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

We've started our Summer schedule a few weeks early this year to better facilitate upcoming events.
Please take note of special service times below.
We will have one service every Sunday at 10 AM throughout the Summer unless noted below.
(No Sunday School until September)

Our regular worship schedule is from September  through May  with a "Classic" Service featuring our Chancel Choir at 9:30 AM and a Contemporary Service with our Prayz Team at 11:00 AM! Nursery is available at both services.
(see special services and special times below)

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

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!"
For more information click on the "Book" tab!

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)

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

This page was last updated: July 9, 2014
See Pastor Bill's recent sermons on the left side below.
Special Service Times
and Events

Our Thrift Shop is closed now for the summer and will re-open in September.

Join us every Sunday
at 10 AM for worship!

Vacation Bible School
(see Christian Ed page for details)
Pastor Bill's sermon for July 6th
Pastor Bill's sermon for June 22nd