Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Connections
Thursday, June 25, 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 Use 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. 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 at sleavitt@umcredbank.org.
Worship Sneak Peek
June 28th, 2020 at 10 am

Join in our online worship service on Sunday, June 28th as we learn from our scriptures about how our faith helps us to move the mountains that get in the way of our abundant lives. We'll encounter the Samaritan woman at the well and see what Jesus taught her about the living water he offers. 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
Pastor Jess will be on vacation this week

Pastor Jess will be away on a camping trip with her family this coming week. 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. Both Tuesday morning prayer and meditation and Bible study are cancelled for the week. I pray you may find rest and relaxation! Peace, Pastor Jess
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.
Scholastic Assistance Sunday
Scholarship Awards

If you missed the scholarship awards service last week, but wanted to celebrate our amazing young people and hear more about their future plans, check out the video below!
Support the 2020 Michael’s Run for Life Festival in Memory of Marie Heimann Davidson

There are many ways to participate in the 2020 Michael P. Brown Colon Cancer Foundation Run to help fund vital research, raise awareness and hopefully, find a cure for Signet Ring Cell Cancer. Please click here to find out all the ways you can help support this event.
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, seeking to hear God's voice in the turmoil of our own troubled times, through excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
 
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 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, our prayer journey continues as we explore Psalm 23 (and connect with God!) through body movement. Students are asked to bring a Bible if possible. I look forward to seeing all of you at 9:00 am. Please join us using this Zoom link . For information or questions, please contact Tammy at young@umcredbank.org or 732-299-6203. 
Help UMC Support the Red Bank Crop Walk
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
Canceled this week
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
Online Bible Study
Thursdays from 9:30-11:00 am
Canceled this week
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.
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.