FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
OF WOODBURY HEIGHTS
Mission
Military Pocket Prayers 
     This ministry, which began in our church on Sept. 11, 2011, supplies 8x8-inch patriotic prayer squares that are sent to active U.S. military personnel.
     If you know of a serviceman or woman whom you believe would appreciate receiving a prayer square, contact Denise Pitchford by email at dmpitchford@comcast
.net . Include your name, the recipient's, as well as that person's military information and complete address.
​NONPROFITS
WE SUPPORT:

* Mary's Place By The Sea
* Habitat for Humanity
* Family Promise
* Special Olympics
* Urban Promise
* Camp Johnsonburg
* Covenant House
* Seeds of Hope
Our Prayer Quilt Ministry
     The Prayer Quilt Ministry continues to receive messages from those who have received prayer quilts.  
     Many of the letters share the joy that the recipients feel when receiving one of the quilts, and others share what they feel knowing that our church family loves them.
     At times it is difficult to produce the quilts as quickly as needed.
     The quilters originally met once a month, but changed to every two weeks and then to once a week.
       Please consider joining us. We meet most Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to noon.
     You do not need to commit to helping out every week -- just let us know when you can join us. The joy that comes from participating in this ministry will fill your heart.
     Call Barbara Daugherty for information via the church office at (856) 845-0139. Keep tying those knots. They represent prayers.
Learn more about Family Promise
During two or three weeks each year, our church works with the Presbyterian Church of Pitman, which shelters homeless families who are clients of Family Promise of Gloucester County. Contact Barbara Daugherty of our church to learn how you can help. You can also view www.familypromisegc.org for info about the organization.
Church thanks those who helped with Family Promise
We will again assist Pitman Presbyterian from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, so please volunteer
 “Here I Am Lord, I Will Hold Your People In My Heart”

    We will be assisting Pitman Presbyterian with Family Promise the week of Nov. 26 to Dec. 2. Please consider signing up to help.
    Those from our church who helped the Pitman church with Family Promise during the week of Sept. 17 to 24 deserve a special thank you.  They were Kathy Pedicone, who provided a dinner; Mary Kay Reynolds, for being an overnight host; Sandra Norcross and Barbara Daugherty, for being evening hosts; and Barbara again, for bravely driving the Family Promise van. 
    There are a variety of jobs that need to be done when we again help out in November, and we need all the help we can get. Here are some things you can do:
    Volunteer to be a driver to transport the families to the Pitman Presbyterian Church from the day center in Glassboro at 5:30 p.m. or drive the families from the church to the day center at 5:30 a.m.
    Prepare and deliver dinner to the Pitman church at 6 p.m.
    Volunteer to be an evening host. Come and sit with the folks for a couple of hours.
    Overnight host. Stay overnight at the church from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following morning. 
Church group takes mission trip
to visit Mary’s Place by the Sea; Cathedral Kitchen date Oct. 30
By Mary Kay Reynolds
      On Aug. 17, a group of church members traveled to Ocean Grove, N.J. to visit Mary's Place by the Sea, a respite home for women who are receiving treatment for cancer.  
      We were blown away by this amazing place, which is making a huge difference in the lives of these women.        We also had dinner at Jon Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen, from which the proceeds help needy people.
      The Mission Committee had two collections this summer. One was for underwear, socks and gospel-related books to help children in Camden via the Seeds of Hope Ministry. The other was for Mary's Place by the Sea.
       Our next visit to help out at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden will be Monday, Oct. 30. Please contact Mary Kay Reynolds if you would like to help.
      The next opportunity to help out with Family Promise will be from Sept. 17 to 23. Please contact Barbara Daugherty for more details. 
      Mission Sunday will be on Sept. 24. On this special day we will showcase the various missions in which our church is involved. Hope to see you there!
This is Mary's Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove, N.J.
Photo by Mary Kay Reynolds
Volunteers tell of their work on Mission Sunday 
     Our church observed Mission Sunday on Sept. 24, and several church members talked about the missions in which we participate.
     They include Cathedral Kitchen, Family Promise, the CROP Walk, our prayer quilts, the Greater Woodbury Food Bank as well as youth group and deacons projects. 
     We also had a special guest, Jennifer Williams, who spoke to us about Covenant House of Atlantic City and the great work it does. 
     Our next Cathedral Kitchen visit is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 30. Please contact Mary Kay Reynolds at (856) 803-4068 if you would like to help serve dinner there.