Youth Sunday School

Registration forms are available for youths, ages 3-18, to join Sunday School at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township. Classes to be held 9:30 a.m. Sundays, September through June. Contact Lisa at 609-653-8092, ext.5; Father George at 609-653-8092, ext. 4; or Sarai Southrey at

Adult Modern Greek and Biblical Greek Classes

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township, will offer adult modern Greek and Biblical Greek classes. Modern Greek classes help students to explore, learn and appreciate modern Greek through reading, speaking and writing. Biblical Greek classes will demystify the Greek language and the church experience. Classes will be held Thursday evenings September through June. Contact Lisa at 609-653-8092, ext.5 or George Plamantouras at

RU Recovery Program

RU Recovery Program is a Christ-centered addictions recovery program that meets at Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road, Galloway, every Friday evening at 7 p.m. as well as Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. This free program, with more than 1,000 chapters nationwide, features group counseling, Bible lessons and free child care. Call Dennis Powers at 609-703-6487.

Absecon Presbyterian worship times

Absecon Presbyterian Church, 208 New Jersey Ave., Absecon, holds a Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday School for adults and children is 9-9:45 a.m. The nursery is available during the service. A hymn song takes place prior to the service 9:45 a.m. Refreshments are served at 11 a.m. Breakfast is served at 8:30 a.m. between Labor Day and Father’s Day. Call 609-641-3759 or see

Absecon United Methodist worship times

Absecon Methodist Church, 100 Pitney Road, Absecon, offers early worship 8:15 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary. There is a contemporary worship in the Great Hall at 9:15 a.m. A Sunday school for age 3 through adult begins 9:30 a.m. Traditional worship is held 10:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Child care is available at every service. Call 609-641-1265 for information.

Adult Bible study

The Rev. George Liacopulos, parish priest, leads adult Bible study class 7 p.m. Tuesdays in his reception room at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township. Open to everyone. For information see or call Lisa at 609-653-8092, ext. 5, or Father George at 609-653-8092, ext. 4. Confirm attendance.

Adult Sunday school

Are you concerned about current world events and the direction the United States seems to be headed? Does the Bible say anything about America in the last days? If you are puzzled about what you see and hear, attend this adult Sunday school class 10-11 a.m. at Weekstown Community Church, 5663 Pleasant Mills Road, Weekstown. For information or directions call 609-214-7320.

Addiction recovery

Reformers Unanimous, a national Christ-centered addictions program, has a chapter that meets 7-9 p.m. Fridays at Mainland Baptist Church, 512 S. Pitney Road in Galloway. Call 609-652-7507.

Asbury United services

Asbury United Methodist Church is inviting the public to attend its worship services at 9 a.m. every Sunday at 290 Asbury Road in Egg Harbor Township. For more information see or call the church office at 609-653-0606.

Beth El services

Beth El Synagogue will hold the following worship services: 11 a.m. Mondays, Ralph Goren teaches an interactive Torah study class at Beth El Synagogue; 9 a.m. minyans Sunday mornings followed by a teaching/discussion Rabbi Aaron Krauss; and 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Mark Steiner teaches beginning conversational Hebrew classes in Beth El’s Mary M. Davis library. Beth El is located at 500 N. Jerome Ave. in Margate. For information call 609-823-2725.

Cardiff Baptist worship times

Cardiff Baptist Church offers 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. morning worship, 7 p.m. prayer service on Wednesdays at the church, 6523 W. Jersey Ave. in Egg Harbor Township. For information call 609-646-3388.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery meets 6:30 p.m. Mondays at Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road, Linwood. This biblical and balanced program is designed to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Call 609-927-2950.

Christ Episcopal Church worship times

Christ Episcopal Church, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point, holds a Eucharist service 5:30 p.m. every Saturday. Sunday services are Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and Holy Eucharist with choir at 10 a.m. followed by coffee hour in the Parish Hall. Bible study is 9-9:45 a.m. Sunday in the Parish House. Call 609-927-6262.

Christian support group

A Christian support group will meet 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Way of Life Assembly of God, 5000 Ventnor Ave. in Ventnor. The group will engage Christians in discussion about everyday problems and look to the Bible for solutions. Call 609-823-6273.

Church of Redeemer services

A House of Prayer for all People is open Father's Day through Labor Day. The rebuilt, historic Church of the Redeemer, 108 S. 20th Ave., Longport, welcomes everyone Sundays at 8:30 a.m. for Holy Communion and 10 a.m. for Morning Prayer and Communion followed by coffee hour. Come and see the restored church, join in the fellowship and music and meet neighbors and friends. Call Anne Martin at 305-393-6236.

Classes in modern and biblical Greek

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township, is offering adult classes in modern and biblical Greek. Classes are open to everyone and begin in September. For information, see or call Lisa Mitoulis at 609-653-8092, ext. 5; George Plamantouras at 609-573-5592 or email Eugenia Kramvis at

Come as you are worship

Central United Methodist Church, on the corner of Central Avenue and Shore Road in Linwood, offers a 6 p.m. praise and worship service that is open to all. “Come as you are” means you can bring the kids in their pajamas if you wish. For information call Pastor Dave at 609-927-4882.

Elwood Gaskill UMC services

Elwood Gaskill United Methodist Church offers 10 a.m. adult Sunday school, 11 a.m. Sunday worship service with nursery and children’s church available, and 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study as well as 6 p.m. Tuesday prayer shawl and sewing. The church is at 422 Elwood Road in Elwood. Call 609-561-5803.

Fellowship dinner and Bible study

The Community Bible Fellowship of Galloway meets Wednesdays at Bethel Christian School. Dinner with dessert is at 5:30 p.m.; adult Bible study 6:30-7:30 p.m. with His Kidz children’s study and crafts at the same time. Call 609-965-5577 or see

First Place 4 Health

Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road in Linwood will present First Place 4 Health 9:15 a.m. Wednesdays. The Bible study and discussion time focuses on the whole person, addressing emotions, mind, body and spirit and making good choices for health. Call 609-788-0619. Registration is requested.

Good Shepherd UMC worship

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 207 Northfield Ave., Northfield, offers Sunday worship every week at 10:30 a.m. with church and adult school one hour earlier. Women's Bible study is 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the lounge. Fig Tree Youth Group for ages 6-12 is 6 p.m. Sundays in the church’s Fig Tree Café. The Rev. Tom Stark may be reached at 609-641-3219. The church is on the bike path behind Tilton Market. See or the café Facebook page.

Highland Community Church worship times

Highland Community Church, 515 S. Fourth Ave. in Galloway, offers 9:30 a.m. Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. morning worship as well as 7 p.m. evening service. Celebrate Recovery is 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Prayer and Bible Study is 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Ladies Bible Study is 7 p.m. first and third Mondays. Call 609-652-7300 or see

Holy Trinity services

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church has services 9:30 a.m. Sundays. See or call Lisa at 609-653-8092, ext.5.

Learning about the Catholic faith

Those interested in looking into the Catholic faith or deepening their faith are invited to do so in a no-pressure environment at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Wabash and Wilson avenues in Linwood, 8 p.m. Mondays. Learn about the history of Christianity and grow during discussions of the church and its teachings. Call 609-926-5595.

Life Discovery Ministry

Life Discovery Ministry meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at Linwood Community Church, 1838 Shore Road in Linwood. The ministry uses biblical teaching to guide participants seeking positive outcomes for their hurts, hang-ups and habits. Call Ron at 609-927-7427 or the church office at 609-927-2950.

Mainland early morning minyan

Mainland early morning minyan is held 6:30 a.m. Tuesdays at 2100 Oak Ave., Northfield. All are welcome to pray and learn. For information call Karen at 609-233-9610 or email

‘Making God’s Grade’

What does it take to get to heaven? How good is good enough? A series, “Making God’s Grade” may help answer these questions and others 11 a.m. Sundays at Leeds Point Community Church, Moss Mill and Blackman roads in Galloway. Call 609-404-9700.

Margate Community Church services

Margate Community Church, 8900 Ventnor Parkway, is an ecumenical family of faith founded in 1929. As an interdenominational congregation, this church by the sea has membership in the American Baptist Churches and the United Church of Christ. Senior minister Rev. Dave Fleming leads the weekly Sunday service at 10 a.m., followed by a coffee hour in Fellowship Hall. There are many church socials and events throughout any given week. Visitors and new members are welcome. Call 609-822-7147.

Marriage encouragement group to meet

Standing is an encouragement group of women in difficult marriages who want to learn how to stand on God’s word for healing and restoration for their marriage, or who wants a closer walk with God by learning biblical concepts. The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the home of Jayne Boggs, who is the facilitator. It is an outreach of New Life Assembly, 5071 Fernwood Ave., Egg Harbor Township. Call 609-992-3430. Family and marriage counseling also available.

Mays Landing First UMC Sunday school

Mays Landing First United Methodist Church holds Sunday school for adults through junior high school at 9 a.m., Bible Blast for children in nursery school through fifth grade at 9:45 a.m., and Sunday worship at 10 a.m. For information call 609-625-9446.

Northfield Baptist Church services

Northfield Baptist Church, 1964 Zion Road, holds 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday services. Prayer and Bible study are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with Youth 4 Truth Kids Club at 7:30 a.m. Call 609-646-3020.

Ocean Heights Presbyterian worship

The Ocean Heights Presbyterian Church, 2116 Ocean Heights Ave., Egg Harbor Township, gathers for worship 10 a.m. Sundays. All are welcome. See

Ongoing programs at Beth El Synagogue

Sundays: Jewish History and commentary with Rabbi Aaron Krauss after 9 a.m. minyan (9:30-10:30 a.m.). Mondays: Weekly Torah Portion with Cantor Goren, 10-11 a.m. Mondays: Jewish Literature/study with Leslie Furst, 11 a.m.-noon. Wednesdays: Intermediate Hebrew/reading/conversation 3 p.m. in Beth El Library with Mark and Connie Steiner. Classes are free and open to all. Beth El Synagogue is at 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate. Contact the Beth El office at 609-823-2725.

Peace Lutheran Church happenings

Peace Lutheran Church, 328 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway offers adult Bible study 9:30 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school and worship service 10:30 a.m. Other programs include Youth Group, Lutheran World Relief quilting, monthly men's and women's Bible study, Lutheran Women's Missionary League and more. For information call 609-748-1777 or see

Quakers Wednesday evening worship

Wednesday evening prayer and silent worship is sponsored by the Religious Society of Friends, Quakers 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the historic Seaville meeting house, 3088 S. Shore Road. All are welcome. The Sunday meeting takes place weekly at 10 a.m. Quakers believe in silent worship, although participants may speak if they like. See

Restored Israel of Yahweh

The Restored Israel of Yahweh, a Bible-based religious society, is open at 468 Wheat Road in Buena Borough. All are invited to attend 8 to 9 p.m. Fridays and 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. Sundays.

Salem UMC Sunday services

Sunday morning services are held 8:30 and 11 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church on South Main Street in Pleasantville. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. There are 6 p.m. prayer meetings on Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Bible study on Thursdays. Call 609-646-2220.

Satsang Society worship service

The Satsang Society of New Jersey, a chartered affiliate of Eckankar, will have a worship service 10:30 a.m. on the third Sunday of every month at Sunrise Senior Living, 46 W. Jimmie Leeds Road, Galloway. For information call 609-645-2512.

Shabbat services

Congregation Beth Judah holds Friday Kabbalat Shabbat services 6 p.m. in the Toll Memorial Chapel, 700 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ventnor. Shabbat morning service is held 9 a.m. in the sanctuary, followed by a sit-down kiddush and mincha services and a discussion of Pirke Avot. Minyan is 9 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays in the Toll Memorial Chapel. Call 609-822-7116.

Soup Fellowship

Christ Episcopal Church, 157 Shore Road, Somers Point, holds a Soup Fellowship 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Thursday of every month. Enjoy a hot bowl of soup and fellowship. Admission is free and all are welcome. Call 609-927-6262.

SRM Overcomers Fellowship

SRM Overcomers Fellowship offers group meetings for people who want to have a closer walk with God. Learn how to overcome worry, fear, addictions, stress, relationship difficulties and other life-interfering difficulties from a Christian perspective. The local groups meet 10 a.m. Tuesday at 308 Clark Place, Northfield; 1 p.m. Thursday at 1333 New Road, Suite 3, Northfield; 7 p.m. Friday at New Life Assembly of God, Fernwood Avenue, Egg Harbor Township; and 10 a.m. Saturday in Pleasantville. Call 609-646-3962 for location of the Pleasantville meeting. Call 609-646-6786 for additional information on the program.

St. John’s United Church of Christ worship times

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 307 London Ave., Egg Harbor City, holds a worship service and children’s classes for ages 3 and up at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings. Child care is available for children up to age 3. For information call 609-965-0659 or email

St. Paul’s UMC services

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 118 Main St. in Port Republic, holds 9 a.m. Sunday worship with fellowship time, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school, women’s Bible study 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, and 6:30 p.m. open Bible study on Thursday. For information see Call 609-652-6946.

Stephen Ministry

St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, Northfield, recently installed 23 members as Stephen ministers who are trained to offer care and support to people experiencing life difficulties such as death of a loved one, job crisis, aging, separation, divorce or long-term illness. Call Stephen leader Carolyn Johnson Peterson through the church office at 609-646-5611.

Strong Tower Fellowship church service

Strong Tower Fellowship church service is 10 a.m. every Sunday with Sunday school for children at the Mays Landing fire hall, 6081 Reliance Ave. Contact Chris Costello at

Temple Emeth Shalom services

Temple Emeth Shalom, 8501 Ventnor Ave., Margate, is holding Friday evening services at 7:30. Call 609-822-4343.

Trinity United Methodist worship

Trinity United Methodist Church, 20 N. Shore Road in Marmora, holds a midweek worship opportunity 7 p.m. Wednesdays. It is an informal time of praise and worship held in the church’s sanctuary and led by church praise leader Bob D’Amore. Call 609-390-3248.

Tot Shabbat service at Beth El

Beth El Synagogue will host a Tot Shabbat the third Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the 500 N. Jerome Ave., Margate location. There will be snacks and a parade. Call 609-823-2725.

Tot Shabbat and family dinner

On the fourth Friday evening of most months, Congregation Beth Judah in Ventnor offers Tot Shabbat 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary with singing, dancing and davening led by Morah Andrea and Morah Sandi, followed by a kid-friendly dinner and dessert for everyone. Parents can bring children’s PJs and toothbrushes; after dinner they will present a story and get the kids ready for bed while the grownups enjoy coffee and conversation. Non-members welcome; for information and to confirm the dates call Ethel at 609-822-7116, ext. 102.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Jersey Shore, 75 S. Pomona Road at the corner of Liebig Street in Galloway, meets 10 a.m. for Sunday worship. Unitarian Universalists believe reason, experience and conscience should be the final authorities in religion. They value diversity, the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the individual search for truth and meaning. The Rev. Cynthia Cain is the interim minister. See

Weekly services at Linwood Community Church

Linwood Community Church weekly services are 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays with Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. A weekly Bible study and prayer time is held 6:30 Wednesdays. Youth group meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Celebrate Recovery meets every Monday evening. Hand Vangelism, a ministry for disabled teens and adults, is held twice monthly. Other activities include home Bible studies, missions groups, men’s and women’s ministries, Knit-N-Stitch, and more. See or call 609-927-2950. The church is at 1838 Shore Road.

Weekly Shabbat services

Congregation Beth Israel of Northfield welcomes the community to join weekly worship services for Shabbat. Services take place, unless otherwise noted, at Congregation Beth Israel, 2501 Shore Road, Northfield. See or call 609-641-3600.

Worship by the bay

The United Methodist Church of Somers Point, at the corner of Bethel Road and Doran Avenue, holds a worship service 10:45 a.m. Sundays. All are welcome. Call 609-927-2075.

Youth Sunday School and Greek

Youth Sunday School and Greek language classes begin in September at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 7004 Ridge Road, Egg Harbor Township. Registration forms are available. Classes are open to everyone. See or call Lisa at 609-653-8092, ext. 5, Father George at 609-653-8092, ext. 4 or Eugenia Kramvis at

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