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The Church In Brielle
Ash Wednesday Distribution of Ashes
And Virtual Dinner & Devotional Worship

Dear sisters and brothers,
Ash Wednesday begins the Season of Lent, a 40 plus day period that culminates with Holy Week and Easter.
This year Ash Wednesday falls on February 17th.

We will be administering ashes outdoors in your cars.

Ash Distribution Times:
• Parents of preschoolers & Preschoolers from 8:30 & 9:00 AM.
• Church members and friends of the church and community between 9:00 and 9:30 AM & between 5:30 and 6:00 PM.

Dinner and Devotional Time of Worship & Fellowship:
We will hold a Zoom Time Together at 6:30-7:10 PM, where we will eat soup and have some prayers and songs to begin Lent together. Following the soup and worship time we will continue “zooming” as we virtually fellowship together. Links will be emailed and made available on our Website and Facebook Page.

Soup Pick Up Times:
Lisa & Bobby Clark and Candace Moose are preparing turkey vegetable soup for us. Soups will be placed in individual size containers. Soups can be picked up at The Church In Brielle on Sunday, February 14th from 11:30-12:30, Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 15 & 16) from 11 AM-12 Noon, and Ash Wednesday from 8:30-9:30 AM and from 6:30-7 PM. Soup will be dropped of at the homes of nondrivers.


Annual Congregational Meeting:
Join us for our 2021 Virtual Congregational Meeting on Zoom on Sunday,

February 14th at 11:00 AM.

We will vote on new consistory members and hear joyous reports on how CIB is engaging in the mission and Ministry of Jesus Christ and his Inbreaking Kingdom.

Links will be emailed to you.

COVID19 Resources

All resources confirmed by Lori Keasel of your Consistory

Covid19 Resources
General Information

Center for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html

World Health Organization  https://www.who.int/

New Jersey Government

COVID 19  https://covid19.nj.gov/

  • Hotline
  • Symptom Checker and Testing Information
  • Jobs Available Now and Unemployment Benefits
  • Frequently Asked Questions and additional information

Local Information

Local grocery stores and pharmacies continue to receive goods to sell.  Some stores have set special hours for shoppers over 60 or 65 – call ahead.

Local restaurants and bakeries remain open for pick-up and delivery – consider supporting our local businesses while staying safe – call ahead.

Patch.com provides local information.  www.patch.com – select your town.

NextDoor.com provides local information and a place to post needs – recommendation for a florist, looking for a lost dog, etc.  https://nextdoor.com/ – select your neighborhood.

How Can You Help?

Manasquan Food Bank at First Presbyterian Church of Manasquan
https://manasquanfoodpantry.org/

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Face Mask Instructions – donations to local nursing homes (JoAnn Fabrics – Brick donates to three nursing homes as of Monday, March 30 – additional outlets will be added upon request to JoAnn Fabric – Brick. JoAnn Fabrics – Brick is open for curbside pickup and drop off only – order online for pickup)

https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/

American Red Cross Blood Donations – many blood drives have been cancelled, there is an ongoing need for blood and plasma.

https://www.redcross.org/

Bible Study

Upper Room https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals

Bible.com https://www.bible.com/reading-plans

RCA Bible https://www.rca.org/resources/devotionals

Activities at Home

Jenkinson’s Aquarium – Penguin Cam  https://jenkinsons.com/aquarium/explore/

Outdoor Adventure and Animal Cams  https://www.explore.org/livecams/

Explore museums and sites around the world.  www.ArtsandCulture.Google.com

Ride on roller coasters https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCoasterViews

Library Online Resources

Most public libraries are closed but have many resources available on the website. 

Watch the Weekly Worship Service

Did you miss the Service on Sunday or do you want to review the sermon again? By going to the Facebook Posts link in our main menu, you can scroll though to the week your looking for and play the entire service or just pick out the parts you’re interested in that particular day.