Holiday Recital Series

On the world's largest pipe organ.

Monday through Friday at Noon.

December 9th - 20th

Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ

St. Peter's Goes to Boardwalk Hall

Friday, December 13th at Noon

John Bate will be playing a recital at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City featuring lots of Christmas music for sure.

There is a tour of the organ (the world's largest musical instrument!) that starts at 10:00am. The tour is great if you can do it. There is also lunch at Ducktown Tavern after the recital.

Phil and Candy Young are driving the church van and have room for 8 people. To reserve a seat in the van call Phil Young at: 609-408-4787. The van is leaving the church at 9:30 for the tour and recital.

More About the Boardwalk Hall Organ

In 1929 the Midmer-Losh organ company built the largest musical instrument on earth; the pipe organ in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Over the years, however, this magnificent instrument fell into a state of disrepair.

In 2004,  restoration of the organ began. Builders and pipe organ enthusiasts from across the country volunteered their talent to help. Currently, 50% of the organ works with full restoration expected to be complete by 2023.

During the off season, free recitals and tours are provided each Wednesday. This fall, John Bate will be one of the organists in the recital series and will be playing at noon on March 27th.


Feeding the Hungry in Atlantic City

Saturday, December 14th

Please join our team on Saturday, Dec. 14th at 8:30am to load the van and head to AC to feed our Brothers and Sisters-in-Christ.

We are accepting gently used and new winter weather apparel.
Drop off the items in plastic bags (please label) and place on the pew near the pastor’s office on the first floor prior to Saturday, Dec. 14th.

Baked goods are always appreciated too!

Happy Birthday, Jesus Party

Come for food, fun, and celebrating the baby Jesus!

Sunday, December 22nd, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

All children and youth in St. Peter's UMC sunday school are invited to stay after the Christmas Pageant for the Happy Birthday, Jesus party! We will enjoy lunch and learning that Jesus is the Center of it All!

Join us! Click the button to order your FREE tickets and reserve your space now!

Monday Night Bible Study

Join Pastor Larry on Monday nights @ 6:30pm in November for a conversation that continues the sermon series on Defying Gravity.

We will expand upon the topics in the sermons on prioritizing and spending our money, breaking free from negative control, and tethering ourselves to a firm foundation in God.

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday December 24th

5:00pm Family Christmas Service and Candle lighting

10:30pm The Music of Christmas - The St. Peter's Choir and Handbell Choir

11:00pm Lessons, Carols and Candle lighting. 

Donate Your Free Ham

If you're a frequent shopper at our local supermarkets, there's a good chance you'll be receiving a free ham or turkey. (This year, we we'd prefer to have ham if you have a choice.)
St. Peter’s would love to take them off your hands and use for our annual community Christmas dinner! Just drop off your ham (or turkey) to the church office during the week and we'll do the rest!

FREE English Classes

Beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels are welcome.

Classes and books are free!

Classes start October 1
Meeting every Tuesday—6:30 to 8 pm

Learners can join at any time.

Classes meet at
St. Peter’s Church

8th Street & Central Avenue

Ocean City, NJ

Advanced registration not required

Sponsored by St. Peter’s United Methodist Church and Ocean City Free Public Library

Grief Support Group

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Matthew 5:4

The Grief Support Group is open to any adult who is grieving the death of a loved one. The group warmly welcomes you to join a safe and caring gathering.

It is a time to share your story, to tell of your grief and talk of your loved one. It is a place where you may express your feelings, without judgment, nor fixing. Everything is confidential and you, as well, are privileged and entrusted with the heart-felt stories of others. No matter when your loss, it is healing to acknowledge its place in your life.

We meet all year round...every other Tuesday at 7:00 in the Mary Mohr room on the 2nd floor. You do not need to be a church member, nor from Ocean City. You are welcomed. Come once...come always.

We can’t promise to take away your pain, but we can honor it and walk through it with you, hand in hand, heart to heart.

If you have questions call Jane 609-601-8015 or the church office 609-399-2988

Volunteer Opportunities

We have many opportunities for you to serve the church:

Sunday School

Jr Church


Youth Ministries

Vacation Bible School

Small Group Leaders

...and more!

If you want to volunteer for any of our children, youth and family ministries, please email

Food Cupboard Volunteer Needed

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard is currently in need of a volunteer from St. Peters to help out on the first Monday of each month.

The hours are 1 to 3 PM, and other volunteers would be there for training.

If you would be interested in helping out, for just two hours a month, please contact Candy Young at 609-408-4786. Thank you.

Thursday Morning Book Club

Every Thursday in Room 104 from 10:00AM-Noon.

Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levin

For more information, please contact Marilyn Hughes (

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501 E. 8th St., Ocean City, NJ 08226


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