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Video: Dedication of Port Elizabeth UMC as United Methodist Historic Site No. 511

See the video from the dedication of Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church as United Methodist Historic Site No. 511.

Vacation Bible School at Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church

Surf Shack: Catch the Wave of God's Amazing Love

MAURICE RIVER – Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 152 Port Elizabeth-Cumberland Road, welcomes all to its “Surf ShackCatch the Wave of God’s Amazing Love” Vacation Bible School…Lessons are especially suited to the 2-12-year-old age group, but infants, teenagers and adults are guaranteed to have a good time!

Activities are free from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday thru Friday, July 18-22, in John Boggs Hall, Please arrive at 5:45 to sign in. Watch a nightly continuing adventure video, sing and dance, do science experiments, create a shell bracelet, giant sun glasses, a crab headband, sun catcher, and wind chimes; and play outdoor games. Dinner included.

For more info, call (856) 825-4386 or visit our Facebook Page.

Dedication of United Methodist Historic Site No. 511

Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church Recognized as
United Methodist Historic Site

Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey –
Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church, 142 Port Elizabeth-Cumberland Road, celebrated its 231st anniversary on its annual Old Home Day, Sunday, June 5, 2016. Speaker at the morning service was Rev. Brian Roberts, District Superintendent of the Cape Atlantic District.

A special luncheon was hosted by Elaine Morton-Rankin and her hospitality group. Locals and out of state visitors had a great time socializing.

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The unveiling of a plaque recognizing the historic significance of Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church is attended by (from left) trustees Roosevelt Smith, Grace Rapp, and Richard Tomlin; Maurice River Township Mayor Andrew Sarclette and his wife, Janice; trustee chair Diane Prohowich; the Rev. Dr. William B. Wilson Sr. of the Commission on Archives and History; Pastor Phil Pelphrey; and church historian Ted Prohowich Jr. -Photo by Betsy Chance Irvine

A plaque was dedicated by Rev. Dr. William B. Wilson Sr., Chair, Commission on Archives and History commemorating the church as United Methodist Historic Site No. 511, as approved by the 2015 Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. There are currently 530 United Methodist Historic Sites in the world of which 19 are non-numbered Heritage Sites.

United Methodist Historic Site No. 511

This plaque recognizes Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church as United Methodist Historic Site No. 511.
-Photo by Diane Prohowich

Ted Prohowich, Jr. and Rev. Bill Wilson

Ted Prohowich, Jr., Church Historian for Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church; and Rev. Dr. William B. Wilson Sr., chairman of the Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church.
-Photo by Diane Prohowich

Pastor Phil Pelphrey of Port Elizabeth United Methodist emceed an afternoon music program, including Carolyn Fitzgerald at the organ, the Port Elizabeth Choir, The Old Home Day Singers, and members of John Wesley United Methodist Church in Port Norris, New Jersey.

Old Home Day 231st Anniversary on June 5, 2016

Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church
will be celebrating 231 Years at our Old Home Day Celebration.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Events for the day:

9:45 am: Coffee in John Boggs Hall

11:00 am: Church Service
Guest speaker Rev. Brian Roberts, District Superintendent at Cape Atlantic District of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

~12:30 pm: Luncheon

1:30 pm: Dedication of Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church as a Historic Site of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey by Rev. Bill Wilson, Chair Commission on Archives and History.

2:00 pm: Music Program
Port Elizabeth UMC Choir
Old Home Day Singers from Port Elizabeth UMC
and
John Wesley UMC Choir

~3:15 pm: Corporate Prayer
An hour to praise God, reflect on what He has done for us and pray.

Come join us!

March 31, 2015 Friends of Israel Presents Christ In The Passover

Friends of Israel presents “Christ In The Passover”

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm
John Boggs Hall
152 Port Elizabeth – Cumberland Road
Port Elizabeth, NJ 08348
(856) 825-2258

The Passover Seder is the oldest continuous religious service conducted in the world today. Given to the Jewish people some 3,300 years ago it still has relevance. Jesus was celebrating the Passover the night of the last supper. It was the elements of the Passover that Jesus used to introduce the Christian Communion. Christians have found that a better understanding of the Passover has greatly enhanced their understanding of Communion service. The Christ in the Passover presentation has served to improve the awareness and the worship of the Communion and has built bridges of understanding between Christians and their Jewish friends and neighbors.

Our presenter will be Rev. Mitch Triestman.

Mitch Triestman is serving the Lord with the Friends of Israel Gospel ministry. Mitch received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Bible from the Philadelphia College of Bible. After ten years of serving as the Philadelphia area director for the Chosen People Ministries, he returned to school at the Biblical Theological Seminary where he received a Master’s degree in Bible.

Mitch is the author of four books, the textbook Witnessing Biblically, an evangelistic Bible study book, Abraham the Committed Christian, a collection of sermons on Bible prophecy entitled Are we there yet? and Torah, Torah, Torah, a search for all the Christological teachings in the first five books of the Scriptures; as well as a multitude of articles in magazines and journals.

Rev. Triestman has been active in the field of Jewish Evangelism for more than forty years. His experiences in the field and his study of the scriptures from a Jewish perspective have made him a fascinating teacher. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous mission conferences. His extensive studies in the areas of Biblical prophecy and in Judaica make him an intriguing lecturer at a prophecy conference or in training on the feasts of Israel and Jewish customs in the Scriptures.

What is Corporate Prayer?

What is Corporate Prayer?

  1. It is a focus on our relationship with God as opposed to a vending machine approach where we pray primary to get personal things from God.
  2. We spend time telling God what we like about Him and His character.
  3. We spend time in thanking Him for what he has done in our church as a whole.
  4. Sometimes we wait in silence before Him just soaking up His manifested presence.
  5. If we ask for things, the focus is on the big picture, the progress of our church as a whole:
    • leading people to a personal relationship with Jesus,
    • making faithful disciples of converts,
    • who will in turn, train other disciples,
    • so that the world is transformed into the character of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Old Home Day: Celebrating 229 Years

Port Elizabeth United Methodist Church will celebrate its 229th anniversary on Old Home Day, Sunday, June 1, 2014.

At 9:45 am, join us in John Boggs Hall for Coffee, bagels, danishes, orange juice and apple juice.
At 11:00 am, we will have our Morning Service in the Church with the sermon given by our own Pastor Carber.
At 12:30, following the service, we go back to John Boggs Hall for the Luncheon.
Finally, at 2:00pm, come back to the church for an afternoon musical program featuring Melanie Garuffi, Gary Trull and Mike Kost.

Share stories, join with friends and praise God!