Worship
SUNDAY SERVICES
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We warmly invite you to join us for a transformative worship experience at Oceanport United Methodist Church. Nestled in the heart of our vibrant community, our church offers a welcoming and inclusive environment where you can come as you are and connect with others on a spiritual journey. Our worship services blend cherished traditions with contemporary elements, creating a space for reflection, inspiration, and growth. Whether you're seeking solace, fellowship, or a deeper connection with the divine, our diverse congregation and dedicated clergy are here to embrace you. Come share in the uplifting music, meaningful teachings, and genuine fellowship that define our worship gatherings. We look forward to walking hand in hand as we explore faith, hope, and love together. Join us this Sunday and let your spiritual voyage begin at Oceanport United Methodist Church.

Worship is led by our Pastor, Donna J. Nilson.

Services begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Previously recorded services are located on our Messages page to watch anytime at your convenience.

Sunday School starts at 10:20 am
Fellowship Time is from 10:30 am to 11:00 am

Spaghetti Supper
SPAGHETTI SUPPER

Come and indulge in a savory evening at the Spaghetti Supper on July 21st at 5 pm, graciously hosted by Old First UMC at Oakhurst UMC.

This eagerly anticipated event promises a delectable spread of spaghetti, homemade sauces, and delectable sides that will satisfy every palate. Join us for an evening of hearty food, warm fellowship, and lively conversations in the welcoming ambiance of Oakhurst UMC. Whether you're a longtime member or new to our community, this gathering offers a perfect opportunity to connect and enjoy good food together.

Mark your calendars and bring your appetite for a delightful evening shared among friends and neighbors!


Recurring Events
RECURRING EVENTS

Discover the heart of community and faith at Oceanport United Methodist Church's recurring events. Join us each week for uplifting Sunday worship, followed by midweek study sessions. These regular gatherings create lasting connections and offer a place of belonging for all seeking spiritual growth and meaningful fellowship.

Sundays

9:30 am, Worship
10:20 am, Sunday School

Thursdays
10:00 am, Bible Study
7:30 pm, Sanctuary Choir Practice

United Women in Faith
UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH
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The United Women in Faith seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities.


Reformation Cornerstones
REFORMATION CORNERSTONES

Many Protestants celebrate the work of reformers who brought about a much-needed change in the Christian church. At the center of their contributions were four teachings:

  • Scripture alone: The supremacy of the Bible as the surest guide for faith and life.
  • Grace alone: The supremacy of God's undeserved love. God counts us "right" with him when we accept his free gifts of forgiveness and salvation.
  • Faith alone: The supremacy of faith. Only by believing and trusting in God's promises, and through no works or achievement of our own, do we receive eternal life.
  • The priesthood of all believers: Christians are "members of one another" (Ephesians 4:25, NRSV). In God's eyes, Christians are all on the same level. We each have a ministry to fulfill to one another and to people outside the faith. Martin Luther said we're "reciprocally and mutually one."

Staying Spiritually Fit
STAYING SPIRITUALLY FIT
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Prayer is like exercise: Neither is an end in itself. Just as exercise is intended to make us physically fit by strengthening our muscles so we can manage more activity, engaging in prayer leads to more prayer. The harder one works at exercise, the greater the results. But if we give up the routine, the results won't hold. The same goes for prayer.

Writes Rev. Kate Braestrup in Beginner's Grace (Atria Books), "There will be no moment - in this life, anyway - when I will be able to say, 'That's it! I've prayed, and the prayers have paid off: I'm a fully conscious, totally grateful, and unstintingly generous person. I can just start stuffing myself as soon as the plate hits the table."

Rather, she notes, "The more you give, the more you will be able to give; the more you receive, the more you will be willing to receive; and the more you pray, the more you can... pray."