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Check this page often to see everything you need to know about what's happening at CNRC! 

  • Discovery Hour Offerings

    After worship on Sundays, join us for our Discovery Hour offerings.  Each week at 11:00am, we present an "offering" — it could be a workshop, a class, a lecture, a meeting, a craft, a tour, an activity, etc.  Come and learn, play, create, exercise with us!

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  • Lessons & Carols worship service

    Join us for a very special service of Lessons & Carols at the 9:30am service this Sunday, December 10.  We will tell the Christmas story with non-traditional choir anthems and new Advent hymns, accompanied by Old Testament prophecies and New Testament texts, culminating in a theme of peace — How do We Find Peace in this Weary World? 

  • Christmas Gift Program 2023

    We are partnering with Freehold Area Open Door this Christmas season to provide gifts for the children of local families who are in need. The total of all gifts, including any shoes requested, should total about $50.00 per child.

     You can “adopt” a child at any time by selecting this link, or via the traditional manner during Coffee & Fellowship any Sunday in November.  If you adopt a child outside of Coffee & Fellowship, EITHER get a label for the child adopted at the next Coffee & Fellowship OR make sure you include the ID Number and child’s name (which can be found on the sign-up) somewhere on your gift to clearly identify who the gift is for.

    If you would like to donate money and not shop for a child, you can do so by donating money during sign-ups during Coffee & Fellowship, or dropping off at the Church office.  

    All gifts will be collected at the Sunday, December 17 worship service. 

    Contact: Fred Berenbroick or Victa McKenzie.

  • CNRC Annual Christmas Party

    This year's party will be held on Friday, December 8, at the home of Becky and Matt Axtell, 17 Brookview Dr, Colts Neck, from 7:00 – 10:00pm.  Please bring either an appetizer or dessert to share, along with a $5.00 donation to help cover costs. This year, we will have a "White Elephant" gift exchange (for those who wish to participate). This is a good time to find a home for that one-of-a-kind item buried deep in your closet – bring it wrapped and anonymous (one gift per person or per couple). Re-gifting from previous "White Elephant" events is encouraged! Come out and join your fellow friends and family of faith, enjoying great food, fun, and fellowship.  This event is designated for adults only. 

    Sign up

  • Sounds of Christmas concert

    Join us on Saturday, December 16th, at 2:00pm in the sanctuary. Bells, voices, and instruments will offer a variety of Christmas music to get you in the spirit of the season. Invite your friends and family to this free concert! 

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  • Gingerbread House Decorating - Youth and family event!

    Our annual gingerbread house decorating event returns this year on December 17!  Join us at 11:30am.  For the youth — those in 5th grade and younger will go to Fellowship Hall to decorate at 11:30am, followed by those in 6th grade and older joining them at 12:00pm after Jubilation! choir rehearsal. Parents of youth in Kindergarten and younger please plan to attend with your child. The cost is $5 per house which is payable at the door on the day of the event (parents of youth —if you are not attending with your child, please be sure to give him/her the $5!). Please sign up by December 10.

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  • Women's REtreat

    All women of the church family (and their friends) are invited to attend an overnight retreat to enjoy a time of faith, fellowship, and fun!  Join us from from Friday, January 19 at 7:00pm through Saturday, January 20 at 4:30pm, at Grove Hall in Ocean Grove.

    Our theme/topic this year is , 

    "Awe and Wonder: Your Transformative Superpower", led by the Reverend Kathleen Edwards-Chase. 

    See details about the retreat and information on how to sign up

  • Become a volunteer advocate for 180 Turning lives around

    You can be the change you want to see in the world by joining 180’s life-saving and life-changing mission today. 180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private non-profit organization in Monmouth County, continues to provide confidential support and advocacy to victims of domestic violence in the aftermath of a highly emotional and traumatic experience with the assistance of its dedicated response team volunteers. 180 will be conducting a 40-hour mandatory training course for new Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Victim Advocates. Training will be provided to successful applicants.

    180’s volunteer DVRT Advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Advocates also discuss with victims safety planning and their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. By providing empathy and a crucial perspective of the situation, these specially-trained advocates help to empower victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

    Basic requirements for volunteers to apply include that they must be eighteen years of age or older, have access to reliable transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, submit to background investigations and fingerprinting, and successfully complete the mandatory training. The police departments and 180 are committed to culturally and socially diverse teams to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is helpful. Prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. The identities of the DVRT volunteers are kept anonymous. For an application or additional information, contact Tina Morgan, Assistant Coordinator, Victim Support Program, at tinam@180nj.org or 732 264-4360, Ext. 4272. 

  • Our Current collections for our Mission Partners

    We are collecting food and other items for Open Door Food Pantry in Freehold (drop off during Coffee & Fellowship on the first Sunday of each month or in the church narthex any other Sunday).  Red text indicates items that are greatly needed. Go to their Most Needed List page for the most up-to-date needs and to print the list.

    • Jelly
    • Pasta
    • Spaghetti
    • Orzo/Pastina
    • Salt & Pepper
    • Bread Crumbs - No jumbo sizes please
    • Spam
    • Mayo
    • BBQ Sauce
    • Ketchup
    • Boxed Cereal
    • Cookies
    • Crackers
    • Granola, Protein, Breakfast, and Cereal Bars
    • Canned Coffee
    • Boxed Tea
    • Sugar Packets
    • Chicken Broth
    • Beef Broth
    • Sauerkraut
    • Beets
    • Olives
    • Salad Dressing - Ranch & Italian
    • Flour (up to 5 lbs)
    • Sugar (up to 5 lbs)
    • Cake Mix/Frosting
    • Birthday candles
    • Ensure, Boost, Glucerna
    • Cooking Oil - No jumbo sizes please
    • Vinegar - No jumbo sizes please
    • Juice Boxes/Pouches
    • 64 oz. Juice Bottles
    • Pasta Sauce
    • Canned White Potato
    • Canned Whole Tomatoes
    • Canned Tomato Paste
    • Canned Fruit
    • Paper Towels
    • Tissues
    • Knorr Mixes
    • Rice A Roni
    • Rice- All Types
    • Brown Rice
    • Bar soap
    • Baby wipes

    Raising Hope for Others assembles comfort bags for local hospitals and individuals (drop off during Coffee & Fellowship)
    • fuzzy socks
    • mini/small hand sanitizers
    • mini/small lotions
    • lip balm
    • puzzle books
    • note cards]
    • journals
    • coloring books
    • colored pencils

  • Covid-19 vaccinations

    If you are interested in receiving the Covid-19 vaccine, please go vaccine page of the “NJ Covid-19 Information Hub” for information.

  • Ongoing Zoom meetings and items

    Link to our ongoing Zoom meetings and items on our "BE CONNECTED" page.

    • Prayer Time, Thursdays, 9:15 a.m. via Zoom
    • Worship services live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube, Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
    • Thursday Evening Educational Study.  The schedule changes as new topics/series are introduced.  Check the weekly announcements for schedule information or call the church office.
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    • Search for coltsneckrc and click the "Follow" button to see posts.  Pastor Gene posts some really fun and informative content.  You will definitely laugh and most certainly ponder!