Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Thursday, January 23, 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  or 914-584-3160.

The Q&A Session re: controversy within UMC

Many of us have been following very closely the conflict in our denomination over the past year. After the Special Session of General Conference in February of 2019 voted to adopt the Traditional Plan, our Church Council voted in June to withhold 33% of our Shared Ministry funding from the apportionments we pay to our Annual Conference. 
In December, we were contacted by the Cabinet (our District Superintendent and Bishop) and informed that if we ended the year without releasing the withheld Shared Ministry funds, then they would initiate the process of a pastoral change for the coming year.
On December 16 th , the Council reluctantly voted unanimously to release the Shared Ministry funds withheld in 2019.
We want to open a time for people to ask questions or gain more clarity about these issues. Some of our Church Council leaders will be available for a Q&A session on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 PM in room 114. Feel free to join us if you have questions.

Learning Tree
Learning Tree Preschool Open House
Learning Tree Preschool Open House this Saturday, Jan 25 th , from 9:30 – 11:00. If you or someone you know is looking for a great cooperative learning experience for your preschooler, stop by this Saturday at the Learning Tree Open House. Learning Tree Preschool is a co-operative preschool meaning we offer the opportunity for you to work in your child’s class and to experience your child’s first school experience.  To learn more about Learning Tree Preschool visit our website at
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 *cereal (non-sugary, please). This will be a building wide event with bins placed around the church. Children will be able to build a tower of food in Fellowship Hall to see how much we collect!

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.
Volunteer Breakfast at Lunch Break
Start the year off with an act of service by helping to prepare or serve breakfast for our neighbors at Lunch Break on Feb 1 st . Sign up to help at either 8:30 or 10am with Linda Babler, .

Y outh Group Spaghetti Dinner - February 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.

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.
Worship Sneak Peek
January 19, 2020

Join us on Sunday as we are led in worship by Rev. Gina Hendrickson, our District Superintendent. She will help us continue our Epiphany reflections to see how we can bask in the Light of Christ and “twinkle” together as connective sparks of hope and love and grace. Let’s explore together how our lives can “radiate” and become Light to a hurting and needy world through loving acts of kindness. 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

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