Welcome

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
Pastor
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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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Melissa Jensen
Administrative Assistant
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Barry Glickman
Christian School Principal
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Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,
Lynn Wick, Al Primrose,
Rick Guidice & Gary Deal

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Blessing of the Animals

Pet Fair & Pet Adoption Day
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
714 Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ
Saturday September 12th, 2015
10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Tell Your Pets to Save the Date

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Marriage Moment
Brian Collis
September 2015

I’ve been writing about using running a race as a metaphor for life and marriage, drawing from new testament scriptures. I've covered setting short term goals for your relationship, and celebrating milestones, identifying the things that get in the way of a healthy marriage, the "little foxes" as Solomon called them in Song of Songs; being vigilant in watching for them and some practical ways to avoid them so we never feel that we “run our race in vain.

The fourth verse I’ll reference in this series is Hebrews 12:1

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.

There are three points here that are worth noting as they apply to marriage.

“Surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…” It frustrates me when I hear people say “I’m a spiritual person, but I don’t need to go to church” or, “My relationship with God is private.” There are two dozen places in the new testament where commands that include the phrase “one another” are stated. Pray for one another, bear one another’s burdens, comfort one another. Forgive one another, love one another. How can one fulfill any of these commands by themselves? Community is essential if we are to be the human beings God calls us to be.

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Pastor's Pen
September 2015
by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

I’ve been considering the cost of a Bible. When you go into a Christian bookstore or shop online at Christian Book Distributors there is a vast array of types and translations of Bibles to choose from. It can be an overwhelming dilemma. It has not always been so however. I am reading a wonderful biography about William Tyndale by Steven Lawson. It is a powerful account of how Tyndale was called and used by God to translate the Scriptures from the original Greek and Hebrew texts for the first time into English. He lived in a time when it was actually illegal to translate, print, or even own a Bible. Only priests were allowed to read and interpret Scripture and then only from the Latin Vulgate. This was because the state church at that time did not believe that the common people were capable of understanding and interpreting the Bible correctly. In the early sixteenth century, at the time of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther had translated the Bible for the Germans and John Calvin had done so for French speaking people but nothing for the English. At the cost of his life, William Tyndale made it possible for English-speaking people to have access to reading and believing God’s Word for the first time in their familiar tongue. In October 1536 Tyndale was finally captured, extradited back to England from hiding in Germany, tried, convicted, and executed. It was a high cost to pay for the Scriptures but it enabled the power of the Holy Spirit to speak through God’s word to bring faith to thousands and spark revival and reformation in England.

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Love & Server

the Lord!

"Do small things with great love"

 

Please Join Us!
Ministry Fair
September 13, 2015
In Between Services

Find your place to serve and use your gifts!
learn more about all the ministries and get involved!

If you have a ministry please arrange to have a table at the ministry fair.  It will be a good opportunity to showcase your ministry and solicit help, if needed.  Please contact the church office or speak to, or email, Claire K. to let us know how many tables you would like to set up.  Thank You!

 
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Church Fellowship Dinners for 2015-2016

  • October 17th
  • November 21st
  • January 9th
  • February 6th
  • March 12th
  • May 7th

Menu to be announced

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The price of our church dinners is by donation. Your donations go to help the upkeep and maintenance of our beautiful kitchen.

Come out for some good food and some great fellowship!

 
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Youth News
September 2015
by Hector Meza

Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” Ephesians 5:15-17 1,314 hours. That’s roughly the amount of time that most Americans aged 18-49 spend on social media in a year. I’d mention what the numbers are for minors, but that would surely scare you.

1,314 hours.

That breaks down to about 3.4 hours per day. We’ve all had experiences with social media that were wonderful and useful. Maybe we learned a new recipe or have been able to pray for a friend, but more often than not I’ve found myself feeling as though I’ve wasted precious time in my life. We end up with feelings of jealousy or sadness over the amazing things our friends and family are doing while we suffer away in our climate that’s too hot (or cold). There’s even been research that suggests that too much time on social media can be bad for us and lead to less than satisfied life. And so the passage from Ephesians written so long ago, appears to be so important and relevant today.

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Fall Rummage Sale:
Oct 2 - Set up  *
Oct 3 Day of sale

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The success of the sale depends on our wonderful volunteers. There is now a sign up sheet in the narthex. This is so I can get an idea of the amount of help we will have. A little-known perk of working set-up is being able to shop on Friday. I am looking for a few good men. Yup. A few good men to help with clean-up...put away the tables and chairs as well as a few crowd monitor positions. You will be helping our wonderful Hector and Mark Griggs who handled it almost all alone last time.  We also need a few strong backs to help carry stuff to cars. And there are duties to fill, so come join us. Help support God's wonderful mission opportunities here at home.

Thanks. Charlotte G.

 
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Sunday School Starts September 6th

sundayschoolexcitementGot Kids?

Want them to learn about Jesus and have a relationship with God?

Want them to be a part of a loving, supportive group with other kids that explore spirituality and develop integrity and moral conscience?

Then come be a part of our Sunday School program
on Sunday, September 6th at 9:00am. Bring a Friend!

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me." Matthew 19:14

We are also in need of volunteers to be a part of our Sunday
School Christian Education program. If you feel called to help
with our program please speak with Kathy D. or Jamie C.
regarding requirements.

 
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  • Psalm 95:6-7
    “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,”
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