Welcome To Long Beach Island, NJ Also Known as LBI
18 Miles of Smiles
Long Beach Island,NJ Places Of Worship
Long Beach Island, NJ has 15 places to Worship God plus 2 LBI Bible Conferences and Retreats. While on Beautiful Long Beach Island, please stop in at one of our places of worship and Thank God for Beautiful Long Beach Island. If you want to list an event or add more information about your LBI Place Of Worship or photos, please e-mail the event information and photos to NJLBI@NJLBI.com.
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* Deb Whitcraft Wedding Officiant Phone # 609-492-0202 or 609-226-3838 Dock Road & West Avenue, P.O.Box 1250 Beach Haven, NJ 08008
All Faiths (Non-Denominational) * Grace Cavalry Church - Pastor Dan Stott 19th St. & Long Beach Blvd. Ship Bottom, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-7777
Pastor Dan Stott
Executive Pastor Craig
Family Pastor Casey
Grace Calvary Church In Ship Bottom, NJ
Pastor Dan focuses on bringing practical Bible messages that address today's challenges.
Executive Pastor Craig is busy keeping the team going each week and is engaged in worship ministry.
Family Pastor Casey is leading the church to embrace a multi-generational ministry impacting every age.
Worship Services on Saturday at 6 pm (Mem.Day- Labor Day)
Sunday Services Year Round 8:30 am & 10:30 am Nursery at all services & Children's Sunday School at 10:30 am Sunday Spanish Church at 10:30 am - All Are Welcome Also Atlantic City Rescue Mission Ministry and Prison Ministries Please call us at 609-494-7777 and Volunteer To Make A Difference. Yes, YOU Can Make A Big Difference. * Spray Beach Chapel 2309 Beach Avenue Spray Beach, NJ 08008 (Between 23rd & 24th St) Phone # 609-492-0057 Informal Worship Services on Sunday at 9:30 am with Guest Ministers (Memorial Day - Mid September) To inquire about Weddings or any other Chapel info, please call Sue Vehslage at 609-492-0057. * The United Church of Surf City 7th St. & Central Avenue Surf City, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-5351 or 609-494-6206 Baptist Churches
Island Baptist Church In Beach Haven, NJ
Island Baptist Church Pastor Ray Laird 215 East 3rd Street Beach Haven, NJ 08008 609-492-7584 / 609-425-5397
At Island Baptist Church our doors are open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. If you’re new to the LBI area, vacationing or a long time resident, Island Baptist Church is the kind of place where you will be warmly welcomed and feel at home, even if you have never been to church before.
Pastor Ray Laird - Ray@IslandBaptist.net
At our services, we present the ageless truths of The Bible in a compelling, easy-to-understand format. Visit Us and see what God is doing in Beach Haven, NJ and what He can do in your life too. Worship Services on Sunday at 10 am, Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7 pm, Men's Breakfast 3rd Saturday 8:30 am. Summer-time is Funner-time at Island Baptist Church: • Adult & Children Sunday Celebration • Family Movie Nights • Beach Bible Club • Monthly Fellowship BBQ
Episcopal Churches * Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church - Father Frank Crumbaugh Phone # 609 492-7571 Marine Street Beach Haven, NJ 08008
Perhaps you're a visitor on Long Beach Island. Perhaps you're a permanent resident of the Island. Maybe you haven't been in Church for a while and would like to start back. Whatever is going on in your life, you are welcome at Holy Innocents. Your past affiliations don't mean nearly as much to us as your present affiliation with us. Father Frank Crumbaugh welcomes you to join us. Worship Services on Sunday at 7:30 & 9:30 am www.HIECBH.com
* St. Peter's At The Light 7th St. & Central Avenue Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 Phone # 609-494-2398 or 609-494-5048 Worship Services on Sunday at 10 am - followed by coffee hour in The Parish Hall. Lutheran Churches * Holy Trinity Lutheran Church - Pastor Jim Jacob 5800 Long Beach Boulevard Brant Beach, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-6888 Phone # 609-579-1182 Pastor Jim Jacob Cell #
Pastor Jim Jacob
Behold The Lamb Of God
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church "A Church For The Community" For Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Worship Service Times and more information about our church, please visit our Website: www.HolyTrinityLBI.com
* Zion Lutheran Church - Pastor Jocelyn Johnston 18th St. & Central Avenue Barnegat Light, NJ 08006 Phone 609-494-8676
The Rev. Jocelyn Johnston, Pastor, along with the congregation of Zion, invite you to join us at the table, to share the Joy of God's Word and Grace. Worship Services for the Winter on Sundays at 10 am and the first Saturday of the month there is a Guitar-led service of evening worship at 6 pm. Communion is offered at both services. Worship Services for the Summer on Sundays at 8:30 am and 10 am. The first Saturday of the month there is a Guitar-led service of evening worship at 6 pm. Communion is offered at all services. Sunday School Year-round at 10 am. Ministry Opportunities Available:Adult Bible Study + Youth Group + Ladies Guild + Men’s Lunch + Choir + Habitat for Humanity + Communion & Confirmation classes + Hunger & Disaster Relief … and much more. Please call Pastor Jocelyn at 609-494-8676.
Methodist Churches Two Long Beach Island, NJ Methodist Churches 1) Terrace First United Methodist Church in Beach Haven Terrace 2) Kynett United Methodist Church in the heart of Beach Haven
The Rev. Diane Ruth Gilbert is Pastor of both Churches Combined Winter Church Services 10AM Alternated Churches
* Terrace First United Methodist Church 101 E. New Jersey Ave. (130th & Beach) Beach Haven Terrace, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-492-9843 Worship Services on Sunday at 9 am - Sunday School also 9 am
* Kynett United Methodist Church 127 Centre St. & Beach Ave. Beach Haven, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-492-0421 In Season Worship Services on Sunday at 10:30 am Hispanic Services Every Other Monday at 6 pm
Terrace First United Methodist Church
Kynett United Methodist Church
Roman Catholic Churches * St. Francis of Assisi Church 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-8861
St. Francis Church On Long Beach Island, NJ
St. Francis of Assisi Parish is comprised of four churches:
St. Francis of Assisi Church - 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Brant Beach St. Thomas Aquinas Church - 2nd St. & Atlantic Ave., Beach Haven St. Thomas of Villanova Church - 13th & LB Blvd., Surf City St. Clare Church - 56th St. & Long Beach Blvd., Loveladies
In the interest of community-building, but also for energy conser- vation, only St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brant Beach, is open year round. The other Churches are open according to the seasonal Long Beach Island population.
St. Francis Community Center located behind St. Francis Church 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-8861 The St. Francis LBI Food Pantry has re-opened at the Center: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 AM to 2 PM. We continue to assist those affected by “Super Storm Sandy”. If you have questions, please call (609) 494-8861 ext. 197. The Food Pantry Really Needs Your Help. Please Donate To Help Struggling Families & People In Our LBI Community. The Food Pantry currently needs pasta sauce, pasta, chicken noodle soup, canned vegetables, and soap. If you are unable to make a food donation, monetary donations are also greatly appreciated.
Monetary donations may be mailed to the address below or dropped off at the front desk of the Community Center. We Appreciate all ofthe support our community provides to serve those in need.
St. Francis Food Pantry Please Make Checks Payable To: St. Francis Human Concerns 4700 Long Beach Blvd. Brant Beach, NJ 08008 609-494-8861 Ext. 197
St. Francis of Assisi Parishes (3) * St. Thomas Aquinas Church 2nd St. & Atlantic Ave. Beach Haven, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-8813 In Season Worship Services on Saturday at 5:30 pm, Sunday morning 7:30, 8:45, 10, 11:15 am
* St. Thomas of Villanova Church 13th St. & Long Beach Blvd. Surf City, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-8813 In Season Worship Services on Saturday at 5:30 pm, Sunday morning 7:30, 8:45, 10, 11:15 am * St. Clare Church 56th St. & Long Beach Blvd. Loveladies, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-494-8813 In Season Worship Services Saturday at 5:30 pm, Sunday morning 8:45 & 10 am Long Beach Island Synagogue
* Jewish Community Center of Long Beach Island 2411 Long Beach Blvd. Spray Beach, NJ 08008 Phone # 609-492-4090 www.jccoflbi.org Don Pripstein, Congregation President Rose Valentine - Publicity Chair
Winter Schedule: Friday Evening Shabbat Services at 7:30 PM
The New LBI Jewish Community Center & Synagogue Below
The first official Shabbat service in the new Synagogue took place on February 17, 2012. We met at 7:00 PM at the Condo with the procession of Torahs from the Condo to the Sanctuary. The front doors will be opened to permit the Torahs to be brought in. Proper songs will accompany the procession. Services will begin at 7:30 PM.
Jacob Father Of 12 Tribes of Israel - Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah. Zebulon, Issachar, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Joseph, Benjamin
Congregants will participate with special readings. The traditional Shabbat eve service will be held once the Torahs have been placed into the Ark. Rabbi Jack, who returns from his vacation will conduct the services and deliver the sermon “Looking To The Future.” Other members will participate. All members who are in the area from Aberdeen to Atlantic City, from the shore to the far boundary of Philadelphia are urged to attend this special and meaningful service.
LBI Christian Bible Conferences & Retreats
* Harvey Cedars Bible Conference And Christian Retreat 12 Cedars Avenue Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008 Phone 609-494-5689 www.HCBible.com
Harvey Cedars Bible Conference has Conferences & Christian Retreats for Groups as well as individuals. It is "A Perfect Place To Do Business With God."
Harvey Cedars Bible Conference has a rich and long tradition of serving the Christian community. Many consider Harvey Cedars the most beautiful Bible Conference facility on the East Coast.
In August of 1941 the Long Beach Island Harvey Cedars Bible Conference grounds were purchased by evangelist, Jack Murray who was a dynamic leader of the "Summer Bible School" movement, which later became AWANA. With God’s leading, the conference broadened in outreach and nationally known figures Frances Schaeffer, Vernon Grounds, and Jack Wyrtzen frequently spoke here. Since then Harvey Cedars has been operating as a non-profit Christian Conference and Retreat Center with a interdenominational ministry. Over 500 staff alumni have gone out to become missionaries, teachers, and pastors across the globe. Rev. Al Oldham became director in 1951, and from 1951 to 1995 carried on the ministry. Through the years several buildings were added, a dining hall, chapel, lodge, gym and indoor heated pool. In 1994 the Gorgeous 24 Unit Bay View Lodge was completed. Jonathan Oldham became the third Conference director in 1995 and has continued to grow the ministry and oversee extensive facility improvements.
Harvey Cedars Bible Conference
God's Beautiful LBI Sunsets At Harvey Cedars Bible Conference
HC Bible Conference Treasure Chest Book & Gift Store
Harvey Cedars Bible Conference History is as follows - written by John Bailey Lloyd in "Eighteen Miles Of History On Long Beach Island." The old LBI Hotel was vacant once more, but this time it was in terrible condition, having been vandalized repeatedly. One summer on the eve of WW II, a young evangelist named Jack Murray and friend Bill Ritchie saw the old hotel while they were fishing. Intrigued by the building, they went in and decided then and there that it would make an ideal "Religious Retreat" for young people. They located the owner, Mabel Bayard, in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, offered all they could afford to raise, $7,500, and their offer was accepted.
It took an incredible amount of hard work to restore the old LBI hotel, but with lots of help they did it, and Harvey Cedars Bible Conference opened in 1941. As the last of the great 19th century hotels on Long Beach Island, NJ, The Harvey Cedars Bible Conference Is In Better Condition Now than it was a 100 years ago.
* Maris Stella Christian Retreat & Conference Center 7201 Long Beach Boulevard Harvey Cedars, NJ 08008 609-494-1182 www.MarisStella.org
Come to the Quiet !
Maris Stella, located on the Atlantic Ocean in Long Beach Island, NJ provides a rich resource for personal and communal nourishment for the mission and for renewal of the earth. Maris Stella is a center that provides a ministry of hospitality, offering space and encouragement to individuals and groups seeking physical, psychological and spiritual enrichment. It is also a place for study and reflection on the sacredness of creation.
The mission of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth is to proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our time and to place our gifts in service to others. We search for sources of nourishment that will sustain us in this mission of love and justice and we seek to identify resources that broaden our understanding of how our ministry fits into the challenge of transforming the earth.
What Maris Stella Retreat & Conference Center Offers
MARIS STELLA is located on ten acres of land, between Barnegat Bay & the Atlantic Ocean, in Harvey Cedars, NJ. It provides a ministry of hospitality, offering space & encouragement to individuals and groups seeking physical, psychological and spiritual enrichment. It is also a place for study and reflection on the sacredness of creation.
MARIS STELLA offers an atmosphere of prayer and quiet, where retreatants and visitors can enjoy the beauty and serenity of the location, whether praying in the chapel, walking or sitting quietly by the Bay or Ocean.
Summer Accommodations include: Houses
oKane – Sleeps 4
oSt Anne – Sleeps 10
oHoly Family – Sleeps 13 Efficiency Apartments
oNevin – Sleeps 4
oMcCauley – Sleeps 6 *St Vincent has single/double rooms *St Vincent residents 3 meals a day *Cooking facilities available for residents in houses & efficiency apartments. (Evening meals may be purchased, if desired.) Linens are provided for all residents. Bring your own towels.
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