Check out what's going on this week at the UMC of Red Bank!
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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Pastor Cam's Weekend Preview-
It's "Alice" Weekend! Come see the performances this Saturday at 1pm and 4pm! This Sunday is Communion Sunday and we begin a special June sermon series. We hope to see you there!
Reminder: We have resumed in-person worship and continue to live-stream the service on our website and YouTube channel.
  • Red Bank Theater for Young Audiences Presents "Alice in Wonderland" - Sneak Peek 6/2
  • Scholastic Assistance Sunday 6/18
Capital Campaign 2023-
Last Chance to Sign Up For a Cottage Meeting!
During this phase of the Capital Campaign, everyone is invited to sign up and attend a "cottage meeting!" These gatherings are an opportunity to gather in small groups to view a presentation with more details regarding the upcoming projects, receive literature about the campaign, and learn more about how to support and contribute to the effort! Not the least of all, they are opportunities for small group fellowship! To accommodate varying schedules, many sessions have been scheduled over the next month. Here are the available dates:
Cottage Meeting Schedule:
June 5 at 7 pm - Church Lounge
June 6 at 7 pm - Church Lounge
Sign up by visiting the table during fellowship time or by reaching out to Amanda in the church office! Thank you for your support and partnership!
RB Theater for the Young Presents "Alice in Wonderland" -
6/2 & 6/3
We invite you to see our next full production, Alice in Wonderland, at the Family & Friends evening presentation at 8pm or on June 3rd at either 1 or 4pm. You can reserve seats for the Saturday performance at the link below. Tickets are free but donations are appreciated.
Mildred Ruth Circle Luncheon- 6/8
Mildred-Ruth Circle will have their Spring Luncheon on Thursday, June 8 beginning at 11 a.m. in the Library Lounge area. We look forward to sharing some good food and giving thanks for our time together over the past year. Our Circle does not meet in July and August, but we'll be back in September for our second Thursday of the month meetings at 11 a.m. in the Lounge. We welcome new members. If you have any questions, contact Helen Vetter or Peggy Wien.
Pride in the Park- 6/10
We invite you to join our Church and Society team at Riverside Gardens Park on Saturday, June 10th from 1-5 as we celebrate and support Pride in the Park in Red Bank. If you're interested in helping set up around noon, cleaning up around 5, or representing our church anytime in between, please call Kathy Hackler at 732-670-4706 or email khackler@oceanschools.org. The more the merrier and we'd love to have you there with us.
UWF Craft Group Meeting- 6/13
The next Craft Group meeting will be June 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Library Lounge area. If you like to knit or do other crafts, you are welcome to bring your handiwork and enjoy the fun and fellowship with us. On Sunday mornings, we are currently featuring Father's Day Cards and Graduation Cards!
Hygiene Kit Collection-
Mission and Service Committee is asking the church family to donate items for Hygiene Kits. The kits will be given to Church World Service (CWS) for disaster relief. We are trying to assemble 100 kits.
ITEMS NEEDED:  Hand towels approximately 15"x28" to 16"x32" (no fingertip, bath size, dish towel or microfiber); sturdy - wide tooth comb (no pocket size, picks, or rattail); finger or toenail clippers, bath size bar of soap in the wrapper (no Ivory or Jergens); standard size Band-Aids; and Toothbrush in the package.
Please put your donations in the BOX by the back doors. Tentative assembly will be sometime in June.  Monetary donations are also accepted. Please make check payable to RBUMC with notation for "Hygiene Kits". Thank you for helping us reach our goal. Any questions, please contact Carol Voorhees at 732-670-6270.
UWF Book Club Meeting-6/22
The next book club meeting will be on Thursday, June 22 at 1:00 in the lounge. The June selection is "The Stolen Book of Evelyn Aubrey: A Novel" by Serena Burdick. Contact Helen Vetter for more information. All are welcome to attend.
Saturday Volunteers Needed-
A community group has asked to use our building on Saturday mornings. They are teaching sewing to women who are immigrants. They have a teacher and sewing machines. Pre-Covid this group used another church but that church can’t host them now. The trustees have approved given there is a person from the congregation on premise. We are looking for volunteers for Saturdays 7:45 – 10. The white door would be open at 7:45 but lock at 8:45. The volunteer would be by the door to welcome them until door locks but then the volunteer can move around doing other on-premise tasks.  The group would be in B2/B3. The goal is to have enough volunteers so that volunteers are only asked once every 8 weeks or so. Please contact Barbara (bkroguski@gmail.com) to get on the list of volunteers or if you have questions.
Our Family Nights Committee is looking to host a BlueClaws baseball game picnic this summer, but we need your help! Please let us know if you would be INTERESTED in attending this fun and exciting outing. We need a minimum number of attendees to book this event, so be sure to let us know if you'd be interested. For more information, click the image or visit umcredbank.org/baseball
Backpack Crew Pantry
Donations Always Welcome
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 though Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
The current donation request is Boxed or Pouches of Instant Mashed Potatoes. 
Thank you for your continued support. Email us at backpackcrewnj@gmail.com with any questions.
VBS 2023-Sign Up Now to Volunteer
Do you like running kids games and leading sports? VBS is seeking an adult leader for the Recreation Station from August 7-11 from 9-noon. See Bonnie Deroski for more info.
Pastoral Care
If someone is hospitalized or in need of pastoral care,
please contact Rev. Cameron Overbey at pastorcam@umcredbank.org or call (732) 747-0446.