Home This is the website for St Paul's United Methodist Church located at 714 Herbertsville Road, Brick, NJ. The site features information on our missions and ministries, upcoming events, and audio messages. http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:59:48 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-us Welcome http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/welcome http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/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 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/service-times http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/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.
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Pastoral Staff http://spcs.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff-10 http://spcs.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff-10
Alan Darby
Pastor
pastoral@stpaulsbrick.org
Hector Meza
Director of Youth Ministries
hector.meza@stpaulsbrick.org
Barbara Estelle
Director of Music / Organist
bestelle@stpaulsbrick.org
Judy Propert & Janet Post
Choir Directors
 
Church Office office@stpaulsbrick.org
Melissa Jensen
Administrative Assistant
office@stpaulsbrick.org
Barry Glickman
Christian School Principal
spcs@stpaulsbrick.org
Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,
Lynn Wick, Al Primrose,
Rick Guidice & Gary Deal

Sextons
 

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Brick 5K Race Canceled http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/5k-race/3rd-annual-brick-5k-race-may-9-2015-2 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/5k-race/3rd-annual-brick-5k-race-may-9-2015-2

Brick5KRace-redCANCELLED

Brick 5K Race

 

The Brick 5K Race scheduled for
May 9, 2015 has been canceled

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Youth News - April 2015 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/director-of-youth-ministries/youth-news-april-2015 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/director-of-youth-ministries/youth-news-april-2015 Youth News
April 2015
by Hector Meza

“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” Duet 4:9 

“Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.” Psalm 51:13

I want to give you some stats that will shock you. We live in a world where; One in four American teenage girl has an STI. The average age of first internet exposure to pornography is eleven. 69% of surveyed students admitted to taking measures to hide their online behavior from parents. And those facts are just the tip of the iceberg in the minefield that is a young person’s world today. We haven’t even mentioned the perils of drug abuse, bullying, body image, self esteem, violence and rebellion. Many young people wander through this life without examples of Godly people who will protect them and lead them in the path of righteousness. For far too many youths they are left to fend for themselves and to be told lies about their purpose, their worth and destiny by those more concerned with using them to fill their coffers. Many don’t know a way out because they don’t have people who can speak into their lives about a God of freedom, forgiveness and love.

It breaks my heart to hear those statistics and my hope is that it will break yours into interceding for our children. I believe that God wants to redeem this generation of students from a world bent on devouring them. And God is calling out to His church once more to love His children and let them come to him.

During Nehemiah’s time leading the rebuilding of Jerusalem he called on watchmen to stand guard and protect the most defenseless portions of the wall. He positioned spearmen near families to prevent the enemy from destroying the most vulnerable. I believe it is time for the men and women of St. Paul’s UMC to be the spiritual watchmen for this generation. I know that if we humble ourselves and pray that God will move greatly in this next generation. They are not too far for God to save. Yet we need to be willing to teach children His ways, to lead by example, especially when it seems so difficult to do so in our times. We must together, as the body of Christ, reject the evil that has crept into every part of our society. For the glory of God and for the sake of our children we need to reject blasphemy, sexual immorality, violence, greed, bitterness, envy and every form of idolatry. It needs to begin with we whom they observe, because if we don’t teach them others are certainly already doing so.

More than ever we need the men and women of God to stand tall and be the city on a hill. It seems an impossible task, yet we serve the God of the impossible. I ask you to humble yourself and pray for God to touch our students in such a way that they will desire only His righteousness, His will, His wisdom and His acceptance. We know that His love endures for all generations. May this be true for this generation and generations to come.

In Christ, Hector

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Pastors Pen - April 2015 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/our-pastor/pastors-pen-april-2015 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/our-pastor/pastors-pen-april-2015 Pastor's Pen
April 2015

by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

When you were growing up, who did you want to be like? Who did you look up to, emulate, or want to imitate? When I was young I remember wanting to be like my cousin Glenn. He was four years older than me, lived in Ocean City, and was a high school basketball star. In fact he is the only Darby I’ve met who is over 6 feet tall! Anyway, Glenn is still admirable but I’ve since outgrown that ambition. Now, when I grow up, I want to be just like – Jesus!

The Bible says, “Be imitators of God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered Himself as a sacrifice for us.” Ephesians (5:1–2) So the aim of Christian living, and my goal, is to pattern my life after the character of Christ. By God’s grace, through the power of the Holy Spirit living within us, we can, more and more, grow to be like Him.

After Easter I will begin a new preaching theme and sermon series entitled “Cultivating Christian Character”, based on the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is my hope and prayer that we might all become more and more like Christ in everything we are and do. By the transforming power of God’s word renewing our minds we can become more loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. And so, with these fruits being cultivated in our character, we will grow up to be like Him.

God Bless you.

In His Regard,
Pastor Al

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