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Boonton UMC 

April 17, 2022
Easter Sunday

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.
Yesterday, we left in the silence and darkness of Good Friday. Today, we enter into the continued silence of Holy Saturday. And tomorrow...well, you'll just have to come and see what tomorrow brings.

But if you were one of Jesus's disciples who were with him, would you ever have expected the news you would be hearing on Easter morning? Come, and join us for a very special service for Easter Sunday as we hear that good news proclaimed together.

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

And we invite you to also consider joining us at 6:15am at the Montville UMC Cemetery for a special Easter Sunrise Service.
For Sunday Worship
Click HERE to View This Sunday's Bulletin
Click HERE at 11:15am Sunday if Worshiping with us on YouTube
Remaining Services for Holy Week:

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 option in addition to the in-person service.

Mark Your Calendars!

Special Events after Easter:

Passover Seder Dinner at Boonton UMC:
Saturday, April 23rd, 5-8pm

We have a scrumptious dinner in store for all those coming to our unique Seder! We invite you to journey with us on the Silk Road with a focus on the time period from 200BC - 200AD, as we eat, share stories, and so much more at a Seder that is sure to be unlike anything you've ever seen or experienced before!

RSVP to Mark Arnowitz at and spread the word! We will have 40 spots available for the dinner.

Interfaith Iftar Dinner at Montville UMC:
Friday, April 29th, 7-9pm

RSVP to Pastor Donald at We will also have 40 spots available for this dinner experience.
Lenten Study

One More Gathering!

Join us on Thursday, April 21st at 7pm in the narthex of Boonton UMC as we finish our study and discussion on Dietrich Bonhoeffer's book "Meditations on the Cross."
Our Wednesday morning Bible Study is resuming next week!

Join us starting Wednesday, April 20th at 11am in the narthex as we journey into a study of Proverbs called "Practical Wisdom."
And if you can't join us in-person, know that you're welcome to join us via Zoom at the following link:
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!
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

Dinner Gathering (Potluck Style)
Wednesday, April 20th, 6:30-8pm at MUMC

Topic: Vegetable Art & the Healing Nature of Plants
Special Guest & Artist: Megan Stypulkoski

Non-Dinner Gathering/Experience
Wednesday, April 27th
Forest Bathing at a hiking trail near you!

Dinner Gathering (Potluck - Cinco de Mayo food)
Wednesday, May 4th, 6:30-8pm at MUMC

Topic: Resiliency
Special Guest & Speaker: Grant Bossard,
a crisis counselor for NJ Hope and Healing. 

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

NEW!: Special Event
at the Mountain Lakes YMCA 
Friday, April 22nd, 11am-2pm

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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