Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Connections
Thursday, June 18, 2020
The United Methodist Church of Red Bank is joining all the churches in greater New Jersey with the goal of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ as together we flatten COVID-19 and ensure zero infections are spread by United Methodist activity. We have a small group diligently working on our Building Safety Plan, using the governor’s directives as a minimum standard, but always keeping the greater goal in mind – the health and safety of our congregants, staff, and community partners. We are developing a multi-phase plan to ensure the safety of our ministry activity and building use, which will be communicated when it is approved by Church Council.
Worship Sneak Peek
June 21st, 2020 at 10 am

Join in our online worship service on Sunday, June 21st as we celebrate Scholastic Assistance Sunday, hearing from the 11 scholarship recipients from our church and community. We'll be continuing our sermon series called Move Mountains as we explore God's call in our lives and the struggles and self-doubts that get in our way. Hope to see you online on Sunday!

Watch online through the clickable buttons below, or
listen in by calling: (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 871 185 051#.
We hope to connect with you online!

We are in the midst of a technology change with our online worship service. The live stream of Sunday's services will now be accessible via YouTube, but the best place to view our worship service is now on our church website at  www.umcredbank.org/church-service-streaming-live/.  You will easily find l inks to the bulletin, the online giving option, the Weekly Connect Card, and the children's Faith in Action handout. We have also added the ability to comment to the live stream worship feed right under the viewing box on the website. In order to comment you will need to first sign in to www.youtube.com .
Don't forget the Connect Card when you worship online
Each week while you are worshipping, please take the time to fill this out at some point during or after worship every week. It will only take a minute, but it will be incredibly helpful for us!  Click here to submit your responses.  Thanks in advance!
Online Fellowship Time Sundays After Worship
Join in a time to meet together and check in after online worship each Sunday. Sign in to the weekly Zoom call by clicking the following link - https://zoom.us/j/411045493. Or join by calling: (646) 558-8656  Meeting ID: 411 045 493#  Password: 7470446
Scholastic Assistance Sunday
Scholarship Awards

The Scholastic Assistance Committee, once again, wishes to thank our congregation for your interest in, encouragement of, and generous and consistent financial support of the work of our committee. Even with the challenging events brought about by this year’s COVID-19 virus, including a “virtual” Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner, together, we have been able to provide significant scholarships to eleven of our outstanding young people, awards totaling $16,250.

Congratulations Graduates!
Congratulations to our High School and College graduates of the Class of 2020!

High School
Amanda Dice
Ryan Foreback
Michael Gibson
Renee Goga
Gavin Lindsay
Rebecca Sullivan

College
Dulani Northover - George Washington University
Bagels and Faith Summer Series

Are you a student in 6 th to 12 th grade and searching to find God’s presence in the midst of increasing global challenges, injustice and a pandemic? Do you ever wonder how (maybe even if) God is actually speaking to you? Do you just need a safe space to connect with other young people of faith and fellow seekers who have the same questions of faith and (fears) as you do? Then why not join us for the Bagels and Faith summer series, Experiencing God in Daily Life?

Scripture, sacred space and an opportunity for communal dialogue provide the backdrop for this class, as we explore spiritual practices, such as guided meditation, Lectio and Visio Divina, imaginative prayer, Dwelling in the Word and the daily examen, that can help us find, hear and connect with God through the chaos of life. Student suggestions are invited (and encouraged!).

This week, we will be continuing to dwell in the Word with excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
 
Class begins Sunday, June 21st at 11:30 AM and can be accessed through this Bagels and Faith Zoom link . For information or questions, please contact Tammy at young@umcredbank.org or 732-299-6203. 
Children's Summer Sunday School

Calling all children of God ages K – 5th grade…Please join us for Summer Sunday School as we explore (and celebrate) The Art of Scripture! Designed to help our littlest disciples experience God’s Living Word through creative expressions of faith, such as drawing, coloring, music, body and breath prayers, and drama, this series is sure to offer fun and relaxing spiritual practices that will last a lifetime.
This week, we will be learning how to connect with God in heart, mind and body through prayer, while finding inspiration in Mathew 23:37. No need to bring anything but yourself! Class begins Sundays at 9:00 AM and can be accessed through this Zoom link . For information or questions, please contact Tammy at young@umcredbank.org or 732-299-6203. 
Backpack Crew Update
The Backpack Crew pantry is now open EVERY Monday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Current needs are canned veggies, cereal, tuna, and shelf stable milk! The Backpack Crew has continued to serve the increasing number of people who are impacted by food insecurity in the midst of this health crisis. Food donations are greatly appreciated on the back porch of the church, Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm. Thank you for your continued support. Email us at backpackcrewnj@gmail.com with any questions.
Sunday Morning Adult Ed Class
Sundays at 9:00 am
Join Mark Hackler for a “Best of “ the Does Christianity Have a Future? series they've been studying on Wednesday evenings to finish out the month of June, and then moves into a series on the United Methodist Social Principles starting in July. Join in this online conversation by following this link on a computer or device. https://zoom.us/j/759521182 Call in by phone - (646) 558-8656 and when prompted, input the Meeting ID: 759 521 182 and press pound (#). When directed, type in password 7470446. If you have any questions, reach out to Mark via email .
Reflections and Prayer
Tuesdays from 9:00-9:30 am
Join in a weekly time of devotion and prayer with Pastor Jess through this zoom call simply by clicking on the following link. https://zoom.us/j/93028067256 . Or call in: (646) 876-9923 Meeting ID: 930 2806 7256 Password: 7470446 Any questions, please contact Pastor Jess at 908-400-2343 or jbnaulty@umcredbank.org . Hope to see you there!
Balance and Strength Training
Tuesdays at 12:00 pm
Join us for online Balance and Strength Training with Janet Tartaglia. Beginners welcome! Items needed: chair (with no arms) and weights (can be 2 16 oz. water bottles), or you can choose to follow along without the weights. Exercises done with chair or standing, no floor work. Join Zoom meeting by following this link:  https://zoom.us/j/96916489677 or call:  (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 969 1648 9677# Password 7470446
Online Yoga - Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Join us for online yoga with Tiffany McCann on Wednesdays. Join Zoom meeting by following this link:  https://zoom.us/j/958496669 . Or call:  (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 958 496 669# Password 7470446
Adult Education Class
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
All are welcome to join us by Zoom for our Adult Education class on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Any questions , please contact Mark Hackler.
Join Zoom Meeting by following this link on a computer or device. https://zoom.us/j/82812385191 .
Or join by calling: (646) 558-8656  Meeting ID: 828 1238 5191 # Password: 7470446
Join in Online Bible Study
Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 pm
All are welcome to join in a time of digging into our scriptures to learn more about what they teach us about God and about ourselves. Join Zoom Meeting by following this link on a computer or device. https://zoom.us/j/87499965774 . Call in by phone - (646) 558-8656 and when prompted, input the Meeting ID: 874 9996 5774 and press pound (#) and password 7470446. Contact Pastor Jess if you have any questions.
Small Groups and Classes Meeting ONLINE!
We will be offering a variety of our usual Christian Education classes, via the gift of technology. We will be using Zoom , a video and phone conferencing software, which is safe to download onto your computer, or on any device or phone. You could also simply call in through the phone number provided, and when prompted, type in the Meeting ID number for your group (provided in each of the events below). If you have any questions or concerns about getting access to Zoom, feel free to reach out to Ken Glossbrenner , who has plenty of experience using this technology. Or check out the instruction sheet available here.
Ministry in the Midst of
COVID-19

Our church is a place of community, love, and support. In troubled times, connection with God and each other is even more essential. If you have questions or have trouble connecting for an event, please reach out to office@umcredbank.org. In light of this unprecedented event, many of you may be facing unexpected needs and circumstances. If the church can be of help, please reach out to Pastor Jess via email or 908-400-2343. We are actively developing a network of support and will do our best to support your individual needs.
Pastoral Care
If someone is hospitalized or in need of pastoral care
please contact Rev. Jessica Naulty at 908-400-2343 or jbnaulty@umcredbank.org.