About

Mission

The Mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Purpose

The Purpose of the Sea Bright United Methodist Church is to help you:


  • Know God through Jesus Christ
  • Worship God
  • Connect in the love of Jesus
  • Grow as followers
  • Serve others

History

The United Methodist Church of Sea Bright has been serving its community for over a century and a half!

Established in 1865 by the mainly Swedish and Norwegian fishing families that populated the area, the congregation would meet mostly on the beach with a large gathering of 200 or more people.

The first Church body (the people) called themselves The Church of the Fisherman. The original Church was built on our site in 1889. It was designed by William B. Bigelow and built by A.P. Cubberly, a Long Branch builder.

The original Church burned down on June 16, 1891 with most of downtown Sea Bright. In 1892, Bigelow and Cubberly collaborated to build the existing Church and Parsonage.

The Church's pipe organ was donated by Mr. E.S.Nesbitt in 1893.

The beautiful stained glass window that adorns our sanctuary was donated by Mrs. Clinton B. Fisk in memory of her husband, General Clinton B. Fisk, a Union Civil War General.

Prior to his death, General and Mrs. Clinton helped to finance the present Church construction. General Fisk was an Abolotionist who also funded the construction of Fisk Chapel in Fair Haven around 1885. Fisk University is also named after the General.

Ours is one of a few Churches with no middle aisle. Weddings are a bit 'different' because the wedding party comes down two aisles!

It's a beautiful Church - please come and see for yourself!

Visitors are always welcome!

Open Hearts, Open Arms, Open Doors!

Location

The Sea Bright United Methodist Church is located at:
1104 Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, NJ 07760.

Ocean Avenue is also known as Highway 36 or Route 36 in Sea Bright.

Sea Bright shares the 07760 postal code with Rumson, so some maps may incorrectly display the town as Rumson.