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Happenings 2015
Open House
Sunday, February 8    9:30am 
in the Study
Visitors expected! An open invitation to friends and neighbors interested in learning more about SPC to meet and greet our pastor and several helpful church members in person. Rev. Springsted will make some introductory comments and invite your questions. So bring them!  Other staff and committee members are eager to field questions and share more about their personal areas of interest. Children welcome. Refreshments provided by the Membership Committee.

Youth Sunday
Sunday, February 8
8:45 and 11:00am
High school youth plan and lead every aspect of worship today.  Seniors serve as preachers, the Youth Choir leads all music, and others read scripture, lead us in prayer, and help us hear the Word of God through the eyes and ears of some faith-filled young adults.  Be there!

Souper Bowl of Caring
Sunday, February 1    8:30am -- 12:15pm
SPC youth join others all around the nation in collecting money to fight hunger as we leave worship this Sunday.
The need in nearby communities like Chester and North Philadelphia is great.  Mission partners Chester Eastside   and Broad Street Ministry report that they are trying to feed record numbers of clients.  And needs are always greater in the winter months, when heating bills leave less money for food.  Today's contributions can make a difference.  Both cash donations and non-perishable food contributions are welcome.  Non-perishable foods (soups, stews, pasta, dried milk, peanut butter, and mac 'n cheese are the favorites) may be placed in the designated bins in the Outreach Center or in the boxes provided today outside of Loeffler Chapel and in the Narthex. Thank you.

Youth Ski Trip!
Friday, January 23-Sunday, January 25
Youth group participants will depart Friday at 6:30pm for a weekend of skiing, snowboarding, and hanging out over hot chocolate in the lodge.  Skiing/snow boarding is at Camelback, lodging at Trout Lakes Resort. Payment and emergency forms are due by Sunday, January 12.  Information is posted on the Youth News page.

MLK Day of Service
Monday, January 19, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Chester Charter School for the Arts (CCSA) is transforming it's kindergarten hallway into a space that invites children to learn about other cultures. Many hands are needed to clean, paint, put up decals, hang lanterns, and the like. Volunteers of all ages will find something useful and fun to do here!  Read more about CCSA on our 

Family Promise (formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network) 
SPC Hosts Homeless Guests for Dinner and Overnight
Sunday, February 15 through Sunday, February 22
Signup in Fellowship Hall Sundays, January 11,18,25
or via email to IHN@swarthmorepres.org
Homeless families brought to us through Delco Family Promise will be making our church school classrooms their homes this week. Volunteers are needed to make them feel welcome.  Options include single shifts (make dinner, hang out from 6:00 to 8:30pm, or stay overnight), repeated shifts (through which you get to know our guests much better) and behind-the-scenes support (set-up, laundry, grocery shopping, etc.) Sign up in Fellowship Hall on Sunday morning (where volunteers can field your questions) or be in touch with one of our coordinators at IHN@swarthmorepres.org.


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Actually, the events posted here really don't just "happen."   they are thoughtfully planned by committees and individuals within the church who recognize that community is a very important part of what we do and who we are.

Please consider this an invitation to participate!
Souper Bowl 
of Caring
Sunday, February 1