Bridge of Peace

Bridge of Peace Community Church, ELCA

June 2007

Please Check Our Recent Links:

PEACE Center (Food Bank)

Youth Programs:

View Mission Teams

Meet Our Guidance Team

Meet Our Deacon Board

Meet Our Members

SMYLE 2010

Archived Links:

Anniversary 2008

Years in Pictures

Easter/Lent Pictures 2008

Christian Unity Service 2011 & 2008

Vacation Bible School: Rainforest Adventure


A Church
for All People


Bridge of Peace is...

A church serving the communities of Morgan Village and Fairview 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 newly organized church! 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 Giselle C. Coutinho

Laura N.Sanchez

PEACE Center Coordinator

Music Director Jeremy Grenhart

Miss Gerry Dutton

Administrative Assistant



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: November 27, 2011

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 five 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.

Deacon Jeremy Grenhart

Director of Music Team

The Rev. Sem. Thomas Richter

Second Year Seminarian


Ms. Laura Nicholas Sanchez

Peace Center: Coordinates and Trains Volunteers


Miss Geraldine Dutton

Peace Center Food Deliveries Contact


Please Meet The Deacon Board and Guidance Team as well as all the ministers of Bridge of Peace (Year in Pictures) by clicking on our links above...

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

Join Us for Worship

Every Sunday 11:00 AM

Every Wednesday 6:30 PM

A Word from Pastor Giselle


Welcome to

Bridge of Peace Community Church, ELCA!

Seven Years as an Organized Congregation!

We are a Handicap Accessible Church!

Journey With Jesus and Us

Join Us For These Special Services

Homecoming and Affirmation of Ministry Service:

Welcome Bishop Wolfgang Herz-Lane

11:00 AM

Weekly Services

Sunday at 11:00 AM

Study of the Word and Prayer Service:

Wednesday at 6:30 PM (Peace Center)

Please Check Out Our New Community Garden

God's Grace and Love Abounds

Come Join Us

Yard Sale

May4, 2013 starting at 8:30AM


Family, Children and Youth Programs

Tuesday Nights

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


Thank you to our mission partners for providing meals and food for our pantry.

Lord of Life in Tabernacle, St Matthew in Moorestown and St. Paul in Collingswood...

PEACE Center

2755 Tuckahoe Rd., Camden, NJ


Monday: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM



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 are a ministry that 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. We have welcomed Portuguese speaking disciples from as far as North Philadelphia and Burlington County and Spanish speaking people from three countries searching for a Lutheran Church which worships in their native language. In the past two years we welcomed adult and youth leaders from a number of middle and high schools, churches, and Synods for immersion experiences most recently hosting two pastors from the New England, youth groups from mission partner churches and students from Clemson University. Two times this year we will host students from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia as part of their first year of field rotations.

Bridge of Peace is a Reconciling in Christ Congregation and strongly supports ministry to families with differently-abled children including designing specialized Family Bible School experiences. Currently we have a strong emphasis on faith formation and more than 50% of the disciples who actively attend worship also are involved bible study both adults and children. Join us and Worship and Serve...

Most Recent Newsletters




Join our families for bible studies in our educational building Tuesdays at 6:00 PM. We eat dinner and then gather for the study of the word.  On Wednesdays adults will meet at the Peace Center at 6:30 PM as part of our weekly bible study time . We are studying the gospel of Matthew. If you are unable to join us gather with your family at home and study the Word and pray for peace around the world and in the City of Camden. We welcome all!

We Thank God for Mr. Ernest and for his ministry among us and ask God to bless and keep his family and friends upon hearing of his passing into the hands of almighty God. We ask God to continue to help us proclaim the power of the resurrection as Ernest did so very well.

Photo Gallery


We Baptize and Welcome All

We Are a People Who Worship God Led By The Word of God

We Are A People Who Worship God led By Praise and Joy and God's Love and Grace



We Are God's People Who Learn Together:

Family Bible Study: Tuesday Nights With Mission Partner Lord of Life in Tabernacle

Family Bible Study:

Tuesday Night Youth

Adults Wednesday Night

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


of Events

Calendar of Events

Click here to view our new calendar!


11:00 a.m. Family Praise Service


Family Bible School &

Teen Topics


6:00 PM Dinner (families)

6:00-7:30 PM

(4-18 year olds)

Education Building


Study the Word and Prayer Service:


Service & Study of the Word and Fellowship

NOW 6: 30 PM in Peace Center


Regular Meetings:

Board of Deacons Meeting:

April 14, 2013

at 1:00 PM


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

See Services: Click Left Side of Page...

New Disciples and Baptism Classes

May 5 and 12, 2013

12:45 PM

with Pastor Giselle Call 856-365-1450



Middle and High School Students

Tuesday 6:30-7:30





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.

This web site was designed by Hopeworks 'n Camden, a youth training program sponsored by Holy Name Roman Catholic Church, Grace Lutheran Church, and Christus Lutheran Church. For more info, visit