Ministry & Mission Call to Action

We are doing great things in our Mission and Ministry for 2019! Donations are accepted at any time, and you can always email your confidential commitment to Luanne at luannerothrock@optonline.net. Commitment cards are also available in the pews. Your contributions will help us change lives!

Online Giving

Join Us on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and then stay after the service for fellowship in the Library. 

Sunday School is open to all ages, during the school year. Kids start in the sanctuary and go to classes after the Children’s message. Nursery care is available throughout the year.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS:  (Now Called Faith Formation)

All Youth and Children go to class after the “Time for Youth and Children”. Class ends @ 11:15 a.m. every week.


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Upcoming Events

Dinner for 8 – November 16.  Sign up with Doris Yanez or on Sign-up sheet in Library.

Prime The Pump at at Sharky’s on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:30. 

What is Prime the Pump?  This is akin to the popular international movements of “Theology on Tap” and “Pub Theology” where people in and beyond the church gather to explore topics where faith and life intersect. Priming the Pump is designed for people who want to explore their faith while in a social and supportive environment. Each month tackles a different topic, led by one or two lay and/or clergy leaders. This month’s topic is: “The Power of Gratitude in a Strained World”.

Cantata is Sunday, December 8 in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am.

Bell Choir is performing on Sunday, December 15.  Cookie Walk at coffee hour in Library.

Church-Wide Christmas Dinner is December 22 in Reighert Hall.


SECOND SUNDAY – Adult group meets every 2nd Sunday in the Library if not otherwise mentioned, from 4-6pm.  


Loaves and Fishes Boonton Community Food Pantry:  

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 Saturday’s 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

True Gratitude

The monthly theme for worship is November is Gratitude. I’m sure this is unsurprising given that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Although Merriam-Webster generally sees thankful and gratitude as synonyms, there are some small but significant differences. Thankful, says Merriam-Webster is “conscious of the benefit received” and grateful as “appreciative of benefit received”. Perhaps I am splitting hairs but I do think there’s a difference between naming the ‘things’ we are thankful for around the dinner table or the ‘suped-up’ version on Thanksgiving Day and the felt and lingering experience of gratitude. Writer Nick Genovese states “True gratitude expresses ...
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Serving Bread

Dear Saints, This coming Sunday, October 6th is World Communion Sunday. This special day which is celebrated by many churches and denominations around the world was conceived by the Rev, Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr, a Presbyterian minister, who was at the time also the Moderator of the General Assembly (our national church conference).  Dr. Kerr had a vision that if every church around the world, regardless of the regular rhythm of their communion schedule, would celebrate it on the same day, that it might further Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. That vision was in 1930 just a year after the ...
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More articles available of Pastor’s Blog.

Announcements & Upcoming Events

  • Annual Coat Drive - As you begin to clean out your closets in preparation for the fall/winter months, the Board of Deacons is asking you to save your clean, lightly used coats and winter apparel (gloves, scarfs, hats) for our annual coat drive.  These items can be dropped off in the boxes on the bridge, near the library and by Reighart …
  • Presbyterian Peacemaking Program - The Deacons will be collecting monetary donations for the PCUSA Peace and Global Witness program from September 8 through October 6.  The Deacons will contribute 25 % of the total funds collected to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  You may use the designated envelopes provided in the pews on Sunday, or mail your donation to …

November 16, 2019
  • St John's Luncheon 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
  • Dinner for 8 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
November 17, 2019
  • Coat drive donation deadline 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • coat drive set up - Deacons doing coffee hour 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary 9:00 AM-9:40 AM
  • Worship 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Location: Sanctuary
  • Coffee Hour - Reighart 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • NJ Conservatory (Choir Room) 5:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
November 18, 2019
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Deacons Meeting (Library) 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
November 19, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Girl Scouts - Foundation 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
  • Cub Scouts (Reighart Hall) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Worship Committee Meeting (Library) 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
November 20, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Chorus (Reighart Hall) 4:30 PM-9:00 PM
  • Cub Scouts (Foundation) 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
November 21, 2019
  • Handbell rehearsal (Choir Room) 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • Cub Scouts (Reighart Hall) 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
November 22, 2019
  • Cub Scouts (Reighart Hall) - reschedule! 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
November 23, 2019
  • Annual Coat Drive 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Bonus Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Annual Coat Drive & Luncheon (Reighart Hall) 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
November 24, 2019
  • Choir Rehearsal - Sanctuary 9:00 AM-9:40 AM
  • Worship 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Location: Sanctuary
  • Congregational Meeting to elect officers 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Coffee Hour - Library 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal - Choir Room 11:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Map & Prayers to Go

513 Birch St, Boonton, NJ

P.O. Box 157, Boonton, NJ
(973) 334-3535
  • November’s Prayer To Go

    Psalm 40

    Thanksgiving for Deliverance

    and Prayer for Help

    Psalms for Praying, Nan C. Merrill

    I waited
    patiently for the Beloved,

    who heard
    my cry and came to me.

    raised me from the pits of despair,

    out of
    confusion and fear,

    and set
    my feet upon a rock,

    making my
    steps secure.

    There is
    a new song in my mouth,

    a song of
    praise to the Beloved. 

    May many
    see and rejoice,

    may they
    put their trust in Love.

    are those who make Love their home,

    who do
    not turn to the proud,

    to those
    who follow false idols!

    Beloved, how wondrous are your gifts to us;

    thoughts are beyond our imagination.

    What joy
    to live in Oneness with You!

    Were we
    to proclaim and tell of Your beauty and blessed grace, who could measure it?