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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

SPECIAL NEWS about our
PEACEMAKING OFFERING COLLECTION (Peace & Global Witness)
 
This Sunday October 6, 2019 will be the final Sunday the Deacons will be collecting monetary donations for the PCUSA Peace and Global Witness program.  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 us:
(FPCB P.O. Box 157, Boonton, NJ 07005) 
 
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CHURCH WIDE BAKE-OFF – Sunday, October 13 @ 11:30 during Coffee Hour.


Dinner for 8 – November 2 and/or 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.

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

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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

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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Come, Get Plugged In!

Dear Saints, We’re (almost) back in the saddle. There are many blessings (hidden and obvious) in returning to routines that, by and large, most people and especially children thrive in. However, getting there is easier said than done especially after a season where there is a much more relaxed pace with less rhythm and schedule. This is true of our church activity and formal faith development as well. Some of you may remember a time when “back to school” also meant “back to church”; when  “Rally Day” was not a congregation-wide road race (which is what I thought it was ...
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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 …

October 14, 2019
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Session - Library 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
October 15, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • Deacons Meeting (Library) 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Cub Scouts (Reighart Hall) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Worship Committee Meeting - office 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
October 16, 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
  • OPS Co-op Meeting - Library 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
October 17, 2019
  • Cub Scouts (Reighart Hall) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
October 20, 2019
  • Sarah off - Sergey Kondratiev subbing 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 - Library 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
October 21, 2019
  • Music Collaborations - Choir Room 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Congregational Life Meeting - Library 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
October 22, 2019
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
October 23, 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

Map & Prayers to Go

513 Birch St, Boonton, NJ

P.O. Box 157, Boonton, NJ
office@fpcboonton.org
(973) 334-3535
  • Inspire Compassion and Mercy

    Let us pray for …

    the poor, 

    the hungry,

    and the neglected …
    all over the world,

    that their cries for
    daily bread

    may inspire works of

    compassion and mercy

    among those to whom

    much has been given.

    Amen.