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Connections
Thursday, January 30, 2020


January 21 – February 16
 
For four weeks, Pastor Jess will be away on a Renewal Leave.
She will return refreshed and renewed in body,
mind, and spirit and ready to lead afresh.
 
Rev. David Henritzy will be serving as interim pastor during this time. If you have any questions or pastoral care needs,
please don’t hesitate to contact Rev. Henritzy at  davidhenritzy@verizon.net  or 914-584-3160.

TREX Challenge for a Greener Earth
We did it!
On January 22, Club 77 sorted and weighed plastic in support of our TREX ®  CHALLENGE FOR A GREENER EARTH.  We’re excited to announce that we have exceeded our 500 lb collection goal having collected, sorted, and weighed 598 lbs of plastic that would otherwise have been sent to landfills. Join us this Sunday as we recognize our achievement and learn more about how you can continue to make a difference in our Green Faith effort to be good stewards of our earth!
Welcome Welcome Welcome !
Please join us in welcoming Nell Ryan who will be joining our staff family as part-time secretary in the church office. Nell will be filling in the days left open when Sheila down-sized her days commitment.

Nell will be a terrific asset to the team. She is highly skilled as a graphic/web designer and thoroughly capable in all aspects of office management. She is a regular volunteer with Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen and has done freelance work with Lunch Break and the NJ Sharing Network. 

Please introduce yourself and say hello when you see her in the office
The God Squad Clothing Drive

Bring in any clothes/linens/shoes in a kitchen-sized garbage bag to donate to those in need. Donations can be brought in up to noon on February 9th . Any questions on what to bring in? God Squad can help you out. ALL proceeds go directly to the youth mission trip.
Backpack Crew Tower of Giving
 For the month of January, Outreach will be collecting items for the Backpack Crew. Items needed are: granola bars, packs of oatmeal, fruit cups, and cereal (non-sugary, please). This will be a building wide event with bins placed around the church. See the tower of food the children built in Fellowship Hall and see how much has been collected!
HUBOB Super Bowl Sunday Chili and Cornbread
Available on February 2: Your choice of 16 oz. of chili with meat or vegetarian for $8.00 or 2 for $15.00, packaged in microwaveable, freezer-safe reusable containers, together with cornbread. Stop by the HUBOB table in Fellowship Hall on Sunday morning or call Marion Kleiner at 732-918-9587 to place your order.


Y outh Group Spaghetti Dinner - F ebruary 8 from 5-7 p.m.
Save the date for a delicious meal of spaghetti, ravioli, or both, topped with meat or meatless sauce. This all-you-can-eat fundraising dinner is available for $5 for children and $12 for adults. Proceeds support our youth mission trip.
UMW Bake Sale
Mark your calendars for the UMW Bake Sale on Sunday, February 9th. If you would like to bake, please let Linda Babler know, lsbabler@aol.com. All funds go to UMW Mission funds.
Did you Know? Building Space for Community Partners.

Did you know our church offers space to non-profit community partners who are looking for regular, weekly or monthly meeting space? We currently have space available on Saturday mornings for this purpose. We ask groups to contribute a usage fee in order to help offset our operational costs & the group application must be approved by the Trustees. If you know of a group that might be looking for space on Saturday mornings please have them reach out to our church office at 732-747-0446.
The Bridge
H ave you ever had questions about the transition from conservative to liberal theology? Is there an aspect about liberal theology that just doesn't make sense? Join us on Sunday, February 23rd at 9 am in Room 114 as we launch our first week of The Bridge! We will be discussing progressive theology and the many questions surrounding the diverse beliefs and differences between liberal and conservative theology. The 9 week program will invite a safe space for questions about the Bible and how Christianity fits into diverse belief systems. I hope to see you there! Case Akers (They/Them) kakers@drew.edu
Susanna Circle Meeting
Susanna circle will be meeting on Tuesday, February 4th in the lounge at 6:30, light refreshments included. Bring a friend everyone is welcome. For information contact Linda Babler lsbabler@aol.com .
Worship Sneak Peek
February 2, 2020

Join us on Sunday as we are led in worship by Rev. David Henritzy, Hope to see you there!

Pastoral Care
If someone is hospitalized or in need of a pastoral visit 
please contact the church office at
732-747-0446, or office@umcredbank.org

If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact 
Rev. Jessica Naulty at 908-400-2343 or jbnaulty@umcredbank.org.
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