Annual Giving & Pledging

Our theme for this year’s stewardship campaign is “Reformation and Renewal at SPC” in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Giving is an outward sign of an inward commitment. SPC does so much good for so many who count on our church’s ministries. Will you take a moment to consider how your support can help our church to grow as we strive to be Christ’s body in the world? Your tender care of our church’s diverse programs and services is vital.

Annual Pledges

Swarthmore Presbyterian Church’s annual budget supports all our church programs and ministries. Where does this money go? It goes toward guest speakers and special music, funding for our outreach partners, our children and youth ministries, building maintenance and personnel, and myriad other things that go on behind the scenes at SPC. Although the budget is funded by a variety of different sources, including investment income from endowment funds and church fundraisers, the clear majority comes from contributions from members and friends. Every gift truly matters, however large or small.

Making a Pledge

Throughout the year, our Stewardship Committee has shared with you the many ways that your pledge dollars are at work at SPC. During the summer, they asked you to consider what you will give to the church from your harvest this year. As we approach the fall, it’s time for members of the congregation to make their pledge for the coming year. Will you help us nurture the seeds for a wonderful harvest?

Pledge forms are available online​ in three forms:

  • Mail-in: Anyone wishing to make a pledge may print out the Stewardship Pledge Form (requires Adobe Reader), complete the form, and mail it to:Swarthmore Presbyterian Church
    727 Swarthmore Avenue
    Swarthmore, PA 19081
    to the attention of the Business Office.

    2018 Online Giving Form

  • Online: An online Stewardship Pledge Form is available for those who wish to complete the form and submit it online. Online Pledge Form
  • Membership Database: COMING SOON Members will be able to submit their pledge commitments and make payments through our new membership database. Stay tuned!

Please note that ALL pledge information is always kept confidential.

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Week-at-a-Glance

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February 18, 2018
  • Early Worship (Loeffler Chapel)

    February 18, 2018 / 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    In this 45-minute service, those worshiping engage with scripture through faithful discussion in lieu of a sermon.

  • Child Care (Nursery - McCahan 224)

    February 18, 2018 / 8:45 am - 11:45 am

    Infants and toddlers are well cared for in this sunny corner room in the Children's Education wing. Parents should try to arrive early enough to let their child get comfortable and to complete a registration form if they have not already done so. They should also bring their own diaper bag, clearly labeled with the child's name and stocked with whatever might be needed. Thank you!

  • Bear Hugs Ministry (Fellowship Hall)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    New and gently used teddy bears and other small cuddly stuffed animals are collected for distribution by local authorities to children that have witnessed domestic trauma or violence.

  • Gather & Sing! (McCahan 220 & 225)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:00 am - 9:20 am

    Sunday mornings begin with music! Children age 4-5th grade are invited to “gather and sing” at 9:00 a.m.to talk about the lessons of the day and what’s happening in worship. They learn the musical responses sung in worship and various songs and hymns that reinforce the lessons of the day.

  • Sunday School for Toddlers (McCahan 222)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:00 am - 11:15 am

    Toddlers (ages 2 & 3) gather for "Frolic: Little Steps, Big Faith.” Children engage in this delightful early learning curriculum that teaches them about God and the world around them. Class meets in the Orange Room (222).

  • Pre-confirmation (Youth Room)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Middle schoolers (grades 6-8) meet every Sunday in the Youth Room, where an entertaining but thoughtful team of leaders serve up donuts along with honest conversation around Christian values and a faith that is lived 7 days a week.

  • Adult Class: Celtic Christianity (Study)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:00 am - 10:00 am

    How is Celtic Christianity defined and how is it related to the Iona Community in the north of Scotland? Learn the answers to these questions and more in our interactive first class. The ideas presented will be those of John Philip Newell (who goes by Philip). Philip, the author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality and 14 other books, was the warden of Iona Abbey (1988-1992) in the Northern Hebrides of Scotland.
    Led by Mary Reindorp, who studied with Philip last summer during her stay at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

  • Sunday School for Pre-schoolers (McCahan 220)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:20 am - 10:20 am

    Pre-schoolers and Kindergarteners retell the morning's Bible stories through games, play, and crafts. Class meets in the Purple room (McCahan 220). Parents are expected to pick up their children by 10:10 to head to worship.

  • Sunday School for Grades 1-2 (McCahan 225)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:20 am - 10:20 am

    1st & 2nd graders retell the morning's Bible stories through reading, games, crafts, and story-telling. Class meets in the Green room (McCahan 225). Parents are expected to pick up their children by 10:10 to head to worship.

  • Sunday School for Grades 3-5 (McCahan 226)

    February 18, 2018 / 9:20 am - 10:20 am

    3rd - 5th graders learn the morning's Bible stories through reading, re-enacting, games, crafts, and story-telling. Class meets in the Pink room (McCahan 226). Parents are expected to pick up their children by 10:10 to head to worship.

  • Worship in the Sanctuary (Sanctuary)

    February 18, 2018 / 10:15 am - 11:15 am

    This service embodies a classic worship tradition. Biblical and faithful preaching bring God’s Word to life. Musical leadership comes through the Chancel Choir and our pipe organ. Elders serve as liturgists and each of our choirs offer music on a regular basis.

  • Children's Activities (McCahan Hall)

    February 18, 2018 / 10:40 am - 11:15 am

    Children age 4 -12 are welcome to stay in worship with their families OR to head up to McCahan Hall following "A Time with Children" to enjoy enrichment activities in a one-room-schoolhouse setting.

  • Coffee & Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)

    February 18, 2018 / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    Parish Life serves up Equal Exchange coffee and hot tea and invites us all to be in community. Consider this an invitation to introduce yourself to someone you don't yet know!

  • Women's Lenten Retreat Signups (Fellowship Hall)

    February 18, 2018 / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

    On Saturday, March 3, our PW (Presbyterian Women) will be hosting a retreat for women of all ages around the theme "Sensing Our Way Through Lent." Rev. Joyce Shin, Rev. Sarah Cooper Searight, and Director of Music Meghan Meloy Ness will lead this time together. Stop at the information table Sunday morning to learn more and tell us you will be coming!

  • World Mission Committee (Study)

    February 18, 2018 / 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Monthly meeting of the World Mission Committee

February 19, 2018
  • Presidents' Day Holiday: church office closed

    February 19, 2018

    To reach any of our clergy or staff members for an urgent matter, please use the contact information in the church directory.

  • FUSE Conversation (Wallingford Presbyterian Church)

    February 19, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Wallingford Presbyterian Church, 110 E Brookhaven Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086, USA

    One of our newer local mission partners is FUSE (Fellowship of Urban and Suburban Engagement).  FUSE continues to organize/ sponsor a series of gatherings titled “Courageous Conversation.”  February's gathering will take place at Wallingford Presbyterian Church.  All are welcome.  The evening will include a meal and guided conversation with diverse neighbors with a common goal of building bridges among the communities of Swarthmore, Wallingford, Chester, and the surrounding areas.

February 20, 2018
  • Stephen Ministry (Study)

    February 19, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

February 21, 2018
  • Outreach Committee (Baker)

    February 20, 2018 / 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Monthly Committee meeting: please note special time

  • Feasting on the Word (Study)

    February 21, 2018 / 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    In this study, asimple “Lenten feast” of soup, bread and salad expands to a feast on the Word.The emphasis in this study will be on metaphorical and narrative approaches tothe Bible. Over 2000 years of interpretiveapproaches inform our Biblical work today as we journey together with criticalinsight, seeking meaning and purpose in life. The following writers will inform our study: Walter Brueggemann, CarolNewsome, Sally McFague, Marcus Borg, Walter Wink, Amy-Jill Levine, Amos Wilder,Everett Fox and Barbara Brown Taylor.  Led by Rev.s David Carter Florence, Joyce Shin, and Sarah Cooper Searight.

February 22, 2018
  • Parish Life Committee (Study)

    February 21, 2018 / 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Monthly committee meeting

  • Personnel Committee (Baker)

    February 21, 2018 / 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Monthly meeting of the Personnel Committee

  • Youth Choir (Loeffler Chapel)

    February 22, 2018 / 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

    Singers in grades 6 through 12 gather to rehearse weekly. Newcomers are always welcome!

February 23, 2018
  • AA (McCahan Hall)

    February 22, 2018 / 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Contact: Tom Fitzsimons (c) 610-304-0681
    email: tom.fitzsimons@gmail.com

February 24, 2018
  • Memorial Service - Ann F. Adams (Sanctuary)

    February 24, 2018 / 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    A service of Witness to the Resurrection and celebration of the life of Ann Forsman Adams. All are welcome. Following the service, guests are invited to greet the family at a reception in Fellowship Hall.

  • Memorial Reception (Fellowship Hall)

    February 24, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Those attending the memorial service for Ann Adams are invited to greet the family and one another over some light refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the service.