We have been blessed by the generosity of our community and congregation supporting our #LittleFreePantry, and we see that it is meeting needs every day.
As the cold weather arrives, we wanted to invite you all to help meet another need…
Mental Health First Aid
(For Adults Assisting Young People)
Coming to Manasquan in January!
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers,
“A Gather of Women Seeking a Peaceful & Spiritual Approach to Christmas” will be held Tuesday, December 5th at 11:30 AM at the Manasquan Presbyterian Church, 16 Virginia Avenue. The guest speaker will be Cynthia Griffin, MA, LAC from the Church of St.
All women of the church are invited to attend the Annual Women’s Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 13th at 6:00 PM at the home of Carolyn Kelly, 214 Washington Blvd., Sea Girt. Only thing you need to bring is a heart ready to spend time in fellowship with friends old and new and a $10 gift for the “Gift Grab Bag”.
The Gratzel Family will be hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, which is open to the church family, their families and the community. The dinner will be Thanksgiving Day from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. You are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert to share (enough to feed 6-8 people).
On Wednesday, November 1st, the Jr. High Youth Group will be meeting at Sea Girt Lanes from 4:00 pm – 5:30 PM and the Sr. High Youth Group will also meet at Sea Girt Lanes from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
It’s time to start filling a Shoe Box or two! This year you have the option of filling a shoe box for Samaritan’s Purse, or filling one for distribution through the Little Pantry. Boxes for Samaritan’s Purse are clearly marked as such.
The Fall Rally of the North Shore Association of ABCNJ will be held on Sunday, November 5 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank. The business meeting portion of the Rally be held from 3:30 – 4:00 pm,
Mark you calendars now for our Annual Christmas Dinner and Program. On Sunday December 10th, join us for dinner at 5:00 pm and program at 6:00 pm, which will be followed by a visit from our Special Guest and singing of “Happy Birthday”
On Friday, December 1st, join Diana Hamilton as she leads us in Christmas Carols, during the Manasquan Chamber of Commerce Annual Candy Cane Hunt. Several singing groups from area churches will be located on various corners throughout town during this popular event.
Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, November 12th for our Annual Harvest Soup Luncheon, always a delicious meal and great opportunity for fellowship. If you’d like to make soup, or help out in any way, please contact Laurie Waugh –
Do you remember all the wonderful jewelry, Christmas ornaments and decorations that were available last year through the Apparent Project. We will have more items available at the beginning of November!
The Apparent Project Mission is to:
Prevent Child Relinquishment in Haitian Families
Our focus is to “make the needs of Haiti known,” to offer opportunities for the Haitians be able to provide for themselves and their families,
New Youth Director, Robin Popoff, invites children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade to join her for Children’s Church beginning on October 1st at 10am. Robin is looking forward to a fun filled morning with the kids as they learn more about their faith.
Family Yoga will resume on Wednesday, October 4th at 5:00 PM. All ages and abilities are invited to attend the class led by Sara Page Hall. A donation of $5 ($10 maximum per family) is suggested. Dust off that yoga mat and join us in Fellowship Hall.
Space is limited – registration required!
A Co-Ed Youth Basketball Clinic will be held in Fellowship Hall beginning Wednesday, October 4th. All kids ages 7 – 10 are welcome to join this free event. The clinic will run for 6 weeks (no clinic October 18th) from 6:45 PM –
Worship begins at 10:00 am
followed by a Fellowship Brunch at 11:15
You can also register your children for
Sunday School (Grades K-3)
and our After School/Evening
programs for Middlers (Grades 3-7)
and Junior/Senior High (Grades 7-12)
“Anyone, anywhere can be the one to make a difference in the life of someone with a mental health or substance abuse challenge – if they know what to do and what to say,” said Linda Rosenberg,
Serve Jersey Shore is a faith based outreach and community service day in Ocean and Monmouth County, NJ. Dozens of churches will be participating, as they serve in specific projects for 24 non-stop hours. The churches fund their own projects that range from two to four hours.
Family Fun Day is being hosted by First Baptist Church and Crosspoint Church on Saturday, July 22 from 10:30 am – 12 Noon at Curtis Park, Main Street and Warren Avenue, Manasquan. There will be Music, Games and Refreshments! If you’d like further information,
Community Vacation Bible School, Sponsored by the churches of the Manasquan Area Ministerium
Manasquan United Methodist Church is hosting Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School, July 31 thru August 4, from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.
Hurricane Sandy devastated New Jersey when it hit the East Coast on Oct. 29, 2012. A joint effort of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and American Baptist Churches of New Jersey (ABCNJ),
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The training helps you identify, understand, and respond to signs of addictions and mental illnesses.
Join us Sunday, July 9th as we “Worship Without Walls” at 10:00 am. Following the service we will be welcoming the ABHMS work campers with an All Church BBQ. Burgers and dogs will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share.
American Baptist Men of Pennsylvania and Delaware will be holding their annual men’s retreat on Friday, July 28 thru Sunday, July 30. This year’s retreat will be held at Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA. The theme is “Nothing is Impossible with God”
The North Shore Association will be holding their Spring Rally on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Second Baptist Church of Asbury Park, 124 Atkins Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. The business meeting will begin at 3:00 pm, followed by worship at 4:00 pm and a light dinner and fellowship at 5:30 pm.
All hands on deck! Help us spruce up the church grounds, as well as the church building on Saturday, April 8th at 8:00 am – 10:30 am. Outside work includes cleaning the flower beds, so if you have them, a pair of gloves is recommended.
The American Baptist Women’s Ministries of New Jersey Spring Rally and Love Gift Luncheon will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at First Baptist Church of New Market, Piscataway. Guest Speakers are Rev. Sue Royle and Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain.
In 2017 the American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) has pleny of opportunites for short term missions. Check out these opportunities below, and keep ABHMS in mind for a congregational mission trip!
‘REBUILDING, RESTORING, RENEWING…BATON ROUGE,’ LA.
In August 2016,
North Shore Association ABCNJ
The Way I’m Wired – Discovering who GOD made ME to be!
A retreat for youth in grades 6-12
Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12
at Baptist Camp Lebanon
Baptist Camp and Conference Center
Please join us at 7:00 PM on Christmas Eve for a simple candlelight service of lessons and carols that is perfect for the whole family. Our sanctuary is handicap accessible and you will always find a warm welcome at First Baptist Church!
During October, our Mission Board Chairperson, Karen Diana, presented a video on the Apparent Project, an organization whose focus is “to “make the needs of Haiti known,” to offer opportunities for the Haitians be able to provide for themselves and their families,
Join us Sunday, December 11th for our Annual Christmas Program. This year we will begin with a ziti dinner at 6:00 pm, followed at 6:30 pm with a program of word and music featuring Ted Kenney as “Joseph, the carpenter”.
Join us in Fellowship Hall on Sunday, December 4th, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, for our first Communion Breakfast and Worship Service. Plan to join us as we share a hot meal and the Lord’s Table together.
Same Party! New Hostess!
Join the fun and fellowship on Tuesday, December 6th at 6:00 pm at the home of Diane Rexrode. Her address is 2060 New Bedford Road, Spring Lake (across from The Mill). Parking is available in Diane’s driveway,
Help us reach our community with God’s love this Thanksgiving:
First Baptist Church will host a free community dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
If you would like to donate, cook or serve,
The Churches of the Manasquan Area Ministerium will host the Annual Community Thanksgiving Service on SUNDAY, November 20 at 7:00 PM at the Church of Saint Uriel the Archangel (Third and Philadelphia Boulevard in SeaGirt). If you would like to sing in the community mass choir,
Join with our sister churches from across Monmouth and Ocean Counties for our Annual Fall Rally on Sunday, November 6 starting at 3:00 PM at the First Baptist Church Long Branch (499 Bath Avenue in Long Branch). The guest preacher for the day will be the new Pastor at First Baptist Church of Freehold,
We love to see you in church each Sunday, but when you can’t be here, you can still stay connected to First Baptist Church by watching our services on-line.
There are three ways to watch the service…
Please like and share our videos so your friends and family can hear the Good News of our faith and learn more about First Baptist Church.
Join us for our Homecoming worship celebration on Sunday, November 20th at 10:00AM and then stay for our annual Harvest Soup Lunch! If you would like to make a pot of soup for this event, please call the church office.
The Amazing Journey of a Simple Shoe box Gift Begins with You and Results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication
From children to seniors, people pack shoebox gifts each year to bless children in need around the world. Parents often use the project to teach their kids about giving.
You’ve probably seen the Little Free Library stands — the ones where you can grab a book or leave a book. Well, now you can do the same thing with food!
Following the concept of the Little Free Library,
First Baptist Church will be holding a Food Drive at the Manasquan Acme on Saturday, October 22nd from 9am – 2pm. Please call the church office or see the sign up sheet in church to sign up for a one hour shift.
On Saturday, September 10, 2016, women met in Romeo for the Fall rally of Northeast part of the country. The goal was to evaluate the progress of their business activities and to reinforce the training on cholera epidemic since we start having more rain.
Join us for a morning of good food and great fun
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Free Breakfast at 9:00
Worship and a special message
from Gordon Douglas at 10:00
Christian comedian Gordon Douglas will be bringing his message to First Baptist Church on Sunday,
Together we can solve hunger. September is Hunger Action Month. As the Manasquan Ministerium of Churches, we need to build awareness of hunger and take care of our community. Join us in feeding our hungry neighbors! The Manasquan Food Pantry has a special item for each week of the month of September:
September 4th –
Anyone interested in being baptized in the ocean at the ABCNJ Annual Session in Long Branch on September 24th should let Pastor Joe know ASAP. Baptismal candidates must register for and attend Annual Session on Saturday. The cost is $69 for candidates.
Denise and I want to thank all of you for 20 great years together in ministry at First Baptist Church.
Your love, prayers, encouragement and support have blessed us and our family more than we could ever adequately express.
Join us for our Third Annual Back to Church Tailgate Sunday, September 18th. Worship will be at 10:00 am, followed by an outdoor (weather permitting) tailgate party. Invite your friends and family to come “Back to Church”!
September 23rd and 24th at the Ocean Place Resort in Long Branch.
Start the weekend off by celebrating Camp Lebanon on Friday at 8:00 pm with a Bonfire, music, games and s’mores on the beach. Tickets can are $10 and can be purchased by calling the ABCNJ office at 609-587-8700.
For the fourth year in a row, First Baptist Church of Manasquan will be hosting an ABHMS / ABCNJ work week beginning Saturday, July 9.
Volunteers will be coming from across the country and throughout NJ to help rebuild,
We will be hosting homeless families August 14-20 in partnership with Family Promise and the churches of the Manasquan Area Ministerium.
Volunteers are needed to:
In all of my Years of preaching, I have never had a more positive response to a sermon series than I did to our recent series, “Believe.” That series was based on material developed by Randy Frazee, the senior minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio,
Saturday, July 9, 2016
A conference for young women entering 8th grade through college
10AM – 5PM Manasquan Presbyterian Church
7PM – 9PM Allaire Community Farm
Registration Fee: By June 9th $20,
We will be having our Church Service outside (weather permitting) on Sunday, May 29th at 10 AM in the parking lot, immediately followed by a picnic (rain or shine). Burgers and dogs will be provided, but bring a side to share.
First Baptist Church is proud to be partners with the Mental Health Association of Monmouth and the Red Bank Resource Network.
Through a grant with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation we are providing information and referral services in English and Spanish twice each month through the Red Bank Resource Network Manasquan Outpost at First Baptist Church.
American Baptist Churches from Monmouth and Ocean Counties will join together on Sunday, April 10, 2016 for our annual Spring Rally and Business meeting.
First Baptist Church has Scholarships available – you must take advantage of Early Registration in order to receive a scholarship
Baptist Camp Lebanon
Baptist Camp & Conference Center is a 110 acre hideaway located in Lebanon NJ. We are owned and operated by the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Keynote 7:00-9:00 • (2) 25-minute breakouts 8:00-9:00
Manasquan High School Auditorium
DOOR PRIZE: Win one of two prom bids – ticket given for attending keynote and breakouts
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Palm Sunday, March 20
9:30 AM Procession to Squan Plaza followed by Worship at 10:00 AM
Annual Easter Egg Hunt to follow Worship
Maundy Thursday, March 24
7:00 PM at First Baptist Church- Tenebrae Service
Community Good Friday,
The Churches of the Manasquan Area Ministerium, The Wall Community Alliance and the Shore Community Alliance, along with all of our “Say Something” partners in the community are hosting Adult Mental Health First Aid.
Join us on Thursdays in Lent, beginning February 11th for a Simple Supper and Study. Supper will be at 6:00 pm with the study from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. We will be looking at “Hey Jude, Contending for the Faith in a Contentious World”.
Click below to view a copy of the 2015 Annual report, which will be presented at our Congregational Business Meeting on January 31, 2016 immediately following the morning worship service.
Sunday, February 14th, join us as we celebrate a Weekend of Love.
We’ll start the day with breakfast at 9:30 followed by a special worship service in Fellowship Hall at 10.
During the service we’ll have a “Gospel Illusionist”
Join Martha Diana on Tuesdays at 1:30 as she leads a group study on Rick Warren’s book, The Purpose Drive Life. The group will meet in the large Sunday School room, beginning January 19th.
The Purpose-Driven Life is a manifesto for Christian living in the 21st century…a lifestyle based on eternal purposes,
Philippine Roundtable Trip 1-2016 , Denise Gratzel
Just show up!
We don’t need to be anxious about anything when God has made the appt . We just need to show up . He is the master planner ,
Denise Gratzel, ABCNJ Disaster Response Coordinator, and Victoria Goff, National Disaster Coordinator for the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, have joined a team of national and regional leaders at a mission roundtable in the Philippines to share about our response to Superstorm Sandy and other disasters in the USA.
Services available in English and Spanish
Mental Health Association of Monmouth County’s
First Baptist Church • 47-51 South Street
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Denise and I had the privilege of joining 70 leaders from across American Baptist Churches of New Jersey to wish Godspeed to our Associate Regional Pastor, Rev. Vernl Mattson. The luncheon at Camp Lebanon featured many tributes and fond memories,
I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and due to your generosity, so did about 190 Food Pantry client families!
Our Christmas Eve Service will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, December 24th. If you would to be a reader for that service, please contact the church office – 732-223-4649.
On Sunday, December 20th, we’ll be gathering for our Family Christmas Celebration. Dinner will be at 5:00 pm, followed by the program at 6:00 pm and of course, a special visitor will make an appearance.
If you are able to help out by making a lasagne or would like to help out in the kitchen,
The First Baptist Church has been serving Christ and our community faithfully since 1804.
At no time in our history has that been more evident than in our partnership with all of you in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
All women of the church are invited to dinner and a Christmas Party on Wednesday, December 16th at 6:00 pm at the home of Carolyn Kelly, 214 Washington Blvd., Sea Girt.
No need to bring any food this year,
A CPR class will be taught in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, December 5 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The cost is a non-refundable $25.00 and must be paid at time of registration. You will receive a CPR certification card upon completion of the class.
We are excited to be hosting another Thanksgiving Dinner at First Baptist Church of Manasquan! To get a better idea of how many people we need to serve, please contact Melissa Robinson at 732-54-1722 or firstname.lastname@example.org OR Christine Marshall at 732-861-5365 or email@example.com
FREE Narcan® Kits (naloxone)
Training is open to anyone who is at risk of an opioid overdose or their family and friends. All eligible participants will receive a FREE Narcan® (naloxone) kit and a treatment voucher for 30 days of free substance abuse treatment to use or distribute to any person that needs medication-assisted treatment.
On this third anniversary, we are praying for the thousands of people who are still displaced by Superstorm Sandy, and thanking God for our many partners in the ongoing work of recovery,
Join us for the North Shore Association Fall Rally on Sunday, November 1st!
We will meet at Central Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands at 4 p.m. for a wonderful time of worship, learning, music, and fellowship with our brothers and sisters from local Baptist churches.
Thanks to Stu, Walter and Ben for bringing the music and to Main Street Kitchen for supplying the food for our new outreach on Main Street in Manasquan. Join us on Sunday evenings at 5:00 for Good Food • Good Music &
On Sunday October 11 seven brave souls went all in and shaved their heads to support pediatric cancer research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation and to show our love and support for 13-year-old Daphne N.
Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes are now available. Our collection date will be Sunday, November 15th. Operation Christmas Child partners with churches worldwide to reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. After receiving shoe box gits, many children are discipled through our Bible study course,
The next meeting of BYG (Baptist Youth Group) will be on Wednesday, October 7 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. BYG is open to all youth in grades 6 through 12.
Beginning Sunday, October 11th, reNEW is “taking it to the streets”. At 5:00 pm we will be gathering at Main Street Kitchen, 140 Main Street in Manasquan for good food, good music and good news. Join us and bring a friend to share in our new ministry.
On October 18th following worship, the Board of Missions will be hosting a car wash. Funds from the car wash will be used to help local families pay for a load of laundry at a local laundromat, TURNING A CAR WASH INTO AN OUTREACH!
Sunday School has begun with a “littles” class for PreK and Kindergarten and a “bigs” class for 1st thru 4th grade. Students are dismissed from worship service to their classroom following taking of the offering. Teachers are needed for both classes and there is a sign-up sheet in the sanctuary or you can speak to Meghan Campion (732-431-3910).
Daphne N. recently turned 13 and is an 8th grade student in Monmouth County. She is a beautiful girl that has fought hard against the cancer in her body.
The St. Baldrick Foundation has named Daphne their Honored Child of the Year.
Help is now available at First Baptist Church
51 South Street, Manasquan • call for an appointment
NEW SATELLITE LOCATION IN MANASQUAN
THE RED BANK RESOURCE NETWORK & SANDY WELLNESS PROGRAM
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP WITH:
Pastor Eusun Kim and Pastor Joe will be presenting a workshop on Sources of Strength at the Greater New Jersey Conference UMC Youth event – Ignite 2015 October 2-4 in Wildwood, NJ. We’d love to have some youts from Manasquan Area Churches join us for the whole conference –
Hello BYG parents!
We are a GO for a BYG get-together this Wednesday at 6:00pm. Please drop your BYG kids at my (Rhonda’s) home. I will drive them home.
We’ll have pizza then head up to the beach for fellowship and fun, » read more
Congratulations to Seaman Recruit Jennifer Nichole (Hooten) Bell. Jennifer will be graduating from US Coast Guard boot camp on Friday, August 20 and returning to Texas to be with her family and begin her new duty there. Jennifer will be stationed approximately 20 miles from the station where her husband,
Thanks to generous legacy gifts from many families in our congregation, to the hard work of Trustees George Smith and Tom Rasmussen, and to the kindness and efficiency of Kim Rasmussen’s brother, Kevin White and his team at Allied Environmental Signage (www.allied-signs.com) we have three beautiful new clock faces and matching hands installed on the North tower.
On Saturday we bid farewell to our final (scheduled) work group for the season.
These wonderful volunteers have traveled from as far north as Maine and as far south as Washington DC to be a part of rebuilding in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
(Throughout the month of July we will be receiving the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. OGHS supports relief efforts at home (like the Sandy Relief work that will be happening this summer) and around the world (like the recent earthquake in Nepal)
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