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Butler United Methodist Church

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.



Loaves & Fishes Needs


Our supply closet could especially use laundry and cleaning products, but any of the items on the list can be used to help our families supplement their monthly food budget.   Donations can be put in the cabinet at the entrance to the Narthex to help us meet the needs of this important ministry.

Macaroni & Cheese
Canned Tuna
Canned Fruit
Canned vegetables / beans
(Red, black & cannelloni)
Canned tomatoes
Hot or Cold Cereals
Pancake Mixes
Pancake Syrup
Dried or Powdered Milk
Laundry Detergent
Cleaning Products
409 or Lysol Spray
Dish Soap / Clorox Wipes
Peanut Butter
Cooking Oil
Tomato Sauce
Pasta / Pasta Sauce
Boxed Potatoes
Rice Side Dishes
Bags of White Rice
Dried Beans – Red or White
Jelly – Strawberry & Grape
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Soap / Shampoo

Thanksgiving Meal Needs

Our Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry will need several specialty items in order to provide items for a Thanksgiving dinner for our families.  Won’t you think about those families when you’re grocery shopping and pick up something extra, so they too might enjoy a special meal with their family. All items are needed before the distribution on November 25th.  Some of the items that are especially needed include:

Stuffing                                   Canned/dried Beans
Pasta                                       Bags of White Rice
Pasta Sauces                          Cranberry Sauce
Mac & Cheese                        Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes – boxed or fresh
(If fresh please bring closer to Distribution Date)
Turkeys or Hams (there’s a greater need for hams)

Thank you for your generosity is supplying this important ministry.

Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

Last year for our Thanksgiving Meal Distribution at Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry we did something different and put all of the food options out on tables in the Asbury Room and invited our guests to select what they would like to have for their Thanksgiving season.  We would like to repeat that experience again this Thanksgiving and we will need help at particular times to do it. 

Help will be needed:

  • Sunday, November 24th from Noon to 3 p.m. about 5 or 6 people are needed to move food supplies from the Loaves and Fishes area to the Asbury Room and place the food on tables for our guests.
  • Monday, November 25th from 9 to 11 a.m. about 3 to 5 people to assist Debby and our guests in getting their food.
  • Monday, November 25th from 7 to 9 p.m. about 3 to 5 people to assist Debby and our guests and to clean up at the end of the evening and return untaken food to the pantry. 

To sign up you can contact Debby Smeilus at: or 973-519-5558 this is a great opportunity to put your hands on mission during the holiday and to support our neighbors with Thanksgiving food.

Thank you for your generosity,
Debby Smeilus, Coordinator

Sunday Worship Schedule

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



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