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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.





It is amazing what can happen in one week, from one Sunday to the next.

You can fall in love, graduate from school, find a perfect job, attend the most amazing concert or sporting event you have ever seen.

Someone you love could die, you could have a bad visit with a doctor, not get the job you were hoping for, or discover that someone has not kept faith with you.

Who you are at the end of that week is way different that who you were at the beginning.

I think that is what fascinates me about Holy Week.  The world and our place in it looked one way when the week started and by the end of that week everything had changed.

When Jesus went into Jerusalem he was the leader of a popular religious movement and a lot of people were hoping in him.  As the week went on those hopes turned to dust at the cross…and then…everything changed on Easter Sunday.  Jesus was no longer a leader among many, he was the Son of God risen from death and in his actions everything was changing forever more.  

Because he is risen I live my weeks with hope and a sense of purpose.  Setbacks and suffering still happen but I have a way to deal with them and for all those times I wonder if all this work is worth it the words of the messenger at the empty tomb ring in my heart; ‘He is not here.  He is risen.’

Funny what a difference a week can make.

Pastor Mike

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