SWANSBORO COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
WHAT IS SWANSBORO COMMUNITY MINISTRIES?
The Swansboro community is located on Richmond’s south side and over the course of several years Reveille has committed to building strong, vital partnerships in the community. Reveille works with Swansboro Elementary School, Koinonia Christian Church, and Love Center of Unity Full Gospel Church International. These partnerships have resulted in a number of ministry programs.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Help in Swansboro Elementary Classrooms
Reveille is recruiting helpers each school year to serve at Swansboro Elementary School in specific areas identified by the school leadership and teachers. Ellen Ficker, the Community in Schools site coordinator for Swansboro Elementary, is Reveille’s primary contact to facilitate arrangements. Opportunities are in the following areas:
Assist children in classrooms or mentor a student. Communities in Schools (CIS) offers one-hour, no-cost, training each month. Upcoming Training Dates
Volunteers are welcome to join Reveille’s Marvelous Mondays team, led by Sheelagh Davis, to assist students in the after-school program with arts, crafts, games, dance, homework, and other enrichment activities. To get involved, contact Sheelagh Davis.
Reveille supports Swansboro Elementary by providing school supplies, Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance, the Boys in Blue kickoff and closing, Read Across America Day, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Westview on the James camperships.
Get Involved in the Swansboro Community
The SPIRIT Team is looking for people to join their ministry efforts in Swansboro and work with our partner churches, Koinonia Christian Church and Love Center of Unity. If you are interested in serving with this ministry, please contact Jill Gaynor. Meetings are on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Joint Partner Church Committees
Five committees were formed with members from Reveille, Koinonia Christian Church and Love Center of Unity:
- Worship – plans one or two joint worship services each year
- Joint Studies – plans an annual study series and other events
- Fellowship – plans two joint fellowship events each year
- Transportation Taskforce – advocates for improved public transportation
- Prayer – creates prayer partners between the churches and holds several prayer events throughout the year
For more information about getting involved with the committees, please contact Jill Gaynor.
Westview on the James Camperships
Each year, Reveille helps send over 20 Swansboro Elementary School students to summer camp for a week at Westview on the James. Children are selected by their school to receive a campership based on financial need. Reveille volunteers help children prepare for the experience and provide transportation to and from camp. Help also is needed in meeting with the families to complete paperwork and shop for camp supplies.