View this email in your browser

Boonton UMC

September 18, 2022
15th Sunday after Pentecost

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.
Tomorrow we begin a new sermon series called "Dream On." There's something welling up inside all of us. It may be deep and hard to see at times, but it's there: dreams. Dreams for ourselves and our family, dreams for our church and our communities, dreams for our nation and world. More than the dreams we struggle to remember upon awakening, dreams are visions and hopes, however big or small, implanted in our heart by God, desires and hopes we have for the future.

There was a dreamer named Joseph in Scripture and his story is the longest of any other in the book of Genesis. He dreamed dreams, but then had setback after setback, which made it seem as though the dreams God gave him wouldn't come to pass. And yet, in spite of all the hardship, in spite of the setbacks, God brought those dreams to fruition. Do you believe that, in spite of the setbacks, God's word will come to pass in your life? 

You may wish upon a shooting star, throw a penny in a well, hold out a hope as you blow out your birthday candles. But, more than anything, we hope you will put your dreams before the One who is a wellspring of life for us and is capable of making even the most impossible dreams become realistic. 

Join us for an unforgettable Sunday as we start our newest series. And be thinking and praying about what your dreams for our church might be, for we're going to be inviting you to write those dreams out this Sunday as we imagine the possibilities together.

Whether in-person or on YouTube, we hope you can join us at 11:15am this Sunday at Boonton UMC!
For Sunday Worship
Click HERE to View This Sunday's Bulletin
Click HERE at 11:15am Sunday if Worshiping with us on YouTube
Click HERE to Download our September Calendar or View It Below!

Gateway Community
Resource Center
Open House

Saturday, September 17th, 12-2pm

The services of our Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry are expanding and we're inviting you to get a sneak preview this Saturday from 12 noon to 2pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Boonton!
We are interested in borrowing a number of outdoor canopy tents to be used at the opening. If you have one and would be willing to loan it for the occasion, please contact Marilyn at

There are also a number of volunteer openings at the Gateway project. If you are able to give up to 2 hours at a time for a volunteer shift, whether one-time or ongoing, please contact Donna McCullough at
TOMORROW: Men's Breakfast

8:30am at George's Diner

Be a BUMM (a Boonton United Methodist Man) and join all the BUMMs over at George's Diner in Lincoln Park at 8:30am for our monthly breakfast!

Please bring $25 for your annual dues, and get excited for all that's on the horizon!

All us BUMMs are going to be very active with all the wonderful things we're doing in the year to come. You certainly will not be bummed out if you come or participate, so plan to join us, even if you've never joined us before!
Our Next Hungry to Whole

Is Wednesday,

September 28th, 6:30-8pm 

It will be potluck style with dinner starting at 6:30pm. Invite a friend, bring a dish to share, and get excited for all that's ahead!
Click HERE to See What We Delved Into This Past Week!
Fall Frolic

Save the Date for October 22nd
(Rain Date October 23rd)

Stay tuned for more information!

We still have some baseball gear leftover that was donated for our altar display for our summer series on the minor prophets. If you never got your stuff after-the-fact, please let Pastor Donald or Christy VanVarick, our worship coordinator, know.
Special Gathering
for Our District

Rev. Eunice, our district superintendent for our region, will hold a Skylands District Kickoff on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Bethany UMC in Wayne.

She will lead a time of worship, and Rev. Drew Dyson will be the guest speaker discussing Missional Evangelism in a Post-Pandemic World.

We hope as many as possible can attend. This is open to all clergy and laity.
Romans Bible Study

11am Every Wednesday

In the narthex or on Zoom
Join us every week as we study
the book of Romans!

if you can't join us in-person, know that you're welcome to join us via Zoom at the following link:
Spiritual Retreat

Opportunities for this Fall
Special Fall

Conference Gathering
GNJ United Women of Faith Fall Gathering
Saturday, October 15th, 10am-3pm, breakfast from 9:00-9:45am, at Bridgewater UMC.
Theme: “Intersectionality: Where Love and Justice Meet,” presented by Mark Miller. Cost is $10 and includes breakfast & lunch. Register by October 7th
IGNITE 2022 is in Wildwood, NJ from September 30 to October 2. Our theme this year is Limitless. As we place our faith and grow in our relationship with Jesus, the possibilities for life, community and our world have no limits!

Whether you're a youth wanting to participate or an adult who's wanting to volunteer or serve as a supervisor/chaperone, please let Pastor Donald know!
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!
What's Going on with our friends over at Montville UMC?
Save the Date!:
Saturday, October 8th

Silent Auction &
Pasta Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, October 29th

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
What's Going on in the Neighborhood?

One more special event!

Happening at the Boonton Library

Share a story of a cherished tradition or memorable celebration unique to your community or family. Traditions come in all shapes — the Indian art of creating beautiful Rangoli designs in front of your doorstep every morning to heralding the arrival of a new firetruck with a great wet-down! Celebrations, likewise, may be anything honoring the Mexican Day of the Dead to welcoming the changes of the season.

Here’s how to participate: Click HERE and fill in your name, contact information, and a brief description of the story you plan to tell. Tellers will be chosen randomly one week in advance of each event.

In Two Sundays!:

Boonton Day

Mark your calendars for this year's
Boonton Day from 12 to 4pm!

Interested in helping and being present? We will have a table and would welcome all who can join us. Interested in leading an activity at our table or have an idea you want to share? Let us know!
NEW!: Mental Health
First Aid Training

October 18th and 20th
Click HERE to Download the Flyer or View it Below

Interested in walking on October 23rd or forming a team in the fight against hunger?

Let us know!
Click HERE for More Information about the Walk
Community Health Events for September
Click HERE to View and Download All the Special Opportunities!
Navigating Hope

A New Resource for Those in Need in Morris County

Feel Free to Share with Others!
Click HERE to Find Out More!
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
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


This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Boonton United Methodist Church · 626 Lathrop Ave. · Boonton, NJ 07005 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp