PFLAG Jersey Shore recognizes the importance faith plays in the lives of many LGBTQ individuals and their families. We also understand how difficult it may be to find a place of worship where you feel welcome and supported. There are many lists available on the internet identifying places of worship as being “friendly” to the LGBTQ person, but leaves one guessing as to how they will be treated when they visit.

PFLAG Jersey Shore determined the importance of incorporating faith into our outreach and now has a Faith Liaison on our board of trustees. Bobbi Prato identifies as a transgender female and utilizes specific criteria before adding a place of worship to our list of “Welcoming & Affirming” locations. Bobbi has attended services at each location on our list and/or personally knows someone attending these places of worship. Our board continues to grow this area of focus so keep an eye out for additional ways we can continue improving and identifying places of worship as fully “Welcoming & Affirming”.

If you have questions or need to speak with someone of faith, please contact Bobbi Prato by emailing her at bobbi.prato@pflagjerseyshore.org

*PFLAG Jersey Shore is not a religious organization and is not affiliated with any specific relgion

Monmouth County

American Baptist Churches, USA website: http://www.abc-usa.org/
Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists website: http://www.awab.org/
Old First Church
Clergy: Rev. Dr. Joyce A. Phipps
Address: 69 Kings Hwy.
Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ 07748-2002
Affiliation: American Baptist Church USA http://www.abc-usa.org & United
Church of Christ http://www.ucc.org
Phone: (732) 671-1905
Email: ofc@oldfirstchurchnj.org
Website: http://www.oldfirstchurchnj.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/old1stchurch/
Services: Sundays 10:30 am
The Episcopal Church website:  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/
Integrity USA: http://www.integrityusa.org/
Christ Episcopal Church
Clergy: Lisa S. Mitchell, Rector
Address: 380 Sycamore Ave
Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ 07703
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church https://www.episcopalchurch.org ,
Integrity USA Congregation http://www.integrityusa.org/ , Oasis Welcoming Congregation
Phone: (732) 741-2220
Email: theparish@christchurchshrewsbury.org
Website: http://www.christchurchshrewsbury.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristChurchShrewsbury
Services: Sundays 8:00 am – Holy Eucharist; said service with Sermon
10:00 am – Holy Eucharist; sung service with Sermon and Choir
St. James Episcopal Church
Clergy: Rev. Dr. William C. Noble, Priest-in-Charge
Address: 300 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ, 07740-6931
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church https://www.episcopalchurch.org
Phone: (732) 222-1411
Email: stjameslb@gmail.com
Website: http://stjames-longbranch.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/STJAMESLONGBRANCH/
Services: Sunday: Low Mass 8:00 am, Adult Forum 9:00 am, Sung Mass 10:00 am
Wednesday: Healing Mass with Anointing 10:30 am
St. James Memorial Episcopal
Clergy: Father Agostino Rivolta
Address: 69 Broad St
Eatontown, NJ, 07724-1529
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church https://www.episcopalchurch.org
Integrity USA Congregation http://www.integrityusa.org/
Phone: (732) 542-0818
Email: stjamesetwn@verizon.net
Website: http://stjameseatontown.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St-James-Memorial-Church-Eatontown-NJ-106478659396813/
Services: September to June – Sundays 8:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite I & 10:15 am Holy Eucharist Rite II
followed by coffee hour. July & Aug – Sundays 9:00 am Holy Eucharist Rite II followed by coffee hour.
St. John’s Episcopal Church of Little Silver
Clergy: Rev. Valerie T. Redpath, Rector
Address: 325 Little Silver Point Road
Little Silver, Monmouth Co., NJ 07740
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church, Oasis Welcoming Congregation
Phone: (732) 741-7826
Website: http://stjohnsls.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Johns-Episcopal-Church-Little-Silver-NJ/140529696239
Services: Sunday Mass at 9:00 am
Trinity Episcopal Church
Clergy: Rev. Michael Way, Rector
Address: 503 Asbury Ave
Asbury Park, Monmouth Co., NJ 07713
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church https://www.episcopalchurch.org
Phone: (732) 775-5084
Email: Office@TrinityNJ.com
Website: http://trinitynj.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrinityAP
Services: Sundays – 8 am Eucharist is celebrated in the Lady Chapel; Sundays – 10 am Worship service;
Wednesdays – 6:30 pm Celebration of the Holy Eucharist; Saturdays – 5 pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
Address: 18 Ryers Ln
Matawan, Monmouth Co., NJ 07748
Affiliation: TEC https://www.episcopalchurch.org , Integrity USA Congregation http://www.integrityusa.org/
Phone: (732) 591-9210
Website: http://trinitymatawan.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Trinitymatawan/
Services: Sunday 8 am and 10 am
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America www.elca.org
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation www.reconcilingworks.org
Atonement Lutheran Church
Clergy: Gary Andrew B. Woodruff, Pastor
Address: 308 1st Ave
Asbury Park, Monmouth Co., NJ 07712-6115
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America www.elca.org,
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation www.reconcilingworks.org
Phone: (732) 776-5727
Email: atonechrch@optimum.net
Website: http://atonementlutheranchurch.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atonement-Lutheran-Church-Asbury-Park/368898006526182
Services: Sunday Church School: 9:00 am for all ages; Sunday Lectionary Study 9:00 am; Sunday Worship: 10:00 am
King of Kings Lutheran Church
Clergy: Pastor Karen Strietelmeir
Address: 250 Harmony Road
Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ 07749
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America http://www.elca.org
Phone: (732) 671-3348
Website: http://www.kingofkingsnj.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/kingofkingsnj/about/?ref=page_internal
Services: Sundays @ 8:45am Traditional Lutheran Worship
Sundays @ 10am Contemporary Praise & Worship
Lutheran Church of the Reformation
Clergy: Matthew Cimorelli Senior Pastor
Address: 992 Broadway
West Long Branch, NJ 07765
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America http://www.elca.org/
Phone: (732) 229-9180
Website: http://reformationwlb.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reformationwestlongbranch/
Services: Worship: Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 9:30 am
Sunday school: 9:30 am, Adults 11:00 am
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Clergy: Rev. Randall J Steinman
Address: 3531 State Route 33
Neptune, Monmouth Co., NJ 07753-3004
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America http://www.elca.org,
A Reconciling in Christ Congregation https://www.reconcilingworks.org
Phone: (732) 922-2757
Email: pastor@redeemer-nj.com
Website: http://www.redeemer-nj.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redeemernj
Services: Sundays – 10 am
*Their Welcome does not specifically include gender variant people.
Friends General Conference (Quaker) www.fgcquaker.org
Manasquan Friends Meeting
Address: 2257 Meeting House Rd
Manasquan, NJ, 08736-1214
Affiliation: Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) www.fgcquaker.org
Phone: (732) 223-2133
Website: http://manasquanquakers.org
Services: Sunday: Adult Class 10am, Worship 11:15 am
Shrewsbury Friends Meeting
Address: 375 Sycamore Ave
Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Affiliation: Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) www.fgcquaker.org
Phone: (732) 741-4138
Website: http://www.shrewsburyquakers.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShrewsburyNJQuakers/
Services: Sunday: Friendly Discussion: 9:15 – 10:15 am;
Meeting for Worship: 10:30 am
Old Catholic Churches International – www.myocci.org
Saint Aelred Mission Parish Community
Rector: Father Bryan Wolf, OPoc
Address: 2401 Central Avenue
Aberdeen, Monmouth Co., NJ 07748
Affiliation: Old Catholic Churches International – www.myocci.org
Phone: (732) 718-4468
Email: frbryanwolf@optimum.net
Website: http://www.saintaelred.weebly.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SaintAelredMissionParish
Presbyterian Church USA https://www.pcusa.org/
The Presbyterian Church at Shrewsbury
Clergy: Dr. Rev Tom Robinson Interim pastor
Address: 352 Sycamore Ave.
Shrewsbury, NJ 07703
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church USA https://www.pcusa.org/
Phone: (732) 747-3557
Email: pcas@verizon.net
Website: http://tpcas.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Presbyterian-Church-Shrewsbury/604314476247796
Services: Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. during the Fall through Spring, and
at 9:30 a.m. in the Summer months (through Labor Day Weekend)
First Presbyterian Church of Long Branch
Clergy: Rev. Dr. Hugh Mackenzie, Pastor
Address: 167 Cedar Avenue
Long Branch, Monmouth Co., NJ 07741
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church USA https://www.pcusa.org/
Phone: (732) 229-2762
Email: firstpreslb@verizon.net
Website: http://www.firstpresbyterianchurchoflb.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Presbyterian-Church-of-Long-Branch/111662115537646
Services: Sunday 11 am
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Address: 94 Tindall Rd
Middletown, Monmouth Co., NJ 07749
Affiliation: PCUSA https://www.pcusa.org/ ,
Phone: (732) 671-2585
Email: wpcmiddletown@verizon.net
Website: http://www.wpcmiddletown.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Westminster-Presbyterian-Church-Middletown-NJ/163135883751342
Services: Sundays 8:45 am Bible Study & 10 am worship
The Reformed Church in America (RCA) – www.rca.org
Colts Neck Reformed Church
Clergy: Rev. Scott D. Brown Senior Minister
Address: 139 Route 537
PO Box 57
Colts Neck, Monmouth Co., New Jersey 07722
Affiliation: Reformed Church in America www.rca.org
Phone: (732) 462-4555
Email: coltsneckreformedchurch@gmail.com
Website: http://coltsneckreformed.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Colts-Neck-Reformed-Church-122322634445262/?ref=br_rs
Services: Sunday Worship Services at 9:15 and 11:00 a.m. (through June 10, 2018)
Summer Sunday Worship at 9:15 a.m. only (June 17 – September 9, 2018)
Community Church of Keyport
Clergy: Rev. Dawn Seaman
Address: Warren Street (between Division & Osborn Streets.)
PO Box 561
Keyport, NJ 07736
Affiliation: Reformed Church in America www.rca.org
Phone: (732) 264-1198
Email: wseaman15@verizon.net
Website: http://www.communitychurchofkeyportnj.org/
Services: Sunday 9:30 am Traditional Reformed Worship
Holy Communion every 1st Sunday
Middletown Reformed Church
Clergy: Rev. Dr. Tricia Sheffield, Pastor
Address: 121 Kings Highway
PO Box 2
Middletown, Monmouth Co., New Jersey 07749
Affiliation: Reformed Church in America www.rca.org
Phone: (732) 671-1786
Email: middreform@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Middletown-Reformed-Church-295264663314/
Services: Sunday 10:30 am
The Union for Reform Judaism – https://urj.org/
Monmouth Reform Temple
Clergy: Rabbi Marc Kline
Address: 332 Hance Avenue
Tinton Falls, Monmouth Co., NJ 07725
Affiliation: The Union for Reform Judaism – https://urj.org/
Phone: (732) 747-9365
Email: mrt@monmouth.com
Website: http://www.monmouthreformtemple.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Monmouth-Reform/119865153575
Services: First Friday of the Month: 6:00 pm, All Other Fridays:  7:00 pm, Summer Fridays: 6:00 pm
Temple Beth Miriam
Clergy: Rabbi Cy Stanway
Address: 180 Lincoln Ave.
Elberon, Monmouth Co., NJ 07741
Affiliation: Union of Reform Judaism – https://urj.org/
Phone: (732) 222-3754
Website: http://bethmiriam.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Temple-Beth-Miriam/48459935955
Temple Rodeph Torah
Clergy: Rabbi Donald A. Weber
Address: 13 Mohawk Drive
Marlboro, Monmouth Co., NJ 07746
Affiliation: The Union for Reform Judaism – https://urj.org/
Phone: (732) 308-0055
Email: office@trt.org
Website: http://www.trt.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RodephTorah
Services: Family Shabbat @ 6:30pm on 1st Friday of each month.
Regular Friday night shabbat services @ 8:00pm on all other Friday
evenings during the school year. Friday night shabbat services during
July and August are at 6:30pm.
Temple Shalom of Aberdeen
Clergy: Rabbi Laurence P. Malinger
Address: 5 Ayrmont Lane
Aberdeen, Monmouth Co., NJ 07747
Affiliation: The Union for Reform Judaism – https://urj.org/
Phone: (732) 566-2621
Email: shalom@templeshalomnj.org
Website: http://www.templeshalomnj.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Templeshalomnj
Services: Friday, Erev Shabbat Services: 7:45 pm (Except the 1st Friday night of the month) Saturday,
Shabbat Services: 10:30 am, (Except for July and August at 9:15 am) Kabbalat Shabbat Services: 1st
Friday night of the month – 6:30 pm followed by Shabbat dinner as a community
(Reservations required via kabbalatrsvp@gmail.com)
Temple Shaari Emeth
Clergy: Rabbi Melinda Panken
Address: 400 Craig Road
Manalapan, Monmouth Co., NJ 07727
Affiliation: The Union for Reform Judaism – https://urj.org/
Phone: (732) 462-7744
Email: sbrown@shaariemeth.org
Website: www.shaariemeth.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/shaariemeth
Services: 1st Friday of each month from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday Shabbat services other weeks at 8 p.m. 
Saturday morning services begin at 10:30
Unitarian Universalist Association – https://www.uua.org
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County
Clergy: Rev. Virginia Jarocha-Ernst
Address: 1475 West Front Street
Lincroft, Monmouth Co., NJ 07739
Affiliation: Unitarian Universalist Association – https://www.uua.org/
Phone: (732) 747-0707
Website: http://www.uucmc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UUCMC/
Services: Sunday Morning Dialog ~ 9am; Sunday Services ~ 10:30am
The United Church of Christ – http://www.ucc.org/
http://www.ucc.org/lgbt
UCC Open and Affirming Coalition – https://openandaffirming.org/
Holmdel Community United Church of Christ
Clergy: Rev. Joel Biggers Interim Pastor
Address: 40 Main Street
Holmdel, Monmouth Co., NJ 07734
Affiliation: UCC, Open & Affirming Congregation – http://www.ucc.org/
Phone: (732) 946-8821
Website: http://www.holmdelucc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HolmdelUCC
Services: Sunday 10am
United Methodist Church – http://www.umc.org/
The United Methodist Church of Red Bank
Clergy: Rev. Jessica Brendler Naulty
Address: 247 Broad Street
Red Bank, Monmouth Co., New Jersey 07702
Affiliation: United Methodist Church http://www.umc.org/ , Reconciling Ministries Network http:// rmnetwork.org 
Phone: (732) 747-0446
Website: http://www.umcredbank.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UMCRedBank/
Services: Sundays – Traditional Worship in Chapel 8:15 am; Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary 9:30 am;
Contemporary Worship in the Fellowship Hall 11 am; Sunday Mass at 9:00 am
Unity Worldwide Ministries http://www.unity.org/
Unity by the Shore
Clergy: Spiritual Leader: Angela Denton
Address: 3508 Asbury Avenue
Neptune, Monmouth Co., NJ 07754
Affiliation: Unity Worldwide Ministries http://www.unity.org/
Phone: (732) 918-3395
Website: http://unitybytheshore.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitybytheshore
Services: Sunday10:30am

Ocean County

American National Catholic Church http://americannationalcatholicchurch.org
Good Shepherd American National Catholic Church
Clergy: Fr. Drew Miller, Sr. Donna Lombardi, NFCM
Address: 1890 Whitesville Road
Toms River, NJ 08756
Affiliation: American National Catholic http://americannationalcatholicchurch.org
Telephone: (732) 279-6837
Email: GoodShepherdANCC@gmail.com
Website: www.goodshepherdancc.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GoodShepherdANCC
Services: Mass Saturdays at 5 pm & Sundays at 8 am and 10 am
The Episcopal Church website:  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/
Integrity USA: http://www.integrityusa.org/
All Saints Episcopal Church
Clergy: Rev. Herbert G. Draesel Jr.
Address: 213 Madison Ave
Lakewood, Ocean Co., NJ 08702
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ , Integrity USA
Congregation http://www.integrityusa.org/ , Oasis Welcoming Congregation
Phone: (732) 367-0933
Website: http://www.allsaintslakewood.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Saints-Episcopal-Church-Lakewood-NJ/248595343590
Services: Sundays Right I – 8 am; Rite II – 10:30am
Christ Episcopal Church
Clergy: Rev. Joan Pettit Mason, Rector
Address 415 Washington St
Toms River, Ocean Co, NJ 08754
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church:  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/
Phone: (732) 349-5506
Website: http://christchurchtomsriver.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChristEpiscopalChurchTomsRiver/
Services:  September thru June – Holy Eucharist 8 am, Holy Eucharist – 10:15 am Holy Eucharist in 
Spanish – 12:30 pm; July thru Labor Day – Sunday morning service – 9:30 am
Spanish Service, Sundays – 11:30 am Saturday – 5:00 pm
Episcopal Church of St. Raphael the Archangel
Clergy: Rev. Maria B. Sanzo
Address: 1520 Rt. 88 West
Brick, NJ 08725
Affiliation: The Episcopal Church:  http://www.episcopalchurch.org/
Phone: (732) 458-5711
Email: 1520raphael@gmail.com
Website: http://www.straphaelbricknj.org/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/straphaelsbrick
Services: Sunday: Holy Eucharist – 9:30 am
Friends General Conference (Quaker) www.fgcquaker.org
Barnegat Friends Meeting
Address: 614 East Bay Ave
Barnegat, Ocean Co., NJ, 08005-2470
Affiliation: Friends General Conference (Quaker) – www.fgcquaker.org
Phone: (609) 698-2058
Website: http://barnegatquakers.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Barnegat-Friends-Meeting-House/111672735535630
Services: Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Church of the Holy Spirit Song NJ
Clergy: Rev. Deanna Jaworski
Address: PO Box 655
Brick, Ocean Co., NJ 08724
Currently meets at the chapel at Leisure Park
1401 Route 70
Lakewood, Ocean Co., NJ 08702
Affiliation: NON, The Evangelical Network endorsed www.theevangelicalnetwork.net/
Phone: (732) 551-9382
Email: Pastord@cohssnj.com
Website: http://www.cohssnj.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/COHSSNJ/
Services: Sundays 9:30am
Presbyterian Church USA https://www.pcusa.org/
Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church
Clergy: Rev. Linda Chase Interim pastor
Address: 701 Forman Ave.
Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean Co., NJ 08743
Affiliation: Presbyterian Church USA, https://www.pcusa.org/
Covenant Network of Presbyterians Congregation https://covnetpres.org/
Phone: (732) 899-0587
Website: http://pointpresbyterian.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Point-Pleasant-Presbyterian-Church/150465459016
Services: Sunday 10 am
Unitarian Universalist Association – https://www.uua.org
Unitarian Universalist Ocean County Congregation
Address: 431 Route 9 (N. Main Street)
Lanoka Harbor, Ocean Co., NJ 08735
Meets at the Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center.
Affiliation: Unitarian Universalist Association – https://www.uua.org/
Phone: (732) 244-3455
Email: info@uuocc.org
Website: http://www.uuocc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uuocc?rf=121674471176320
Services: Sunday 10:30
The United Church of Christ – http://www.ucc.org/
Toms River United Church of Christ
Clergy: Rev. Ruth D. Harvey
Address: 1681 Ridgeway Road
Toms River, Ocean Co., NJ 08757-2238
Affiliation: UCC, Open and Affirming Congregation http://www.ucc.org/
Phone: (732) 244-4014
Email: ucctrofc@comcast.net
Website: http://www.tomsriverucc.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/United-Church-of-Christ-of-Toms-River-685862461497464/
Services: Sundays 10:30am