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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!  

CUMAC's Have- A- Heart Tricky Tray
The Bethwood in Totowa Sat. Mar. 3, 2018 12:00 3:00PM
Preview Time 11:30AM - Lunch 12:30 - 1:30PM

CUMAC, a non-profit organization dedicated to feeding people and changing lives, is having their first tricky tray event on Saturday, March 3 at The Bethwood in Totowa, NJ. Your ticket comes with a delicious lunch, a sheet of 20 prize tickets, and the chance to win over 60 amazing prizes and 50/50 raffle. Baskets include everything from plane tickets and Broadway seats to restaurant gift cards and special experiences. Tickets are just $40 and all proceeds will help feed people & change lives. Tickets on sale soon. We hope to see you there! 

$40/person with a sheet of 20 tickets
$20 for 20 Tier 1 Tickets
$30 for 5 Tier 2 and 5 Tier 3 Tickets
Go to CUMAC.ORG or Call 973-742-5518

Holy Week Services

The week of Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem, Last Supper, and death on the cross are some of the most dramatic and demanding parts of our faith.  During Holy Week we mark those events with the following Services:

Holy Thursday ‘Worship at the Table’  -  In the spirit of how Jesus worshipped with his disciples we will worship together in Fellowship Hall around tables and over a meal.  Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Worship will begin at 7:30 p.m. and include Communion and Footwashing.  The service will be bilingual.

Good Friday Worship
Noon – Community Crosswalk – We meet at St. Anthony’s RCC and begin a journey that takes us to Butler UMC, Butler Park, Lower Main St., and Bloomingdale UMC.  Many hands are needed to carry the cross and symbols as we walk the streets and the scriptures to hear the story of Jesus suffering and death for us.

7:30 p.m. – Bi-Lingual Good Friday Service – We remember Jesus with this powerful service of scripture and music that helps us to remember the events and power of Good Friday. 

Easter Sunday

  • 6 a.m.  Bi-lingual Sunrise Communion Service in Butler Park
  • 7 a.m.  Easter Breakfast at BUMC Fellowship Hall.
  • 9:30 a.m.  Easter Celebration Service in English.
  • 11:15 a.m. Easter Celebration Service in Spanish.

Bake Sale
March 25
The Naomi Sale will be hosting their annual Bake Sale on Palm Sunday during Coffee Hour.  Don’t forget to stop by the table in Fellowship Hall for some delicious treats!

Community Blood Drive
March 26
Rich Zielenkievicz is helping us to organize a blood drive with the Red Cross on Monday, March 26th.  The event will be held in Fellowship Hall and times will be announced with sign up opportunities.  Give the gift of life during Holy Week through a donation of blood. 

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 5th – ‘6th Annual Voices for Hunger’ Concert.  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.

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.)

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 March…

During March Pastor Mike will continue the series; ‘What Makes a Hero?  The Death Defying Ministry of Jesus’.  Sermons for the month are:

March 4th:  Holy Communion
Sermon:  ‘Us, Them, and the Body of Christ’

March 11th:  Clocks go forward one hour on Saturday night.
Sermon:  “Have, Have-not, and The Kingdom of God”

March 18th:  Baptism for the Alesandro Twins
Sermon:  “Old, New, and Covenant’

March 25th:  Palm Sunday
Sermon:  “Life, Death, and Resurrection”

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, 11:00am – “Coloring Lent” in Church library led by Scott Lowe & Lin Hack
6:00 to 7:30pm… DISCIPLE FAST TRACK

Wednesday Night Bible Study … in the Library, 7:00 to 9:00 pm. 
He Chose The Nails”led by Rich Zielenkievicz
Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm – Spanish Bible Study
 7:30 pm Lent Study at the Parsonage What Makes a Hero? Jesus’ Death-Defying MinistryLed by Pastor Mike & Julie Artim

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