Boonton Food Pantry
At town hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays we deliver items donated to the Boonton Food Pantry. There is a convenient drop off outside of Rheighart Hall, near the church kitchen. The food pantry is always looking for donations of canned items, jar sauce, pasta, and cereal. In addition, personal cosmetics and toiletries are welcomed.
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
Homeless Solutions, Morris Plains
Our church provides volunteers for activities and financial support for Homeless Solutions in Morris Plains. In May of 1983 Morris Shelter, Inc. was created as a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Morris Shelter evolved to our new name, Homeless Solutions, Inc. Homeless Solutions is committed to completing the continuum of care for the homeless from shelter to independent housing. Our goal, through Headquarters Development, a separate division of HSI, is to increase the supply of affordable housing through construction, renovation and advocacy for low- and moderate-income people. To learn more click here: www.homelesssolutions.org/about
Market Street Mission, Morristown
Our church provides speakers to come and share support for The Market Street Mission in Morristown. To learn more click here: www.marketstreet.org
NJ Truck Stop Ministry
Our church provides financial support of the NJ Truck Stop Ministry. As the Chaplain of the Travel Center of America Truck Stop in Columbia, a Bible Study is held on Wednesday evenings at 7PM. The meeting is in the Delaware Room of the restaurant. People come, seeking faith and fellowship, talking about the most important questions of our lives. Truck drivers join in. This is a ministry of presence and helps, of listening and prayer for those who are far away from family and their faith community, a place to find spiritual nourishment, accountability and find a community of believers that cares for them.
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
New Bridge: 70001 GED Program
Our church provides volunteers for activities and financial support for New Bridge Services’ 70001 Jobs Plus program. It is an alternative education initiative run by a nonprofit providing behavioral health and education services in Morris and Passaic counties. Now in its 27th year, the program helps struggling young men and women ages 16 to 21 turn their lives around by attaining their GED. The program is held at the Elks Lodge in Boonton. To learn more click here: www.newbridge.org
Incorporated in 1953 as the Morris County Unit of the New Jersey Parents Group for Retarded Children, The Arc/Morris County Chapter is the largest provider of services for people affected by intellectual and related developmental disabilities and their families in Morris County. The Arc/Morris envisions a world in which people with intellectual disabilities and their families are valued and have the opportunity to achieve their highest level of self-sufficiency, independence and inclusion possible. As such, we are dedicated to the care, support and advancement of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. To learn more click here: www.arcmorris.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/