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:
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. Listen to an audio about a school supported by your gifts.
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.
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.
Camden Rescue Mission. Each summer First Pres. members fill backpacks with school supplies for distribution by Camden Rescue Mission.
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 in Camden, our church also distributed backpacks for students in our own community school district.
National and International Mission
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, Art Ritter, Cheryl Hauske, or Lois Maynard.