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:   Starting November 15th 2020 we will be having in-person worship!  If you plan to attend, please register here. Remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing.  We will still be offering virtual services for those who are at risk See the details below.


December 6th 2020 @ noon – Congregational Meeting to Elect Church Officers.  Please join us.  The Meeting link will be emailed to members prior to the meeting


November 29, 2020 – Live Link will be updated on our Youtube page by 11:30am

November 22, 2020 

To see more 2020 recorded services, please click here.

A note from Rev Jen regarding Worship and coffee hour…

Most of you are aware that we still  have some technical hurdles to overcome to  live stream worship. We’ve had trouble-shooting conversations and will get some additional input from AV tech people and our cable provider. Until we’re able to determine all of the equipment that is needed to be replaced/installed, we will record the worship service at 10 and hope to send a link of the service by 11:30 or so hoping that it will work and be a good short-term option.
Therefore we will not have Zoom coffee hour for the near future.
We appreciate your patience as we learn on the fly and seek to make worship accessible and the highest quality possible.


Blessings to you all for this ‘unique’ Thanksgiving.
For the worship and ops committees,
Rev Jen




Click here to join us virtually every Wednesday at 7:30pm to discuss the ‘Words of Wisdom’ – (read below) 


Please read through Sunday’s Sermon 11-22-20 and meditate on the scriptures:

Ex 10:21-29, Ps 11

21 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven so that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, a darkness that can be felt.” 22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was dense darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days. 23 People could not see one another, and for three days they could not move from where they were; but all the Israelites had light where they lived. 24 Then Pharaoh summoned Moses, and said, “Go, worship the Lord. Only your flocks and your herds shall remain behind. Even your children may go with you.” 25 But Moses said, “You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings to sacrifice to the Lord our God. 26 Our livestock also must go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind, for we must choose some of them for the worship of the Lord our God, and we will not know what to use to worship the Lord until we arrive there.” 27 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he was unwilling to let them go. 28 Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Take care that you do not see my face again, for on the day you see my face you shall die.” 29 Moses said, “Just as you say! I will never see your face again.”

READ MORE Words of Wisdom…



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


Dear Saints, Here we are at yet another extremely difficult moment in the country and in our own lives. We all deal with stress and anxiety differently but many of us are nearing a tipping point with all that we are handling, over and above Covid’s past, present and dastardly future. Sometimes sharing our concerns and fears with others is helpful. Sometimes we don’t get the support or listening ear that we need and/or we get even more triggered by other’s comments and responses. As we await both election results and wonder what violence may erupt as a result while ...
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Dear Saints, In now, month (7!) of Pandemic life, I want to share an experience with you, in case it’s helpful. It was for me. I had a Dr’s appointment. It wasn’t an appointment for nothing, but I hoped it wasn’t anything. After checking in, I sat down, and waited my turn. In they came. An elderly couple. Either of them could barely walk. He had a cane but could have used a walker. She was ambulating under her own steam but looked like the wind could blow her over. They checked in and sat down, 6-8 feet away. They ...
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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.

November 26, 2020
  • Office closed for Thanksgiving 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Sarah - vacation 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
November 27, 2020
  • Sarah - vacation 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Office Closed for Thanksgiving 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
November 28, 2020
  • Sarah - vacation 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
November 29, 2020
  • Sarah - vacation 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Worship-in person and online 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    Location: Sanctuary
  • Coffee Hour -zoom meeting 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH- POSTPONED until further notice 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
November 30, 2020
  • Sarah - vacation 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Sandy off 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
  • Musical Collaborations - CR - POSTPONED until further notice 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
December 1, 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
December 2, 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
December 3, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM
December 4, 2020
  • LG Academy 7:30 AM-3:00 PM

Map & Prayers to Go

513 Birch St, Boonton, NJ

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

  • July PTG




    …perfect love

    casts out fear.

    1 John 4:18