Welcome to First
Come to visit and stay to become part of
this community of faith.
Here are a few things you may want to know:
Presbyterian Women at Winter Market Combined Choirs in Worship Pastor Nikki leading kids in Vacation Bible School
Our vibe is joyous and
down-to-earth. Though the Sanctuary, with its Tiffany stained-glass windows, looks kind of
formal, worship services often ring with laughter, the chatter of a baby,
and the greetings of friends. It is a sacred space, but it is also a community space.
traditional. The congregation sings 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. Offering is collected.
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.
Celebrations of communion occur on the
first Sunday of each month. Sometimes 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. Sometimes 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. More about the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper
We are member led. The missions and programs of the church are led by teaching elders (the Pastors), ruling elders (members elected to the Session), and deacons (elected members), with the help of committees made up of any members who choose to serve. If you are interested in becoming a deacon or elder or in serving on a committee, talk to one of the pastors. Here are basic "job descriptions": Deacons; Elders.
is a maze! In the summer months, enter the church through the door on the east side of the building by the playground or through the office door on the west side of the building (facing the Masonic Lodge), or use the ramp
entrance on the the west side. Between Labor Day and Memorial Day the front doors of the church facing Kings Highway are also open. 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.