The Mission and Outreach Committee supports a wide variety of local, national, and international charities. We partner with different organizations to bring aid and comfort to those in need as we spread the good news of God’s everlasting love. There are many opportunities for church members to volunteer their time and talents, donate goods, or contribute to projects and organizations of their choice. A few of our many partners are listed below. For more information, or to become involved, please contact the church office.
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A nonprofit that equips Camden’s children and young adults with skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.
A day service center in Camden, which meets the basic needs of its homeless and at-risk patrons. It is the only Camden center that serves men as well as women and children. The shelter provides breakfast, lunch, shower and laundry facilities, a food pantry, clothing closet, mail services, and assistance to those looking for work.
I.H.O.C. (Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council)
A council of 25 area churches, which provide a two-week stay for homeless men during the winter months. Food, housing, social work care, and support groups like AA are all offered to these men. I.H.O.C. also provides school backpacks with supplies and clothing to children in need. In the spring, the council’s “Adopt-a-Box” program gives children and homeless men and women a shoebox of essential toiletries.
An interfaith program for children in South Jersey living with HIV/AIDS founded by Joe Routon, the church’s pastoral/choral assistant.
Camden Free Clinic
A free medical clinic offered to Camden residents at St. Wilfred’s Church. Clinic volunteers require assistance from contractors, doctors, nurses, and Spanish-English translators.
Women’s Prison Ministry
A group of First Presbyterian women volunteer to visit inmates at a nearby women’s prison and offer support and companionship. Volunteers also collect personal items and Bibles to distribute to prisoners.