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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.

Upcoming Events at BUMC


Our monthly newsletter the Tabernacle Times provides the latest news about what's going on in our congregation, as well as messages from our pastors. Click here to download this month's issue. Click here to download our events calendar — suitable for printing and sticking to your fridge!  

Church Conference
Sunday, Oct. 21
Church Conference is the Annual Meeting of the Church for the purpose of accounting for the ministry decisions and actions we have taken, to make decisions for the next year, and to dream in the power of the Spirit.

This year’s Church Conference is the last that we will be sharing with Rev. Steve Bechtold as our District Superintendent.  To celebrate that we are doing the following on the 21st:

  • Inviting all of our members and friends to a covered dish dinner in Fellowship Hall beginning at 5 p.m.  During and following dinner we will have a time of conversation about our current ministries and give ourselves a chance to dream about where God wants to lead us.
  • At 6:30 p.m. all who wish to are welcome to the formal business part of the Church Conference which should take about a half an hour.

Keep an eye out for sign-up sheets, mark your calendar and plan on sharing this special evening together.

Scrapbooking/Card Making/
Crafting Event
October 20, 2018 - 9am-5pm
Before the holidays are upon us, let's get together in October for some scrapbooking, card making or crafts of your choice.  This event will be at Butler United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall on October 20th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.  A light breakfast and lunch will be served.  The cost will be $35 for the day.  The proceeds from this event will benefit the church.

You'll have plenty of space to work on your projects and enjoy each other's company for the day.  Click here for a reservation form.  The deadline to let Dawn know if you're coming is October 12th to ensure we have everything set up and enough food to go around.  

Any questions contact Dawn Kruimer at (973)728-6704 or  Invite your friends and neighbors for a fun day out!

Confirmation Meeting
Sunday, Oct. 28, 5pm
Confirmation is that time in a young person’s faith journey where they are invited to reflect on and commit more deeply to their journey with God and the church.  Over a period of a year, young persons will meet with Pastor Mike and a designated Adult Mentor to talk about the things they believe and practice about their lives, which will lead to an opportunity to be confirmed and unite with the church in professing membership next October.
Any youth in 8th grade and up are welcome and invited to meet with Pastor Mike on Sunday, October 28th at 5 p.m.  He will talk about what Confirmation is and what you will need to do to be part of the process here at Butler UMC.
Parents who would like to know more are invited to contact Pastor Mike at the church office ( / 973-838-2026). 

A Month of Sundays for October…

In October Pastor Mike will share a sermon series entitled: ‘What Do You Say?’  How Christian Faith Looks at Life and Money.

October 7th :    World Communion Sunday Scripture:  Genesis 2:25-3:13
Sermon:  “You Can Have It All and Other Lies”

October 14th :  Scripture:  Luke 12:13-21  
Sermon:  “Money May Not Buy Happiness – But It Will Buy Me a Boat”

October 21st :  Baptism for the Johnston and Lisowski Families
Scripture:  Luke 18:18-30 (19:1-10)  Sermon:  “The Power of Generosity”

October 28th :  Commitment Sunday for 2019 
You are invited to attend and make a financial and faith commitment to God for 2019. Scripture:  Luke 14:25-35       Sermon:  “What Do You Expect?”

Weekly Bible Studies

Please join us for one or more of these exciting opportunities to draw near to God reading through His love letter to you…

Wednesday Night Bible Study … in the Library, 7:00 – 9:00pm.
UNSHAKABLE HOPE, Building our lives on the Promises of God                 
Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30pm – Spanish Bible Study   
Fridays, 6:00 to 7:00am, Men’s Bible Study in the Youth Room

Weekly Events

9:30 am - Worship Service
10:30 am - Sunday School for children
10:45 am - Coffee Hour (after Service)
11:30 am - Children's Chimes
12:00 - Youth Choir
11:15 am- Spanish Worship

Gleaners Thrift Shop open 10:00am-1pm & 7pm-9pm

Gleaners Thrift Shop open 9:30am to 4pm (Summer hours: 9:30 to 12:30p)

Morning Bible Study - 9:30-11am
Gleaners Thrift Shop open 10:00am to 1pm
Community of Faith 7:00pm

Faith and Fellowship - 10:00 - 11:30am
Gleaners Thrift Shop open 9:30am to 4pm (Summer hours: 9:30 to 12:30p)
Spanish Bible Study - 7pm

Men's Bible Study 6:00-7:00am
Gleaners Thrift Shop open 10:00am to 1pm (Summer hours: 9:30 to 12:30p)

Gleaners Thrift Shop open 8:30am to 12:30pm

Monthly Events

First Sunday of the Month:
Lydia Circle Women's Group
Men's Breakfast

First Monday of the Month:
Senior Worship & Luncheon

First Monday of the Month:
Agape Circle Women's Group

Fourth Monday of the Month:
Loaves and Fishes Naomi Circle (Library)



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