Loaves and Fishes Community Food Pantry
Loaves and Fishes Community Food Pantry is located in the basement of our church. The mission is to provide food to those in need of assistance, encourage good nutrition, increase self-sufficiency, and give hope to those who may have none. The clients that we serve are those with food insecurity and needs in Boonton and the surrounding area.
The pantry is a cooperative effort between our congregation and the Boonton United Methodist Church. The charity is designated as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
Volunteers help out by providing a multitude of activities including fund raising, food stocking, pick-up and delivery, distribution of food, and food drive support and outreach. To learn more about opportunities to donate or volunteer, visit their website at LFCFP.org. (URL Link to http://boontonfoodpantry.org/)
Cedar Hill After-School Care
Our church provides financial support for The Cedar Hill Community Development Corporation. The CDC serves the children of working, low-income parents as a non-profit organization. The CDC’s two core programs are: a high quality Community After School Program (CASP), and a six week Summer Camp Program.
CASP provides a safe, nurturing and enriching environment for children in kindergarten through sixth grade from end of school day to parent’s return home from work. At CASP, children with homework assignments receive support from staff and volunteers. Older children from the John Hill School use the computer lab to complete online assignments. Our goal is to graduate motivated, confident and competent next-generation’s high achievers. To learn more click here: cedarhillcdc.org
New Jersey Firemen’s Home
Once a month there is a service held for the NJ Fireman’s home. Our church Deacons support the NJ Fireman’s home by visiting, supporting, praying and worshiping there. The NJ Firemen’s Home was established in 1898 to care for the aged, indigent and disabled firefighters of New Jersey. Guests receive the best of care by licensed and certified nursing staff, certified social worker, certified activity director, certified dietary manager and licensed dietician. Housekeeping and Maintenance Departments ensure that guests enjoy a safe and clean environment. To learn more click here: www.njfh.org
St. John’s Luncheon
St. John’s Saturday Luncheon Social (SLS) is a program which has been led and sustained by lay ministers at St. John’s and supported by the laity of several local churches for many years. Boonton Presbyterian provides meals once a month for SLS. The boundaries of the community have been pushed out a little farther and the things said in church on Sunday take on a new resonance.
St. John’s along with other area churches on a rotating schedule provided a home cooked meal and fellowship for an average of 24 folks each week. This had been mostly seniors, but we have seen changes in the guests as the year came to a close – it is open to all on a fixed or limited income. Currently around 25-30 people participate in this shared meal from 12-1pm each Saturday. To learn more click here: www.stjohnsboonton.com
The Johnsonburg Presbyterian Center is a year-round camp and conference center in northwestern New Jersey. In operation since 1959, Johnsonburg is “a place apart” where people get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to grow closer to God. Whether you’re a youth who attends our summer camp program or weekend youth retreats, an adult participating in spiritual sanctuary events, or a group (church, school, corporate, or other) hosting an event utilizing our facilities, Johnsonburg welcomes you and has a place for you. To learn more click here : www.campjburg.org
One Great Hour Sharing
Our church supports One Great Hour of Sharing thru our offerings, and specific fund raising events. One Great Hour of Sharing is an offering that makes the love of Christ real for individuals and communities around the world who suffer the effects of disaster, conflict, or severe economic hardship, and for those who serve them through gifts of money and time. Today, projects are underway in more than 100 countries, including the United States and Canada. While specific allocations differ in each denomination, all use their One Ger Hour of Sharing funds to make possible disaster relief, refugee assistance, development aid and more. To learn more click here: www.onegreathourofsharing.org/purpose/
Our church supports international mission with a sister congregation, supported by the Newton Presbytery in Nairobi, Kenya. Each year, we seek to have an exchange visit, including guest ministries and music. We have conducted fund-raising for specific projects, including water and economic development. To learn more, click here: www.newtonpresbytery.org/committeesgroup/partnerships/nairobi-partnership/[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row]