The worldwide mission task force of the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church exists to support and interpret the worldwide mission of the Presbyterian Church of the United States of America (PCUSA) for the Swarthmore congregation. To that end it:
Seeks to educate the congregation about Christian mission around the world;
Initiates and encourages direct financial support for selected mission co-workers through the annual budget and extra commitment opportunities made possible through the General Assembly office of the church;
Maintains continuing contact with selected mission co-workers in the field and arranges educational opportunities for them to report to the congregation during home assignment and
Seeks opportunities for members of the congregation to visit mission co-workers and, as temporary volunteers on a particular assignment, serve with them overseas.
"Truly I tell you, just as you did it unto one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me."
An important ministry of the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church is to reach out and witness to the concerns and needs beyond our own local church.
Our Outreach Committee works to help meet those needs within the broader community with both financial contributions and volunteer help, and by making these concerns known to our congregation. We encourage church members to get involved in these organizations by volunteering and sharing their talents. There is never a shortage of deserving causes, brought to us by members of our church, in the mail, or by some precipitating event.