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Elmer United Methodist Church

21 South Main Street, PO Box 375, Elmer, NJ  08318
Phone:  856-358-0135     Fax:  856-358-9295



Livestreaming is available
on Sundays at 10:00AM
Please Click Link Below




WELCOME to the online ministry of Elmer United Methodist Church!


When my family and I arrived in Elmer in July 2017, we were positively overwhelmed with the friendliness of the people here.  Elmer bills itself as the “Small Town with the Big Welcome”, and they sure lived up to that!   My hope is that you will also find that sense of welcome magnified at Elmer United Methodist Church.

Methodism came to the Pittsgrove area (which then encompassed what we know today as the Borough of Elmer, and the townships of Pittsgrove and Upper Pittsgrove) as early as 1772.  A  parsonage was constructed here in the 1840’s to serve the churches of the old Pittsgrove Circuit (Olivet and Friendship).  My family was active in both of those churches at that time!  The church in Elmer, then known as Pittstown, was constructed in 1868.  That building now serves as our Chapel, Fellowship Hall and offices.  Our current sanctuary, with its beautiful stonework and stained-glass windows by noted artist William Reith, was constructed in 1896.  You’ll find it an inspirational setting in which to worship God.

While a historic church, the congregation is very much alive today!  As you will see from this website, we offer a wide variety of opportunities for Christian worship, discipleship, fellowship and service.  We’ve planned an exciting and active Fall schedule, and hope you will join us.  You can watch our 10 am Sunday service right here via livestream technology, but, naturally, I would prefer to have you join us in person.

Elmer UMC is easily accessible to folks living in Salem, Cumberland, and Gloucester counties.  Make the short trip and experience it for yourself.  You are welcome here!


Your Brother in Christ,



The Rev. Steven D. Elliott