Ministry & Mission Call to Action

We are doing great things in our Mission and Ministry for 2020! 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

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.


We will be LIVE on May 31.  We plan to begin at 11:00 am – Stay tuned for the link!.

May 24, 2020 Watch Service



Each week, at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, we will have a virtual discussion on The Wednesday Words of Wisdom.  Click here to join!

Dear Saints,

Well, it’s been over two months of sheltering in place, social distancing, wearing masks, and avoiding gatherings. So how are you dealing with it?  I’ve heard a variety of reactions to this whole situation.  There’s anger, frustration, loneliness, fear, acceptance; there are beautiful examples of how people have used their creativity to bring something new to a bad situation. There are moving stories of people helping other people, like the wonderful volunteers at our own Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.  So life goes on, however changed and changing it may be.

Read More from May 20

Let me close with an image that has helped clarify my own thinking about the Christian life. The image is the cross. We have a vertical relationship with God, and we have a horizontal relationship with one another and with our world. Together, they form the cross, and, for a full and meaningful Christian life, you can’t have one without the other. We need both relationships for our wholeness. May we discover how to make that happen in these difficult and challenging times.


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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.


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

Produce New Fruits of The Spirit

Dear Saints, A few weeks ago, I was awoken out of a dead sleep to a rapid banging on the side of the house, literally right outside my (open) window. It was loud, lightning-fast, repetitive, and completely annoying. But then, thankfully it stopped. Then, it started again on the other side of my window. And then it stopped. Then it began again on the wall of the condo next door. Then it got a little more distant but no less annoying. Yes, “Woody the Woodpecker”, or probably his great-grandson, was pecking away at the vinyl siding. He went at it ...
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Stop And Take Notice

Dear Saints, Recently we’ve had a few wonderful and unseasonably warm days for February or even March! It’s amazing how sunny skies and a break in cold temps can lift one’s spirits. Perhaps you also heard Cardinals changing their tune from the winter chirps as they seek food/water in deep winter to a joyful song when warm breezes begin to blow. It’s also fun to see how little warmth and sun it takes for the brown grass to start greening again. Throughout the Millennia, Christian spiritual leaders have suggested that in times of spiritual drought one reliable way to connect ...
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More Pastor’s Blogs available

Announcements & Upcoming Events

May 29, 2020
  • Edelweiss Dance club - Reighart Hall POSTPONED until further notice 7:30 PM-10:30 PM
May 31, 2020
  • Choir Rehearsal - postponed until further notice 9:00 AM-9:00 AM
  • 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
June 1, 2020
  • Musical Collaborations - CR - POSTPONED until further notice 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
June 2, 2020
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room - POSTPONED until further notice 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
June 3, 2020
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room-POSTPONED until further notice 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
  • NJ Conservatory Chorus (Reighart Hall)-POSTPONED until further notice 4:30 PM-9:00 PM

Map & Prayers to Go

513 Birch St, Boonton, NJ

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

  • May Prayer To Go

    You are the wind in my sails.
    You guide me as I steer and find direction.
    You give me the strength to keep on going.
    You watch over me as I navigate stormy seas.
    You are the harbor where I stop for rest.
    You are my encourager when I lose hope.
    You are the lighthouse that keeps my path safe.
    You are with me always.
    Thank you.