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1. Gift Card Distribution
For those who are in financial need as a result of this economic shut-down, we will have a simple gift card distribution to help with groceries.
All you need to do is drive by the church office (1800 Lanes Mill Rd. in Brick) on Sunday, Tuesday or Friday between 3 & 5pm, call the church office number (732-202-7509), and someone wil come down to give you one. No questions asked, but no more more than $75 per household per week for now.
Feel free to tell a friend.
If you need more than this, you are encouraged to submit a benevolence request (see below).
2. Benevolence Ministry
We have a benevolence fund for folks in our church unable to pay for a certain bill or repair. There is an application process and a team that decides whether to approve each request (Lori Miskin, Mike Francis, Nick Carlson & John Hansen).
If the current crisis puts you in this kind of need, email JessD@truelifenj.com to get the process started.
3. Grocery Shopping and / or Meals for Shut-In
If you are shut in for any reason and cannot venture out, our care team will gladly go out to pick up groceries and deliver them to your doorstep.
4. Emotional Support
Submit a prayer request to go out on Thursday mornings by clicking here.
Brian Croak, a clinical counselor in our area, has offered to do tele-therapy sessions on a sliding scale. Call him to set up an appointment: 732-754-7275
Pastor Shea leads a new Emotional Support llife group for those dealing with depression, anxiety, loneliness and other struggles (email@example.com).
GIVE CORONA RELIEF
1. Give to Our Corona Relief Budget
To help keep our benevolence fund replenished, as well as help our mission team have the funds to support local and world-wide ministries that are on the front-lines of this pandemic, give to our Corona Relief budget. Click here and choose Corona Relief on the drop-down menu.
*You can also continue your giving to our General Fund this way.
2. Allaire Community Farm
A wonderful non-profit that our church supports monthly, and who reaches out to the special needs community, has had to cut down on their income-producing services, leaving them in great financial need.
*You can give to them financially by clicking here.
*They are also looking for volunteers to help pack produce for the store. You would be in an area away from others. The Farm Store has become very busy, providing for the farm's needs. Contact Nanci Schiavo (732-278-9103).
3. Shore Fresh Restaurant
If you are looking for ways to support local businesses, consider Rich & Amy Brecka’s restaurant "Shore Fresh." They are serving until 7:30 every night at two locations:
57 Channel Dr. in Point Pleasant Beach
703 Bridge Ave. in Point Pleasant Borough
AT THE END OF THE DAY
Though situations like these can stir up fear and anxiety, God is sovereign over all things, and our ultimate hope is found in Jesus. Although we won’t be gathering for services and events, we encourage you to stay connected to the church body through calls, texts, and online engagement. Pray for those affected by this virus as we wait for Christ to return and bring about a day without sickness, suffering, and death.
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