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New Stonecrest Exchange
and Devotionals from Psalms

Updated 4/1/2020 9:00am
To welcome you to April we're not fooling around as we've prepared two new things to help you:

New!  The Stonecrest Exchange is a place where you can post a need you have, or something you want to give away or help with.  During these difficult days we can stand more easily when we stand with each other ... even if only virtually!  Click here to go to the Stonecrest Exchange to find out how you can help with needs already posted or to post a new need or offer of help.

New!  Walking through the Psalms devotional!  During the month of April, the Stonecrest Staff will be sharing daily reflections from the Psalms.  Click here to join us and leave a comment reflecting on what the Lord is saying to you!

Sunday Reflections

Updated 3/29/2020 1:30pm
If you missed our services this morning you can watch the replay now at our Watch Online page.  We've put together some questions of reflection and application based on today's sermon. Read them here, as well as the other devotionals we've been offering to you daily! 

This Sunday
Dream Team Virtual 8:00am
& Stonecrest Zoom Lounge following both services

Updated 3/26/2020 3:30pm
We, at Stonecrest Community Church, hope you are well.  We are praying God’s presence upon you and yours in this time we are facing together.

Even though different, we are thankful for the technology we have to be able to stay connected with all of you in our online services each Sunday.  We will continue to do so as the Lord leads and also provide other opportunities for you to get connected.

This Sunday, in addition to our online services, we will also meet virtually at “Dream Team Virtual."  On typical Sunday mornings, this is where our Dream Team gathers for breakfast and to check-in with one another.  Then we corporately pray together for the anointing of God in and through worship services designed to focus on Jesus.

We want all of you to understand you are a part of the Dream Team and can serve in a capacity virtually by connecting, encouraging, and praying for one another starting at 8:00AM.  Check back online at that time for details on how to connect.

We will guide you to your teams if you already have one or introduce you to new people.  Then we will all come into one “room” at towards the end and seek God’s revelation, direction, and protection in anticipation before we worship together and join others at either the 9AM or 11AM service.

We additionally want to invite all of you to stick around after each service to practice the “3-Minute Rule” at the Stonecrest Zoom Lounge  ... Check back online at that time for details on how to connect.

Romans 12:9-11 says, “Love must be sincere.  Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.  Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above ourselves.  Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

May you continue to love God and love others through the power of the Holy Spirit!
Hope to see you Sunday morning at 8:00AM!
Joe Rhee and the Stonecrest Staff

Food Drive

Updated 3/24/2020 3:40pm
Cathey D. is working with My Neighbor's Pantry in Zarephath and you can drop off food donations at her house in the bin by the garage at
117 Grove Avenue, Middlesex, NJ

Canned tuna, peanut butter, cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, soups and diapers are most needed.

Freedom Track Online

Updated 3/24/2020 3:40pm
Visit the new Freedom Track page for online discussion group times and to view the current teaching video!

Stonecrest Students: Youth Group Wednesday Night Watch Party!

Updated 3/24/2020 3:40pm
This Wednesday at 6:30 PM, we're going to have a Wednesday Night Watch Party for 6-12th graders!
Get excited for a virtual student experience, with all the essentials of our normal youth group experience. We'll do a game together, worship, a message, and even small groups, all through an online service called Zoom! Physical location won't stop us! Let's gather for fellowship, fun, worship, and hearing God's word. Come and be encouraged!

Join the party! 
At 6:30 PM this Wednesday, join us on zoom.  Go to, and enter the meeting code ‘251 904 5586’. This is the meeting code we'll use from here on out. In order to maintain all of our safety and security as we continue to do these, we added a password to our meetings; the password is "stonecrest" (it's all lowercase letters) Follow the prompts to download the application to your computer, and when you join the meeting click, ‘Join With Video’. Note: If you have to use your phone, you can also download the Zoom app from any app store. But, doing this on your computer will provide you the best experience because you can see everyone, and we’ll be able to use our phones to interact in other ways.

If you have any questions beforehand, send Nick an email  at [email protected]. We're excited to see you!

Daily Devotional and Weekly Schedule

Updated 3/16/2020 3:30pm
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Sunday Services
Thank you for leaning into a new normal with us as 151 checked in and into our virtual services on Sunday.  If you missed our services you can watch the service right now at: Please take advantage of the online response card and let us know you watched our service and how we can come alongside of you in prayer and support. Our services for March 22nd and 29th will also be online only and we look forward to having you and your friends and family join us!

Daily Devotionals
The greatest opportunity we have as a church, even though we will not meet face-to-face, is to lift the name of Jesus up in our homes and community through prayer.  We are making devotional posts available to you everyday through our devotional page here.  We hope this brings us together through God’s word as we press into His presence as a church family.

Weekly Schedule
As of now, all life groups and programs that meet at the building of Stonecrest, and in homes will take a break and look for alternative means of gathering EXCEPT for our 6am prayer meetings that meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.  All other groups and meetings will determine how they will meet in the coming weeks. This may be through online group meetings, calls, or other technological means of providing a virtual meeting space.  This schedule will remain in effect through the end of March as we continue to monitor the situation and we will update you as needed.

You can always call the church office number (908-821-9700) with any questions as we will be remotely monitoring it and responding to calls and messages.

We will work with our leadership teams to enable them to be able to provide a means to stay connected with you.  We encourage our life group and dream team leaders to check in with their group and team members this week.  You can expect daily updates via this news channel, emails, and text to keep you up-to-date on the latest of what is happening at and through you, Stonecrest Community Church.

Jesus is the light of the world and wants to use you this week to bring His light into the dark places that surround us.  God bless you and your family during this time.

Giving Assistance

Updated 3/14/2020 4:30pm
Hello Stonecrest,
As you will be joining our services virtually on Sunday, I want to remind everyone that in lieu of a passed offering plate, we will be using only our online giving systems.  I realize that many individuals give cash or checks during our Sunday services so this new.  I encourage you to set up online giving beforehand and to check out which option is right for you.  We've had a great start to the year, and maintaining financial stability is crucial to continuing to provide for our staff and building expenses such as mortgage.  To maintain stability, it will require many households adjusting from giving cash or check to an online donation.

There are two ways you can give below.   If you have any questions or need assistance, please reach out to me by email at: [email protected]
Thank you
Katherine Oftedal

1. Mobile Phone: 
Text the word  GIVE  to  856-415-3254You will receive a reply with a link to setup your first donation.  This is managed through the platform.  For more information click HERE.
2. Online via FellowshipOne account 
Log into your F1 account.  If you have never set one up before, click "sign up" in the bottom right corner.  You can also use this account to see your past recorded giving.
Separately, we know that some households in our church family may be suffering from financial hardship due to work suspensions from the COVID-19 pandemic.  We want to care for one another during these difficult times.  If you are suffering during this time, please reach out to [email protected].