Frequently Asked Questions
 
Wondering what to expect from your first time? Our frequently asked question will help you feel right at home on your first visit.
 

---We Believe…

But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in Him you will have life by the power of His name. (John 20: 31)
 
Our faith in Jesus Christ is our deepest comfort, our highest joy and our greatest asset as a church.
 
First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown is a diverse community of Christians united by our common love for God made known most fully in Jesus Christ.
 
We believe in God, the Maker and Master of the universe. At the heart of God is a loving relationship between the three persons of the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This love was demonstrated to the world by the sending of the one and only Son of God Jesus Christ into the world. “For God so loved the world that he sent his only Son…” (John 3:16).
 
We believe in Jesus. We believe that Jesus died to forgive us of our sins. His death sets us free from fear and gives us new life that is abundant and eternal as we acknowledge our wrongs and place our full trust in Him.
 
We believe that Jesus was bodily raised from the dead and lives and reigns as our Savior and Lord. Since He is alive we have a living relationship with Jesus. Jesus said “I am the vine and you are the branches.” (John 15:5).
 
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the presence of God given personally to us. The Holy Spirit gives the church the spiritual power to love one another, to forgive one another and to live like Jesus taught us to live. The Holy Spirit gives us spiritual gifts to empower us to do the things God calls us to do. When we live in the power of the Spirit our lives produce the deepest qualities or fruit modeled by Jesus including joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control and most importantly, love. (Galatians 5: 22, 23)
 
 
 
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God. The Bible is the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ. As such, we believe the Bible is to be read with both the mind and the heart. We believe the Bible is both a question book, provoking us to deeper faith and thought, and an answer book, providing the answers to the most important questions of life: Who are we? (children of God) What is our purpose? (to glorify God) and What is our destiny? (eternal life).
 
We believe that the church is a community of imperfect people who come together to worship, grow and serve because of our common relationship with a perfect God. Our congregation is only one small part of the much larger Church which includes believers from other traditions and other eras. In worship we celebrate two sacraments, baptism and
communion. In growing we believe faith is journey, not a destination. We never stop growing as Christians. In service, we strive to serve the lost, lonely and least in the world.
 
 
As Presbyterians, FPCM embraces the essential tenets of the reformed faith including that we are saved only by grace through faith, that God is sovereign over all things, that every person is given gifts for ministry by God, and that we all share in the responsibility for building up the church, the body of Christ. We believe that leadership in the local church is best determined by the members of the church and as such we elect our own leaders. At the same time, we believe that we should work in partnership with other churches and participate in the life of our denomination the Presbyterian Church USA.

---Following God’s Ways

God’s grace always comes first, but what comes second is our obedience from gratitude. God calls us to a fuller life and one which reflects His love in our every action.
 
You will notice we talk a lot about God’s WAYS.
 
We have drawn 25 Ways from Scripture that we claim for what God calls us to be and do to accomplish His purposes for His glory.
 
 

 

--- Our Pastor

 

“I love what I do and I think I have the best job in the world.”

 
Though I have only been here at FPC since May, I am overwhelmed by the community that has welcomed me in. I am honored that I’m invited into the most meaning moments of life—from the joy and happiness of weddings and baptism to the solemnity of standing by a hospital bedside or grave in a cemetery. Each day, I get to serve and care for this vibrant community at FPC.
 
Pastor Stuart Spencer
 

 

 
 

--- Our Program Staff

---Meet All of Our Staff

 The staff at FPC is dedicated, talented and lovingly serve our congregation.  Learn about them!
 
 
 
 
We have a dedicated staff to care for our congregation and walk minister in our community. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kelly LePenski
Pastoral Associate
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Holly Ascuitto
Family and Kids Director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dan Wonneberger
Family and Youth Director
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joel Krott
Music DIrector
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Linda Jagiela
Administrator of Outreach
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martin Bass
Contemporary Music Coordinator