Mission and Outreach
FPC's Mission and Outreach 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. For more information, or to become involved, please contact Caroline Yount, Mission Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (267) 679-9024.
St. Wilfrid’s Open Door Clinic - The Open Door Clinic is providing food, diapers, baby wipes, hygiene supplies, box fans, and school supplies to patrons every other Saturday. Bring donations to worship services on Sundays or to the receptacle behind Grace Episcopal church (access from Tanner St. parking lot). Volunteers are needed to help with distribution, make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and assist with pick-up from the South Jersey Food Bank. If you would like to help or find out more, contact Paul Urian, email@example.com. If you would like to sign up to make PB&J sandwiches, click here. St. Wilfrid's is located at 83 N. Dudley Street in Camden, NJ. If you make purchases for St. Wilfrid's donations and want to claim them for tax purposes, save your receipts and fill out this form.
Cooking for Joseph's House - On the last Tuesday each month, volunteers meet in the kitchen to cook a meal that will be delivered to Joseph's House, a homeless shelter in Camden, the following day. Cooking takes places between 1 and 3 p.m. in the FPC kitchen. Bakers also are asked to drop off sweet treats in the kitchen on cooking days. Contact Caroline Yount at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Women's Prison Ministry -Each Friday, a group of women from First Presbyterian visit residents at the Women's Prison in Camden County. They provide fellowship, prayer, and activities for the women. During COVID, the women have continued to stay in touch with each other. Currently, this group is meeting at the church every other Friday to have a Zoom visit with the women in the jail.
SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES
First Presbyterian Church in Bordentown is coordinating assistance for Afghan refugees temporarily residing at Joint
Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. We, as part of the Presbytery for South Jersey, are supporting them as we can. At this point the biggest help is financial. Donate
money by writing a check to "First Presbyterian Church-Bordentown" and
writing "Afghan Refugees" in the memo line, and either mailing it in
(435 Farnsworth Avenue,
Bordentown, NJ 08505-2004) . We will use 100% of every donation to
purchase needed items.
HELPING AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL
The list of neighbors nearby and around the world needing care is great. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance provides ways to help with crises domestically and around the world including hurricane relief. Here is the PDA website, their hurricane response, and their response to Afghanistan.