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Welcome to St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Bay Head! 

The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning "coming" or "visit," begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians. In other words, Advent marks the beginning of the church year. During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. It is a season to prepare for coming of Christ in various meanings: the promised coming of the Messiah to the Jews, the coming of Jesus being born in Bethlehem, the promised return of the risen Christ in final victory, and the continual coming of Christ into the lives and hearts of believers. 

Night In Bethlehem

As we prepare for the coming of Christ in Advent, St. Paul's Church invites you to experience a "Night in Bethlehem" held on Sunday, December 6, 1:30 to 4:30 pm. You can visit with Mary and Joseph on the Manger with the live Nativity, where you can pet a donkey or a sheep. This is a unique holiday experience for the entire family to visit shopkeepers, make crafts, bake fresh bread and do so many activities. But watch out for the tax collector! Everyone is welcome to join and take part in this special event. It is our Christmas gift to you! 

St. Paul’s is a part of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Our purpose statement is to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ,” and since 1904 we have been about that task here in Bay Head.  During the summer, all are welcome to attend our Sunday Morning Services with Beach Service at 8am and a Traditional Service at 10am during the summer, and after Labor Day with a Family Contemporary Service, with Sunday School, at 9:00am and a Traditional Service at 11:00am.