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Jul 10 / admin

Local Clean Up

During the recent storms in North Texas, our church was made aware by of a homeowner in Grapevine that had sustained some damage to her yard.  A group of our teens partnered with a local tree trimming business,, to clean up the homeowner’s yard.  Several hours later, her yard was clear again.  Great job, SBC Student Ministry!

Mar 10 / admin

Great American Clean Up April 14 2012

SWAT (Southlake Working as a Team) is participating in the Great American Clean Up Event on Saturday, April 14!

Please join us in keeping Southlake beautiful by participating in the Great American Clean Up! We are looking for volunteers to help mulch, plant flowers and pick up litter at various parks and facilities throughout Southlake.  All individuals, families, groups, organizations and businesses are welcome to participate.  This is also a great way for students to earn community service hours.  All clean up supplies will be provided.

Time: Saturday, April 14, from 9AM – 1PM (with lunch served at 12:30PM)
Location: Volunteers will meet at Noble Oaks Park for check-in and will receive direction from City staff about where they will be working.

Register by clicking here>>

Apr 21 / admin

Saturday, April 30th SWAT Event


From 9AM to NOON, on Saturday, April 30th, S.W.A.T. will serve our city by providing basic landscaping at two locations:

  • Bi-Centennial Park’s Liberty Garden
  • Carroll High School on White Chapel Blvd.

Our goal for this workday is to provide basic landscaping improvements such as weeding and mulching flower beds, minor tree and brush trimming, some re-planting, etc.  If you have your own shovels, rakes, trowels, wheel barrows, and gloves, please bring them along with you!

At NOON, we will meet at Bi-Centennial Park for lunch, provided by Southlake Baptist Church.

Mar 30 / admin

Southlake4Japan & SWAT

In response to the devastating earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011, S.W.A.T. has partnered with a wide group of Southlake citizens and groups to help organize a relief initiative for Southlake’s Sister City, Tome, Japan.

Tome City, located in northeast Japan, is approximately 70 miles from the earthquake’s epicenter. Tome (previously Toyoma) and Southlake entered into a Friendship City relationship in 1991. This was modified to a Sister City agreement in 2004 when Toyama merged with other towns to become Tome City.  Read more about Tome, Japan on its city site.

Because of Tome’s elevation, it was spared from the tsunami but suffered unprecedented loss of power, infrastructure, and damage as a result of the earthquake.  Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged and many destroyed. Learn more. read more…

Jan 4 / admin

Southlake Times: Top Stories of 2010 #2

Southlake’s very own grassroots effort S.W.A.T. (Southlake Working As A Team) was featured in the Southlake Times as the #2 story of 2010. We are very happy that this new opportunity for teamwork and community is starting to make a difference in Southlake for benefit of our city and it’s residents. Read the article.

Happy New Year!

Nov 6 / admin

S.W.A.T. Project #3 In The Local News

Visit Star Local News to read about our latest project with S.W.A.T.

Oct 5 / admin

S.W.A.T. Project #3

On Saturday, October 30, S.W.A.T. – a grassroots movement of Southlake churches, businesses, organizations, and residents- will host its third community workday in Southlake. Since our August effort at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, many additional residents have expressed interest in helping with future events.  On October 30, from 9AM to noon, the organization will strike again at six Southlake locations! read more…

Sep 3 / admin

SWAT Project #2 In The News

SWAT’s latest project at Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve has been featured in a number of local news outlets.

Read the articles: Our Great City |  Star Local News |  Southlake Journal

Aug 31 / admin

Project Recap: Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve

(Pictured above: Some volunteers pose for a picture in front of Bob Jones Nature Center)

On Saturday, August 28, nearly 120 volunteers descended on Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. Volunteers from the City Council & Staff, Mayor John Terrell and family, a Boy Scout troop, Tarrant County Master Gardeners, Cross Timbers Equestrians, Steele Stump Removal, Cliff’s Tree Trimming, Gateway Church, Grace Community Church, Southlake Baptist Church, and many residents from Southlake turned out to help spruce up the Nature Center. read more…

Aug 5 / admin

Upcoming Project #2: Bob Jones Nature Center (Updated)

One of our goals for Southlake Baptist Church is to “seek the peace” of our City.  To that end, our church has formed a community initiative called S.W.A.T. (Southlake Working As A Team).  S.W.A.T. is a grassroots movement of Southlake churches, businesses, organizations and residents who are partnering together to make Southlake a better place.

On Saturday, August 28th, from 9AM until NOON, S.W.A.T. will host a community workday at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve in the north part of Southlake.  The Nature Center and Preserve is a City of Southlake park and non-profit organization that does much for the children in our town and surrounding communities.

Volunteers from the City Council & Staff, Boy/Girl/Cub Scouts, Tarrant County Master GardenersCross Timbers Equestrians, Gateway ChurchGrace Community Church, Southlake Baptist Church, and others will join with S.W.A.T. as we tidy up the landscaping around the Nature Center and Preserve during a time of budgetary cutbacks.   read more…