Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Thursday, April 23, 2020
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

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.
Worship has gone ONLINE!

For 6 weeks now, we have been worshiping online, and we hope you have been able to join us. There are various ways to worship with us, either at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings or by watching the posted video from service at a later time.

Want to connect with others through real-time comments and responses to the worship experience? Go to . 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, to share with your friends.
If you’d rather avoid Facebook and watch from our church website, go to .
If you missed any of our services, you can find previous week's worship services on our church website by clicking here .
Worship Sneak Peek
April 26th, 2020

Join us this Sunday in online worship! We will be reflecting on the heart of the message of Easter throughout the whole season of Eastertide, until we celebrate the birthday of the church on Pentecost. Though we cannot gather in person, we will certainly gather in spirit for our church ministry is very much alive, even in this time of social distancing. Feel free to invite a friend!

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

Let us know how your Holy Week and Easter worship experience was!
Please take an opportunity to complete the Holy Week and Easter Online Worship experience survey. The more people who can share their feedback with us, the more we can understand what is working and what needs to be tweaked. Click here to submit your responses. Thanks in advance!
UMCRB Celebrates Earth Day
Red Bank United Methodist Church invites you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day During the month of April. Here are some ways you, your family and our congregation can show our continued commitment to being good stewards of the earth and our surrounding environment:
  • Explore the various GreenFair projects and presentations that have been made available for us on our church website.
  • Have you ever thought of installing solar panels at your home? The Hacklers, Walradts, and Glossbrenners have shared their experience with using rooftop solar for energy.
  • Learn more about Plant Based Diets and how they can benefit you AND the earth, from Joan Smith and Michele Naples.
  • Look for the outdoor scavenger hunt created by Jenni Foster and their girls. We will see what you have found by the first of May.
  • On Sunday after church, join in the post-service zoom call to talk more about how we can work together to help cut down on carbon pollution and slow global climate change. We’re all in this together!
Thanks for your continued support and participation. Contact Janie Schildge to learn more about our church Greenfaith efforts and commitment.
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 76 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 and shelf stable milk. Thank you for your continued support. Email us at with 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.
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 - Or join by calling: (646) 558-8656   Meeting ID: 411 045 493#   Password: 7470446
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. 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) .
Children's Sunday School
K-2nd Grade - Sunday at 1:00 pm
We invite all K-2nd graders to join in a Zoom call to connect with our friends and talk about how our faith calls us to live in this uncertain time. To join the class,  click here , or call in by phone - (646) 876-9923 and when prompted, input the Meeting ID: 932 9429 5081# Password: 7470446.

 3rd-6th Grade - Sunday at 9:00 am
This Sunday, we invite all 3rd-6th graders to join Miss Elaine in a Zoom call. Let's connect with our friends and talk about how our faith calls us to live in this uncertain time. To join the class,  click here , or call in by phone - (646) 876-9923 and when prompted, input the Meeting ID: 989 1346 2270# Password: 7470446.
Bagels and Faith
Online Youth (grades 7-12)
Sunday at 11:30 pm
Sunday School Class) with Elaine Dawson
Join Zoom meeting by clicking the following link: o r call in: (646) 876-9923 Meeting ID: 433 031 381# Password: 7470446

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! . Call in by phone - (646) 876-9923 and when prompted, input the Meeting ID: 226 504 509# and password 7470446.
Reflections and Prayer with Pastor Jess
Tuesdays from 9-9:30 am
Join in a weekly time of devotion and prayer with Pastor Jess through this zoom call simply by clicking on the following link. Or call in: (646) 876-9923 Meeting ID: 930 2806 7256 Password: 7470446 Any questions, please contact Pastor Jess at 908-400-2343 or . 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: 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 Wednesday, April 1st at 9:30am. Join Zoom meeting by following this link: Or call:  (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 958 496 669# Password 7470446
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. . 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.
Adult Education Class
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Does Christianity Have A Future? is a new video series for our Adult Education class on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. This video series features three of our favorite progressive theologians - Marcus Borg, Joan Chittister, and John Dominic Crossan. Together, live on stage, they explore topics of faith and life with honesty, integrity, and expertise. All are welcome to join us by Zoom even if you have not been a regular participant up to now. As this is a video series, there is advantage to connecting to zoom with a video capable device. Any questions or technological challenges, please contact Mark Hackler at 732-918-034 or .

Join Zoom Meeting by following this link on a computer or device. .
Or join by calling: (646) 558-8656  Meeting ID: 358 888 023# Password: 7470446
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-Ruth Circle - Save the Date
Conditions allowing, please save these dates for Mildred-Ruth Circle and check back here for updates.
Thursday, May 14th and Thursday, June 11th
Pastoral Care
If someone is hospitalized or in need of pastoral care
please contact Rev. Jessica Naulty at 908-400-2343 or