Covid19

Covid-19 Information

 


The Covid-19 situation is constantly changing. While our campus is closed, we are doing our best to keep the Tower Hill community together. Please scroll through this page to see how you can keep connected. Visit us often, as things may change.

If someone asks why your church chose to respond to this health crisis by closing its doors, here’s our response:

  1. We are loving our neighbors by protecting our neighbors.
  2. We are not being fearful. We are being responsible
  3. This is what love requires of us in this season.

Thank you for your patience and working with us through this season together.

Sunday Morning Worship

Sundays @ 10:30am

Join us LIVE from our Facebook page at 10:30am. Or watch On Demand after service on our website or our app.

10:10 Daily Devotional

Every weekday morning @ 10:10

Hosted by Pastor Jason LIVE on Facebook at 10:10am. This is our way of helping you connect daily with the Lord through this unsettling time. Tune in every weekday morning, or watch On Demand later in the day from our website.

Names of Jesus Bible Study

Wednesdays

Hosted by Pastor Theresa, dive into the Bible and the many biblical names of Jesus, which reveal the character of our loving Lord. Watch On Demand on our You Tube channel. Videos posted each Wednesday. 

Need Help?

Email: help@towerhillchurch.com

We are here for you. Can’t get your groceries or pick up a prescription? Something else you need? Let us help. Just email us or call 732.747.1348

Connect & Give

Stay Connected

How can you stay informed?

Website – continue to check here for updates

Facebook Page – HERE 

Church App – Search “Tower Hill Church” on your app store

Church Email – Sign up for Tower Talk HERE

Give

Please remember our mission continues even if we aren’t physically on campus. Your donations allow us to continue our ministry.

How can you give from home?

1)  Text “towerhill” to 77977

2)  Give online at towerhillchurch.org/give or on our app. (You can also sign up for automatic, recurring giving)

3)  Mail a check in your pre-addressed giving envelopes.

NEXTGEN (That’s kids…Cradle through College!)

Homeschooling? Don’t worry. We’ve got this.

Find support on our NextGen Facebook Group!

Support. Ideas. Online Sunday School. Videos. Family Challenges. Warm social distancing hugs… we are in this together with you! Join our Facebook Group today to get all of this and more! Here’s a sample of what we’re offering on Facebook…

Sunday School

We are posting our weekly Sunday School videos and activity pages for Pre-K thru High School! Be sure to watch and participate in these awesome videos with your kids.

Family Challenges

We know your kids are bored.  Ours are too!  Be on the look-out each week on our Tower Hill NextGen Facebook Page for a fun weekly challenge for your families to complete together.  And because we love a good competition, winners will receive a prize! 

Nursery Storytime

Do you have a little one that LOVES having storytime? If so, this is for you! Each Thursday at 11am, watch our FB live for Bible Story time.  Ella will read the story, so you don’t have to!

Saturday Check-ins with SGL’s! 

It’s no secret…..our Sunday School teachers miss seeing your kids!  We’re sure your kids miss them too! 
Be on the look out each Saturday on FB for video hellos from our teachers saying “hey” to your kids!

Virtual Weeknight Student Groups

Core, Ignite and Kids Klub are meeting on Zoom!

We know how important it is for our teens and tweens to be social…So we’ve taken our weeknight youth groups to a virtual space to give our students time together each week! Contact our NextGen director Lindsey Larkin with any questions.

Core – High School Group

Meets virtually Wednesdays at 7pm on Zoom.

https://zoom.us/j/195164248

Ignite – Middle School Group

Meets virtually Thursdays at 4pm on Zoom.

https://zoom.us/j/622569482

Kids Klub  – Grades 4-5

Meets virtually Thursdays at 3pm on Zoom.

https://zoom.us/j/115913603

We want to hear from you!

If you need anything in this season –
someone to call and pray with you, a meal, groceries delivered, etc,
please reach out so we can connect with you!

Just email: help@towerhillchurch.com

April 3, 2020

To our Tower Hill Church friends and family,

 

It’s hard to believe that it’s only been two weeks since my last letter to you. The world has changed so rapidly since then, that it’s a bit disorienting. By now, we’ve adjusted to this new socially-distanced rhythm of life (e.g. homeschooling, wiping groceries with Lysol wipes, and engaging in online church).  And, for the most part, we all seem to be working hard to maintain a positive attitude despite the onslaught of the COVID-19 news cycle.

 

The truth is, that even in the middle of the suffering, there have been signs of hope.  Quarantined city residents cheering with thunderous applause for healthcare workers.  Stories of 95-year-olds recovering from the virus. Stories that remind us to count our blessings and remember what matters most. The whole crisis has been a powerful reminder about what it means to live with a spirit of faith and not fear.

 

I’ve definitely been encouraged by our church staff and their tireless efforts to help us stay engaged with God and with one another during this time (and I’m so appreciative of their hard work).  We’ve been able to move many of our existing ministries online: worship, Sunday school and NextGen fellowship groups, small groups, ministry teams, and even Pastor Theresa’s Wednesday Bible study.  Also, my daily 10:10 devotional (which has been a great way to stay connected).

 

Perhaps another silver lining to this crisis is that because we were forced to move our ministries online, it has dramatically increased our reach.  This last week alone we had 5,900 engagements on Facebook. That means, that nearly 6,000 times in one-week, people were watching, liking, chatting, and sharing our video content.  That’s pretty amazing. (And remember, all of these are available on demand from our website: towerhillchurch.org after they first air live).

 

It’s been so great to hear stories from you about your friends (near and far) that are joining-in and watching our online services (many of whom have never been to Tower Hill before).  It’s amazing to see how God is using this time to reach more and more people. Just another reminder (in case you needed more) that no matter how bad things look, God is stillin control.

 

And now, we’re about to enter Holy Week – our annual reminder that God has always been in control, even when it didn’t look like it.  It’s our annual reminder that Jesus can identify with human suffering (maybe even more than we realize). The thought occurred to me that when Jesus died, it wasn’t from the wounds in his hands and feet.  Rather, it was suffocation.  In the middle of this respiratory disease, we can know this: He knows our pain deeply and intimately.

 

But, more than that. He conquered it. He overcame it. He defeated death itself.  And now, there is no disease, no power that can separate us from the love of Jesus Christ.  We have life.  And we always will because of the Easter hope that fills our hearts.

So, as we turn to Holy Week, let us keep our hopes high and our hearts open.  Of course, when this all started, we knew it was possible that it could force a change in our usual plans.  But that won’t stop us from worshiping Him fully during this crucial season.

Here is our plan:

 

Tower Hill Virtual Holy Week

April 5 – Palm Sunday

We will host traditional music (with Fiona and a small ensemble) that will begin at 9:30am on our Facebook page prior to the Palm Sunday service.  Live contemporary service will begin at 10:30am on Facebook (facebook.com/towerhillchurch). Both videos will be available on demand after services on our website: towerhillchurch.org.

April 6-10 – Holy Week 10:10 Devotionals

We will continue our morning devotionals at 10:10 am live on Facebook and on demand at towerhillchurch.org after.

April 9 – Maundy Thursday

Our traditional (organ/ensemble) Maundy Thursday Service will air at 7:30 pm both on Facebook and our website.

April 12 – Easter Sunday

For Easter Sunday, we will host a live BLENDED service on Facebook at 10:30am. The service will begin with traditional music, followed by a live message, and end with live contemporary music. And again, the service will be available on demand on our website Sunday afternoon.

 

We will continue to keep our Tower Hill Community together during this time. We will continue to be your community and your church, even from your living room sofa. (Just don’t enjoy that too much). For all the ways to connect with us during this time, and for the most up to date information, visit towerhillchurch.org/covid19.

 

Until we can see each other in person again, I look forward to seeing you online. And remember, no matter how bad it looks, God is still in control.

 

Blessings,

Pastor Jason

March 18, 2020

To Tower Hill Church friends and family,

First and foremost, thank you.

Thank you for the kind words and support you’ve shown, both to me and the church staff, as we all navigate this new way of life.  And, thank you for showing up—virtually that is! We had an amazing turn out for our first online worship service, with over 285 households watching live and over 2,200 total views.  Thank you for showing up for my daily 10:10 devotional as well – we are off and running and doing everything we can to keep connected with Jesus and one another.

For the short term, life at Tower Hill will continue in this new rhythm. In compliance with state and local government mandates related to COVID-19, our campus will remain closed until further notice. Unfortunately, there is simply no accurate timetable to when we will be able to gather again (but that’s going to be a heck of a celebration).

So, if you are a volunteer, we are asking that you do not come to the building during this time. Only staff and a handful of volunteers who are crucial in making the virtual service run are allowed in the building. We need to keep our building as clean and germ free as possible so we may continue to run the virtual service. Thank you for your understanding. 

But, here is what we ARE doing to keep the Tower Hill community together:    

  1. We will continue to host a worship service, followed by Sunday school, LIVE online this Sunday at 10:30am via Facebook. You can join us at facebook.com/towerhillchurch. We have heard that many of you without facebook were still able to join us live. If you weren’t, or if you missed it, don’t worry – you can watch the service on demand on our website – towerhillchurch.org – shortly after the live service concludes. You can view last Sunday’s worship there now. 
  2. I will continue hosting a live daily devotional at 10:10am each morning on Facebook. This gives us a time to stay connected and tune into God’s voice. You may join us live on facebook or watch the video later on demand from our website.
  3. Our NEXTGEN team is here for you too. They will continue posting content and helpful guides on the facebook NEXTGEN group to help you and your family through this different time of homeschool!  Be on the lookout for emails with some resources as well. 
  4. Small Groups – leaders will be contacting you soon on ways for your group to keep in touch. Look out for an email from them over the next week.  
  5. Help@towerhillchurch.com is our hotline if you need help. What do we mean by that? Well, for example, if you are unable to get groceries or a prescription because you are ill, or have a pre-existing condition, or are at an age you should not be in public and you need some help with that – let us know. We have some folks that are ready to help out with those errands. We want to keep you safe. 

And again – If someone asks why your church chose to respond to this health crisis by closing its doors, here’s our response:

  1. We are loving our neighbors by protecting our neighbors.
  2. We are not being fearful. We are being responsible
  3. This is what love requires of us in this season.

Thank you for your patience and working with us through this season together. 

Pastor Jason Tucker

Daily Devotional

Join our LIVE 1010 Devotional hosted by Pastor Jason EVERY morning at 10:10am on Facebook. Click Here to catch up on each day’s devotion.

March 13, 2020

To Tower Hill Church friends and family,

In consideration of the public health concerns related to COVID-19, we will not be hosting services this Sunday at the Tower Hill campus. The building will be closed, and all church activities canceled, for the week of March 15-20.

We will host a worship service, followed by Sunday school, LIVE online this Sunday at 10:30am via our Facebook page. If you do not have Facebook, we hope to post a video of the service on our website by Sunday afternoon.

Check out this video to hear much more and how we plan to engage with you and your family during this season.

If someone asks why your church chose to respond to this health crisis by closing its doors, here’s our response:

  1. We are loving our neighbors by protecting our neighbors.
  2. We are not being fearful. We are being responsible.
  3. This is what love requires of us in this season.

Thank you for your patience. We will do our best to keep you informed and connected. For now, we are taking it day-by-day and week-by-week.

Pastor Jason

March 11, 2020

Dear Tower Hill community,

If you were with us this past Sunday, you know that we encouraged worshipers to greet one another with elbow bumps or words instead of hugs and handshakes. But, that was the world of 72-hours ago.  By now you’re hearing from businesses, schools, and of course, the 24-hour news cycle about quarantines, cancellations, and precautions in our area.

And it can be pretty unnerving.  We start asking questions like: do I have an underlying condition that makes me vulnerable?  Will my age effect my immune system response? Is it safe to go out of my house?

It’s hard sometimes to separate the truth from the hysteria (after all, news media outlets are competing with each other for your viewing time).  But, we do agree that it’s a time to be cautious, particularly for the sake of our most vulnerable worshipers.  In that effort, we want to inform you of the steps Tower Hill has taken (and will take) in order to protect our community as best we can.

But, in the background, I definitely feel we need to remember Jesus’ words: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).

So, armed with our faith, we have put the following sensible protocols in place:

  1. We have implemented a management plan to take precautions and plan for contingencies as the coronavirus situation evolves. Our number 1 goal is the safety and well-being of our church community.
  1. We are actively monitoring notices from the CDC, the New Jersey Department of Health, and the Monmouth County Health Department (as is Tower Hill School).
  1. We are following best cleaning practices. For the last 2 weeks, our custodial staff have been extra diligent in cleaning (and we’ve added more custodial hours). All hard surfaces (e.g. counters, doorknobs, railings) in common areas are cleaned daily, and special attention is being paid to Sunday school rooms, sanctuary, and narthex (lobby) areas following worship services.
  1. We have placed containers of disinfecting wipes and hand sanitizer in all group spaces.

While most Tower Hill activities remain unaffected at this time, there are a few changes/cancellation decisions we made this week:

  1. We have decided to cancel the March 13 Young at Heart luncheon/program. This decision comes from the CDC’s guidance that our older adults should avoid large crowds as much as possible during this time (this is supported by federal, state, and local health authorities as well).
  1. We have decided to postpone the March 22 pancake breakfast. We will have it when a more suitable time emerges.
  1. We will not be having communion on Palm Sunday (we usually don’t), but will have it available on Maundy Thursday and will use pre-packaged communion kits for maximum safety.

Basically, we ask our Tower Hill community to use personal hygiene guidelines provided by the CDC:

Frequent hand-washing with soap for 20 seconds, using sanitizer when possible, and covering your mouth/nose when sneezing or coughing – then throwing the tissue in the trash.  Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

Bottom line: If you are sick, or have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for the coronavirus, or if you’ve traveled to a high-risk area (or have been exposed to someone who has), please stay home.

Remember, you can view or listen to our sermons online here: www.towerhillchurch.org/sermons.

Also, you can still give and contribute to Tower Hill here: www.pushpay.com/towerhillchurch.  And, if you have giving envelopes, they are already addressed for you. You just need a stamp and to put them in your mailbox.

We want you to know that to date, we have not received any communication from the Department of Health that Tower Hill Church is directly affected in any way. All scheduled activities and services, except those noted above, are still continuing as usual.

We will continue to monitor our protocols in connection with recommendations from the CDC, state and local health authorities, and will update as needed.

Let’s keep living our lives!  And maybe take a break from the news cycle for a few minutes.

May God Bless you and your family,

Pastor Jason Tucker

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