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/ Sun, 28 May 2017 04:29:31 +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-21 http://spcs.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff-21
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
Nadean D. Sheppard
Christian School Principal
nadean.sheppard@gmail.com

Bill Nadler, Kim Gavaletz,

Al Primrose, Jeff Propert, 

Gary Deal & Mike Jensen

Sextons

 

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Pastors Pen - May 2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/our-pastor/pastors-pen-may-2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/our-pastor/pastors-pen-may-2017

Pastor's Pen
May 2017
by Pastor Alan Darby

Dear Friends,

“He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!” Hallelujah!! Yesterday was our grand and glorious Easter Sunday celebration. I am still basking in the after-glow of the hope and joy of Christ’s resurrection remembered. I realize that by the time this newsletter reaches you we will be a good ways past Holy Week and Easter. Never the less, still fresh in my heart and mind, it is my theme for today. The truth is, as the children’s song says it: “Every morning is Easter morning form now on! Every day is Resurrection Day, the past is over and gone! Goodbye guilt, good bye fear, good riddance. Hello Lord, hello Sun! I am one of the Easter people! My new life has begun!” Indeed, as Christians worship our living Lord on the 1st day of every week, “the Lord’s Day”, every Sunday is a celebration of His resurrection. Therefore I want to share a poem with you written by one of our members, which I feel is worthy of sharing:

Easter Love
On Easter we celebrate love,
Love coming down from heaven
Love blanketing the Earth
In a transforming embrace;
Unique and infinite love
Giving more than we can imagine
For us, to cleanse our sins
A perfect sacrifice, Lamb of God
The walk, talking word.
He is teacher, role model, friend,
This God, in human form
Dying the rising from the dead
Proving all who all believe will also rise
To have eternal life, with Him
Lord of All
Oh, Happy, Happy Easter!
Written by: Kieley Rae Resnick

In Our time, no matter what time of year it is, we live in the “in between times.” We live by faith in the Son of God, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in between His 1st coming and His 2nd coming, in between His glorious resurrection and the “General resurrection of the dead and of the life of the world to come.” We can have a certain hope and blessed assurance that this life is not the End. As we put our trust in Jesus, we can know that He lives and so shall we!

God Bless you!

In His Regard,

Pastor Al

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Youth - May 2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/director-of-youth-ministries/youth-may-2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/pastoral-staff/director-of-youth-ministries/youth-may-2017

Youth
May 2017
by Hector Meza

Isaiah 41:10 "So do not be afraid. I am with you.
Do not be terrified. I am your God.
I will make you strong and help you.
I will hold you safe in my hands.
I always do what is right."

Recently I went for a check-up and to get some blood work. I was only really nervous about the blood work because the last time that I had blood taken from me I thought I was going to faint. So when the moment came for me to get my blood drawn again I tried to calm myself and not "punk out." Lydia was there too and so I really didn't want to look weak. Yet, sure enough, as soon as the nurse had begun taking my blood, I felt the all too familiar feeling. I began getting lightheaded and feeling nauseous. I thought that my words had started to slur and that I would faint again. So the nurse told me to not move and slow my breathing, shortly thereafter I began to feel normal again. Both he and Lydia reminded me that this was merely a psychological reaction to the process and that I was in no harm at all.

This made me think of the many times when I feel anxious or fearful about something in my life and it leads me to become frantic. Or worse, I'll fall into despair and say, "This is it. I'm dying!" God is so gentle with me, however, and He will many times remind me to pause. Take a breath. Trust Him. With God even real dangers become muted because we know that ultimately He holds our souls. it should be that confidence in the ultimate victory of God that should remind us to fear less and trust more. It really will be okay.

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Marriage Moment - May 2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/marriage-moment/marriage-moment-may-2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/marriage-moment/marriage-moment-may-2017

Marriage Moment
Brian Collis
May 2017

Choice

There’s a saying that states “Don’t mock your wife’s choices… you’re one of them.” Tongue in cheek, sure, but there is truth in that. You and your spouse (presumably) chose each other. You made a choice to get married, to share a home, a bed and your lives. You chose, and then vowed before God and witnesses, to forego all others, to love, honor and cherish one another, not for a while but “until death,” or “as long as you both shall live” depending on your officiant. It is important to remember this fact, so that whenever there is disagreement over some issue - large or small - if there is friction, you can remember the bigger picture.

Amos 3:3 asks: "Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?"

You agreed! How is it then that so often couples seem to so easily forget that they are together by choice, that being married was on purpose, that they chose to be part of something bigger than themselves? That they chose to put another’s needs above their own, that they chose a life of service to another instead of one of being served? 

 The answers to that question are varied, and as numerous as married people, but it comes down to a question of attitude. As married people we should choose to be married… daily. A wedding is an event that happens once, in the past, but marriage, being married, is a state of mind, a state of being that needs to be constantly renewed. It is a choice that we make each day when we rise and see our spouse lying there next to us.

In Luke 9:23 Jesus tells those who would be his disciples that they must deny themselves, and take up their cross daily and follow me.  As in every aspect of life, Christ is our example, our model of how we should live. This verse is not specifically about marriage, but since the relationship of Jesus with the church is often talked about with marriage as a metaphor, it applies. It resonates.

Colloquially a “cross to bear” has come to mean a burden, and we should not take this to mean that marriage is a chore, but it is work. And to work the way God intended, it must be undertaken every day. While a formal ceremony to mark renewal of vows is not necessary, the choice is. Every morning, tell your spouse not only would you marry them again, but you are. You are promising to love them, honor them and cherish them, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and health, as long as you both shall live.

Then tell them again tomorrow.

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Women's Softball 2017 Season Begins April 24th http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/recreation/womens-softball/women-s-softball-2017-season-begins-april-24th http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/recreation/womens-softball/women-s-softball-2017-season-begins-april-24th

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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 - July 31-August 4, 2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/other-ministries/vacation-bible-school-july-31-august-4-2017 http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/other-ministries/vacation-bible-school-july-31-august-4-2017

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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2017 Blessing of the Animals, Pet Adoption, Pet Fair http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/pet-ministry/2017-blessing-of-the-animals-pet-adoption-pet-fair http://www.stpaulsbrick.org/ministries/pet-ministry/2017-blessing-of-the-animals-pet-adoption-pet-fair  

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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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