Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville's Website!

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Our Mission Statement: 

We are a people who encourage one another to celebrate our life in Christ. God changes ordinary life into abundant living, through our participation in worship, Christian education, fellowship and service.

We cultivate relationships among those of all ages, allowing us to rejoice with each other's joys and uphold and sustain one another during times of need.

We provide all people the opportunity to find and develop their God-given gifts.

We make the love of God real to our neighbors as we seek to live out the Scriptures and grow in our faith.

Through our doors all may find refuge and comfort in God's saving love and grace.

First Presbyterian Church of Merchantville
10 W. Maple Avenue  Merchantville, NJ 08109    (856)662-6252

 Join us in the sanctuary!

You are welcome here!

Worship times 
 Join us for our Classic service at 9:30 AM with our Chancel Choir and Sunday School 
and our 11 AM Contemporary service.
Please take note of any special service times below.

(Sunday School is available for 2 year olds to 12th graders at the 9:30 AM service September through May.)

We are involved in numerous ministries. Below are but a few:

Weekly Thrift Shop: every Monday from 10AM - 1PM  (September thru May) 

Food Pantry for the needy: open most Mondays from 10 AM until noon. Closed on Holidays.

Deacons Ministry: for those in need of compassionate care.

Urban Promise Ministries in Camden - we help support this important mission and the Camden Forward School. (We sponsor 2 or 3 children each school year at a cost of $2500 each. We accept donations all year long. They are greatly appreciated!)

We are helping to support our former associate pastor, Janet Rea Doyle, as she and her family do their work overseas.

Support for numerous missionaries both near and far.
Worship, study and pastoral care for all who need it.

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Read Pastor Bill's book - "Gold Mining in the Pit of Sorrow!"
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Pastor Bill

Rev. Dr. 
William Gaskill

Choir Director:
Kim Tomlin

 Earl Driscoll

Christian Education and Youth Director:
Bob Grant

Director of Bell Choir:
 Kim Tomlin

Karen Mehrer

Paul Tomlin

Contact Info:

Pastor's email:

Secretary's E-Mail:

Youth Director email:

Grapevine - Jeanne Wallace
(Church Newsletter)

Church Fax:

Pastor Bill's blog can be read at http://fpcbill.wordpress

Food Pantry
Help is always needed to keep our food pantry stocked for the needy members of our community. Below is a suggested shopping list of 
non-perishable items that are always needed:

Breakfast foods: cereals, oatmeal, grits, pancake mix, syrup, etc.
Canned meats: tuna, chicken, ham, Spam, sausages, etc.
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit, applesauce, raisins, etc.
Soups: canned or packaged (not broth)
Pasta and rice side dishes (boxed or envelopes)
Boxes of plain pasta (such as spaghetti, elbow noodles, etc.)
Pasta sauces (jarred or canned)
Macaroni and cheese
Instant rice
Canned or boxed potatoes
Stuffing mix
Canned chili and pasta meals
Canned stew
Peanut butter and jelly
Crackers, biscuit or muffin mixes (non refrigerated)
Fruit juices
Canned and powdered milk, hot choc. mix
Boxed Pudding and Jello mixes
Fresh bread (Sundays only)

Special Service Times 
and Events

Palm Sunday (March 20) and Easter Sunday (March 27) there will only be one service at 10 AM

Maundy Thursday service and communion 7:30 PM in the sanctuary.

Youth Group Silver Diner Nights - Tuesday, April 5th and Tuesday, May 17th from 5 to 8 PM - 20% of all profits during that time period go to the youth group.

The next Men's Prayer breakfast will be Saturday, March 19th at 7:30 AM at the New Jersey Diner on Route 130 in Cinnaminson.

Pastor Bill's Bible Study group  continues  their study of the Gospel of John on Tuesdays from 10:45 AM until 11:45 AM in the Hearth Room.

The Beth Moore women's Bible Study continues on Saturdays from 10 AM until noon in the Hearth Room. They are currently studying Priscilla Shirer's "Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted"

If you are interested in joining the Bell Choir lead by Kim Tomlin or the Chancel Choir, also led by Kim Tomlin, they would love to have you! The Bell Choir rehearses downstairs in the Bean Room at 7 PM on Thursday nights and the Chancel Choir rehearses in the sanctuary at 8 PM on Thursday nights.

Our Thrift Shop is open most Mondays (except Holidays) from   
10 AM until 1 PM.

This page was last updated: March 15, 2016
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