P.S. As a friendly reminder, on Sunday mornings I will be wearing my mask while not leading worship. I am comfortable greeting you with a wave, elbow knock, fist bump, or handshake and will follow your lead on that. Let's all be safe and practice good judgement as we continue to share the Gospel and not Covid.
 Worship Celebration in Sanctuary at 10am Sunday
Please read our COVID policy by clicking on the link below
Please note, livestreaming of our Worship Celebrations will continue.
If you are unable to join us in person, please celebrate with us on Facebook or via Phone Conference.
 To Join the Worship Celebration Via Conference Call
1. Dial732-671-4969
2. When asked, enter the conference id: ​315-6862 
Celebrate With Us In Person
Each Sunday after the Children's Message, children are invited to a children's group time outside, which will include a devotional interactive talking time based on our Pastor's message followed by play time. This will be led by Joyce Johnson
 Membership Journey
 Are you interested in learning more about what the United Methodist Church believes and why we do what we do? Are you interested in getting more involved in the church? Are you interested in membership within Middletown UMC? Pastor Derrick soon will be starting a membership journey which will answer these and other questions. Everyone interested please email him directly (derrick@middletownumcnj.org).
Phone Ministry

We have a new ministry based phone number: 732-931-6811
When you call this number you will be able to hear an audio recording of the daily devotionals, Sunday sermons, and Sunday morning worship celebrations. These are all pre-recorded. Besides listening there is no other interaction. This is being offered to those whom connecting with the church's FB or joining live might be difficult/ complicated. Thank you to those who are coordinating this phone ministry.
Goodness Now Update
October volunteer sign up is posted. Thank you to Nancy Edwards for being our team leader for October 2nd. We are looking forward to another successful pantry offering!

Our leadership is still in the development process! If you are interested in being part of our team please let Tricia Gilbert know.

Remember: collection bins are always outside the church side door for any non-perishable items you may want to donate. This month we are looking for peanut butter, cooking oil, shampoo, toothpaste, body soap or wash and we are still accepting school supplies.

 Wednesday Night Fall Fun
Our new, fun "Summer Camp" styled children's ministry has started!
This ministry is being designed specifically for our K-5 children and their families. There will be music, crafts, Bible lessons, kid videos, and games, all rotating as we did for our Summer Camp, "Treasured" (see pictures and videos below).

Teens, your help is needed as crew leaders. Parents can drop the children off or are invited to join a discussion group that Pastor Derrick will be leading. If needed, the nursery will be available for our younger children.

Wednesday Fun Nights will be held 9/22-11/17 from 6-7:15pm. (Please note, there will be no session on 11/3.)

Registration is required so that we can best prepare for the fun.
Please click the links below.
 Children's Registration

Family Promise Update

We are so grateful for donors like you who help us provide families with the tools and support necessary to achieve sustainable independence.

MUMC will be virtually hosting Family Promise on September 13th. Virtual hosting means dropping off our congregation’s donations to Family Promise.

Non-perishable donations can be placed in the bins outside the grey doors of MUMC. To donate perishable/frozen items, make arrangements with Joyce Johnson on Sunday, or call the church office at 732-671-0707.
TTo stay up to date with Family Promise's fundraising, donation opportunities, and Summer Family Fun Days, check out their Facebook page. 
Keyport Food Pantry Update
Thank you, Middletown UMC, for your past support of the Keyport Food Pantry. This time of year they need our support. They have many needs as the school year begins. Listed are what they are asking for: pasta sauce, rice, cereal, canned fruit and canned vegetables, I.e.. Beets, carrots, mixed vegetables, string beans, corn, peas, and green beans. There is a basket in the narthex and a bin outside the gray doors for your donations. As always, we thank you for all your kind donations.

Children's Ministry Fall 2021 Survey

Did you take our survey yet? As we prepare for Fall 2021, we are making plans for something new to help our children engage with God and each other. Your insights are greatly appreciated.

This Sunday after worship please join us in our 'new' virtual Fellowship Hall. Come join the fellowship with your sisters and brothers in Christ. This will be a great time to see each other and share. The virtual fellowship hall will be hosted via ZOOM:     CLICK HERE
Meeting ID: 893 6292 8602
Password: 909403
Phone number: 929 436 2866 US (Please check with your phone provider regarding long distance charges)
To Join the Worship Celebration Via Conference Call
1. Dial732-671-4969   
2. When asked, enter the conference id: ​315-6862


 • If the livestream has not begun, you can still use the above link, but you will have to manually select the VIDEOS section on our Facebook page.
• If you do not see our videos immediately on the Facebook page, scroll further down the page.
• Please note, If you are prompted to make a Facebook account and do not want to, select "NOT NOW" at the bottom of the prompt. You will be able to see the page once you close that box. If the box is not blocking your view, ignore it - it will eventually go away.
• You can access the livestream on your phone, desktop computer, laptop, or tablet.

Did you know that you can help MUMC reach people around the world by clicking "like" and "share" on our page and commenting on our posts? The more interaction we have on our page, the more people Facebook will recommend us to!

 MUMC Security
In light of recent security threats to other Middletown houses of worship and attacks on other churches throughout the nation our own security team has continued to be very active, even during the COVID19 pandemic. Through the diligent work of our security team we have received a security personnel grant from the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness for the 2020/2021 year. This means that we will be able to have a paid security personnel at our facility for our worship celebrations and other random times to deter violence. When you attend worship face-to-face you may notice a new friendly face, our security personnel. This person is a trained, professional who is present to partner with us in providing a safe place within God's house. Please introduce yourself and welcome them. Questions, please ask any member of our church's security team.


Knit One, Prayer Too!

We have gone virtual! Please look for us on Facebook, under Knit One, Prayer Too! Our current projects, as well as a list of past donations, can be found there. Currently, we are making adult hats for the homeless, and baby blankets, for Bayshore Family Success Center. This project list updates regularly, as we become aware of a need, so please check in for the latest on Facebook. Any questions, please email Kim, at knitoneprayertoo@gmail.com

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Future Events / Building Use 

At this time, Middletown United Methodist Church is limiting the use of our facilities until further notice. We ask that groups looking to use our facilities contact the church office for more details..


 Letters of Hope and Inspiration
from Pastor Derrick


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