• A Future With Hope: Jeremiah 29:11-13

    11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13 When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart,

    Daily Reflection

    The Lord has plans for us that I was not even aware of; plans to give me HOPE for the future.  Plans to overcome despairs, fears, and anxieties over what the future might bring.  I searched for his wisdom through prayer, for His guidance, and realized He was always there and with me.  I was never alone, and now I know He will be with me forevermore.

    Without Hope and a future, I found myself lost in a deep black hole that enveloped me and I could not climb out and see the light again; paralyzing thoughts and images, but very real. I felt completely devastated, consumed and overshadowed by the evil that had surrounded me.  I worried about loved ones, their needs, and selfishly my own needs.  I called on His help over and over again.  When I stopped to really listen, I heard and felt His presence. He made me realize that there is always HOPE and with HOPE, a FUTURE.  All we need to do is look and seek.

    Daily Prayer

    Dear Lord, I have passed another day, and thank you for your care.  As darkness deepens, help me see the Hope and Future yet to come. Amen.

    ~Arlene Langdon

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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

‘JOIN US’ In Worship – click the link below to hear a message of HOPE.

Palm Sunday – April 5        

Some fun activity pages for you and your family…

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Service for Sunday, March 29 

Service for Sunday, March 22

New links will be posted each Sunday after 12:00 p.m.

Weekly Words of Wisdom – March 25, 2020
Now that we have moved to a completely virtual community, it’s more important than ever to make every effort to shore one another up.  

The world is yearning to trust in the message of HOPE. I HOPE we are one of the first places people will turn to, to find the HOPE the world desperately needs.

With you in this,
Rev Jen

ATTENTION:  PLEASE WORSHIP AT HOME SO WE ALL STAY SAFE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS.  Be Well and PRAY!  We will update the site as new information becomes available.

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Lenten Devotionals

We are all in need of HOPE, now more than ever, so this devotional revolves around the theme of “A Future with Hope”.

In keeping with this year’s theme, which is from the book of Jeremiah,   we chose only a handful of texts from both the Old and New testament (12 to be exact) that speak directly to Hope. We thought it would be  interesting to see/read a number of different perspectives on the same text, just as it is for scholarship, sermons or bible studies on the same texts. 

Download your copy and check back each day on FaceBook and Twitter for the Daily Devotional!



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 Coronovirus 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 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

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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Listening, Noticing and Loving

Dear Saints, You may or may not have heard that our monthly worship and ministry theme, is “Loving through Deeper Listening”. WAIT! Before you scroll down or away from this missive, don’t worry. I am not expecting that we’ll be working on all sorts of esoteric contemplative practices (unless that’s your favorite method - to listen). But I DO hope that you’ll be open to learning different ways to listen more deeply. This means listening more deeply to scripture, more deeply to God in prayer, in worship and as you go about your day and your life. But we all ...
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Announcements & Upcoming Events

April 8, 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
  • OPS Co-op Meeting - Library 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
April 9, 2020
  • Maundy Thursday 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) 6:15 PM-7:00 PM
  • Worship - Maundy Thursday 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
April 10, 2020
  • Choir Rehearsal (Choir Room) 6:15 PM-7:00 PM
  • Worship - Good Friday 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
April 12, 2020
  • No Faith Formation 12:00 AM-11:59 PM
  • 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
April 13, 2020
  • Musical Collaborations - CR - POSTPONED until further notice 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
April 14, 2020
  • NJ Conservatory Prep Division Piano - Choir Room - POSTPONED until further notice 3:00 PM-7:00 PM
  • A.A. - RH 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Priming the Pump Discussion Group 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
    Location: Sharky's West, 108 Boonton Ave, Boonton, NJ 07005, USA
April 15, 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
  • Cub Scouts - Foundation 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • Deacons Meeting (Library) 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
April 16, 2020
  • Girl Scouts - Reighart Hall 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Map & Prayers to Go

513 Birch St, Boonton, NJ

P.O. Box 157, Boonton, NJ
(973) 334-3535

  • February’s Prayer To Go

    Speak in such a way

    that others love to listen to you.

    Listen in such a way

    that others love to speak to you.