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CROP Hunger Walks help children and families locally and worldwide to get enough food. Please join us in walking to fight against hunger! We will have a small walk on Saturday November 14th at 10am, while observing safety guidelines such as wearing masks. The location will be announced. To donate, to register to walk, or both, please visit our CNRC team page.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY'S RESTORE, located at 45 South St reet in Freehold, needs volunteers who are available on Tuesdays, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; help is needed to remove pallets of tile and furniture from the delivery truck. Habitat needs volunteers with driving skills applicable to pallet trucks, and/or forklifts. However, there is also a need for anyone with a willing heart and a bit of muscle. If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact Lori Schneider, Volunteer Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity; phone 732-728-0441, ext. 314. *All safety COVID-19 protocols will be followed including signing in and certifying you are healthy and having your temperature taken, social distancing, etc. We require masks on all staff, volunteers and customers.
(weather permitting) Sundays through October 25, at 11:00 a.m, Meet on the grass behind the Ministry Center; wear a mask and bring your own chairs/blanket and coffee! We will continue to stream our regular worship service on Facebook and YouTube on Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
(weather permitting) Sundays, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (following
the 11:00 a.m. worship service) in the lower church parking lot. The goal is to provide an opportunity for a little post-worship fellowship, as well as to serve as a weekly "contactless drop-off site" for requested donations. This Sunday, please feel free to drop off non-perishable food for Open Door and plastic for the Trex Challenge.
We are working on ways to safely resume handbell rehearsals later this fall. New ringers are welcome! If you or your child (3rd grade or older) is interested in finding out more about ringing bells, please contact Maggie Tripold in the church office.
Many quilters and friends are doing a project from home called Our Journey
2020. If you enjoy sewing, you can make your own quilt! Every two weeks another
row will be available with pictures and directions. If interested, please email Ginne
Hooper (find contact information in your directory or call the church office) for more information and instructions.
Barb Tucker is conducting Holy Yoga classes outside on the church grounds on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. through October (weather permitting)! Bring your own mat, blocks, mask, and a water bottle and meet us on the grass behind the Ministry Center.
RACIAL ISSUES, RIOTING, RACIAL TENSION, PROTESTING...
Join Scott and your church family on a journey of personal growth to learn more about racial prejudices still impacting society today. Scott will facilitate discussions dealing with intentional personal responses to overcoming racism. Interested in joining these discussions and confronting racism? Contact Dianne O'Hara. To prepare, please read White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. Discussions will begin in mid-October.
Do you want to help protect what the Lord has created for us? You can help prevent over 40,000 bags and other film plastics from going in the landfill and our waterways by supporting the CNRC plastic grocery bag/plastic film collection initiative. Plastic bags and plastic film of all kinds are not permitted in curb side recycling, but we have a solution! Working together, our church and Trex Decking will form a unique partnership for a valuable up-cycling opportunity to turn what would be garbage into durable decking material.
Please save your clean, dry, single-use plastic bags and plastic film and encourage your family and friends to join the effort. CLICK HERE for a comprehensive list of items that can be recycled through this program. We've already collected over 500 lbs and will receive a park bench for our efforts; help us collect 500 more lbs. and Trex will award us a second park bench for our church campus, just for doing the right thing!
AND REMEMBER, EVEN WHEN THIS PROGRAM IS OVER, CONTINUE TO RECYCLE YOUR BAGS/PLASTIC FILM - MOST GROCERY STORES HAVE COLLECTION BINS!
Reuse, Reduce, Recycle!
Link to our ongoing Zoom meetings and items on our "BE CONNECTED" page.
- Prayer Time, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9:15 a.m. Via Zoom.
- Livestreamed worship service, Sundays at 9:15 a.m.
- Coffee Break Bible Study, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom.
- Evening Bible Study, Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom
- Search "Colts Neck Reformed Church" and you will find us. "Like" our page and you will be notified when we go live or when we add a new post. On this page, we livestream our Sunday services, we post church updates, daily devotions, and "Moments with Scott" videos. Invite your friends and family to "like" our page!
- Search "Colts Neck Reformed Church" and you will find us. Click on the "SUBSCRIBE" button to add us to your list of channels. We livestream our Sunday services to this channel, we post "Moments with Scott" videos, and any other videos that we create for the congregation. If you click on the little notification bell icon and select "ALL", you will receive notifications when new content is added.
- Reverend Scott Brown has an Instagram page. Search for revscottbrown and click the "Follow" button to see his posts.
- We have a hashtag! #CNRCATHOME represents the unity of our church family - we are in this together; church at home for now. We even have a #CNRCATHOME Facebook frame that you can add to your Facebook profile picture. If you share anything from our social media pages, you should add #cnrcathome to your post; if you add something to your own social media accounts that pertain to CNRC you can also add #cnrcathome - this way we can all see who's in it together with us!
211 HELPLINE a free, confidential referral and information
helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from
all communities to the essential health and human services they
need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or
211 works a bit like 911. Calls to 211 are routed by the local telephone company
to a local or regional calling center. The 211 center’s referral specialists receive
requests from callers, access databases of resources available from private and
public health and human service agencies, match the callers’ needs to available
resources, and link or refer them directly to an agency or organization that can
Types of Referrals Offered by 211
• Basic Human Needs Resources – including food and clothing banks,
shelters, rent assistance, and utility assistance.
• Physical and Mental Health Resources – including health insurance
programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health
insurance programs for children, medical information lines, crisis intervention
services, support groups, counseling, and drug and alcohol intervention and
• Work Support – including financial assistance, job training, transportation
assistance and education programs.
• Access to Services in Non-English Languages – including language
translation and interpretation services to help non-English-speaking people
find public resources (Foreign language services vary by location.)
• Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities – including
adult day care, community meals, respite care, home health care,
transportation and homemaker services.
• Children, Youth and Family Support – including childcare, after-school
programs, educational programs for low-income families, family resource
centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and
• Suicide Prevention – referral to suicide prevention help organizations.
A MESSAGE FROM CAREGIVER VOLUNTEERS OF CENTRAL JERSEY (CVCJ)
We have missed each one of you so very much and look forward to being with you
again soon. While face-to-face services are temporarily suspended, our staff
continues to work remotely to contact all our senior clients and families to ensure
their safety, reduce social isolation, reduce food insecurity, and provide them with
resources through our community partners. We continue to respond to support
requests on a daily basis.
Over the next few weeks we will be rolling out our “contactless grocery shopping
services”, roundtrip medical transportation and an increased level of friendly and
reassuring phone calls. We have initiated “on-line training” for all volunteers who
can help us achieve our mission in this new environment to keep safe our
volunteers, our clients, and those with whom we come in contact. Our schedule of
on-line training is on our website. To register, please send a message to
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the meeting ID number
and password. You can also call us at 732-505-2273.
As we regain and add volunteers we will resume our traditional services (pet
therapy, respite and friendly visiting, Alzheimer and dementia care) and be able to
extend our services to additional seniors needing our assistance.
While the “shape” of our services may change, we assure you of our commitment
to honor and serve our senior community.
We ask God’s blessings on all of you and prayers to keep you safe!