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Due to the severe winter storm
St. Paul's Church will be closed
and all events canceled for

Monday, January 26th &
Tuesday, January 27th

 
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

Sextons
 

 
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Souper Bowl of Caring

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Please help our food pantry on
Sunday February 1st
by bringing in one can of soup to donate to St. Paul's Food Pantry.  Together we can tackle hunger in our neighborhood. 
Collection boxes will be conviently located in the Narthex as you enter worship.
Thank you for youe doations and support.

 
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lenten_lunchLenten Lunch

Our Lenten Lunches & Devotions will be starting on Wednesday, February 18 this year. Lunch will be from 11:45 -12:15PM followed by devotions in the sanctuary. If you can’t make the lunch you are still welcome to attend the Devotions in the Sanctuary starting about 12:20PM each week. If you are interested in providing soup, dessert or crackers for one of the weekly lunches please contact Ruth B.

 
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Missions
January 2015

Many of you have expressed interest in what we are doing with 1st Baptist Church of Long Branch, (firstbaptistlb.com). Their housing program is through Family Promise in Monmouth County (familypromise.org) . This is a United State wide organization. They house homeless families for a week once every 6-9 wks. The adults go to job counseling, financial classes to understand why this happened and family counseling during the day The children go to school, then they are dropped of at Family Promise headquarters and helped with homework, around 5pm everyone is transported to the church of the week, where they are fed nutritionally and spiritually. Long Branch also keep a well stocked (when donations are there) clothes closet for anyone who need clothes. They provide appropriate clothes for job interviews, any other clothes needed and warm outer wear for all this time of the year. Samantha, Kristen and I cooked dinner the Sunday before Thanksgiving, we served 20 lovely and truly thankful people. It was such a blessing. Bill spoke with finance this month to start up a fund so that we can commit to one dinner when they are house at Long Branch.

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Haiti Mission Team
Fundraising Report:

  • Through your generosity and support we were able to raise $505.60 from the Yankee Candle Fundraiser.
  • Thank you to the United Methodist Woman for allowing the Haiti Mission Team to occupy a table at the Holiday Bazaar. We were able to raise $250.00 on very short notice!
  • Lastly, our breakfast during the coffee hour was a huge success. We raised $534.00!

Unless God has other plans for us, our mission in Haiti will be to bring running water to the new medical clinic.

Digging trenches, running pipes, etc.

If you would like to support the Haiti Mission Team please write "Haiti Support" on your weekly envelope or check memo.

Once again, thank you so much for your continued support.

Don and Carol Blair
Doug and Sharon Buechler
Anne Macaluso
Tom O’Hearn
Kori Schiess
Jim and Claire Kroeze

 
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Youth
January 2015
by Hector Meza

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8

As we prep for this New Year most of us are thinking about all the new possibilities or challenges we’re likely to face. Perhaps you’re thinking about how you can reach those new goals you’ve set for yourself or how you can lose those pounds you gained throughout the holidays. As I’m sitting here writing in December, I can’t help but think of something I’m dreading for the long winter. Winter is the frightening season of sickness and germs. I hate being sick, and by the grace of God I’ve been able to avoid getting really sick for a long time. This is rather impressive, I think, given the fact that I work with school children and teens. Many of whom, for some unfathomable reason, have not learned to cover their mouths while sneezing or coughing! Gross!

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February Fellowship Dinner

Surf & Turf Night

beef dinner

When: February 7th, 2015
Where: Norcross Hall
Time: 6:00 pm


Roast Beef
Baked Tilapia
Rice
Vegetables

Bread and Butter
Salad
Dessert

 

The Kitchen Cooks
Cost: Donation at the door

 
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lentencrossAsh Wednesday Service

On Wednesday, February 18th a combined Ash Wednesday Service will be held at 7:30 pm at Church of the Epiphany, Thiele Rd, Brick.

 
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Financial Seminar

St Paul’s United Methodist Church wishes to be a resource for people by connecting them with those who can help inform them about ways by which to try to make wise and informed decisions concerning their finances. As such, Rich Dworzak has called upon a business partner, Blackrock, to offer an educational event on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 6:30 in the evening entitled Securing Your Retirement - Transforming Social Security Into a Winning Retirement Strategy. The target audience would be individuals who are in their late 50s to age 70 who have not yet elected to receive Social Security (or who have elected to do so within the last 6 months), who wish to gain a better understanding about the elections one can make regarding how and when to receive Social Security entitlements. We encourage you to bring a guest, but you would need to RSVP with the names of attendees to Rich Dworzak at  financialministry@stpaulsbrick.org.

 
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“Footnote” from the Church Library

It is a wonderful thing that books in our church’s library are getting read and passed around. There are some great titles in our inventory. We welcome you to check them out when you get a chance. We are always looking to improve our selections. If you have recently read something that you think others would benefit, please let us know so we may purchase a copy. If you would like to donate any Christian material, please clearly mark it as a “DONATION” when you leave it in the library. We appreciate your cooperation and your generosity.

Also, there are some titles that have been missing from our shelves for awhile. Perhaps you took a book home and forgot all about it. It happens. No problem. We ask that you please check for home library for any titles that may have misplaced. If anyone has any questions or suggestions, please contact Ruth B. or Sue L.

 
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Pastor's Pen
January 2015

by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

“Christmastide”, or the festival of Christmas, ends with a celebration called “Epiphany”. Officially, January 6th marks the day we call Epiphany, which is great for those of us that want to extend the seasonal celebration beyond December 26th. It is the last of the “twelve days of Christmas” and commemorates the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem. These sages from the East had seen “His Star in the East” and had come to worship the newborn King. Matthew 2:9 says, after consulting King Herod and his counselors in Jerusalem, “they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with great joy. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him.”

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Marriage Moment
Brian Collis
January 2015

Clean Slate

My favorite thing about January is the feeling that everything is new… reborn, if you will. In our house the Christmas decorations often come down on January first or second. After the months-long slog of all the year-end spectacles, with the holiday chaos, parties and recitals, travel and general running around, I am always ready for a fresh start. It’s a new year! With everything clean, the air crisp and clear, the possibilities seem endless!

Some people suffer from depression after December’s gone, and that’s understandable. People are often left so spent when it’s over that their defenses are down, and they feel they have nothing to look forward to. The build up to Christmas is so overblown that it’s inevitable to feel let down and sad when it’s over.

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