We encourage you to share this page with your friends and family. If you miss the live service times, the service will be available on this page later on Sunday.
May 24 Service:
Until further notice, we will not have services at the Summit Opera House. However, we will have services online. In-person groups and programs are postponed until further notice. Please check back on this page for the latest information. Our hope is to be able to gather together in person as soon as possible, but in the meantime, we believe we can continue to learn and grow together as a church by worshiping together in our homes with friends and family. You can still invite your friends by sharing this page.
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Thank you for your continued support through this challenging time. Your faithful giving is allowing Renaissance Church to adapt to change and continue our work in building disciples. For those who are able, we invite you to join our mission through giving. Even though we’re not gathering for church in person, you still have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through the ministries of Renaissance Church. You can give online or text GIVE to 908-356-5546. To designate Ren Cares for your giving, choose the Ren Cares fund online or text the amount along with the keyword CARES. To designate the Building Fund, choose Building Fund online or text the amount with the keyword BUILDING. More information is available on our giving page.
Prayer is an integral part of our lives as followers of Jesus. Members of the ePrayer Team lift up to God the needs of the Renaissance Church family.
- Consider joining the 70+ members of our Prayer Team to pray for others: email us
- Submit your prayer request: fill out the Prayer Request Form
- Participate in online Prayer Meetings on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 pm: more information
Ren Kids/Ren Students
Please know that your families will continue to be in our prayers as we navigate these circumstances together. Our hope is to keep your kids and students engaged and provide ways for them to grow spiritually. Here are some resources for you:
- Ren Kids Resources
- Ren Kids Family Lesson for May 24
- Ren Kids Worship, 10 am on Sunday, May 24 (contact us for more details)
- Ren Middle School Zoom meeting, 7 pm on Tuesday, June 2: (contact us for upcoming meeting details)
- Ren High School Zoom meeting, 7 pm on Thursday, June 4: (contact us for upcoming meeting details)
- Ren Students Resources
- Ren Students Instagram
In response to the unprecedented demand on the services provided by our partners, Ren Cares has accelerated its donations to help provide immediate support to those organizations (listed here, including World Vision, Samaritan’s Purse, Hope of Life, New York City Relief, and Union County Division of Child Protection and Permanency).
Renaissance Church encourages all of us to continue showing love and care for those around us. We encourage you to recognize when you need help and do not be afraid to ask. Also, realize that you have talents or resources that could help others. As a response to the coronavirus situation, Ren Cares is coordinating many activities that serve the Renaissance Church family such as prayer, remote contact, meal delivery, grocery shopping, pastoral care, and financial assistance. If you are in need of help, know someone who needs assistance, or would like to serve with Ren Cares, please email us.
While we will not be holding groups at the Summit Opera House nor encouraging in-home groups for an undetermined time, we encourage groups to continue supporting, praying for, and caring for each other remotely. Check in with each other by email, texts, and calls. There are several groups (including the Rays of Hope Support Group for families of loved ones struggling with substance abuse) using virtual tools (such as Facebook groups, Google Hangouts Meet, and Zoom) to continue meeting. Find more information about online groups here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Now more than ever, we know Renaissance Church is not a building. It has always been and will always be the people who are working together to build the kingdom of God. Soon, we will move into a new space, which will be a tool to help us accomplish our mission. More details