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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!  

Wrapped In Love Ministry
Jan. 24 - 7:00pm in the Library
Wrapped in Love ministry is meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7pm in the Library.  If you would like to learn how to crochet or knit please let Dee Dean or Dawn Kruimer know.  We are looking for members and we will discuss how to get the word out to folks about giving out the prayer shawls and prayer squares. We will also figure out best times for future meetings and workshops for Wrapped in Love/Bedroll ministries for the rest of the year. Wrapped in Love will continue receiving with yarn or money donations to continue making prayer shawls.  

Skylands District Foundational Leadership Training
Jan. 25 - 9am-12:45 pm at Sparta UMC
The Foundational Leadership Training is designed for church officers, committee and team leaders, and people engaged in various ministries of the church to provide foundational understanding and leadership skills.   There is no cost for the workshops, but preregistration is requested. Click here for more info.

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 

Red Bird Mission Trip 2020
July 18-25, 2020
Sign-ups for Red Bird Mission 2020 begin in January and we want give you some important reminders:

  • The dates for Red Bird 2020 are:  July 18-25, 2020
  • Our cost to Red Bird has increased by $75 per person for next summer.  So we are having to increase the donation from each participant in the trip to $325 per person. 

Registration and Skills forms are available by clicking here and you are welcome to return it to the Church Office with a deposit of $150 (make checks to BUMC). If you have questions please reach out to the Church Office at

Preaching Series for January

Pastor Mike will begin a new preaching series entitled ‘Uncover’ The Keys to a Good Life.  In this series he will look at things that are critical to full human flourishing and how the Christian faith can give you the tools to identify those things and bring them fully into your life. The series begins on Sunday, January 19th.
January 5th :    Communion 
Scripture:  Luke 21:7-19   Sermon:  ‘A Call to Be Different’
January 12th :  A guest speaker while Pastor Mike is in North Carolina.
January 19th :  Scripture:  John 1:1-5; 14-17  
Sermon:  UNCOVERED – Meaning and How It Finds You
January 26th :  Scripture:  John 6:25-35  
Sermon:  UNCOVERED – ‘Can’t Get No Satisfaction?’

Weekly Bible Studies

Wednesday Night Bible Study - Beginning January 15th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Church Library. Study of Galatians, all welcome!  Please sign up in Narthex. Study Guides can be purchased.  Suggested donation, $10

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