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Our Mission Statement: Called to work for all peoples to be in a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ so that together we can share God's love by word and action.

Upcoming Events at BUMC


Our monthly newsletter the Tabernacle Times provides the latest news about what's going on in our congregation, as well as messages from our pastors. Click here to download this month's issue. Click here to download our events calendar — suitable for printing and sticking to your fridge!  

Bake Sale
November 24 - during Coffee Hour
The Naomi Circle will be sponsoring their annual bake sale during coffee hour on Sunday, November 24th, featuring a large selection of delicious treats.  This sale is a fundraiser for the church. Don’t miss your chance to bring home some special treats for Thanksgiving and support your church.

Christmas Shoppe at Gleaners
December 7 & 14, 9:30am - 1:00pm
On the Saturdays December 7th, and December 14th from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Gleaners will be sponsoring a Christmas Shoppe in the Asbury Room next to Gleaners.  Some extra hands would be welcome to help with setting up, operating, and cleaning up after each day. 

You can contact Linda Meilan at 201-400-2351 or to be part of the Christmas Shoppe Team. 

Christmas Caroling
December 8 - 3:00pm
Join us for a special time of fellowship as we make a joyful noise singing Carols to our church family members and friends who are not able to join us in worship. Followed by supper in the Fellowship Hall.

NC Hurricane Relief Work Trip
January 11-18, 2020
Next January we will be returning to Tarboro, North Carolina to engage in the mission of rebuilding people’s homes that were flooded in Hurricane Matthew.  You do not need to be highly skilled to be on the team, just have a heart to serve God and your neighbor.  Your cost for the trip is $100 plus the cost of your meals when you travel and dinners while we are in Tarboro. To get more information and to get your name on the Team roster, you can contact Jack Inglis at: 973-796-8502 or 

A Month of Sundays for November

Pastor Mike will be preaching a series for the month on the people, times, and places of our lives.  It is also a Sunday that has several special events in worship.

(Clocks fall back one hour on Saturday night.)
  Scripture:  I Corinthians 15:1-11  
  Sermon:  ‘Giving Thanks for People’

On this special day we remember those ‘who have gone before us’    
into God’s grace. As we share communion we will share the names  
of people who have been lifted up and those who have died in the last

November 10th:  Scripture:  Matthew 17:1-9  
Sermon:  ‘The Times of Our Lives’

November 17th:  Reception of New Members –
on this day we will receive several people as professing members into the life of the church.   
Scripture: Joshua 3:14-4:17 
Sermon:  ‘The Places of Our Lives’

November 24th:  Bi-lingual Service of Thanksgiving at 9:30 a.m.
The Anglo and Spanish congregations of Butler UMC will lift our voices together in worship and thanksgiving to God in this joint worship.
Scripture:  Luke14:15-23  
Sermon:  ‘Giving Thanks for Tomorrow’

Weekly Bible Studies

Wednesday Night Bible Study - Each week from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Church Library. 
Men's Friday Morning Bible Study- Each week from 6:00 – 7:00 am in the Church Youth Room 

Weekly Events

9:30 a.m. - Worship Service
10:30 a.m. - Sunday School for children
10:45 a.m. - Coffee Hour (after Service)
11:15 a.m. - Spanish Worship

Gleaners Thrift Shop open 10:00am-1pm & 7pm-9pm

Gleaners Thrift Shop open 9:30am to 4pm (Summer hours: 9:30 to 12:30p)

Morning Bible Study - 9:30-11am
Gleaners Thrift Shop open 10:00am to 1pm
Community of Faith 7:00pm

Faith and Fellowship - 10:00 - 11:30am
Gleaners Thrift Shop open 9:30am to 4pm (Summer hours: 9:30 to 12:30p)
Spanish Bible Study - 7pm

Men's Bible Study 6:00-7:00am
Gleaners Thrift Shop open 10:00am to 1pm (Summer hours: 9:30 to 12:30p)

Gleaners Thrift Shop open 8:30am to 12:30pm

Monthly Events

First Sunday of the Month:
Lydia Circle Women's Group
Men's Breakfast

First Monday of the Month:
Senior Worship & Luncheon

First Monday of the Month:
Agape Circle Women's Group

Fourth Monday of the Month:
Loaves and Fishes Naomi Circle (Library)



Butler United Methodist Church

5 Bartholdi Ave., Butler, NJ 07405 | Phone: 973-838-2026 | Fax: 973-838-8821 |

Office Hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm