Amwell Church of the Brethren
Stockton NJ

08559





Who we are

Amwell is the friendly, praying, singing church, preaching and teaching Christ crucified, risen and coming again.

Come and Worship the Savior of the World with Us.

Our Beliefs

Amwell worships God as three separate and distinct individual persons that are at the same time one person-God:

God - the Father
God - the Son, Jesus Christ
God - the Holy Spirit

The Father created all things, has a plan for all life and has a plan for each human life. He is sinless and we are not. In order for us to be in a right relationship with Him, we must be like Him - sinless. But that would be humanly impossible. That's the gap that Jesus filled.

Jesus Christ was God in the flesh. He had a human mother and the God of Heaven was His father. He was put to death by crucifixion. He died of His own free will, a gift of love as He took upon the sins of all humanity. His life, death and resurrection after three days are the mechanism chosen to bridge the gap between humanity and God and fulfill His plan of salvation for mankind.

Jesus will one day return to take his rightful ownership and rule of the Earth.

The Holy Spirit inspired forty different men on two continents over a period of 1600 years to write the Bible, one perfect book without error or contradiction that is changeless and absolute truth.

The Holy Spirit resides within all who have asked God to forgive them of their sins and invited Jesus to take over their lives



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Amwell Church of the Brethren
40 Sandbrook Headquarters Rd
Stockton, NJ 08559
United States
Phone: 908-705-1208
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Bob DiSalvio
Bob DiSalvio
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40 Sandbrook Headquarters Rd
Stockton, NJ 08559
United States
Phone: 908-705-1208
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Quote of the Day
Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

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Pastor Bob has been married to Jean since November 30, 1968. Jean is a Guidance Counselor at a local high school. Bob and Jean have three children: R. Christian (married to Robin), Lauren (married to Erik) and Timothy. Bob served in the business world for 30 years until September 2000 when he became pastor of Amwell Church of the Brethren. He served as Chaplain of Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital from 2000 until its close in 2012. In 2010, Bob served as Moderator of the Atlantic Northeast District and now he is serving on the District’s Executive Board. His sermons can be heard weekly on Sundays, 7:30am on WDVR 89.7 FM.   Edit
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Amwell Church of the Brethren Stockton Service Times

Sunday School 09:15 am to 10:00 am
Worship Service 10:15 am to 11:30 am
Wednesday Bible Study 07:30 pm preceded by 7:00 pm Fellowship
Friday Youth Group 07:00 pm

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History of Amwell Church of the Brethren Stockton

A Brief History of the Amwell Church

Amwell Church was organized in 1733. In the late fall of that year, when the early German settlers in this area heard that John Naas had landed in Philadelphia in mid-September, a delegation made up of Jacob Moore, Antony Dierdorff, Rudolph Herli and John Peter Lausche waited on Naas and persuaded him to return with them to Amwell as their first pastor. Naas remained in Amwell for the rest of his life. He passed away in May 1741. In his later years he had as an assistant, John Bechtelsheimer. About Bechtelsheimer we know but little except he stayed on for some time after the death of Naas. Then apparently he left Amwell and all trace of him is lost. Only fragments of information have come down to us as to who may have carried on the work after the departure of Bechtelsheimer. During the next forty years various men seem to have been in charge. George Klein was here for a time and later on William Housell and Abraham Lawshe ministered to the people. The latter had married a daughter of John Bechtelsheimer.

In 1790 Morgan Edwards visited the area and reported that the Brethren had only forty-six members and no house of worship. Services were held around in the homes of the farmers and the preaching was still in German. There is no record of when Israel Poulson took over the work. He seems to have been here prior to 1811 for in that year he gave a half-acre of ground from his farm as the site for a church building. Presumably a building was put up soon afterward to be followed in 1856 by another and larger building which was substantially the church that we know today. Israel Poulson could speak no German so the change over to preaching in English had to be made and the congregation began to grow. His pastorate covered a period of about fifty years during which he became a sort of living legend.

In 1848 there was a vacancy in the next ranking Eldership. The congregation selected Israel Poulson, Jr., a son of the pastor for this position. The choice caused trouble. John P. Moore felt that he was in line for the post and he was disappointed and angry. After a long and bitter dispute, he and about twenty of his sympathizers withdrew and formed a church in Sand Brook. In February 1856, Israel Poulson died and his son assumed full charge. In spite of an unfortunate beginning, Israel Jr. proved to be a good pastor and under his able leadership the church enjoyed a steady growth. In 1873 dissension again arose and so bitter did it become that the pastor felt constrained to give over his pastorate. The discontent smoldered for about twenty-five years until the late 1890's when quite a number withdrew and formed a church in Sergeantsville, which left Amwell in a badly weakened condition.

After Israel Poulson, Jr. left, a long succession of Elders was sent over from Pennsylvania to take charge of the work. Perhaps the best remembered of these are Frank F. Holsopple, Jacob F. Graybill and Monroe B. Miller, but in spite of the best efforts of these dedicated men the work continued to languish. In 1916 the Rev. Henry T. Horne became the leader and a new era began to dawn for Amwell. He seemed to be the right man in the right place at the right time. As a result of his wise and patient leadership, accessions to the church increased, the Sunday School was revitalized and many material improvements were made possible. Rev. Horne continued in the work until 1943 when advancing age and bodily infirmities compelled him to relinquish the pastorate.

After an interim of about three years, the congregation invited the Rev. George W. Landis, then at the Springfield Church in Pennsylvania, to become their leader. In 1950 fire destroyed the interior of the church building, but by a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, they were able to completely restore the sanctuary within a remarkably short time. Since then the facilities for the Sunday School have been enlarged until the church stands today fully equipped to serve God and the community. The pastorate of Brother Landis was a period of steady growth in strength and increase in dedication on the part of the people. The church has been able to extend her influence for good far beyond the geographical limits of Amwell.

What does the future hold? That is in God's hands, but judging from the way He led Amwell safely through her many ups and downs for over two hundred fifty years, we can only look forward with confidence and eager anticipation, trusting in His ultimate goodness.

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