Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Connections
Saturday, April 11, 2020
Our church community has joined the world in prayer and social distancing in the face of the spreading COVID-19 pandemic. While the church building is closed, our ministry continues in new and creative ways! We’re worshipping online. We’re gathering for small group study and fellowship through video conference calls. Please check out the calendar of events on the bottom left of our website for details about ministry opportunities and how to join in by phone, device, or computer.
If you need anything, please reach out to Pastor Jess via email or 908-400-2343 (cell).
Making Use of Technology to Stay Connected

While we are practicing our social distancing in response to the spread of COVID-19, that doesn't have to keep us from connecting with one another. Worship services may be viewed “live” by going to www.umcredbank.org/church-service-streaming-live/ or watch and comment in real time on www.facebook.com/umcredbank/live/ You do not need to have a Facebook account in order to watch! If you do have a Facebook account, once you start watching, feel free to click the Share button at the bottom of the screen, and share to with your friends. If you missed any of our services, you can find previous week's worship services on our church website by clicking here .

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.
Worship Sneak Peek
April 12th, 2020

Join us this Sunday in worship for our Easter Sunday celebration! Though we cannot gather in person, we will certainly gather in spirit to celebrate that HOPE has one more move!

Watch online 
Or listen in by calling: (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 871 185 051#
We hope to connect with you online!


Click here or here to access two different children's Easter activities.
Happy Earth Day
UMCRB Celebrates Earth Day
What can you do from home?
  • Continue to recycle all single use plastic film
  • Check out the GreenFaith banner on our website for this week's message
  • Clean out your desk or cupboards for old marker pens and save them for recycling
  • All kinds of crafts can be made from recycled items. Go to Terracycle.com and see what you can make with pen caps, bottle caps, corks and more.
Join us for The Bridge!
Adult Class - Sundays at 9:00 am
H ave you ever had questions about the transition from conservative to liberal theology? 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 Case Akers (They/Them) .
Bagels and Faith
Online Youth (grades 7-12)
Thursday at 4:00 pm
Youth from grades 7-12 are invited to join Elaine for a Trivia competition every Thursday at 4 pm. Follow this link to join in the fun! https://zoom.us/j/226504509 . Call in by phone - (646) 876-9923 and when prompted, input the Meeting ID: 226 504 509# and password 7470446.
Online Yoga - Wednesdays at 9:30 am
Join us for online yoga with Tiffany McCann on Wednesday, April 1st at 9:30am. Join us via:
●     Computer/Smart phone or device:  https://zoom.us/j/958496669
●     Or call:  (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 958 496 669# Password 7470446
Join in Online Adult Study
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Join in this online conversation by following this link:
Or join by calling: (646) 558-8656, Meeting ID: 358 888 023# Password: 7470446
Any questions, please contact Mark Hackler at 732-918-0344 or  hackler@optonline.net .
Join in Online Bible Study
Thursdays from 10:30 am - noon

All are welcome to join Pastor Jess in a Bible study conversation about 1 Corinthians 13 - the importance of love. Whether you have attended our class regularly or are thinking about joining for the first time, all are welcome! Join Zoom Meeting by following this link on a computer or device.
https://zoom.us/j/164803831 . Call in by phone - (646) 558-8656 and when prompted, input the Meeting ID: 164 803 831 and press pound (#) and password 7470446. Contact Pastor Jess if you have any questions.
Backpack Crew Update

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. We are now serving 74 local families with home deliveries and we served 89 families at our Backpack Crew Pantry on the first Monday of April. Food donations are greatly appreciated on the back porch of the church, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm. The items that we are most in need currently are cereal, jelly, bread and soup (other than tomato)!
Thank you for your continued support. Email us at backpackcrewnj@gmail.com with any questions.
Scholastic Assistance
Committee Scholarships

Applications for Scholastic Assistance Committee scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year are available now. 
An electronic application is available upon request. Please email Barbara Guenther .
Mildred Circle - Save the Date
Conditions allowing, please save these dates for Mildred Circle and check back here for updates.
Thursday, May 14th
Thursday, June 11th
UMCRB Response to 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. As we remain connected through technology, phone calls, cards, and prayer, may God bind us together in new and creative ways.

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.