Support
We’re enjoying the hot summer, as God gave us seasons. If you take off for vacation and a little relaxation during summer months, please continue your faithful stewardship. Most congregations experience a financial summer slump. While members vacation, Sunday attendance and contributions drop, but our services and expenses do not vacate, and monthly bills and commitments continue. If you are away, remember that “electronic giving” where offerings are transferred automatically from bank, credit union, or savings accounts can be arranged and on-line giving remains available. You may also take envelopes and mail in your contributions. Thank you, and remember our church theme:
Tomorrow’s Forecast: God Reigns and the Son Shines!
As we enter spring season, let us spring up with God and into a closer relationship with Christ Jesus while letting the SON shine in our lives. When born again, all things become new and you grow in the Word of God – especially if you consistently read God’s B.I.B.L.E. – basic instructions before leaving earth. Definitely Spring Forward with the Lord so you won’t Fall Back into sin. As for spring cleaning, let Jesus clean – Acts 22:16, and if life is raining on you, spring forward and get under God’s umbrella.
Spring is a time when things bloom and grow – just like each of us, the Lord’s people, should be doing. Spring is an ideal time to get outdoors more to spread love, to plant lovely flowers, and to enjoy God’s beautiful creation – through which His glory shines. Let God’s glory shine in YOU!