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Connections
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Worship Sneak Peek
June 14th, 2020 at 10 am

Join in our online worship service on Sunday, June 11th as we kick off a new worship series called Move Mountains. Even though some of life's struggles and challenges seem impossible to overcome, God is and has always been on the move bringing life and hope from chaos. All the way back to our creation story, the Spirit of God swept over the waters and spoke creation into existence. God is on the move. Join us as we dive into Genesis 1:1-8 to see how God's Spirit is moving today! 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!

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
Milkweed Plants Available for Pick Up Anytime at the Church!
Get a pot or a packet of seeds, and plant them in your backyard for the magnificent monarchs. Plants are available for pick up now! Go to the Green Page on website to read more about Monarchs and other pollinators in our world. Contact Janie Schildge for more information.
Bagels and Faith Summer Series
Starting Sunday, June 14th

Are you a student between the ages of 6 th and 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: Dwelling in the Word with Amos 5:14-24; excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Please bring a Bible. Class begins Sunday, June 14 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
Starting Sunday, June 14th

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 (Sunday, 14 June): We will be connecting with God through I Thessalonians 5:17 (“Pray constantly”) and by praying in color (or black and white). So, be sure to bring some paper, markers or crayons, and pencils and pens. Class begins Sunday, June 14th 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 cereal, fruit cups , shelf stable milk, and bread! 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.
Last Sunday of 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) .
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/358888023 .
Or join by calling: (646) 558-8656  Meeting ID: 358 888 023# 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/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.
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. W hile 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. Below you will find details about all of the ministries that have moved online and how to connect with them. 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.