Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Connections
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Our church council has approved the use of an Outdoor Small Group Gathering space for church groups of 10 or less. Masks must be worn at all times and social distancing must be maintained. There are several places in the parking lot that we will be cordoning off and setting up chairs in to accommodate these outdoor gatherings. For more information or to request the space for your group, please contact Sheila Leavitt. Please know that Sheila is only in the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Worship Sneak Peek
August 16th, 2020 at 10 am

Join in our online worship service on Sunday, August 16th as we take a break from our sermon series to hear a message from our District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Gina Hendrickson. She will reflect with us on the hope and grace that Jesus brings to us.
Hope to see you online on Sunday!
Watch online through the clickable buttons below.
We hope to connect with you online!

Don't forget the Connect Card when you worship online
Each week while you are worshiping, 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
Adult Education Class focuses on the UMC Social Principles
Sundays at 9:00 am
Wednesdays at 7:00 pm
Does the United Methodist Church take an official position on social issues affecting the world today? How is this position determined? Do we always agree? How can we use The Social Principles to guide our growth and thinking about these issues? How can we integrate our theology and our actions to live our faith with integrity and with influence upon our world? Join us in July and August for this new series and thoughtful discussion of how we apply our belief in God to how we think about critical issues of justice, stewardship, and encouraging all to live life abundantly. We meet by Zoom Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:00 am (pick either time that works best for you - or join us twice a week if you prefer!). Zoom connection information for each session is in the church calendar on the website. Any questions, please contact Mark Hackler.
Pastor Jess is on vacation this week
Pastor Jess is away on a camping trip with her family this week, and will return to work on August 17. If there are church related questions you have, please reach out to Sheila Leavitt who will direct you to the right person. If there is a pastoral emergency, Rev. Jessica Campbell, pastor of the Hamilton UMC in Neptune will be covering in my absence. Her contact information is pastorjessicacampbell@gmail.com and 845-893-9267. I pray you may find rest and relaxation! Peace, Pastor Jess
Backpack Crew Update
The Backpack Crew pantry is now open EVERY Monday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. The current need is TUNA! 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.
Send in your application early to vote by mail ballot
As the Coronavirus pandemic stretches on, avoid the question of whether or not to venture out to the polls for the General Election in November. Plan ahead by submitting your application for voting by mail ballot. Click on this link to download and print your application today, then simply mail it in to the address provided.
Happy Anniversary Evan Courtney!

We salute Evan Courtney, Director of Music at UMCRB for his talent and dedication in his 5 years of service. Thank you for all you do!
Birthday Wishes

Here's to celebrating Betty Hansen on her 104th birthday on August 15th! Congratulatory cards and notes may be sent to her at 70 Maple Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739.
Connection Groups Survey

In an effort to ensure our entire church community is remaining connected in the midst of social distancing, we're trying to establish "Connection Groups." Some small group connections are already a part of our church ministry, and have enabled their members to remain connected, despite the church building being closed. Our goal is that EVERYONE in the church receives this support through their Connection Group.

Please take a moment to complete this survey which will help us assign you to a Connection Group, or celebrate ones that you are already a part of! Click here to take the survey now.
Check out our new Trex Bench!

Many thanks to all who helped make our Trex plastic recycling project such a success! We exceeded our 500 lb collection goal - having collected, sorted, and weighed 598 lbs of plastic that would otherwise have been sent to landfills. Next time you stop by the church, make sure to check it out on the Learning Tree playground. Keep up the good work!
Youth Groups Start-up
COMING ONLINE SOON!

Don’t forget that the start-up date for Youth Groups is just around the corner! So, don’t even think about missing out on all the fellowship and fun that is waiting just for you! COVID may change the way we do Youth Groups (for now anyway), but it can never stop the love and fun from flowing! So get ready for our first online gathering on Wednesday, September 9th! For more information, please contact Tammy at young@umcredbank.org or 732-299-6203. 
Bagels and Faith Summer Series

Are you a student in 6th to 12th 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? This week, seeking God in each other/race relations through visio divina or "divine seeing."

Class begins Sundays 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 continue to explore 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, "Veggin" with the Veggie Tales! I look forward to seeing all of you at 9:00 am. Please join us using this Zoom linkView this week's Faith in Action flyer. For information or questions, please contact Tammy at young@umcredbank.org or 732-299-6203. 
Support the 40th Annual Red Bank Crop Walk
For over 40 years, CROP Hunger Walk events have been held in hundreds of communities large and small raising millions of dollars to eradicate hunger and poverty. Help be part of the solution to end hunger in our local communities and around the world. There is ENOUGH for ALL. There are many ways you can participate in this year’s event.


• Register today! You can register and set up your online fundraising team for our 40th Red Bank CROP Hunger Walk. Click here for more information or to set up an online team.

• Support the 2020 CROP Walk by purchasing a mask, gaiter or bandana today. Submit an order via Venmo to Red Bank-CROPWalk. Indicate which item(s) you want to order and include your full name, mailing address and phone number. 
Balance and Strength Training
Tuesdays and Thursdays
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 the 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 the Zoom meeting by following this link: https://zoom.us/j/958496669. Or call: (646) 876-9923 Meeting ID: 958 496 669# Password 7470446
Summer Concert Series Recap
Missed any of the past performances of the Summer 2020 Concert Series? You can still watch them on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel. Thank you to Evan Courtney and all the talented musicians who participated in this year's series.
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.