Our vibe is joyous and
down-to-earth. Though our Sanctuary, with its Tiffany stained-glass windows, looks kind of
formal, our worship services often ring with laughter, the chatter of a baby,
and the greetings of friends. We know we are in a sacred space, but it is also a community space.
Our worship is
traditional. We sing from a hymnbook to organ or piano accompaniment, the
choirs wear robes, you will hear scripture, a sermon, prayers of the people,
and an affirmation of faith. We collect an offering at each service. 8:30 and
10:00 a.m. services follow the same pattern but differ in musical offerings.
Only the 10:00 service includes a children’s message.
Our attire ranges
from coat-and-tie to soccer uniform, with many things in between. Come in
what feels comfortable to you – your presence is what we care about most.
Our celebrations of communion occur on the
first Sunday of each month. Most often,the elements
(bread and grape juice) will brought to you as you sit in your pew. We eat and
drink the elements together after everyone is served. Occasionally, we serve
communion using intinction, where you walk up the aisle and pick up a piece of
bread from a server, dip it in a cup of grape juice, serve yourself, and return
to your seat. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Sacrament of the Lord’s supper. You don’t have to be Presbyterian or even a
member of any church. There is no age requirement. At communion, we remember
Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, and how Jesus gave his life for each of us
so that we will have eternal life.
is a maze, but most doors are open for Sunday worship. There is a ramp on the west side of the building
near the office entrance (next to the Masonic Lodge). Accessible parking is found along the back of the building. Others
can park in the lot between the
church and the Haddonfield Middle School. Enter from Chestnut Street. Parking
at the church is free all of the time, but requires a permit on weekdays.
Inquire in the church office.
First Presbyterian Church is a home for your heart. We honor and care for all people, acting as family in Christ. We are open and welcoming, supporting all people wherever they are in their faith journey. We provide opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship through worship, study and prayer. We reach out beyond our walls to share the good news of Christ’s redeeming power and to help those in need in our community and our world.
Hearts Open to Christ —Doors Opening to His World
First Presbyterian ChurchOF HADDONFIELD20 King's Highway East, Haddonfield, NJ 08033