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Welcome to BJUMC 

Believers Joyously Unified in Mission with Christ

BJUMC welcomes ALL to be part of our church community, to grow closer to God and to serve the world! As Jesus taught us, all means ALL, without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, ability, gender, gender identity, faith history, marital status, education, social status, or any other difference whether real or perceived.

Click the link above for a message from Pastor Matt (May 2021)

We have several daily or weekly spiritual growth offerings which are continuing online throughout the year. There are daily devotionals, children's stories, Sunday School, and interesting articles posted regularly through our church facebook

What's Happening at BJUMC

We are open! 


We continue to monitor the situation closely in our local area to ensure a safe worship and ministry setting. Effective July 18, our local church policy will be vacated, and we will abide by CDC recommendations, NJ State Law, and GNJUMC Guidelines as our way forward. We hope this will be less restrictive, and enable us to do more ministry in the coming weeks. Some events may have a few additional requirements if necessary to ensure a safe environment. Below are brief synopses of the various guidance points to review:



To View online, please visit our livestream on Facebook (you may also click the picture below to go directly to our BJUMC Facebook page) or Zoom (Code 25862). We look forward to getting to know everybody and come together as the body of Christ once more. The video of the service will remain online for those who miss it. Livestreams will begin a couple of minutes before the service.

Share the livestream/video on your feed as a simple way of inviting friends

to church! You can also view our Daily Devotionals on our Facebook page as well.


NOTE: You do not need to be a member of Facebook or have a Facebook Account to view this livestream.  Also, if you log in, and do not see the livestream, you may need to "refresh" the page once the livestream begins to get it to show up.  We usually begin broadcasting about 4-5 minutes before the service starts.

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Worship in the Sanctuary requires volunteers, to volunteer to be an A/V or other Worship leader in our church, please email Pastor Matt.


Neil Mitchell, our Music Director, will be returning to grad school this fall. We are having an ice cream social, Wednesday, July 28, 6PM in the Hodges' back yard to bid him farewell and thank him for his service to our church. Please plan ahead to give thanks!


Our new Associate Pastor, TayLavor will be working part time, but picking up duties across the whole spectrum of our church activities. We welcome her to our church family! Click here to read more about Pastor TayLavor.


Bishop Janes UMC celebrates the sacrament of Holy Communion, virtually on the first Sunday of each month. If you wish to receive communion, we do ask that you participate in the service LIVE, as communion is a contemporaneous communal event. The Methodist Church does not require membership in our church or any church to receive communion, we only ask that you come before God with a repenting heart, seeking to live a life as a Disciple of Christ. Click the picture for more information on Communion in the UMC.

Who Are We?


Building a Community, Growing in Faith, Fellowship and Service. Bishop Janes builds connections with the church and the community as a whole. 

We offer all age family worship centered in Jesus Christ right in the center of Basking Ridge NJ. 

Click here to learn more.

If you have questions, please contact our church office,


Click here for easy access to our Tower Bell Newsletters or find them in the drop down menu above (Home/About Us). 

Want to keep up to date with what’s happening at the church?  You’ve come to the right place.  Please find the important current news and events here.

“Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.” 

Proverbs 19:17

If you prefer to sign up for recurring payments, but don't wan't to use the online portal, you can also click here to download a form that can be mailed in and handled by our financial secretary.

Alternatively, tithes can be submitted by mail to:

Bishop Janes UMC

22 South Finley Ave.

Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


Thank you all for your continued support!

2021 Pledge Drive

Our Pledge Drive for calendar year 2021 is currently under way. Click here to read about our initiatives and focus areas for our pledge drive. Click here to download a pledge form. Please submit pledges to our financial secretary. All pledges are kept confidential, only gross totals are shared with the church.



Fundraising for FREE!!

Our church is a registered AmazonSmile non-profit organization. What that means is you can support our church whenever you make a purchase at amazon, simply by using, and designating our church as the recipient of the benefits. Amazon donates a small portion of the proceeds of these sales, at no additional cost to you! Click the picture to the left to start the process of designating BJUMC as your beneficiary!

Please click the image below to access Amazon Smile.

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