And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
~ Colossians 3:17 ~

Sunday Worship
Worship Service in Sanctuary at 9 A‌M
Click here for more information

Septem‌ber 4
"Where do we Go?"
Jeremiah 18:1-11

"All Are Called" Sermon Series
Starts after Labor Day

Septem‌ber 11
"God’s Purpose for You"
1 Samuel 16:1-13
God has a (different) purpose for everyone, even if it seems unlikely or calls you away from the “norm.”

Septem‌ber 18
1 Samuel 17:31-40
God gives us the tools we need to fulfill our call. It won’t necessarily look the way we expected or be the way others do it, but God will create our own way for us.

Septem‌ber 25
1 Samuel 20:1-17

Answering a call is rarely easy. But with the support of good friends and a community, we don’t have to face the hardships alone.

Octo‌ber 2
2 Samuel 4:1-5; 12

It can be hard to know if we are truly answering God’s call, but the people around us can affirm us and keep us on the right path. Sometimes

 --- COVID Guidelines
Current COVID-19 Guidelines 
Upcoming Events
Thursday, Sept‌ember 1
Band Practice - 6‌:00 P‌M
Satur‌day, Sept‌ember 3
Sewing Fellowship Group - 10‌:00 A‌M

S‌unday, Sept‌ember 4
Chime Rehearsal - 8:‌30-8:‌45 A‌M
Worship Service - 9‌:00 A‌M

M‌onday, Sept‌ember 5
Labor Day

Tuesday, Sept‌ember 6
Band Practice - 7‌:00 P‌M

Thursday, Sept‌ember 8
Bible Study - 11‌:00 A‌M

Sept‌ember 10
Sewing Fellowship Group - 10‌:00 A‌M
S‌unday, Sept‌ember 11
Chime Rehearsal - 8:‌30-8:‌45 A‌M
Worship Service - 9‌:00 A‌M
Fellowship Time After Service

M‌onday, Sept‌ember 12
Food Pantry Open
--- By Appointment Only ---
Call 848-373-8844

Tuesday, Sept‌ember 13
Band Practice - 7‌:00 P‌M

Thursday, Sept‌ember 15
Bible Study - 11‌:00 A‌M

Sept‌ember 17
Sewing Fellowship Group - 10‌:00 A‌M

S‌unday, Sept‌ember 18
Chime Rehearsal - 8:‌30-8:‌45 A‌M
Worship Service - 9‌:00 A‌M

Mark Your Calendars

Fall Flea Market
Sat‌urday, Oc‌tober 1
Rain Date - Octo‌ber 8

Annual Church Conference
via Zoom - Nove‌mber 7 @ 7p‌m
All reports due Sept‌ember 19

NOTE: Please check the church website and calendar frequently for the most up-to-date scheduling and activity information.
Fellowship Time
On the second Su‌nday of each month, we will have Fellowship Time immediately after the 9 A‌M Worship Service. It will be in Fellowship Hall and is a time of light refreshments and conversation; a time to catch up with each other and welcome visitors. The next Fellowship Time will be on Su‌nday, Sept‌ember 11. Please join us!

On Sep‌tember 11, a draft of the new church directory booklet will be available for review during Fellowship Time. You are encouraged to view the booklet to verify your contact information is accurate.
Thursday Bible Study
NOTE : The Thu‌rsday morning bible study is taking a break for the summer. It will resume on Thu‌rsday, Sept‌ember 8 at 11‌:00 A‌M.

Pastor Scott leads this bible study
, which is based on Nicky Gumbel's "Bible in One Year" reading plan. This study is designed to encourage you to read through the entire Bible in 20‌22. More detailed information about the "Bible in One Year" reading plan can be viewed HERE.

During the summer break, you are encouraged to continue with the daily readings. See you in Sep‌tember ...
Lay Servant Ministries

Registration for the Fall 2022 Lay Servant Classes is now open. Click on the following links for detailed information. Note: the Basic Class must be completed prior to taking an Advanced Class. See Pastor Scott for more information.

Lay Servant Ministries - General Information

Registration for Fall 2022 Basic Class

Registration for Fall 2022 Certified Advanced Class
Sewing Fellowship Group
Barbara Wesolovski will be leading a fellowship group for people interested in sewing.

The group meets in Fellowship Hall every S‌aturday morning at 10a‌m. Exceptions to this schedule will be posted on the church calendar.

This will be time of fellowship and a chance for beginner sewers to improve their sewing skills. Sewing machines will be available during the meetings. If you have any questions, please call Barbara at 732-446-5639. Watch for a sign-up sheet on the table outside of Fellowship Hall.
Worship Through Giving

We are thankful for your faithful support during these challenging times. Your generous giving has been vital in maintaining our ability to cover expenses and continue our church ministries. You may continue giving in-person at the indoor worship service, by sending your offering check directly to the church, or by using the church online giving feature found in the footer of the church website. It is easy, secure, and appreciated. --- Thank You

If so inspired, you may give online now, by clicking here.

Prayer Ministry
Please keep the following people in your prayers ...
  • Karlyn Hayward (Mark’s mother) – recovering from hip surgery.
  • Family of Pastor Betty Gibbons – at Pastor Betty’s passing.
  • Theresa Slover – for successful treatment of cancer in her neck & recovery from COVID.
  • Sasha Ryder (friend of Marty) - She is about 25 years old and suddenly lost most strength and movement in her right arm. Doctors are trying to diagnose the issue.
  • Steven Gray – for medical issues
  • Family of Christopher Cromer - Christopher died of an apparent overdose after battling his addiction for some time. His parents are Jim and Deb Cromer and Karen Caswell. Guy Raymond and Jim are best friends and Guy was known as "Uncle Guy" to Christopher.
  • Jean Iannacone – for improved health and good test results
  • Continued prayer for home-bound church members: Rudy Iannacone; Paul Bartek; Dottie Weeks
~ NOTE ~
Please let Pastor Scott know of any updates to this prayer list. Additions, removals, or status updates. Prayer requests will roll off the list after 4 weeks unless updated or renewed. All prayer requests go directly to the pastor.
Food Pantry Ministry
The DeBows Food Pantry is open on the 2nd & 4th Mon‌day each month, 6‌-8pm. The next Food Pantry distribution is M‌onday, Sept‌ember 12.

DeBows uses an "Appointment Only" system to distribute the food. People can make an appointment by calling 848-373-8844. 

Please note: participants need to call for an appointment by 5‌:00 P‌M on the S‌aturday prior to the scheduled food pantry day. This gives the Food Pantry volunteers time to prepare the food for distribution. "Thank You" for your cooperation.

Please contact Jill Palmer if you need further information or would like to volunteer to help with the Food Pantry ministry.
DeBows in Mission
UMCOR Hygiene Kits

"Thank You" for making a difference. We collected 17 hygiene kits for UMCOR, plus $75 in donations. They will be sent to UMCOR for distribution to those in need.
Music Ministry

DeBows UMC is blessed with talented people who love to praise God. We pray for each other and give back to the Lord the blessings we’ve received. We welcome newcomers to join our music ministry and share and grow their talent for God’s glory. Please contact Grayce by email at for any questions or to discuss opportunities to participate in our music ministry.

Chime Choir — Rehearses Su‌nday morning 8:‌30 to 8:‌45 A‌M and rings the introit to worship on Su‌nday morning (except on Revival Su‌nday). New members are always welcome. Ability to sight read music and prior experience not necessary. Ability to be present and have fun very important!

Praise Band — (Weekly practices will resume in September) --- Rehearses Tuesday nights at 7:‌00 P‌M and plays a five-song set once a month for Revival Sunday, usually the last Sunday of the month. Check email and church calendar for exceptions. All instruments welcome.

* More information about the DeBows music ministry can be viewed here. Modification or cancellation of specific dates will be communicated by Grayce via email. Please check email for any cancellations before coming out.

Connect & Stay Informed
For the most up-to-date information concerning church activities, event schedules, general church information, or to view recent newsletters, you may visit the church website anytime at

Along with the normal newsletter, special emails will be sent out once in a while for prayer requests, event cancellations, or time-sensitive news. If Sunday worship is cancelled due to weather, an alert will also be posted on the church website.

All communication emails will be based on the newsletter subscription list, so if you have not already subscribed to the church newsletter, we invite you to subscribe now. Just visit the church website and use the subscription form in the bottom right-hand corner of the homepage.
Feedback Welcome
As always, your feed back to our newsletter is welcome and appreciated. You may reply to the newsletter email or use the "Contact Us" page on the church website to provide your input. 
The next newsletter will be published on
W‌ednesday, Sept‌ember 14
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