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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!  

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 

Advent & Christmas Worship

Pastor Mike will be preaching during Advent and Christmas using scenes and moments from ‘It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas’ to help show the importance of Jesus coming into our world. 

December 1st: Communion    Scripture:  Matthew 1:18-2:6 
Sermon:  ‘I Don’t Know How to Feel’
December 8th: Scotty Lowe sharing the message on Snoopy’s Doghouse Decorated.
December 15th: Christmas Cantata at Butler UMC… 9:30 a.m.  
Scripture:  Luke 1:5-25          Sermon:  ‘You Never Know’
December 22nd: Scripture:  Romans 8:18-27   Sermon:  ‘We Need Someone’
December 24th Christmas Eve: 5:00pm - Family Service ‘The Do-It-Yourself Christmas Pageant’ with Candle lighting. All the best songs and scriptures of the Christmas Season and the chance for young worshippers to have a ‘hands on’ experience with Jesus’ birth.
9:00 pm - Service of Communion and Candlelight. Candlelight, Carols, and Communion on this ‘Holy Night’  Pastor Mike will offer a meditation: ‘Have You Heard?'
11:45 pm  Candlelight, Communion, the Christmas Story, and Silent Night in Butler Park.  (A simple, stand up service of about 15 minutes that take us ‘out on the town’ to share the quiet of the night and candlelight together.  Dress warm and the service is weather permitting)
December 29th: Bilingual Carols and Communion 10:00 am.  We gather to celebrate the songs of our faith and the season in two languages and gather around the table of the Lord and be held in the love of Christ. 

Weekly Bible Studies

Monday Evenings through Advent - Study of the Gospel of Luke with Pastor Mike at 7:30 pm

Wednesday Night Bible Study - Each week from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Church Library.  In this four-session video Bible study, bestselling author Andy Stanley explores the details behind the remarkable story of Jesus’ birth and explains why Christmas is so important for us today.

Thursday Evenings – Spanish Bible Study - Each week, 7:00 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