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Grace and peace be with you all!

In this unusual season, we are all changing our patterns and finding new ways to stay well physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  As you know, each Sunday Pastor Hogan and Music Director Gary Farquhar  post a worship experience for your participation.  There are two ways for viewing: FaceBook and YouTube.  Direct links to these sites can be found on the the bottom of this page. Weekly worship materials (a bulletin order to follow) are available via the link on the right hand column of this page (“Sunday Worship Bulletins”); such materials will help you participate more fully each Sunday.  Please do make a commitment to join in this time of prayer, message, and music, expressing our connection to one another even in this very different fashion.  Additionally, Pastor Hogan has been posting a brief reflection each morning– offering a simple word in the form of a prayer, a poem, or a story as a small offering for the day.  These are posted on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.


As you may be aware, the responsibility for approving any reopening plans rests with your Administrative Council.  We are a collection of church leaders, representing various dimensions of church life.  The Ad Council met  via zoom on July 9, 2020, and we put our hearts and minds together for the reopening steps that seem timely.

We agreed that it is not yet time to worship together in person, but in the interim we approved the following:
— Wesley Nursery School will open in the fall, following the many established requirements and guidelines.

— The Sanctuary will be open for prayer one morning a week beginning August 10, 2020.  Please see “Sanctuary Prayertime Guidelines” under the “Notes from the Pastor” tab.  You will find thorough information there!

— Church members will be able to gather for meetings

— Communion will be shared monthly in the parking lot

Once we have the materials and volunteers in place, we will let you know that our doors are open for the approved activities. More information about these plans is on the way—be on the alert for further details!

Art Chasey,  Chairperson, Ad Council


103 Monmouth Road

Oakhurst, New Jersey 07755

(732) 531-1150


Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.


9:30 a.m. Worship

9:30 a.m.  Sunday School for Grades Pre-K through Senior High

11:00 a.m.  Adult Sunday School


If you are in need of a spiritual lift,

“U R WELCOME” at First United Methodist Church: Oakhurst.

You will find us committed to Christ

and responding to you with Christian love.

All members are called to be in ministry.


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