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MINISTRY & MISSION Call to Action

We are doing great things in our Ministry and Mission for 2020! Donations are accepted at any time, and you can always email your confidential commitment to Luanne at luannerothrock@optonline.net. Please use online giving while we are worshiping together, apart.  Commitment cards are also available in the pews (when we are back in the sanctuary). Your contributions will help us change lives!


Online Giving


ATTENTION:  PLEASE WORSHIP AT HOME SO WE ALL STAY SAFE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS.  Be Well and PRAY!  We are doing a combination of recording and virtual live services.  See the details below.


ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES

September 13th, 2020 View the Service 

September 6, 2020 – Hymn Sing Service!  

To see more 2020 recorded services, please click here.


*Join us this Sunday after Worship for Coffee Hour!!

                           Click this link to join


WEEKLY WORDS OF WISDOM

This is the last  Weekly Words of Wisdom until September 
and we will be postponing our Wednesday evening gatherings
on Zoom for the month of August.  

 

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Mt 11:28-30)

Read More July 29, 2020

 

Yes some would see solitude as an encounter with the divine, a place within where there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which we can retreat at any time.  We cannot always seek outside ourselves for that which we can only find within and there are some gifts which we can only give to ourselves. Perhaps God has circled a place on a map for us and it is where we are right now. Finding rest for our souls is to recognize that we are where we’re supposed to be and it’s holy ground.

Rev. Lorrie Skinner

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UPCOMING EVENTS

We will be updating the site as we schedule events.  For now, please shelter at home and pray to ‘flatten the curve’ and do what we can to keep others and ourselves free from harm.


LOAVES AND FISHES BOONTON COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

The food pantry is open to serve the community during the Coronavirus Pandemic until further notice. 

The food pantry is located on the ground level of the church, across from the parking lot at 513 Birch Street.  It is open on Wednesdays from 4 – 6 pm and Saturdays from 9 – 11 am.

Donations are humbly accepted.  Visit boontonfoodpantry.org for more information on how to donate and how to volunteer.


JOIN THE CHOIR! You’ll be glad you did!  Rehearsal times are Sundays from 9:15 am-9:40 am to prepare for service and 11:30 am-1 pm for learning future music.


INTERESTED IN JOINING FIRST CHURCH? There is another new members’ class forming soon! If you are interested please contact Rev. Jen at revjenvanzandt@gmail.com or the church office office@fpcboonton.org / 973-334-3535.


DEAR SAINTS – Pastor’s Blog

Ride The Wave

Dear Saints, How did it get to be July???? Sigh. Summer is my favorite time of year. It’s so rife with possibilities for fun and refreshment but this Summer? Not so much. I’ve been pondering God’s invitation of how we deal with disappointment. We all deal with disappointment differently. Some of us ‘throw a fit’ and/or take it out on a spouse, child, neighbor, co-worker or kick the dog. Some of us just chronically complain to any and all who will listen. Some of us pout or just shut down. Some of us get lost in the internet, video games ...
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Watching for the dawn

I was hoping that the June 1st updates from our Governor might shed some more light on the possibility of worshipping together sooner than later. As of today, indoor gatherings of up to 10 are now sanctioned as well as outdoor gatherings of up to 25. Both the session and the Covid task force, who have both “Zoomed” last 2-3 weeks, have been brainstorming what might be possible for future gathering/worship. Concurrently, we have been trying to offer the most hopeful, life-giving and increasingly diverse worship experiences with great reliance on technology and skilled Media folks and a small group ...
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More Pastor’s Blogs available

Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • It’s easy to give to the Memorial Fund - Gifts made directly to our Music and Scholarship funds are popular ways to honor members, but a gift to our general Memorial Fund finances special projects, e.g. the handicap entrance. While checks can be mailed to the church office, gifts can also be made online. Fill in the $ amount and select “Memorial Fund” from …
  • Camp Johnsonburg Summer 2020 Cancelled. - Dear Members and friends, I hope all is well. It seems that, sadly, summer camp at Johnsonburg has been canceled for this Summer.  If there are any changes or updates we will keep you informed. Please be safe and please take care.

September 18, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
September 20, 2020
  • Worship-postponed until further notice 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Location: Sanctuary
  • Coffee Hour -postponed until further notice 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH- POSTPONED until further notice 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
September 21, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
  • Musical Collaborations - CR - POSTPONED until further notice 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
September 22, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room - POSTPONED until further notice 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Worship Committee Meeting - conference call? 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
September 23, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room-POSTPONED until further notice 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
September 24, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
September 25, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
September 27, 2020
  • Worship-postponed until further notice 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Location: Sanctuary
  • Coffee Hour -postponed until further notice 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH- POSTPONED until further notice 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Map & Prayers to Go

513 Birch St, Boonton, NJ

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 157
Boonton, NJ 07005
office@fpcboonton.org
(973) 334-3535

  • July PTG

    FAITH

    OVER

    FEAR

    …perfect love

    casts out fear.

    1 John 4:18