Congregations for Children (C4C)

C4C logo


Congregations For Children (C4C) is a state-wide initiative of The United Methodist Church focused on reflecting the love of Christ to our “neighbors” by helping children in public schools who are living in poverty. Swansboro UMC's primary partnership is with Silverdale Elementary School in Maysville, NC.

C4C’s areas of focus include:

            • Supporting K-3 literacy
            • Helping with basic needs
            • Encouraging parental involvement

Books collected for C4C


PRAY for God's guidance and presence throughout the year.

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Club morning assistants: November 9, February 15, March 15 (one or all of those dates)
  • Classroom helpers/tutors
  • Teacher appreciation events
  • Literacy Month events
  • Test proctoring
  • February Friendship project
  • Spring Book project (helper on the committee)

2018/2019 Project Opportunities

Spring book collecting - March 10 - May 15, 2019: The Congregations for Children committee of SUMC, is once again collecting summer reading books for Kindergarten through 5th grade students to choose and keep.  If you would like to donate new or gently used children's books or magazines for Silverdale Elementary, you are invited to drop those off in one of the white baskets located by the church office, the sanctuary narthex, or building #3 narthex. 

C4C volunteers will collect those from March 10 - May 15!  We will deliver them to the school and set up the event before Memorial Day.  Any non-fiction or children's fiction, suitable for ages 5-12, is welcome. 

Thanks for your past and present support of this worthwhile literacy project!


Contact Peggy Stolzenberg at to join us, ask questions, donate, or volunteer. We do not have many meetings, but connect via email.

Pictures on wall at Silverdale