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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!  

Treats & Trivia
Sunday, Apr. 29, 7-8:30PM
A fun night sponsored by the Butler United Methodist Youth Group. Questions for all ages. Dessert Table and Prizes. Adults $10 - Kids $5

6th Annual Voices for Hunger’ Concert
Saturday, May 5
This amazing array of talent gathers to share beautiful music and raise money for the Community Food Bank in Hillside.  Cash gifts and gifts on non-perishable foods are welcome.

All Day Scrapbooking/Card Making/Crafting Event
May 12, 2018 - 9am-9pm in Fellowship Hall
Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner, Dessert will be provided. Goody Bags,  Door Prizes, Scrapbook Prizes and a few Surprises!

Cost:  $70/whole day or $35/half day Any registrations received after the May 5th deadline will be an additional charge of $10. Click here for a registration form.

Mark Your Calendars

In the coming months there are going to be a variety of service, mission, and celebration events in the life of the church, please be sure to mark your calendar and plan to be part of them:

April 14th – Triad Choir in the Sanctuary.  The incredibly talented Triad Choir returns to the sanctuary of Butler UMC of an evening concert.

April 20th – Bella Voce Choir in the Sanctuary.

May 20th – ‘Change the World Sunday’.  We hit the streets to work with and for our neighbors to clean-up, improve and share good time together.  Lunches will be packed for Eva’s Village at the church and projects in the Community will be announced.

June 9th – ‘Car Show and Barb-b-que” at the Church.  Come and see a beautiful array of vintage cars in the Church parking lot and then treat yourself to a delicious BBQ dinner on the front lawn of the church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Rain date is Sunday, June 10th  Noon – 3 p.m.)

August 20th – 24th, from 9:30am - 12:30pm …Vacation Bible School
Need more information, interested in helping out?  Call Pam at 838-2026 x15

Red Bird Mission Trip
July 14-21, 2018
The sign up is now open and registrations need to be in by March 1st. The cost to participate is $275 per person and a one half deposit on your trip ($137.50) is due with your registration. Any person who feels physically able and is up for a spiritual challenge is welcome to be part of the 2018 team.  Participants need to be either 14 years old, or have finished 8th grade. Any questions?  Contact Pastor Mike ( or Pat Inglis ( You can download a registration form by clicking here.

A Month of Sundays for April…

In April, Pastor Mike will begin a series of sermons on ‘Signs of Hope’ for Easter People.

On each Sunday, he will look at ways that the resurrection has empowered real word actions and attitudes for those who are following Jesus.
April 1st :    EASTER SUNDAY
                        6:00 a.m.  Sunrise Service at Butler Park
                        7:00 a.m.  Breakfast at the Church Fellowship Hall
                        9:30 a.m.  Easter Communion –
      Sermon – ‘The Story that Never Ends’
                      11:15 a.m.  Easter Communion in Spanish

April 8th :    John 20  -  Sermon ‘Follow Me’

April 15th:  Signs of Hope – ‘A Story of Hope’

April 22nd:  Signs of Hope – ‘Partners for the Journey’

April 29th:   Signs of Hope – ‘The Language of Justice’

May 6th :     Signs of Hope – ‘Together We Rise’

May 13th:   Signs of Hope – ‘Living Life with a Mission’

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…

Sundays,  6:00 to 7:30pm… DISCIPLE FAST TRACK (April 8th, 15th & 22nd)

Wednesday Night Bible Study … in the Library, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 
  “The Daniel Prayer” by Anne Graham Lotz – called the ‘best preacher in the family” by her father, Billy Graham.  A six week Bible Study will begin Wednesday, April 18, 2018 in the Library.  Suggested Donation $10. If interested please leave a message at 838-2026 x15 by April 6th so study guides can be ordered.

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
11:30 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