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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-17 http://spcs.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff-17
Alan Darby
Hector Meza
Director of Youth Ministries
Barbara Estelle
Director of Music / Organist
Judy Propert & Janet Post
Choir Directors
Church Office office@stpaulsbrick.org
Melissa Jensen
Administrative Assistant
Nadean D. Sheppard
Christian School Principal
Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,
Lynn Wick, Al Primrose,
Rick Guidice & Gary Deal


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Summer Church Outing BBQ at Blue Claws - August 5th http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/announcements/general/summer-church-outing-bbq-at-blue-claws-august-5th http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/announcements/general/summer-church-outing-bbq-at-blue-claws-august-5th

Summer Church Outing
Southern Style BBQ Picnic at
Blueclaws Stadium
August 5th 2016 6:00pm

Includes tickets to the game and 2-hour delicious
All-You-Can-Eat, Southern Style BBQ Buffet.

  • Adults: $26.95
  • Children: $18.95

For tickets please contact Dave C. or the church office 732-458-2080. Tickets will be available till July 29th.

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Sunday School Note to Parents http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/sunday-school/sunday-school-note-to-parents http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/sunday-school/sunday-school-note-to-parents

Sunday School Note to Parents

Thank you parents for being so involved and supportive in providing your child with a Christian education. Our last day for regular Sunday school was June 19th, however, we have some great programs planned as follows:

Summer Sunday school: Grades K thru 5th begins- July 10, 17, 24th and 31st

Summer Sunday school: High school/college students begins July 3rd.

Vacation Bible School : Ages 4 thru 5th grade begins August 1st to 5th.

Regular Sunday school will begin again on September 4th at 9:00am.

Looking forward to seeing all of the children in summer Sunday school, church or VBS. Have a safe and fun filled summer!

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Summer Sunday School http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/sunday-school/summer-sunday-school http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/sunday-school/summer-sunday-school

Summer Sunday School

We will be continuing our Sunday School Class this summer beginning July 3rd. It will be at our regularly scheduled class time 9:00 am.  This summer we will be covering many of the topics the High school Class has expressed interest in learning. Also, If your children just graduated from 8th grade and are entering Freshman year in the fall, they are welcome to join.  Parents: If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the church office 732-458-2080 I feel truly blessed to be able to work with your children
Thank You ~ Melissa J.


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Help Wanted - Part-Time Sexton http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/announcements/job-opportunities/help-wanted-part-time-sexton http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/announcements/job-opportunities/help-wanted-part-time-sexton

Help Wanted
Part-Time Sexton Needed

Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
Also 4 hours on Saturdays.
Please contact the Church Office for more information

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Youth - June 2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/director-of-youth-ministries/youth-june-2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/director-of-youth-ministries/youth-june-2016 Youth
June 2016

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."James 1:5

What's the most useful piece He had to tell me, many times unfortunately, to think first before acting. This simple bit of wisdom has served me well throughout my life and I hope that I've been able to pass it along to others who will be well served by it. I'm sure that if you think hard enough you might be able to put your finger on a wise word you've been able to give someone as well. Wise words are like a guaranteed investment, sure to benefit the ones who take the words to heart.

When it comes to wisdom one would assume we could recognize it's inherent wealth almost as immediately as one would recognize the value of water in the desert. Yet, I get the sense that in our students culture today, there is an overabundance of information and opinions, many appearing wise on the surface. Students hear so many voices telling them the way to real life. They are bombarded by advertisements and messages about what to desire and how to live yet because of those messages incompatibility with God's word a whole generation is threatened to missing God's very best for their lives. We need to pray that the wisdom of this world would be revealed of it's futility.

We need to draw the curtain back and pay attention to the man found there. He's not a wizard but a pretender. Our hope as summer approaches would be that our students would grasp hold of the fear of God because that is the beginning of all wisdom. And that they would find the wisdom of God to be a wellspring of life for them and for future generations. Please pray for our leaders to have the wisdom of God so that we might best know how to minister to the amazing generation.

In Christ,

F.I.S.H. Student ministries leadership team

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Pastors Pen - June 2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/our-pastor/pastors-pen-june-2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/our-pastor/pastors-pen-june-2016 Pastor's Pen
June 2016
by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

A couple weeks ago I was watching the TV reporting of the classic, annual “Penn Relays” results. I was inspired by the story of 100 year old Ida Keeling, who set a world record for running the fastest 100 meters by a woman in her age category! Her amazing story overshadowed another part of the report which told of a 99 year old, retired United Methodist pastor from South Jersey, who also competed and finished the race. I recognized the name, Champion Goldy, who was a colleague of mine going back to when I started in ministry. Then District Superintendent, “Champ” Goldy, sat on one of the sub-committees for the Board of Ordained Ministries for one of my elders’ ordination examinations. I remember well the question he asked me in that interview. He asked what my practice was to keep myself physically fit and healthy for a lifetime in ministry! (Those where the days when I was “in shape” and constantly playing sports with my kids and friends…) Champ continues to be a challenge and inspiration to me, in faith, life, and ministry!

It’s the same way with our “race of faith”. Those who have run the race before us say, along with the Apostle Paul, “I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” It’s not that we are competing with one another or with them, but they inspire us to run steadfast and faithful, as we “run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” “So we make it our goal to please Him”, “so that we don’t grow weary and lose heart.” “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith”, the ultimate inspiration. There is much in this world that weighs on us and wears us down, but let us be encouraged to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith! There is ever in store for us the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to us on that day. We are in this together, and for the long run…

In His Regard,

Pastor Al

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Vacation Bible School - August 1-5, 2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/youth-ministries/vacation-bible-school-august-1-5-2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/youth-ministries/vacation-bible-school-august-1-5-2016

Vacation Bible School 2016


Our program this year is
Surf Shack! - Catch the Wave of God'd Amazing Love. 

Our VBS program will take place the week of
August 1st through August 5th.

Registration forms are available in the office.

Early Registration Ends July 15th
and discounted price will change to $25

If you have any questions or for more information
please contact vbs@stpaulsbrick.org

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D2BF Dare 2 Be Fit Summer Camp 2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/announcements/general/d2bf-dare-2-be-fit-summer-camp-2016 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/announcements/general/d2bf-dare-2-be-fit-summer-camp-2016

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Summer Sports


At D2BF Summer Camp, we recognize the need for children to find ways to stay physically active during the summer. To increase physical activity, today’s children need summer camp experiences where they can play and be active. Every day is filled with sports, dance and fitness programs that are exciting and challenging and sure to keep all campers engaged.

Dare 2B Fit will be at St. Paul's UMC from 9am to 3pm daily on the following days:

2016 Dates:

  • Week 1: June 27 - July 1
  • Week 2: July 5 - July 8
  • Week 3: July 11 - July 15
  • Week 4: July 18 - July 22
  • Week 5: July 25 - July 29
To register or for more information go to http://dare2bfitcamp.com/
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Blessing of The Animals - Saturday, September 10th http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/pet-ministry/blessing-of-the-animals-saturday-september-10th http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/pet-ministry/blessing-of-the-animals-saturday-september-10th

Blessing of the Animals

Pet Adoption Day & Pet Fair
  Saturday September 10th, 2016

For information please contact petministry@stpaulsbrick.orgblessing

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