• Welcome to Our Church


    First United Methodist Church is located on the corner of North Avenue and Main Streets in the rustic fishing village of Port Norris, New Jersey.

    United Methodists come in all sizes, shapes, colors, dispositions, outlooks and life stories, but share a unique history and faith perspective.  Our members speak many languages and live in many countries.

    No matter how or where they serve Jesus Christ, United Methodists do God’s work in a unique structure –referred to as “the connection.”  This concept has been central to Methodism from its beginning.

    Connectionalism comes to life through our clergy appointment system, our mission and outreach, and through our collective giving.  We live out our call to mission and ministry by engaging in ministry with the poor, combating diseases of poverty by improving health globally, creating new places for new people and renewing existing congregations, and developing principled Christian leaders.  No one congregation can do all these ministries, but together – through the power of our connection – we can make a tremendous difference.

  • Sunday School

    Port Norris Methodist Church has a Sunday School program throughout the year with classes meeting at 9:45am-10:45am.

    During the summer, for one week, a themed Vacation Bible School is open to the youth in the area regardless of church background.

    Our teachers are wonderful volunteers who give of their time each Sunday morning and throughout the week.

    Cindy Tawes is our Sunday School Superintendent. Any questions may be directed to Cindy Tawes at

    The 2013 motto is “Letting Our Inner Christian Light Shine” no matter where we are- helping others, loving others, praying with and for others, and telling of God’s love! We want our children to go out and shine so bright that others are drawn to their lights. Then give the glory to God!

    We are anticipating for you to participate with the Millville Methodist Youth Group.

    Sunday School youth will be continuing our senior outreach visitation here in our community. They will also be visiting several parishioners, where they will pray and read scripture.

    Sunday School Events

    December 2013 – SWEET TREATS! Mission of Hope Project…The Sunday School is offering sweet treats and hot drinks in the vestibule for a donation of your choosing. This ministry is working towards the $3,000.00 goal for the Mission of Hope project.

    December 2013 – Christmas card exchange- A basket is in the vestibule in order to send Christmas greetings to those who worship here. Place the name only on the envelopes and the Sunday School will deliver the cards each Sunday before service. A list of regular attendees is also available in the vestibule.


    JUNE 7th    Church yard sale and lemonade stand (8am-12pm)

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  • Service Schedule

    Port Norris UMC Worship
    Sunday - 11:00am - 12:00noon
    Worship involves congregation in leadership. Children’s Time and Scripture Readings.
    Holy Communion–offered on the first Sunday of every month.
    Sunday School at 9:45am-10:45am Music-piano/organist-Scott Armato

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