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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Nadean D. Sheppard
Christian School Principal
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Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,

Al Primrose, Jeff Propert, 

Gary Deal & Mike Jensen

Sextons

 

 
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St. Paul’s UMW’s Annual Spring
Rummage Sale

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10am - 2pm

Please help spread the word.

Remember – Any donation of clothing, linens, jewelry and white elephant items are greatly appreciated and may be brought to Norcross Hall on Friday, May 19th from 8am until 8pm.

Donated baked goods are always a big hit!
Please drop them off by 10:00 a.m. on sale day.
As always…all profits support the
many missions of the U.M.W.!

 
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St. Paul's Men's Softball 2017 Season Begins

churchsoftballOur Men’s softball league is here. Our 1st game is on Tuesday, April 11th, and our 2nd game is on Thursday, April 20th. Both games will be here at Blair Field if you would like to come out and support the team.

If you would like any info on the recreation opportunities here at St. Paul’s you can message me on the Facebook page, or email me

Thank you, Mike J.

 
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Marriage Moment
Brian Collis
April 2017

Scales

In all aspects of our life we have goals, or at least intentions, and the movement towards them often meets with resistance from the world. For example, many people start a new year with the intention to lose weight. We all know what that entails: eat better, and exercise. Despite the plan of action being so simple - at least in theory - year after year come February first, gyms return to near empty and comfort foods are once again the norm in many kitchens. Why is this? We have habits, and bad ones develop into ruts that over time grow increasingly resistant to change. Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion states that an object at rest tends to remain at rest, (and an object in motion remains in motion) unless acted upon by an unknown force. This can apply to human habits as well as objects. For anything to change, the “outside force “ needs to be greater than our resistance to that change. Ironically, this “outside force” comes from within; we must decide that the result we are after is worth the work, to the point we are willing to face the discomfort caused by working to overcome the resistance.

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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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Vacation Bible School 2017

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Our program this year is
HERO CENTRAL

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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Use: Saint Paul's United Methodist Church in the search bar. Look for the church connected to Brick, N.J.

 
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Red Bird Mission

Did you know?

. . . that The United Methodist Women’s Group of St. Paul’s UMC is committed to supporting over two dozen missions

within its annual budget?

One of those is the Red Bird Mission. Other worthy beneficiaries will be revealed in future CR editions. If you would like more information on our chapter of the UMW or its fundraising events, please ask any member or call the church office.

red bird mission legacy of faith

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New Member Class

Anyone interested in becoming a member here at St. Paul’s, we will be having our annual new members’ class start Sunday, April 30th at 6pm in the Library. The class will be for 4-6 weeks conducted by Pastor Alan Darby.

Any interest in this Class please inform Church Office and/or Pastor Alan.

 
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Pastor's Pen
April 2017
by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

As I write this we are in the middle of our Lenten Study entitled, “A Journey through Lent: Reflecting on Christ’s Sacrifice for Us”. I trust you have found the devotional readings and Bible studies to be as powerful as I have. Each week, our study guide reminds us that “Lent is a season of joyful repentance.” We are reminded that repentance is joyful because the goal is to bring renewal to our lives.” This is striking to me because I usually associate repentance with being grieved over my own sin to the point of confession and turning away from sinful practices…not exactly joyful. Yet, I am reminded that the Bible says that, “its God’s kindness that leads us to repentance” not His judgment or wrath. (Rom. 2:4) Later in Paul’s letter to the Romans (12:1) he urges, “in view of God’s mercy, to offer (our) bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to the Lord”. If we could only be so captivated by God’s kindness, mercy and grace we would be drawn to submit to His purposes in our lives. Then we would be completely converted and transformed by His love instead of guilt and fear. O what glorious freedom that grace provides for motivation in righteousness and holiness!

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Youth
April 2017
by Hector Meza

His understanding has no limit" Psalm 147:5

Omniscience means that God knows everything. He didn't achieve His knowledge gradually, through a long process of information gathering that took Him to the summit of Omniscience. God has always known everything. He has never learned anything new. He is infinitely wise.  

He has absolute knowledge. He lives in eternity and has perfect knowledge of time, past, present and future. That's hard for us to understand. We are creatures and only grow by gradual development. That means constant change. But God is immutable; He never changes. If God was to learn something new, that would mean He doesn't have perfect knowledge, therefore He couldn't be the Infinite God. 

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May Dinner
Inside - Barbecue
Ribs & Chicken

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When: May 6th, 2017
Where: Norcross Hall
Time: 6:00 pm

Old Fashioned Inside Barbecue
Ribs & Chicken
Vegetables
Bread & Butter
Salad
Dessert

 
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Erin Kay of CRU will be our Guest Spokesperson on May 14th during our annual Women Speak Sunday

Come hear Erin give us an update on her work since she and Matt felt God’s calling to join Cru.

… a little background on Cru…

Cru is a caring community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ.

Cru was originally founded as Campus Crusade for Christ in 1951, when Bill and Vonette Bright began the ministry on the UCLA campus. God had given him a vision portraying the total fulfillment of the Great Commission throughout the world. From the beginning Cru has sought to be a caring community as well as a community on mission. Its purpose is to help fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others and helping the body of Christ to do evangelism and discipleship through a variety of creative ways.

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Save money at your favorite retailers, with a percentage of each purchase at thousands of participating brands contributed to your UMC ministry, at no additional cost to you.

To sign up go to www.umcmarket.org.

 
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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,

732-740-8784.

 
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