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

gathering in Manahawkin, NJ since 1982

Regular Sunday Services: 9am (informal contemporary) and 11am (formal traditional)

(nursery care available during both services, up to age 5)

1492 Rt 72 West, Manahawkin NJ 08050   

office: 609-597-5151 email: oceanchurch@comcast.net  


Look for our online streaming services at https://www.facebook.com/oceanchurch/


Deacon Angel Tree project underway... 40 angels currently left on the tree, stop in and pick an angel from the tree and help support a local child in need.


notes for sunday, february 27

king nebuchadnezzarjust a couple of notes for this sunday. we continue our message series on the seven deadly sins by focusing on the damaging power of pride. we'll read an old testament story about a king who learned that his success was more about God than about him. we have regular christian education this sunday, and after the classes finish the family promise team will be at work turning the classrooms into homes for the homeless this coming week. if you can stay after early service and help set up that would be great! remember that March 27 is when the youth group from colts neck church is coming to lead a single combined service at 9:30am. thanks to the youth group for extending our ministry to tent city this past monday, visiting and delivering a variety of items along with funds raised at the recent dinner.


help us with family promise week feb 27-march 6

we are hosting homeless families at the church again starting february 27 and going through that week until the next sunday morning. we are looking for two overnight hosts, two evening meals, and transportation help. we need help setting up on Sunday between services. if you can help see a team member, call the church office or email the church at oceanchurch@comcast.net .


notes for sunday, february 20

Today is the first Sunday in our series of messages leading to Easter. Over the next ten weeks we'll be thinking together about how Jesus intends to bring wholeness to the world through the transformed lives of his people. Because we are different, we impact the world in a positive way. The seven deadly sins and the beatitudes book by Jeff Cook forms the backdrop to our messages, and I encourage you to read that book over these weeks. There is also a great wikipedia entry on the history of the idea of the seven deadly sins that I'd encourage you to read. This first week we look at the overall idea of the forces in our own lives and in the world that tear apart the good things that God intends.

The bulletin for this week is posted in our downloads section, along with a study sheet on the seven deadly sins themes and the beatitudes. Notes are there about VBS coming up, and an invitation to get involved.

We are sad that some members are moving. Iva Englishmen will be moving to North Jersey to the Holland Christian Home, and Dave and Monica Kirk are being transferred to the San Francisco office of his job. We pray God's blessings on them as they bring blessings to new people, as they have to us.

On Monday the youth are traveling to Tent City in Lakewood to deliver the gifts from their fundraiser.

On March 27, the Colts Neck Reformed Church youth mission team is coming to lead a combined early service at 9:30am. About 42 youth will participate as they share bell music, and then a series of skits and songs about God's call to us to live new lives. Our youth have been invited to recreation with them at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference on the night of March 26, and will have lunch with our youth on Sunday following the service, before the Colts Neck group leaves to share their program with the Freehold Church.



SUPPORT OUR LOCAL FIRE COMPANIES: The Pinewood Fire Company is having a pancake breakfast fundraiser Sunday, February 13th from 8am-12noon. Donations are $8 for adults, $6 seniors, $5 for children and kids 3 & under are free.


Weekend Events


Tomorrow, Saturday February 12th, our youth are sponsoring a Valentine Pasta Dinner. There are two seatings for this event: Early seating from 5-6pm and a late seating from 6:30-7:30pm. Tickets at the door are $10 each. Please come out and support this youth fundraiser outreach event. All funds raised will go towards their mission to support Tent City in Lakewood.