Blog


Smoothing Life's Roller Coaster

By Anne Vial and Ed Hess
August 05, 2020

Ed Hess hangs out at the church a lot – not as much these days, of course, but still his work goes on. If you happen to see him, he is likely to be collecting and/or distributing coats, backpacks, food, and water to neighbors throughout Camden County. Ed wears two hats ...

READ MORE

My Love/Hate Relationship with a Garden

By Mark Cole
July 28, 2020

Gardening has become a major part of my life during these past eight years. I relocated to the “Garden State” from Central Pennsylvania with a vision of hopes, dreams, and high expectations. Little did I know that no matter the best laid plans…life doesn&rs...

READ MORE

Way Beyond My Comfort Zone

By Kris Bean
July 21, 2020

When Nikki said we would all take turns writing a blog, I smiled and nodded my head. But my palms started to sweat and I had butterflies in my stomach. I am not one for putting my thoughts into words, so forgive me in advance. By definition, a comfort zone is a psychologic...

READ MORE

Gratitude

By Rebecca Mannion
July 14, 2020

In one of my favorite books, One Thousand Gifts, the author Ann Voskamp thoughtfully deconstructs the word Eucharist to help her define the principle of gratitude. Voskamp refers to the passage where the term Eucharist is found and it reads, “He took the bread, he gave ...

READ MORE

Radical Kindness

By Anne Vial
July 07, 2020

Radical kindness. I have been leaning on this phrase as a sort of shield against the period of social vitriol we slog our way through these days. “Kind” is often used as a mild, watered-down version of “generous,” as a delicate action without oomph. I a...

READ MORE

Facing Uncertainty with Curiosity

By Rebecca Bryan
June 30, 2020

COVID is a thief. As 2019 ended, I was anxious about 2020…for how busy my calendar was going to be! I was just starting a new position at Rutgers; my consulting business, through which I offer training on how to become trauma-informed, was taking off too. I was schedule...

READ MORE

Harry Potter Got Me Through Quarantine

By Gabrielle Heimerling
June 23, 2020

Harry Potter got me through the first few months of quarantine. Let me explain. I am a big reader. I love adding to my “to read” lists and adding completed books to my “read” list. I love to talk about books, read book reviews, get book recomm...

READ MORE

Uncomfortable Prayers

By Peter Leibensperger
June 17, 2020

What is the most difficult prayer for you to pray right now? The answer to this question likely will be different for everyone, and I’ve been reflecting on it quite a bit lately. I think of Jesus’s prayer in the garden, “Yet not as I will,...

READ MORE

You Are Mine

By Nancy Ruth Wainwright
June 09, 2020

What do you hear in your head, especially in this time of pandemic, isolation, death, and violence? I have to limit or even shut off news and commentaries; I cannot process or handle the enormous negativity and fear-inducing reports. At all times, I am grateful for words remi...

READ MORE

What is the FPCH Staff Reading?

By Anne Vial
June 04, 2020

Whether we make it to the beach this summer or are still hunkered down at home, nothing beats reaching for a good book to help us reflect, to rouse our spirits, to give us a laugh, or to make us feel connected to worlds nearby and far away. With the simple instruction “T...

READ MORE

We reach out to you...

By Anthony Sharp
May 28, 2020

Anthony shared the following poem during worship on May 24, 2020. Thank you, Anthony, for all the gifts you share! We reach out to you, our dear heavenly friend so much of this world we cannot comprehend Viciousness verses vulnerability verses virus We pray for a reality ...

READ MORE

The Rest of the Story - Speak Truth in Love

By Rev. Nikki Passante
May 19, 2020

“The Rest of the Story” How do we learn to speak truth in a world that doesn’t recognize it? One of the most important facets to speaking truth is to do it in love.  Ephesians 4:15 says ‘But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in eve...

READ MORE

On the Cusp of a New Season

By Nadia VanderKuip
November 26, 2019

       Today we are standing on the edge of a new season. Today is Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday in the liturgical calendar, the church’s New Year’s Eve if you will. It is a relativity new addition to the church calendar, if you consider ...

READ MORE

When I Am Here with You I Am Home

By Judy Grantham, "Stewardship Moment," Sun., Nov. 10
November 13, 2019

In the little song “I am the church!” The children sing… The church is not a building; the church is not a steeple; the church is not a resting place; the church is a people. When I look at you I see the church, the vibrant, beloved body of Christ. ...

READ MORE

The Second Mountain

By Bill Getman
August 06, 2019

Dear Family of Faith Members, In his book The Second Mountain, David Brooks reflects on the nature of commitments today. He accurately observes that we have many choices - too many choices - when it comes to the ways in which we devote ourselves to work, play, personal health, s...

READ MORE

First Presbyterian Church
OF HADDONFIELD

20 King's Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033


CONTACT US CONTACT PRESCHOOL PRAYER REQUESTS
Top