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Ocean Community Church: A Congregation of the Reformed Church in America

gathering in Manahawkin, NJ since 1982

Sunday services at 9am (informal contemporary) and 11am (formal traditional)

1492 Rt 72 West, Manahawkin NJ 08050   office: 609-597-5151 

email: oceanchurch@comcast.net 

  

Here is the Go To Meeting LINK to join the service each Sunday if you are unable to attend. 

 

Wednesday
Dec082010

we extend our sympathy to the Peterson family

Funeral Arrangements for Paul Peterson:
Faust Funeral Home in Hulmeville, PA
Visitation will be Friday, December 10th from 11am-12noon
Pastor Phil will provide a short service at 12:00, family and friends will travel to the cemetery for the interment. Our prayers and sympathy to Joe Peterson and the family in the loss of his father.

Faust Funeral Home Inc

902 S Bellevue Ave

Hulmeville, PA 19047
(215)757-6662

Tuesday
Dec072010

group forming to explore volunteer program

a group is forming to explore whether we might be able to implement the Kids Hope USA program in our area. A number of Reformed Churches across the country (two in New Jersey) are currently engaged in this effort to link churches and local schools to provide mentoring for children. There are many questions for us to answer at this point about whether it would work in our area, how many people would be interested, how we would support the training and ongoing support needs...but with our food and clothing ministries well supplied with volunteers it is time to look at expanding our involvement in the community in new ways. Contact the Pastor or the church office (609-597-5151) if you would like to participate in this initial exploration group.

Monday
Dec062010

youth membership 2010-2011

youth in grades 7-8 are involved this year in a series of meetings that will lead them towards church membership in June 2011. There have been two meetings so far this year, and the youth are also watching video online and taking notes during worship. The videos were recorded two years ago by Pastor Phil and Joe Principe, and involve some conversations about conversion, theology, church history, and the Heidelberg Catechism (non-youth are welcome to view them as well!). Youth then email answers to questions, which allows us to start a conversation about their understanding of faith, Jesus, and what church membership is about. So far this year we have looked more closely at the Bible, thought about church history and why there are so many churches and religions in the world, and spent time thinking together about why we need Jesus as savior. Our next meetings are January 23, March 20, and May 15 (these are all Sunday evenings from 7-8:30pm). Pray for our youth as they explore what it means to move from a childhood faith to an adult faith!

Monday
Dec062010

Children's crafts from Sunday

This past Sunday during breakout from worship, children made Christmas trees by tracing and cutting out their hand prints. These will be delivered by our Caregivers to shutins in our church family. On Tuesday, one will go as far as West Caldwell, NJ to a member under hospice care. The children also decorated the tree in fellowship hall.

Saturday
Dec042010

sunday, december 5th

here's what's happening this sunday: on saturday, the youth group is providing a babysitting service from 2:30-6:30pm so parents can do shopping. At 7pm they begin a youth lock-in through till the next morning. Sunday is a communion Sunday for us. At the early service, after communion, the children will break out for a craft time and decorate the fellowship hall tree. We continue with the angel tree project. Pastor Phil will be speaking on Old Testament prophecy about Jesus, using Matthew chapters 1-2 to see how the gospel writer connects the life of Jesus with words written hundreds of years before. We'll reflect on what that tells us about God (what kind of a God can do that?), Jesus (how important must he be) and us (how is it possible that we can mess good things up so much?). Join us.