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PORT ELIZABETH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Port Elizabeth, NJ 08348
NOTE FROM PASTOR DOUG REA
Thank you for visiting the website of Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church. Becoming involved with a faith community is a big step. Much thought, prayer and discernment are essential before a place that you can call your "Church Home" becomes a part of you.
I would like to share a little bit about myself, so that you can get a glimpse of who I am, what my style of ministry is, what my theological views are, and what I believe is the essence of our faith.
I believe that faith is never just something you just do ritually or habitually, but also a yearning deep inside to be connected to God and in turn connected to each other. My style for ministry reflects this as it is relaxed, and informal. I am committed to doing Church that is relational to people even if that means doing somehting "our of the box" from time to time. Worship at Port Elizabeth often relects this.
On the theological spectrum I describe myself as "orthodox, liberal with progressive leanings, and unapologetically evangelical". For the record, theological stances are secondary to the way I bbelieve we are to be the Church. For me, the primary way to be the Church is in how well we love. Jesus does care about how well we love others. Christains have diverse understandings in their way of interpreting scripture, and Christians will not always agree, but we are all called to love unconditionally, without exceptions.
Now you know a little bit about me. As you explore our Website, we invite you to take the next step and come worship with us. I truly beleive that Port Elizabeth offiers a place of comfort and blessing to all who will call this place their "Church Home".
Pastor Doug Rea
If you prefer to give online click on the link below and it will take you the Greater New Jersey United Methodist Church where you can give.
Please note that our Church No. is 8050 and our district is Cape Atlantic. You will need these numbers to direct your giving to our Church.
Thank you for you financial support!
Please join us every Sunday online with ZOOM for worship.
Our worship service begins at 11:00 am every Sunday morning. You can connect with a device with a camera for video or by phone for audio.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 597 791 5445
To enter by phone using: dial in number 1 646 558 8656 first, then enter the meeting number Meeting ID: 597 791 5445
"In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."
1 Peter 1:3
OUR WEEKLY SERVICES
These are our normal Hours currently halted for the Coronavirus
Classes are held on Sunday's from 9:45 am until 10:45 am in John Boggs Hall. Our teachers are all Safe Sanctuary Certified.
Sunday 11:00 am (Church & Zoom)
11:00 am Wednesday (John Boggs Hall)
Sunday School - Coming soon
Service Options - In Church Worship or Zoom
Bible Study - Every Wednesday at John Boogs Hall or Zoom
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church has a special place in southern New Jersey’s Methodist history. The fact that Bishop Francis Asbury visited three times and set in motion plans for an educational academy built later on the grounds gives proof to its expanding ministry and importance to Methodist work in the area. Port Elizabeth’s spiritual heritage through the years includes a famous 1869 revival and strong temperance stand in 1884.
ROAR - VBS CAMP 2020
For our children and youth in the community, every summer our Vacation Bible School program is a place to go. One week from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the evening children and youth come for Christian learning, games, crafts, plays, and a hot meal. We hope to be bringing VBS back soon.
Want to know more about the outreach programs we have that benefit our local community and global brothers and sisters in Christ?
Click below to find out how to get involved with and support our MRT School Supply or H.O.P.E MInistries.