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Childcare in NJ

Posted on Wednesday October 28th, 2020

From “our” Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church

Action on Childcare in New Jersey

As the pandemic continues to change the landscape of how we live our lives, GNJ is keeping watch on childcare and the challenges it brings. We urge you to pay attention to these changes, which may provide some relief to your families and your churches:

  • Share with your congregation: New Jersey families with incomes up to $150,000 are now eligible to apply for funding to cover childcare costs through the new COVID-19 school-age tuition assistance program. Get the info here
  • Join a forum to discuss GAP Centers: A forum will be held on Wed., Nov. 4 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss GAP Centers for facilities providing care for children receiving remote instructions in NJ public schools. Find out more and register if your congregation is interested in providing this critical service
  • Report your Needs: The NJ Economic Development Administration (EDA) is seeking information on current operational needs to sustain and reopen childcare centers. Fill out this survey created by A Future With Hope who will communicate your needs to the EDA

“Gre>ter Than” series – October/November 2020

Posted on Saturday October 24th, 2020

“All the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. … Each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.            (Acts 2: 44 – 47, NLT)

Greek philosopher, Aristotle, lives 400 years before Jesus comes onto the scene.  He has given this still-popular quote, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”  We are members of the group known as “Jesus-followers.”  We are disciples of the Christ.  As we make the commitment to grow in faith and love, we are responding to His wonderful generosity.

Drawing closer to the Lord means aligning ourselves with His priorities for us – our hearts with God’s heart.  Through this deepening relationship, we (super-)naturally become more generous people.  We grow as individuals, but we also grow with one another in our faith community called Tabernacle.

The Jesus-followers in the Book of Acts know the power of community and growing together in Him.

  • Together is greater than alone
  • Generosity is greater than accumulating
  • Thriving is greater than surviving

You are invited to Tabernacle’s Generosity series as we explore God’s plan for us in 2021 and beyond.  We will reflect on all that God has shared—and is sharing—with us.  Let us join together as we discover what it means to live Greater Than.

October 25                  “We  >  Me”                                        Acts 2: 14 – 18

November 8                “Investment  >  Quick Fix”              Matthew 7: 24 – 28

November 15              “Abundance  >  Comfort”                 Malachi 3: 8 –12

November 22              “Possibility  >  Status Quo”              John 14: 6 – 14

On Sunday, November 1, we will have a special worship experience related to All Saints Day and the “saints” of Tabernacle UMC who have impacted our lives over the past year.  We also will celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion – putting Acts chapter 2 into action.


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Posted on Friday October 23rd, 2020

Invitation to Praise & Prayer

Posted on Wednesday October 21st, 2020

“Live” Tabernacle Worship – Sunday, October 18

Posted on Monday October 19th, 2020

Promo for October 18 & 25

Posted on Saturday October 17th, 2020

Tabernacle “Live” Worship – Sunday, October 11

Posted on Tuesday October 13th, 2020

Tabernacle “Live” Worship – Sunday, October 4

Posted on Tuesday October 6th, 2020

“Love Language” – SKIN Devo #8

Posted on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

“LOVE LANGUAGE” Dear brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers in the church, for we who teach will be judged more strictly.  Indeed, we all make many mistakes.  For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way. (James 3: 1 – […]