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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Melissa Jensen
Administrative Assistant
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Nadean D. Sheppard
Christian School Principal
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Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,

Al Primrose, Jeff Propert, 

Gary Deal & Mike Jensen



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Pastor's Pen
June 2017
by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

By now, I’m sure many or most of you have heard the news that we have to close St. Paul’s Christian School at the end of this school term. It is with deep sadness and sincere regret, after a great deal of prayer and deliberation, that our school board concluded that we no longer have the enrollment or the resources to remain open. We have done a considerable amount of inquiry and investigation into keeping our preschool classes open but, according to New Jersey’s state codes and regulations, without the elementary school, we cannot operate a preschool without proper licensing. Unfortunately, we would need to make some significant changes to our building to meet these codes before applying for a license, and we cannot announce and advertise a preschool without this license. 

We certainly and wholeheartedly celebrate St. Paul’s Christian School’s wonderful history and impact on students and families over the years. We are proud and blessed to have been able to provide such a great ministry to our church and community as long as we have. We are grateful for the wonderful and dedicated teachers and staff that have served Christ and our students so well during their time with the school. It is unfortunate that we are unable to sustain this great work going forward. In order to give our teachers and remaining families time to look elsewhere for God’s purposes for their work and study, we determined that it was time to make this decision.

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Marriage Moment
Brian Collis
June 2017


When we get married, we state our intentions of love to our fiancée before God and witnesses. We take vows. A vow (noun) is defined as:


a solemn promise committing oneself to an act, service, or condition.


By these vows we are stating our commitment to the institution of marriage, and to our spouse. When we commit (verb) , we most likely are thinking of this definition:


to bind or obligate, as by pledge or assurance


But there is another definition of commit.


to entrust, especially for safekeeping


Does this idea, that you are entrusting yourself to your marriage for your well-being,  change the way you think about your union? It should. Too often people today think of marriage (and by extension their spouse) as needing to make them happy, but safekeeping doesn’t necessarily mean happy. Well-being and happiness are not the same. As humans, the things we want are often not the things we need and vice versa.


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Vacation Bible School 2017

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Our program this year is

Discover your strength in God!  

Our VBS program will take place the week of
July 31st through August 4th


     Student Registration will open June 1st

    for children age 4 through grade 5

and registration forms will be available in the office.


If you are interested in volunteering this year

or need more information about the program, 

please contact vbs@stpaulsbrick.org

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June 2017
by Hector Meza

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11

There's a Rita Springer song that I grew up with that I absolutely love for it's honesty and humility. The words go,

"I don't understand your ways
Oh but I will give you my song
give you all of my praise
you hold on to all my pain
with it you are pulling me closer
and pulling me into your ways

Now around every corner
up every mountain
I'm not looking for crowns
or water from fountains
I'm desperate in seeking, frantic believing
that the sight of your face
is all that I'm needing
I will say to you

Its gonna be worth it,
Its gonna be worth it all"

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womenssoftballblueWomen's Softball

Women's Softball is getting ready to start up again!  If you are between the ages of 14 and 100+ and would love to play softball for the church, please contact Eric Brown.  

Practice Starts on March 15th at 6:00pm to 8:00pm and our first game will be April 24th at 6:00pm.  The only requirement is that you must be able to have fun and be supportive!

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St. Paul's 6th Annual Blessing of the Animals, Pet Adoption and Pet Fair

Saturday, September 16, 2017

10AM -  2PM

Blessing ceremony, Pet Memorial Montage, K9 Demonstrations, Face Painters, Pet/IOwner activities,

Vendors with shopping opportunities for your pet and yourself, Food Court, and much more.

We welcome new people to help with the day's events,  and Vendor spaces are still available.  If interested, contact Ivy Kirn,


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  • Matthew 19:14
    “Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.””