Update from Pastor Jess on
Red Bank Response to COVID-19
Some of you may have heard by now that the Borough of Red Bank has been placed under a local state of emergency. Relevant to our UMC of Red Bank, that announcement says, in part: "All non-essential places of business with occupancy greater than 25 persons are closed to the public effective March 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m." You can read the full proclamation
by clicking here
As a result, our church facilities will be closed for all church functions as well as for 12-step and community groups. Staff access to the offices will be limited as well. If you need to be in touch with any of our staff, please use email or cell phones, rather than calling the church. Our staff directory is as follows:
Please be assured that we will be closely monitoring the situation and will re-open the building as soon as we are provided that guidance from the town.
In order to manage the various ministry and operational concerns that may arise while our building is closed we have gathered an Emergency Response Team. This team is working on things such as communications, online worship planning, building management and the development of church community virtual support groups for all ages. Bobbie Ridgely is the contact person for this effort and can be reached at
or 732-687-5397. More information about these efforts will be available over the next few days.
We hope that you would join us for worship from the comfort of your home each Sunday at 10 AM. Worship will be broadcast online through Facebook Live which you can access through our church
Our church is a place of community, love, and support. In troubled times, connection with God and each other is even more essential. As we remain connected through technology, phone calls, cards, and prayer, may God bind us together in new and creative ways. Stay tuned for more information about day-to-day operations, remote church meetings, and small group opportunities we will be offering online. If you need help for any reason, please don't hesitate to reach out to Pastor Jess (908-400-2343) or Bobbie Ridgely (732-687-5397), and we will do our best to meet your needs.
We look forward to seeing you soon, but until then, may God bless us all in this challenging time.
God bless, Rev. Jessica Naulty