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Other Opportunites to Get Involved
This section of our website describes a variety of activities supported by church members' time and talents. From serving as an usher on Sunday morning, to volunteer gardening, to teaching Sunday school, there are ample opportunities to share your talents and interests at SPC. If you would like to help, please contact the church office at spcparish@swarthmorepres.org or 610-543-4712. Thank you!


Church School Teachers
Volunteer teachers come in all ages and abilities; parents are often the first to be "tapped," but our children's mornings are enriched by adults of all backgrounds and experience. If you are interested in teaching others and further developing your faith, please contact Ashley Kuly at spcchildren@swarthmorepres.org or 610-543-4712 x118 for children's education or Rev. John Weicher at john.weicher@swarthmorepres.org or 610-543-4712 x119 for youth or adult education.  

You may also sign-up for teaching children's church school via Volunteer Teacher Sign-ups (login required).


Youth Advisors
Volunteers are need both for regular youth group gatherings on Sunday evenings and for specific events such as mission trips, local excursions requiring drivers, and large group gatherings.

Contact: Rev. John Weicher, associate pastor at spcyouth@swarthmorepres.org 


Adult Education Presenters
Volunteers lead classes on topics in their areas of interest and expertise. Scheduling and coordination is through our Adult Education committee. Do you have an idea that you think might interest others?

Contact: the Christian education chair at education@swarthmorepres.org 


Special Education Support
Individuals are occasionally needed to sit with special needs children on a regular basis in church school. We are also interested in knowing of any members able to read Braille, use ASL, or converse in a second language, in case such a need should arise.

Contact: the church school coordinator at spcchildren@swarthmorepres.org 


Fall Fair
The whole community is invited to share in this festive assembly of food and wares each October. Many booths work behind the scenes all year long in preparation; there are opportunities to help in a great variety of places and times. 


Spring Fling
The Spring Fling is held every two years. It is both a social gathering and a fundraiser. Members and friends gather to enjoy good food, great decor (Fellowship Hall is transformed by this amazing team to provide the appropriate ambience for this gala evening), and the opportunity to bid on an eclectic assortment of raffle or auction items.


Narthex Flowers
Do you have a green thumb or an artistic bent? The flowers in our narthex each Sunday morning are provided by volunteers willing to contribute some creative enterprise to our place of worship. 


Pew Rack Maintenance
Volunteers ensure pew racks are stocked with visitor cards, pencils, etc. and Bibles and hymnals readily available. This must be done weekly, but the schedule is flexible.


Greeters
Greeters are recruited by our membership committee to be a welcoming presence in the narthex on Sunday mornings as churchgoers arrive for worship. This is a great way to meet people and an enjoyable way to start the morning.


Ushers
Sunday morning ushers distribute bulletins, ensure that worshipers are seated comfortably, collect the offering, and are responsible for addressing safety needs.


Acolytes
Youth are needed to light the candles before worship, and to carry the cross and the banner during the opening processional. They join their families in the sanctuary pews after the opening processional.


Holy Order of Environmentalists (H.O.E.)
H.O.E. is a team of volunteers committed to the maintenance of our grounds and gardens. Volunteers meet regularly on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. (weather permitting) to weed, mulch, plant, rake, or water, where needed. And the need is significant! Newcomers are most appreciated; if Thursday mornings are not convenient, we will work with you to coordinate a better time.


Holy Upkeep Mechanics (H.U.M.)
Volunteers take care of a great variety of tasks related to the maintenance of a large and aging building. From performing minor repairs to painting to major projects, these volunteers have saved countless hours and dollars for the church.

Contact: Property Committee chair at property@swarthmorepres.org 


Church Archives
The church archives is a treasure trove of historic documents and pictures; the need for labeling and filing is ongoing. Long memories are especially helpful! Please contact our current church archivist (listed in the committee & ministry directory under membership - login required)


SPC Van Drivers
SPC members at White Horse Village and Lima Estates depend on the SPC van to bring them to worship on Sunday mornings. Occasionally we also use the van for trips scheduled by the deacons or one of our committees. Let us know if you are interested in being a driver.

Contact: spcvan@swarthmorepres.org