First Presbyterian Church of Haddon Heights

28 Seventh Avenue, Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

Mission Projects

Members and ministers of First Church have long placed emphasis on our church’s mission beyond its walls. The following are some of the Mission projects and programs we currently support:

Denominational Mission

Christmas Joy Offering. Support to the Board of Pensions for retired ministers and church workers and current ministers and workers with special needs as well as Presbyterian-related racial-ethnic schools.

One Great Hour of Sharing. A Lenten offering providing support for Presbyterian Hunger programs, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and the Self-Development of People program.

Peacemaking Offering. Support for local peacemaking efforts and world peacemaking.

Presbyterian Fund for Theological Education. To provide needed support for our future pastors and church staff.

Two Cents a Meal. A local, national and international ministry of the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Our children collect contributions on the second Sunday of each month.

Local Mission

Caring Hearts. A ministry of the First Presbyterian Church of Haddonfield that provides assistance to families of AIDS sufferers.

Good Neighbors. An organization providing assistance to needy residents of Haddon Heights.

Interfaith Caregivers. Serving church members and residents of Haddonfield and Haddon Heights, Interfaith Caregivers’ network of volunteers provide transportation and companionship for older and less mobile members of the communities. Several of the members of our church volunteer for Caregivers.

Toiletry Kits. One way to maintain your dignity in the face of adversity is to keep yourself groomed. IHOC recognizes this and collects toiletry kits for distribution. Our children decorated the boxes and members of the church filled each with a set of toiletries for a man, woman or child.

 Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council (IHOC). A group of 25 churches in the South Jersey area that provide temporary housing, counseling, job placement, and addiction treatment services to homeless men during the colder months of the year.

Your Food Shelf. A Camden pantry providing not only food but clothing and household goods for needy Camden residents.

Eighth Street Club. A ministry and educational center for youth of Camden operated by Rev. Floyd White of Woodland Avenue Presbyterian Church. Read a profile of Rev. White from SJ Magazine. (Profile)

New Visions: Dress to Work. A ministry of the Lutheran Church providing appropriate work clothing using slightly used donated clothing.

N3C Food Pantry. The pantry is a ministry of the New Covenant Community Church in Audubon, the pantry serves Audubon and surrounding communities. We donate food and backpacks filled with school supplies to the pantry.

Haddon Heights Schools. Even though Haddon Heights is in general a well-off community, there are people who are struggling. In addition to delivering backpacks with school supplies for needy children served by the N3C Food Pantry in Audon, our church also distributed backpacks for students in our own community school district.

National and International Mission

Church World Service. An interdenominational mission providing hunger and disaster assistance and supporting peace and justice. One of its best known programs is the CROP Walk. See a CWS video.

Heifer International. With its “Passing on the Gift” philosophy, Heifer uses donations of animials to spark community transformation. See a Passing on the Gift Video.

We are always looking for new mission projects. If you have any ideas, please contact Dave Masi, Chair, or Don Borden, Marci Spiegle, Douglas McVarish, Judy Wilson, Carole Leadbeater, Art Ritter, Cheryl Hauske, or Lois Maynard.

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Our church is located at 28 7th Ave. in Haddon Heights (on the corner of 7th Ave. and Green St). We are between the White Horse Pike (Route 30) and the Black Horse Pike (Route 168) and between Kings Highway and Station Ave. A directional sign is located at the intersection of 7th Ave. and Kings Highway. Parking is available on Green St., 7th Ave., or 8th Ave.

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