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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!  

Prayer Shawl Ministry Meeting
May 3, 7pm
Dee Dean and Dawn Kruimer are starting up new ministries - Prayer Shawl ministry and Bed Rolls.  For the Prayer Shawl ministry, we are planning on doing an initial meeting on May 3rd at 7 pm.  This will be the initial kick off to go over what this ministry is about, possibly teach crocheting, fellowship while crocheting or knitting shawls. Open to anyone who is interested.

All Day Scrapbooking/Card Making/Crafting Event
Saturday, May 11 9am-9pm
Come for the whole day or half day and be in fellowship with other scrappers/stampers/crafters!!! Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Dessert will be provided as well as Goody Bags, Door Prizes, Scrapbook Prizes and a few Surprises! Cost:  $70/whole day or $35/half day. Click here to download a registration form.

Voices for Hunger Benefit Concert!
May 18, 7:00pm in Fellowship Hall
Get ready for the 7th Annual Voices for Hunger Benefit Concert!! Come and enjoy some great live music. These benefit concerts support The Community FoodBank of New Jersey and admission to the event is a food or monetary donation for the food bank.

The mission of the Voices for Hunger Benefit Concert is to support the ongoing fight to end hunger in the state of New Jersey, by utilizing the talents of local musical artists. The annual concert features local musicians that have specialties in a variety of musical genres. Click here for more information.

Change the World Sunday
May 19, 10am
Change the World is a day where we worship and then take our faith into the streets of Butler.  We will worship briefly in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. and will then deploy to projects that over the years have included:

  • Cleaning up and picking up trash in the streets of Butler.
  • Cleaning up and planting in public parks and areas.
  • Repairing people’s homes as we become aware of them and have referrals.
  • Being neighbors and friends to people at the Butler Laundromat. 
  • At the Church in Fellowship Hall we will be packing meals for Eva’s Village (500 bag lunches).

All of it is a chance for us to live our faith in an intentional way and to be the neighbors our neighbors need.

Church Picnic & Outdoor Worship
June 9 at Star Lake Campground
Save the date and stay tuned for more info about the Church Picnic and Outdoor Worship at Star Lake Campground. 

Red Bird Mission Trip 2019
July 13-20
Sign-ups are now open for the 2019 Red Bird Mission Trip.  Red Bird Mission is a week long, intense, and intentional experience of Christian Community and Service.  We travel, eat, play, and work together for a week and while there are many parts of the trip that are challenging, participants report rewards and gifts back that are equal to or greater than the challenges faced. Click here for more information and a registration form. 

Sundays in May

May 5th:      Communion and  John 21:1-14  ‘Fishing in Deeper Water’
May 12th:    Mother’s Day – Stories from Ruth.
May 19th:    Change the World Sunday – There will be an abbreviated bilingual worship at 10 a.m. before the CTW teams head out to their projects.
May 26th:    Dawn Kruimer – Chairperson of the Church Council will be sharing the message.

Weekly Bible Studies

Please join us for one or more of these exciting opportunities to draw near to God reading through His love letter to you…

Wednesday Night Bible Study … in the Library, 7:00 – 9:00pm.
The New Testament You Never Knew”         
Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm – Spanish Bible Study
Fridays, 6:00 to 7:00am, Men’s Bible Study in the Youth Room

Weekly Events

9:30 am - Worship Service
10:30 am - Sunday School for children
10:45 am - Coffee Hour (after Service)
11:30 am - Children's Chimes
12:00 - Youth Choir
11:15 am- 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