Our History

Our Staff

Our Vision for 2020


Centrally located in the downtown shopping area of Ocean City, NJ, St. Peters United Methodist Church sits on the corner of 8th Street and Central Avenue.

Driving directions: Upon entering Ocean City via the Ninth Street Bridge, continue down Ninth Street to Central Avenue, turn left, we are located on the corner of Eighth Street.

 Parking: On Central Avenue, the lot next to the church, and the lot behind the church.

If you are using a GPS or Smartphone, our address is:

501 East 8th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226

Our Mission and Purpose

St. Peter’s mission is to grow disciples of Jesus Christ and to make waves of God’s love of hope, healing, & transformation in the world!

Together with God’s Spirit, we seek to create and nurture enthusiastic ministry: spreading the good news of Jesus Christ; growing deeper in faith as we celebrate in wide open worship, learn and study together and reach out to the world with God’s inclusive all-embracing love as this love makes a difference in us, in our families, in our communities and especially in God’s world.

St. Peter’s Ministry = Magnifying the Lord (All embracing worship)+ Maturing in Faith + Making Waves of Difference in God’s World (Ministry & Missions/Love & Justice Lived Out)

Our Vision for 2020

Looking ahead to the year 2020, a total of 77 members recently took part in a two-day workshop to create a shared vision of future worship at St. Peter’s. We considered our existing spaces and explored alternatives for upgrades that would help us to deepen our encounters with God. We examined options for staff and volunteer positions that will support efforts to spread a contagious Spirit energy. Some of our participants even visited other churches and reported on their Learning and Sensing Journeys. We left our workshop with a series of specific guidelines and a clear description of our vision for the future.