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Boonton UMC 

April 3, 2022
5th Sunday of Lent

Sunday worship at 11:15am -
In-Person and on YouTube
Boonton UMC: A fun, musical, relevant, relational, and compassionate church
where people find hope, healing, and wholeness.
Today, many people will be playing practical jokes on others. But one reality that is no joke is that God leads us and delivers us. Which is why we pray each week, "Lead us not into Penn Station, but deliver us from"...wait a minute. What we meant to say is, "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one (or evil)."

Many are the temptations and trials all around. Strong are the forces of darkness in our world. And yet, even stronger is the love and light of our God, who stands with us in the midst of all that seeks to tempt us, distract us, or tear us down.

This week, we approach the communion table too, a place where we are most mindful of God's salvation and deliverance that leads us beyond our sin and into new life.

Join us this Sunday for another special service as we not only celebrate communion, but delve into familiar words for an unfamiliar time and bring the next line of the Lord's Prayer to life all the more.

Whether in-person or on YouTube,
 we look forward to seeing you at 11:15am Sunday!
For Sunday Worship
Click HERE to View This Sunday's Bulletin
Click HERE at 11:15am Sunday if Worshiping with us on YouTube
Check Out Our April Calendar by Clicking the Following Button or Viewing It Below!
April Calendar
NEW!: Holy Week Is Almost HERE!
Join Us for Our Special Holy Week Services:
April 10: Palm Sunday Service: 11:15 AM at Boonton UMC
April 14: Maundy Thursday Service: 7:30 PM at Boonton UMC
April 15: Good Friday Service: 7:30 PM at Montville UMC
April 17: Easter Sunrise Service: 6:15 AM at MUMC Cemetery April 17: Easter Sunday Service: 11:15 AM at Boonton UMC

*With the exception of Easter Sunrise, there will be a virtual Zoom option for all our special services, in addition to the in-person service.
Thank you to all those who came out for our Church Work Day last Saturday. We got a great amount done together and the fellowship hall looks great!
Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 9th at 11am

It's Almost Here!

Interested in helping out with our Easter Egg Hunt this year? Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 9th and reach out to Michelle Radford at if interested in volunteering!

Check out the flyer below for more information, and we invite you to start spreading the word!
Another Egg Hunting Opportunity

Our friends over at Montville UMC are having their egg hunt in the afternoon, from 1 to 3pm, on the same day if families want to "hop" from one to the other!
For Those Planning to Help with our April 9th Event

(for Safe Sanctuaries)

We invite you to email Pastor Donald to receive a link for some videos to watch to become Safe Sanctuary certified. This certification is for all those planning to volunteer or work with children or youth in any capacity in the year ahead.
Special Sunday School Announcement

Our Sunday School has been working on an exciting bulletin board project. Be sure to check it out in the narthex before leaving church this Sunday!
Reading the

Gospels during Lent:

Today, if you're tracking along with us, we're in Luke 17 & 18. Join us as we continue to read two chapters a day until the end of Lent!
Lenten Study

2 More Gatherings in April!

Join us on April 7th and April 21st at 7pm in the narthex of Boonton UMC as we finish our Lenten Study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book "Meditations on the Cross."
And if you can't join us in-person, know that you're welcome to join us via Zoom at the following link:
Additional Small Group Opportunity

Our Wednesday morning Bible Study is taking a break for the season of Lent. For those interested in still being a part of a morning study, we invite you to consider joining our friends at Montville UMC at 10am each Tuesday for a Lenten study that will compare Jesus’ journey to the cross in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Hungry to Whole

Inspired by “The Daniel Plan” book and John Wesley’s Holy Clubs, Hungry to Whole is grounded in Psalm 107:9 – “God satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things” (NIV). Our prayer is that those who come hungry each week would leave whole in more than one way.

On the Horizon for this Coming Week

Dinner Gathering (Potluck Style)
Wednesday, April 6th, 6:30-8pm at Montville UMC

Topic: The Science of Sleep & the Practice of Sabbath

*There will not be a Zoom option for next week's Hungry to Whole gathering. Just in-person.*

Reminder: Calling All Plastic Bags

Our Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry is seeking to collect as many plastic grocery bags as possible before May, when they will no longer be available in our state. Please drop by any plastic grocery bags at our church or the food pantry to help toward this endeavor!

On the Horizon: Relay for Life

Saturday, June 11th

at Montville Township High School

with special fundraising event

on Monday, May 16th

at RVA Fields in Boonton Township

Click HERE to Join Our MUMC/BUMC Relay for Life Team!

Relay for Life
After two years of being virtual, our broader community’s Relay for Life is happening in-person on the evening of Saturday, June 11th at the Montville Township High School track! The theme is crazy hats, and we invite you to join us as we put a cap on cancer together!

Also, leading up to the event, on Monday, May 16th, Pastor Donald (aka the Running Reverend/ Running Relayer) will be doing a 24-hour fundraising run for our church relay team. See Pastor Donald or click the button below if interested in signing up for our church’s Relay for Life Team.

And, in the meantime, mark down June 11th (as well as May 16th) on your calendars
 and start thinking about the crazy hat you might consider adorning!
Click HERE to Check Out This Week's Terrific Tuesday Devotional from Pastor Donald!
Click HERE to Read This Week's GNJ Digest with Helpful Information and Resources from Our Conference
Did you miss last week's worship service?
Check it out by clicking HERE!
Have prayer requests you'd like us to lift up?
Just click below and fill out the online prayer request form!
Click HERE to Submit any Joys or Concerns you have for the week

For tithes and offerings you have for this Sunday, we invite you to bring them with you and drop them off in the offering plates in the back of the sanctuary.

You are also welcome to continue giving in the following ways:

1) Give online by clicking the following


2) Mail in your offering to the church:
Boonton UMC
626 Lathrop Ave.,
Boonton, NJ 07005
Special Giving Invitation for Ukraine
United Methodists and others wishing to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country may contribute to Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.
Gifts to support the people of Ukraine can be made in the following ways:
  • Online at
  • By toll free telephone: 888-252-6174
  • By check with “Advance #982450-Ukraine” written on the memo line, either mailed and addressed to Global Ministries/UMCOR, GPO, P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087-9068 or given at or through our church at Boonton UMC.

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause.
The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine. 
What's Going on in the


Mental Health Essay Contest

for 16-18 year olds

$15,000 in total cash prizes will be awarded

Deadline for Submission: April 30th
Click HERE to Find Out More!

Health & Wellness Events

in April
Atlantic Health has a number of wonderful and free virtual classes and programs each month. You can check some of them out by clicking below!:
Click HERE to Find Out More Information and See the Full Listing of What's Being Offered!
Use Amazon Smile for an Easy Way to Raise Money for Our Church!
People can support our church with the Amazon shopping app on their phone! Simply follow these instructions to do so:
  1. Open the Amazon Shopping app on your device
  2. Go into the main menu of the Amazon Shopping app and tap into 'Settings'
  3. Tap 'AmazonSmile' and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process
If you do not have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping app, you'll need to update your app. Click here for instructions on how to do that.
Or if using your computer instead of the app,
just make sure to go to and select United Methodist Church of Boonton for your charity, to ensure 0.5% of any Amazon purchase made goes to our church.

Thank you in advance!
Boonton United Methodist Church

626 Lathrop Ave., Boonton, NJ 07005


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