Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Connections
Thursday, April 30, 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 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.
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 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, to share with your friends.
If you’d rather avoid Facebook and watch from our church website, go to www.umcredbank.org/church-service-streaming-live/ .
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
May 3rd, 2020

Join us this Sunday in online worship as we celebrate communion together! This Sunday, in our Eastertide celebration, we will reflect on the story of Jesus walking along the road to Emmaus and how how he was made known to the disciples as they shared a meal. As we share communion together, and each time we break bread with others, we trust that Christ is present with us.
In this time of separation, though we cannot gather in person, we will certainly gather in spirit for our church ministry is very much alive. Feel free to invite a friend to join you in online worship!

Watch online:
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, you will have access to a link to complete a Weekly Connect Card. When you click on the provided link each Sunday, you will be asked to answer a few short questions:
  • who is worshipping with you
  • feedback on how your online worship experience is going
  • what kind of small groups your family is participating in throughout the week, and
  • if you have any prayer requests or needs for pastoral care.
This is our attempt to learn not only who is worshipping with us, but how the experience is going… whether we need to work on or tweak anything, and what the pastoral care and prayer needs of our congregation is. So, 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!
Backpack Crew Update
The Backpack Crew pantry is now open EVERY Monday evening from 5:30 - 7:30pm. Current needs are shelf stable milk, fruit cups, instant oatmeal packets and cereal. 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.
Elaine Dawson
Elaine Dawson is Retiring
Our beloved director of Children and Youth ministries is retiring. Elaine has been an inspiration, Christian leader and guide for our children as they become young adults. The time has come for her to enjoy some relaxation. We want to give a generous gift to show the appreciation of our congregation for all she has done. Please contribute to a retirement present by making checks payable to UMC Red Bank and put "Elaine Gift" on the memo line. Many thanks and stay home and healthy.
~ David Henritzy - Staff/Parish Relations Chair ~
Green Fair Update
Many thanks to all who helped to make our Online Green Fair such a success. If you have not gotten a chance to check out the wonderful resources, presentations, and videos available on our website, you're not too late. Go to  www.umcredbank.org/green-faith-congregation  and learn more about what you can do to help make our earth a healthier place. The final project this spring is to share some Milkweed seeds for planting in your yards or nearby wild spaces.  Stay tuned for information about when seeds in 6 inch pots will be available at church to take home. Contact Janey Schildge if you have questions or would like more information.
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 - https://zoom.us/j/411045493. 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. 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) .
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
Join us for Sunday School Class with Elaine Dawson.
Attend via Zoom meeting by clicking the following link: https://zoom.us/j/433031381 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! 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.
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. 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 Wednesday, April 1st at 9:30am. Join Zoom meeting by following this link:  https://zoom.us/j/958496669. Or call:  (646) 876-9923  Meeting ID: 958 496 669# Password 7470446
Join in Online Bible Study
TIME CHANGE!
Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 pm
All are welcome to join in time a digging in to our scriptures to learn more about what they teach us about God and about ourselves. We are trying something new in this season of online study, so all are welcome to jump in for the first time! We hope you join us for the journey! 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.
Adult Education Class
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Does Christianity Have A Future? is a 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 hackler@optonline.net .

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
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.