Our Purpose is to:
Praise God through worship,
Grow as disciples through study,
Share our faith through testimony, and
Serve others through ministry.

Welcome to St. Paul's. We are a family of Christian believers excited about being a part of what God is doing in the world and in our community. We invite you to visit us to see if the rich Spirit of Christ we are experiencing, meets your needs as well. The pastor, staff and church leaders at St. Paul's are committed to excellence in ministry. We are servants and imitators of Christ, eager to share from the rich abundance of His blessings.

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Service Times
9:00am Traditional Worship
9:00am - 10:45am Child Care provided
9:00am Sunday School for all ages
10:15am Fellowship Time
10:45am Contemporary Worship
On the first Sunday of every month we celebrate Holy Communion at both services. Here at St. Paul´s, we´ll make sure the first face you see when you approach the church has a smile on it. Whether you need childcare for your toddler, or are looking for a place for your teens, a greeter will be nearby to help you get where you need to go. We are concerned with meeting your real life needs and hope you enjoy our upbeat music. We seek to share practical messages that help you deal with real life issues. and we will even give you a handy outline to follow along and take notes, with the Bible passages included. We hope that what you learn on Sunday, you will be able to use during the week.
Pastoral Staff
Alan Darby
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Hector Meza
Director of Youth Ministries
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Barbara Estelle
Director of Music / Organist
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Judy Propert & Janet Post
Choir Directors
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Janice Weissinger
Administrative Assistant
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Barry Glickman
Christian School Principal
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Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,
Melissa Gross, Lynn Wick
& Al Primrose


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UMW Circle Meetings for September

umwfaithhopelovelogoAll ladies are welcome! If you’ve ever wondered what goes on at our monthly UMW circle get-togethers, just ask us! Better yet, try one. You might just get hooked! We study God’s word. We share. We laugh. We learn about each other. We love the Lord together. And we do all this by meeting up just once a month.

Our hope is that one of these meeting dates will fit into your busy schedule. Why not give it a try? What have you got to lose? More importantly, what have you got to gain? We think a whole lot!

  • Rebeccah Circle, Tuesday, Setember 9th.
    Call Elise for more information
  • Miriam Circle, Tuesday, September 9th.
    Contact Jan for more information
  • Lydia Circle, Wednesday, September 10th.
    Contact Margie for more information
  • Martha Circle, Friday, September 12th.
    Free childcare. Contact Diane for more information
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Spread the Word
St. Paul's Christian School
Needs to Fill the Following Position:
For 2014/2015 School Year.

Physical Education Teacher (Grades K – 8)

please submit:

  • Copy of Resume
  • 2 written character references
  • statement of faith
  • copy of your teaching certification or license

Please submit to:
     St. Paul’s Christian School
     714 Herberstville Rd.,
     Brick, NJ 08724

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Welcome the New District Superintendent
September 7th

Save the Date!
Come join us in welcoming our new DS!
All are invited to attend the Service of Installation
for our new District Superintendent,
Rev. Dr. Gina Hendrickson
When: Sunday, September 7th @ 6pm
Where: The First UMC of Toms River
129 Chestnut Street, Toms River NJ 08753
Light refreshments will be available following the service.

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cookbookNew St. Paul's Cookbook

For those at St. Paul's long enough to remember, 1980 was the last year we put together a cookbook. The United Methodist Women are in the process of doing just that. We hope to have it ready to go on sale at the Holiday Shoppe. It will be chock full of your favorite recipes, many helpful hints and a short history of the church. It will make a great gift for you, your relatives, friends, and anyone else you need a special gift for. But we can't do it without your help. That help will come in the form of your recipes. How many of you have brought a dish to a covered dish dinner where you were asked for the recipe? What do you bring to Thanksgiving dinner that everyone expects you to bring? That's the one we want in the book.

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Bus Trip to Sight and Sound!
Wednesday, September 24th

$96 per adult
$75 per teens (13-18)
$58 per child (3-12)
For tickets contact Joy M. or call the office at 732-458-2004 for contact information.
Please call soon so we may get the best price for tickets and the bus.

$96 per adult
Includes lunch at Shady Maple
48 people maximum
Leave church at 8am returning that evening

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July/August 2014
by Hector Meza

Matthew 25:34-40
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

“Everyday 1.1 billion people have to wash with, bathe in, and drink more dirty water. That’s the same as the population of North America and Europe. We can’t live with that. Can You?” This was the question asked in a video presented to our youth to get them invested in our 30 Hour Thirst. In years past the youth had participated in the 30 Hour Famine to help feed the poor. This year we will be raising money to buy water filtration systems from Compassion International. We’re coming to the realization that having access to clean water affects all components of life including food.

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9/11/14 Service at Windward Beach

6pm at the “Angel in Anguish Monument
To pay tribute to the memory of those lost on 9/11

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Walk for All Ages
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Francis Asbury Manor
70 Stockton Avenue, Ocean Grove


11:00 a.m. Walk registration at Francis Asbury Manor
Registration for Tent Tour Intergenerational Games & Activities
Tours of Francis Asbury Manor Forget-Me-Not Card Display
1:00 p.m. Welcome, UMHNJ President Carlson
Walk Begins
Buffet Luncheon - Francis Asbury Manor
1:30 p.m. Entertainment - True North Praise Band
Tours of Francis Asbury Manor Intergenerational Activities
2:30 p.m. Recognition Ceremony Door Prize Drawing
3:00 p.m. Tent Tour

Bus transportation will be provided from Francis Asbury Manor
to the Great Auditorium where the tent tour begins.

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All well mannered Dogs & Cats and your
Human Companions too!
The People & Paws Pet Ministry of St Paul's
United Methodist Church
is holding it's annual

Blessing of the Animals,
Pet Adoption Day & Craft Fair
Saturday, September 13th
from 10am to 4pm

For Registration Forms or more information about the days events
contact the People & Paws Pet Ministry at: Petministry@stpaulsbrick.org

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Visit the Holy Land with Dr. R. Bryan Widbin
March 4-14, 2015

You have an opportunity to experience the wonder of the Holy Land with a world class scholar, teacher and preacher, Dr. R. Bryan Widbin. Many of you were blessed to hear Dr. Widbin speak at St. Paul's a few weeks ago and he wanted to provide our congregation a chance to take an all-inclusive pilgrimage to Israel. This is a special 10 day trip for all ages that will visit many treasured locations in the life and ministry of Jesus. Come walk where Jesus did as you witness places such as the Jordan River, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Meggido, the Mount of Olives, Gethsemane and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The cost for this 10 day trip is $4,450 per person and includes airfare, transportation and meals. For more information please visit www.biblesettings.com, pick up a brochure in the narthex at St. Paul's or speak with our Youth Director, Hector Meza. We hope you and your family will not miss out on this incredible opportunity.

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Pastor's Pen
July/August 2014

by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe it’s been a whole year since the Darbys moved to Brick. It has been a great year for us and we want to thank you all for your friendship, encouragement and welcoming us into the St. Paul’s church family. There have been a number of adjustments and adaptations to make as we get acclimated to our new environs but overall, your hospitality has enable us to feel at home in this new area. Besides the joy of making and building new friendships, there have been a number of notable blessings being a part of the St. Paul’s family.

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Marriage Moment
Brian Collis
July/August 2014

Temple Maintenance 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 is well known. Paul tells us:

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

Verse 18 provides the context for this idea; it is talking specifically about sexual sin as using the body in ways that dishonor God instead of honoring him. What if we took the architectural metaphor further though? What if this idea of our bodies as temples had more far-reaching implications?

Instead of just focusing on the use of the building (in this case, our bodies) let’s think of its upkeep and maintenance; structures need to be taken care of. They need to be cleaned, re-painted and re-roofed. They will occasionally need new furnaces or air conditioning units, and have broken pipes fixed. Sometimes floor joists and roof rafters rot out and need to be replaced, or someone punches through wall board, and the resultant hole requires patching and refinishing. Plus, the utility bills must be paid, so there is fuel to keep all the systems running smoothly.

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  • Psalm 119:64
    “The earth is filled with your love, LORD; teach me your decrees.”