Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
Thursday, January 26, 2023
Pastor Cam's Weekend Preview
Reminder: We have resumed in-person worship and continue to live-stream the service on our website and YouTube channel.
Pastor Cam Attends MLK Commemorative Celebtation at Pilgrim Baptist Church-
(Press Release)
On Monday, January 16, Pilgrim Baptist Church of Red Bank hosted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Commemorative Celebration. This year's event featured: the Red Bank Regional High School Choir, the Red Bank Charter School 2nd & 3rd Grade Choir; the Long Branch High School Air Force Jr. ROTC, Video presentations and special greetings from local political & community leaders. The Rabbi Doug Sagal (Congregation B'Nai Israel of Rumson) inspired the capacity crowd and hundreds tuning in through the Live Streaming platform, with a stirring message of hope and faith. Following the service, Pilgrim provided a meal for all those in attendance. Community partners also distributed materials and resource information related to services available to the community. Proceeds for the event will be donated to the Hope & Comfort Center of Red Bank (see attached information slide show). For further information about the event or to learn more about the Hope & Comfort Center, please call: 848-260-9076. (Photos by: Millie Jeter)
Short Stories by Jesus - 2/5
Starting Sunday, February 5 at 7 pm: Jesus knew how to tell a story. He knew that in order to get his message across he needed to relate to the people who gathered to listen—first century Jews—who lived in a very different world than the one in which we live today. In Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine takes you back in time and explains how original audiences understood Jesus’ parables. You’ll learn how new interpretations of the parables continue to challenge and provoke contemporary readers two thousand years later. Videos feature Amy-Jill Levine who offers fresh, timely reinterpretations of Jesus’ narratives. The video segments are approximately 10–12 minutes each and will be followed by group discussion. This is being facilitated by Bonnie Deroski and will run for 6 sessions. The zoom link can be found on the church website calendar.
No Yoga Class 2/15 and 2/22
Please note: there will be no yoga class on February 15th and 22nd. If you would like a video recording of a previous class, please contact Amanda at to request one by email.
The Backpack Crew Pantry Needs Your Food Donations!
The Backpack Crew Food Pantry is in need of some staple food items. The needs of our community are exceeding the supply being recieved. Please consider donating pasta, peanut butter and macaroni and cheese of any kind. These food items are extremely needed items to keep pantries all over Monmouth County running and the supply is low at the current moment. 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. Items can be brought to the back porch of the church or inside on Mondays though Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm. Thank you for your continued support. Email us at with any questions.
Join the Worship Team
Looking for a new and easy way to be more involved in worship? Would you like to learn more about liturgical theology or to bring your creative spark to our worship spaces and services? Then the Worship Team is a place for you! If you are interested in learning more about the worship team at UMCRB, talk to Pastor Cam.  
Worship Readers Needed-
We are in need of Worship Readers for upcoming Sundays. You can sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board by the entrance or click here to sign up online. Thank you to all who volunteer each Sunday and serve UMC Red Bank in this way!
Join the Property Team!
Are you interested in a hands-on opportunity to help our church? The Property Team is looking for help with various tasks that help maintain our buildings. If you're interested, please see Pastor Cam for more info. 
Adult Education -
Join Us for Two New & Inspiring Lessons
Wednesdays Online & Sundays at UMC Red Bank
-On Sunday mornings, starting 1/22 in the Lounge here at UMC Red Bank, we will begin Joan Chittister’s video series on Spirituality, Self, and Society. Sister Joan Chittister, a member of the Order of Saint Benedictine Sisters of Erie, PA, has been a highly influential religious and social leader and an advocate for peace, women’s rights, human rights, and church renewal for over 40 years. The video series addresses the challenges of living a purposeful life defined by compassion and care for others. In that spirit of unity, Chittister invites an interfaith panel to join her in broadening the conversation.
-On Wednesday evenings, starting 1/25, Ken Glossbrenner will be leading us in a study of Climate Church, Climate World - How people of faith must work for change by Jim Antal, United Church of Christ. Climate Church, Climate World contends that climate change is the greatest moral challenge humanity has ever faced. Hunger, refugees, poverty, inequality, deadly viruses, war—climate change multiplies all forms of global social injustice. Environmental advocate, Rev. Jim Antal, calls on the church to meet this moral challenge: to embrace a new vocation so that future generations might live in harmony with God’s creation. After illuminating how human beings are responsible for the dangers our planet now faces, Antal proposes how people of faith can embrace new approaches to worship, preaching, witnessing, and other spiritual practices that honor creation and cultivate hope.
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Fellowship Time
Coffee Hour-
Sign Up Sheet in Fellowship Hall
We are looking for volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up during Fellowship Time Coffee Hour. Sign up on the sheet near the coffee machines in Fellowship Hall or contact Amanda in the office to place your name on the list.
Solar Power Monthly Update-
From December 1, 2022 through January 1, 2023, UMC Red Bank has avoided 3,101 pounds of CO2 emissions. Since the solar panel system start up, we have avoided a total of 1,076,528 lbs (or approximately 488 metric tonnes). We are proud of this accomplishment and will continue to play our part in protecting our Earth!
Pastoral Care
If someone is hospitalized or in need of pastoral care,
please contact Rev. Cameron Overbey at or call (732) 747-0446.