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Called by Jesus, members of Swarthmore Presbyterian Church offer help, hope and encouragement to a broad spectrum of people in need both locally and worldwide. The Outreach Committee serves as the facilitator for this powerful, energizing and humbling work.

Mission awareness is a critical aspect of Outreach. Outreach responsibility goes beyond the distribution of funds. We seek to get to know our mission partners and together work to fulfill their goals as well as to provide financial help, and we seek to provide meaningful volunteer opportunities for our church membership. These opportunities can be individual or group projects and can be long-term or immediate in nature. SPC provides intergenerational mission opportunities such as the annual  Martin Luther King, Jr, Day of Service

Our Mission Partners are made up of a variety of local organizations that strive to address needs in the areas of hunger, homelessness, employment, education, displacement and spiritual growth. Outreach also serves as an umbrella committee overseeing the work of the Alternative Christmas Shop, the Hunger Group, the  Interfaith Hospitality Network, and the World Mission Committee.  Please follow the links to learn more about these groups.  

We invite all to visit our  Local Outreach  page to learn more about our Outreach Mission Partners, listed below, and see how you can make a difference:

ABC Strath Haven, Broad Street Ministry
CADES (Children & Adults with Disabilities Education & Services)
Chester Charter School for the Arts, Chester Eastside
Delco Family Promise (Interfaith Hospitality Network)
 Frederick Douglass Christian School
Kirkwood-Brainerd Scholarship Fund
The Learning Tree at T. M. Thomas
Partners in Ministry
Unity Center PA

Still not sure how to help?
Immediate needs are listed in SPC's  Local Mission Volunteer Needs section.

If you are moved to provide financial support to any of our Outreach projects, 
please view our Designated Gifts page for instructions.

For more information, please contact the Outreach Chair at outreach@swarthmorepres.org.
Outreach Menu

Alternative Christmas:
Local Outreach:
World Mission:



Christ's example, Christ's inspiring, Christ's clear call to work and worth,
Let us follow, never faltering, reconciling folk on earth.
Men and women, richer, poorer, all God's people, young and old,
Blending human skills together, Gracious gifts from God unfold.

Jane Parker Huber, from the hymn "Called as Partners in Christ's Service"
Outreach & Mission
From Chester to Maine

SPC member Ray Hopkins responds to the barrage of recent news of gun violence by pondering the experience of sharing coastal Maine 
(over 15 years ago) with 
10 African-American teens from Chester through a partnership enabled by Swarthmore Presbyterian Church.

Click on the image above to read Ray's July 2016
reflection.