Bridge of Peace

Bridge of Peace Community Church, ELCA

June 2007

PEACE Center (Food Bank)

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A Church
for All People


Bridge of Peace is...

A church serving with the Good News of God's unconditional love in Jesus Christ!

A multi-racial and multi-cultural community open to all people: young and old, black and white, Anglo and Latino, rich or poor, gay or straight, able-bodied or differently-abled. We are all children of God in need of God's astounding mercy and grace.

Make Bridge of Peace
Your Church Today!

We invite you in Jesus' name to be a part of this exciting community! If you already are a member of a church, synagogue or mosque, we thank God for your witness and pray continued blessings on you. But if you are not part of any religious community and have been looking for meaning and purpose in your life, visit us.

How To Reach Us

To reach any staff member of Bridge of Peace Community Church or its PEACE Center, call 856.365.1450, or e-mail as follows:


Pastor and PEACE Center

Executive Director

Giselle C. Coutinho

Laura N. Sanchez

Janice Fofana

Karen Rodriguez

PEACE Center Volunteer Coordinators and On-Site Supervisors

Music Director Ken Pendergast


Bridge of Peace is a member of the New Jersey Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Here are links to their sites.

Last change: April 9, 2016

Introducing Our Staff:

Pastor Giselle Coutinho

Pastor Giselle Coutinho is the regularly called pastor at Bridge of Peace and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker also serves as the Executive Director of the Peace Center. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and has been at the Bridge for ten years as pastor. She is pictured here with her family.

La Pastora Giselle es la pastora de Puente de la Paz. Ella domina bien el español y portugués.

Ken Pendergast

Director of Music Team

(Pictured here with Quatir Coleman, Violinist on his confirmation)


Laura Nicholas Sanchez

Janice Fofana

Karen Rodriguez

Volunteer Coordinators and On-Site Supervisors

Peace Center Food Deliveries






Tuckahoe & Yorkship, Camden, NJ 08104    856-365-1450  Get Directions 

Join Us for Worship

Every Sunday 11:00 AM

Every Wednesday 6:00 PM

(Bible Study with Dinner)

A Word from Pastor Giselle


Welcome to

Bridge of Peace Community Church, ELCA!

Welcoming All!


the way you are

NO Matter What

Reconciling in Christ Congregation!

Handicap Accessible !

Fighting for Peace and Juctice!

Journey With Jesus and Us

Adult Carolers

Sunday Services:

Family Praise Service

11 AM Every Sunday

Family, Children and Youth Programs

Tuesday Nights (Beginning 9/27)

6:00-7:30 PM (dinner included)

Thanking God For:

Bridge of Peace Disciples and Friends

ELCA & NJ Synod

St Matthew in Moorestown

St. Paul in Hainesport

Lord of Life in Tabernacle

St. Paul in Collingswood

Our Savior in Haddonfield

Apostles in Turnersville

which continue to help provide disciples,

special meals, gifts, coats, gloves, scarfs,

clothing, book bags, school supplies and

prayer shawls for adults, children and youth

in our community.

God Orders Our Steps

One of the hopes and dreams of our multicultural ministry here in the City of Camden has been to be a "teaching site," that is, to share with others near and far our experiences and learning as we build a church that is multi-racial, multicultural, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual. We have Pastors who were "teaching students" here who are serving the church coast to coast and north to south. From Shishmaref, Alaska to Toms River,NJ, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, Minnesota to Texas.We are the church together worshipping God, sharing the Good news of God's love, grace and welcome, and changing the world for God's people.

Our ministry continues to grow welcoming new members regularly. Our native languages include English, Spanish and Portuguese.  We are ¼ White, ¼ African American, ¼ Latino and ¼ of mixed ethnic background.

Bridge of Peace is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation. We strongly supports ministry to families with differently-abled children. Currently we have a strong emphasis on faith formation 60% of our disciples who actively attend worship also are involved in adult or family bible study. Our adult bible study is currently studying JOY and how God wants us to live fulfilled meaningful and lives filled with grace and joy. Join us as we Worship,Serve and Learn together...

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We serve by teaching about faith in God the Father,

Son and Holy Spirit and how much God love all of us.

We serve through our Peace Center and are thankful for many partners who help provide over 40,000 meals a year to our guests. We currently are in need of diapers and Meats /Fish.


We Are A People Who Worship God led By Praise and Joy and God's Love and Grace. Thank You NJ Synod for guest musicians working with our youth and a great music team including music director Ken Pengergast, Vocalist Anthony Adams, Percussionist, Mike Petruski and Youth Violist Quatir Coleman



We Are God's People Who Stand with Our Community to Proclaim a Crucified and Risen Christ and give people (young and old, gay and straight, black, white, latino, mixed, other) a place to belong and have purpose

Adult Bible Study: We stand With Each Other in our strenths and in our brokeness. We learn together and support each other.

We Are God's People Who Love and Accept All: Come Journey With Jesus and Us

We have Fun as We Serve God


We offer our time, talents and treasures for the sake of the world through our garden


of Events


11:00 a.m.

Family Praise Service


Youth Programs

Family Bible School & Teen Topics


6:00 PM Dinner (families)

6:00-7:30 PM

(4-18 year olds)

Education Building


Adult Programs

Study God's Word and Prayer Service:


Study, Fellowship & Meal

NOW 6: 00 PM in Education Building


Peace Center

Food, prayer, counseling and support for people in crisis. Call 856.365.1450, ext. 2.

See Services:

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New Disciples and Baptism Classes

with Pastor Giselle Call 856-365-1450



Middle and High School Students

Tuesday 6:30-7:30

Regular Meetings:

Guidance Teams:

Third Thursday

Every Month




is a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic church that celebrates God's unconditional love and amazing grace in Jesus Christ by ...

... welcoming people of all backgrounds & circumstances

... reaching out in love and service

... advocating for justice, peace, and dignity for all people everywhere.

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