First Baptist Church of Manasquan, NJ

First Baptist Church of Manasquan

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,

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September 22nd, 2017

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New Youth Leader, Robin Popoff invites our youth and their friends to several new opportunities.  Grades 4 through 7 will be meeting on Wednesdays, beginning September 27th at 4:00 pm in Fellowship Hall for “Truth or Trash”.  Also beginning on September 27th at 5:30 PM ,

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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.

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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.

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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 –

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Worship with us on
National Back to Church Sunday
September 17, 2017

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)

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“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,

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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.

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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,

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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.

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First Baptist Welcomes
Coming Together for New Jersey Team
…Rebuild, Renew and Restorecoming-together-for-nj-flier-2017

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),

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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.

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July 6th, 2017

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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.

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July 5th, 2017

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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”

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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.  

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April 21st, 2017

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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.  

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March 27th, 2017

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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.  

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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,

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January 27th, 2017

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North Shore Association ABCNJ
Youth Retreat

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
Lebanon,

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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!

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christmasjoe-web-post Join us for a special evening for the whole family on Sunday, December 11 at First Baptist Church • 51 South Street, Manasquan.

  • 6:00 – Family Dinner (RSVP by Friday to FBCManasquan@juno.com or call 732-223-4649)
  • 6:30 –

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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,

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November 18th, 2016

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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”.  

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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.

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November 15th, 2016

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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,

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November 10th, 2016

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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,

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November 4th, 2016

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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,

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November 4th, 2016

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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,  

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November 3rd, 2016

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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…

  1. You can watch the entire service live on  Facebook LIVE each Sunday morning at 10:00 AM
  2. You can watch the entire service at your leisure on our Facebook video page
  3. or you can watch only the sermon in our sermon archive on our church YouTube Channel

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.

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October 28th, 2016

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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.

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October 18th, 2016

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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.

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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,

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October 6th, 2016

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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.  

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September 29th, 2016

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Greetings,

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.

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September 22nd, 2016

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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,

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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 –

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August 26th, 2016

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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.  

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August 16th, 2016

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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.

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August 15th, 2016

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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”!

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August 11th, 2016

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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.

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August 11th, 2016

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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,

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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:

  • Help set up on Saturday morning, August 13 at 10:00 (approximately one hour)
  • To help Pastor Joe prepare and serve a  dinner on Saturday,

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June 14th, 2016

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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,

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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,

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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.

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May 24th, 2016

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April 25th, 2016

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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.  

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April 8th, 2016

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Spring Rally

American Baptist Churches from Monmouth and Ocean Counties will join together on Sunday, April 10, 2016 for our annual Spring Rally and Business meeting.

  • Come and fellowship our “family” from our sister churches
  • Hear the latest news from American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Churches of New Jersey
  • Share in exciting worship

 

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April 1st, 2016

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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.

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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

click here for downloadable flyer:  Say Something Flyer 4716 PDF

 

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April 1st, 2016

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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,

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March 3rd, 2016

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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.

 

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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”.

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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.

 

2015 Annual Report FBC Manasquan

 

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January 22nd, 2016

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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”

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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,

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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 ,

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January 15th, 2016

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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.  

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January 7th, 2016

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Manasquan Outreach – Red Bank Resource Network & Sandy Wellness Center

Services available in English and Spanish
Mental Health Association of Monmouth County’s
Manasquan Outreach
First Baptist Church • 47-51 South Street
10am-1pm,

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January 6th, 2016

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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,

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December 8th, 2015

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Hello all,

 

I hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving and due to your generosity, so did about 190 Food Pantry client families!

  • Many thanks to Pr. Reggie and the Methodist Church for collecting food at the ecumenical Thanksgiving service!

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December 8th, 2015

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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.

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November 24th, 2015

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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,

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November 24th, 2015

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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.

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November 23rd, 2015

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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,

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November 20th, 2015

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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.  

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November 12th, 2015

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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 missyrph@juno.com OR Christine Marshall at 732-861-5365 or ryker_luv@yahoo.com

Also,

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November 10th, 2015

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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.

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October 30th, 2015

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October 29th, 2015

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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,

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October 29th, 2015

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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.

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October 16th, 2015

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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 &

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October 15th, 2015

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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.  

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October 15th, 2015

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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,

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October 2nd, 2015

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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.

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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.

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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!  

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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).

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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.

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October 2nd, 2015

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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:

  • Hurricane Sandy Resources
  • Food Stamps
  • Social Security
  • Rent or Utility Assistance
  • Medicare
  • NJ Family Care/Medicaid
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Charity Care
  • Medication Assistance
  • Filling Out Forms
  • A Notary signature
  • … 

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September 4th, 2015

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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  –

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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.

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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,

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August 19th, 2015

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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.

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August 19th, 2015

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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.

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August 19th, 2015

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(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)

the short article below explains a little further…

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Saturday, July 11, marks the beginning of work week one for ABCUSA / ABCNJ’s third annual “Coming Together for New Jersey” Sandy relief outreach.  Volunteers from across the state and across the country will be coming to NJ to help our area “Rebuild,

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It was great to have our good friend, Tiga, here visiting from Haiti.

 

Tiga is a missionary serving with Hope Changes Everything in Grand Goave, Haiti.  We have had the opportunity to work with Tiga for several years in Grand Goave,

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ABCNJ

 

Responding to the Tragic Attack in Charleston, South Carolina

A Pastoral Letter for the American Baptist Churches of New Jersey – June 18, 2015

 

 

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June 23rd, 2015

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Please be in prayer for all of our national and international denominational leaders and for delegates and visitors from around the world as they gather this weekend for American Baptist Churches, USA Bienniel Mission Summit in Kansas City.  

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June 23rd, 2015

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This year’s Community Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, August 3rd – Friday, August 7th and will be hosted by Manasquan United Methodist Church.  With the exception of Monday, when the program begins at 9:00 am, start time is 9:30 am and the day will end at 12:30 pm.  

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NEW DATE! !  Mark your calendars now for Outback VBS.  Get hoppin’ to the wildest weekend Down Under! On this Aussie adventure, kids explore God’s monumental love and discover what it means to have an unshakable faith.  Invite your family and friends to join us August 23,

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
First Presbyterian Church
Virginia Avenue and South Street
Manasquan, NJ 08736
May 7, 2015

“A Call To Prayer”

Dr. Charles Stanley Video Presentation
10 AM, 11:30 AM,

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Patrizsha and the Soulterior Motives Worldwide Band will make a return appearance at reNew on Sunday, May 17th at 7:00 pm.  Join us for an evening of inspirational music and witness.

Patrizsha and the Soulterior Motives Worldwide Band perform “One Woman’s Walk”,

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May 4th, 2015

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While there are many ways to support the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake, two that are highly suggested are One Great Hour of Sharing and Samaritan’s Purse.  We will have envelopes available in church if you care to make a donation through one of these programs,

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April 28th, 2015

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Thanks to grants from the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund of New Jersey and the Borough of Manasquan, our new 45 Kilowatt Generator is being installed this week by Aggressive Power Systems of Wall.  Special thanks to George Smith for helping make arrangements for this new service,

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