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
* Cathedral Kitchen
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 Nancy Zane 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 Mary Kay Reynolds of our church to learn how you can help. You can also view www.familypromisegc.org for info about the organization.

ur Mission team help out at Cathedral Kitchen in Camden (left) and travel to Mary’s Place By The Sea in Ocean Grove (right).                                                                                                           Photos provided by Mary Kay Reynolds
​Our Church in Action
The Mission Committee is planning a trip to the Covenant House in Atlantic City on Tuesday, August 27th. If you would like to go, please meet in the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m. to arrive at the Covenant House at one o'clock. 
Our next scheduled date to help at the Cathedral Kitchen is Friday August 30th.Please meet at the church parking at 2:45 p.m. to carpool to Camden.  Once there, you will be asked to set the table, serve the evening meal, and pack up left-overs/take-outs. 
The underwear and socks that you generously donated in August for the Seeds of Hope Ministry in Camden was delivered to them by Mary Kay Reynolds. Bill and Brenda Antinore expressed their gratitude for the donations and sent their regards to our congregation 







 Our 2020 Cathedral Kitchen dates are: 3/13, 4/2, 6/1, 8/19, 10/6, and 12/29. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Mary Kay Reynolds at 856-803-4068.
 Comedy Night2020  to benefit Family Promise is on March 28th at 7:00 pm at Church of the Incarnation in Mantua. Tickets are $40 and include food and soft drinks along with great entertainment! We have a table reserved for our church. Hope to have a good turnout to support an amazing cause!
  In December we welcomed two special guests, Carmella McMurray and Namita Oliver, to our congregation. We learned about Carmella’s work with We Are Free Miniseries, which focuses on raising awareness and helping victims of human trafficking. Namita makes beautiful tiles for $10 each, which supports this cause. If you are interested in purchasing a tile, you can contact Namita at