Established in 1910
OUR MISSION IS:
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
To be a church that welcomes all people, to worship God together and reach out in service in the name of Jesus as God's hands, feet, voice, and presence in the world.
WHAT WE DO
We gather every Sunday morning for worship and fellowship at 10am
Wednesday evenings join us for
"Conversations with Pastor Al"
We fellowship during the week, and on special occasions like
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.
In January, we are excited about our newest program - Mom's Cafe!
We open our doors to 12 Step groups, hosting several throughout the week.
We are engaged in missions in our area.
We also collect food for the needy
at holiday season.
We are involved in the community by supporting the Fourth of July Parade,
the 5K Run, the Halloween Trick or Trunk event, and with services of blessing for First Responders.
In the fall we hold a Blessing
of the Pets service around the Feast
of St. Francis.
In the week prior to Christmas we hold a Longest Night service for families and friends experiencing grief.
During the summer of 1908, Robert M. Horter, while vacationing at the Windward Yacht Club in Riverbank, learned the wooded acreage destined to become Pine Beach was for sale. The price was $10,000. The railroad from Philadelphia to Bay Head, with its Island Heights junction station, bisected the tract which extended from the river to the state highway.
By the time he returned to Philadelphia, Horter envisioned a restricted summer colony of waterfront cottages. George Kelly a wealthy Philadelphia department store owner became interested and agreed to finance the venture.
In 1909 Horter’s dream crystallized with the formation of the Pine Beach Improvement Company. Surveys and maps laying out the streets were completed quickly. Easter Sunday, April 11, 1909 marked the arrival of the first special train, loaded with free-riding prospective buyers. The train switched over to the Island Heights branch, parked on the middle of the trestle crossing the river long enough for its passengers to absorb the panoramic view and for Horter to give a sales talk to his captive group of customers. By the year’s end, 109 deeds had been recorded and 22 dwellings had been built. In 1910, the Pine Beach Inn, a 75-room hotel, was built.