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Boonton UMC 

March 13, 2022
2nd 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.
What does it mean for God's kingdom to come and God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven? And how can we, as servants of God and ambassadors of God's kingdom, help to bring heaven on earth, especially as we reflect on the reality that God's kingdom is both here and also not yet?

Starting in Matthew 13 and at several other points, Jesus describes to his disciples what the kingdom of heaven is like. Perhaps these descriptions can be put in conversation with how we understand and interpret Matthew 6:10, the second line of the Lord's Prayer.

Join us as we continue reflecting and delving into familiar words for an unfamiliar time. Each line of Lord's Prayer is jam-packed with immense meaning, and we pray you can come away from this week's worship service not only with a greater understanding of the line we're focusing on, but with a greater commitment to living this prayer out in your daily life and our world. May God's kingdom come and God's will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

Whether in-person or on YouTube,
 we look forward to seeing you at 11:15am Sunday!

And don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night for Daylight Saving Time. We don't want you arriving at church a whole hour later than you expected to!
A Special Lenten Message
from Pastor Donald
Click HERE to Read a Special Lenten Message from Pastor Donald
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. 
For Sunday Worship
Click HERE to View This Sunday's Bulletin
And Click HERE to Download a Special Insert in This Week's Bulletin
Click HERE at 11:15am Sunday if Worshiping with us on YouTube
Click HERE to Download Our March Calendar!
Invitation to Read the

Gospels during Lent

It's Not Too Late to Start!

As a Lenten discipline, we invite you to read the gospels with us, reading two chapters a day each day until Easter. As of today, that would put us at Matthew 19 and 20!
And that means we'll be starting the gospel of Mark on Wednesday, which would be another great spot to pick up and start if you haven't joined us yet for this opportunity.
Lenten Study

Thursdays at 7pm

Join us every Thursday evening in Lent at 7pm in the narthex of Boonton UMC! We'll be reading through Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book "Meditations on the Cross."
Click HERE to View the Breakdown of Readings for Our Study
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.
Safe Sanctuary Training

If you weren't able to join us last month, there will be another training hosted on March 12th for Montville UMC that Boonton congregants are also welcome to attend, since it will be the same training.

Have an interest in working with our children or youth in any capacity in the year ahead? Join us as we walk through some videos and conversations surrounding some important Safe Sanctuary Guidelines that will be required for anyone working with our children or youth.

Join us virtually on Zoom at 1pm
this Saturday, March 12th.

Click HERE to Join us on Zoom for the Training!
Choir Rehearsal Is Back!
Choir Rehearsals have resumed and are happening every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm in the choir room! Call or email Karen Shaffstall, our Music Director, at (973) 534-1972 or at for more information.

Never been part of a choir before? We invite you to get plugged in, for all voices are welcome!
Hungry to Whole

is In-Person Once Again!

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.

Join us for all that's ahead this month!


Non-Dinner Gatherings/Experiences:
Mar. 16th: Planting Wholeness in Our Hearts & the Ground, 7-8pm.

Mar 30th: Day of Fasting

Dinner Gathering:
Mar. 23rd: Vegetable Art & The Healing Nature of Plants, 6:30-8pm.

NEW!: Easter Egg Hunt - April 9th

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! More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.
NEW!: Church Work Day - Mar. 26th

Join us for an all church work day over at the fellowship hall starting at 9am on Saturday, March 26th. We have lots of projects and tasks to work on and are calling on all church members who can join us to help!
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!
Upcoming Meetings:

United Methodist Women:
Sunday, March 13th after church 

United Methodist Men:

Saturday, March 19th at 8:30am
at George's Lincoln Park Diner
On the Horizon:

Passover Seder
On the evening of Saturday, April 23rd, we will be hosting a Passover Seder experience at Boonton UMC. We had a great and exciting first introductory meeting last Sunday and we invite you to join us for our next meeting after church on March 20th. Anyone who is interested in being a part of the preparation and conversation is welcome to attend these meetings. Click HERE for more info about what a Seder is.

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
What's Going on in the

Health & Wellness Events

in March
Atlantic Health has a number of wonderful and free events connected to well-being that are available to anyone who may be interested. 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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