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 regular worship schedule with 2 services every Sunday. A Classic service at 9:30 AM with our Chancel Choir and Sunday School and our 11 AM Contemporary service with our Prayz Band.
Please take note of special service 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!

Pastor Bill

Special Service Times 
and Events

Ongoing - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM in the Hearth Room - Gospel of John study. 

Every Tuesday during Lent - starting February 24th until March 24th - Holy Communion noon until 12:30 in the Chapel

Lenten Dinners
Every Tuesday in Lent
February 24th until March 24th
6:15 PM dinner
7-7:30 PM program
Guest speakers:
Feb. 24th - Youth Director, Bob Grant 
Mar. 3rd - Cancelled due to weather
Mar. 10th - Lou Schimpf, Director of Spade Ministries
Mar. 17th - Rev. Isaias Munoz

Sunday, March 15th - one service at 9:30 AM

Sunday, March 22nd - one service at 10  AM - featuring our Chancel Choir's Easter Cantata

Tuesday, March 24th - Special Commissioning Service for Pastor Bill as he prepares to leave for his El Camino pilgrimage after Easter. Dinner at 6:15 PM(covered dish) 
7 PM service with guest speaker, 
Rev. Dr. Randy Bremer. 

Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday service 7:30 PM
Good Friday Community Worship Noon to 3 PM at Grace Episcopal Church
Easter Sunday - one service at 10 AM

Youth Group Flower Sale
to raise money for the Mission Trip
ends April 12th - get your order in!
Flats - $12.25
10" Hanging Baskets - $12.75
Flowers will be available for pick up May 8th and 9th

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)

This page was last updated: March 18, 2015