The United Methodist Church of Sea Bright has a great history of 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 (starting in the early 1840s), 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.