HUMAN RELATIONS DAY
WHAT IS HUMAN RELATIONS DAY?
We are all family. When we walk past our neighbor who is hiding in plain sight, we limit the gifts and graces that our sisters and brothers in Christ bring to the table. We limit the experiences, the voices and the beloved community that take place through mutual sharing of gifts. With a special offering celebrating Human Relations Day, we join with United Methodists around the world, remembering that the size of the table of divine love is unlimited.
Across the United Methodist connection we come together to help bridge the gap between church and community by participating in an offering set aside for Human Relations Day. For more than half a century, United Methodists have observed this churchwide special Sunday in recognition of the message Jesus demonstrated during his life: all of God’s children are important.
One of the wonderful aspects of The United Methodist Church is that we can do so much more together than we ever could do on our own. On Human Relations Day, we join other UMC congregations in a special offering to support neighborhood ministries through Community Developers, community advocacy through United Methodist Voluntary Services and work with at-risk youth through the Youth Offender Rehabilitation Programs.
In recognizing Human Relations Day, we are called to make an impact in communities where people struggle because they don’t have the tools or resources to reach their God-given potential. Our gifts are part of building beloved community through faith-based volunteer programs, community developers and programs that work with at-risk teens.
Tuesday night from 6:30p-8p
BIBLE STUDY – starts January 4th (online only)
Bible study will start on Tues. Jan. 4th at 6:30 pm on Zoom. We will begin the year with 1 Timothy and 2 Timothy. Read 1 Timothy Ch. 1-6. We will also look at some Bible Trivia and The Bible Project short video of 1 Timothy. Email [email protected] for login information.
Wednesday nights staring January 12
READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR – starts January 1st
What a great New Years Resolution! Commit with me and other friends and family to read through the entire building. We will be reading and discussing the reading (online and in person) on Wednesday nights at 6:30p. Sign-up here. It’s not too late.
Wednesday nights from January 12 – February 9
BIBLICAL OVERVIEW – The 1st 5 Books of the Bible (GENESIS through DEUTERONOMY)
Join in on Wednesday nights from 6:30p – 7:30p and get to know the first five books of the Bible. We will be doing a 5 week overview of Genesis through Deuteronomy. (Online and in person.) Email [email protected] for online login information.
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR – Sunday following worship on January 16
Just a casual time of discussion. Get a coffee a snack and come join the discussion with Pastor Joe.
MEMBERSHIP CLASSES – Sundays following worship until 12p on January 23, 30, and February 6
YOUTH GROUP – Sundays for grades 5-12
|January 16, 2022||OFF|
|Saturday, January 22||7:00a – 8:00p||Skiing/Snowboarding/Tubbing|
|January 30, 2022||6:00p – 7:30p||Mid-winter Car Rally|
ONGOING EVENTS, PROGRAMS, AND CLASSES
CFF – Christian Friends Forever (Special Needs Ministry)
1st and 2nd Mondays of each month.
Every Sunday from 10a-11a for Nursery – 8th grade.
Volunteer to help with Sunday School
Make a difference in the life of a child! God might be calling you to be a teach or assistant, we are always looking for a volunteers. The curriculum is easy to teach and provided. Commit to pray for the children and teachers of Sunday School.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST
Every Wednesday morning at 8a at the Mug Rack.
WOMEN’S PRAYER AND BOOK STUDY
Wednesday morning at 9:30a on Zoom only.
WORSHIP TEAM REHEARSALS
Sundays following worship at 11:00a
If you like to play an instrument, sing, or want to learn come out and check out our new format and leader, Eric Drew.
MISSIONS, VOLUNTEERING, AND SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
We are partnering with AMVETS to collect clothing and raise funds. The bin is located in the back of our parking lot. Acceptable items include: all types of clothing, adult or children’s, bedding, draperies, curtains, linens, and books. All donations are to be placed in the bin, please do not leave anything outside the bin.
We keep a small supply of emergency non-perishable food items for anyone in need. At the present time we need pasta sauce, cheerios, corn flakes, canned green beans, carrots, corn, Jello, coffee, tomato soup, grape jelly, mustard, mayonnaise, canola oil, cake mix, and pancake syrup. All contributions are appreciated. Anyone in need please call the church office.
Do you want to serve in an area that makes a lasting difference on someone’s life and the life of our community? We are looking for people with a heart for service to help with our Sunday School and on Sunday mornings during worship. Also we are looking for caring people to help with our Grief Share Program, as well as, checking in on some of our members who are not able to get out to church. Email Pastor Joe at [email protected] if you are interested.
DeBows Food Pantry
By appointment only — call 732-928-4475 in advance
Due to the changes in CDC guidance and NJ regulations, our procedures at church continue to change. For more information found here.