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

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You are welcome here!

Worship times 

We are on our summer worship schedule with 1 service every Sunday at 10 AM. 
(Our regular schedule of a Classic service at 9:30 AM with our Chancel Choir and Sunday School and our 11 AM Contemporary service with our Prayz Band will resume in September.)
Please take note of special service times below.

Summer school is suspended until September.
(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:
 Dr. Oran (Leon) DeLoach

 Earl Driscoll

Christian Education and Youth Director:
Bob Grant

Director of Bell Choir
& Children's 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:

Prayz Worship Team website 


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

Sunday, May 24th - one service 
at 10 am followed by lunch

Sunday, May 31st - one service at 
10 am followed by lunch. 
We will have a special time of thanks and recognition for 
Jim and Cheryl Kay 
for their service to the Lord and our congregation. Jim and Cheryl will be moving to Cape May after leading our Prayz Band for many years.

Tuesday, June 9th
5 to 8 PM
Our Youth Group will 
"run the diner"
at Silver Diner
Route 38 in Cherry Hill
(across from the mall)
The Silver Diner will donate
20% of the sales from 5 to 8 pm
to our youth group for their summer mission trip. Bring your family and friends for a great night out.

Bible Study on the Book of John
at 10:30 AM
led by Pastor Bill
in the Hearth Room

Sunday, June 14th - Congregational Meeting following the 10 AM service.

Sunday, June 21st - 4:30 PM 
The Wind Symphony of 
Southern New Jersey 
in concert 
in our sanctuary.
Dessert will be served following 
the concert.

This page was last updated: May 22, 2015
Pastor Bill has returned from a pilgrimage where for 40 days he and his son, Mark, walked 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago from France to Spain. This Sunday, May 24th, we welcome him back and look forward to hearing about his journey. It is also Pentecost Sunday. We will have one service at 10 AM 
followed by a luncheon in the gym.