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The Mission Statement of Trinity UMC states that we are A FELLOWSHIP THAT SEEKS TO SHARE THE LOVE AND WORD OF JESUS CHRIST WITH ALL. To that end we understand our responsibility to help the congregation fulfill this mission by offering multiple ministry opportunities. Included are the following:

Lord's Pantry

The Lord's Pantry is a food distribution ministry that provides free food to those in need. The pantry is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Guests are invited to receive food once a month. Volunteers pick up food, stock shelves, assist guests and do related tasks. The pantry is located in the "Barn" – adjacent to our main parking lot.

The Lord's Pantry is committed to providing nutritious food to residents of the Hackettstown area as a supplement to their regular food shopping. It is here for you in your time of need. All food is generously donated by members of Trinity United Methodist Church and many other residents/organizations/ businesses of the community.

Recipients are allowed to select what they want using a shopping guide based on the number of people in their household. (All people living at one address are considered one family.) This method allows freedom of choice and eliminates waste. The Pantry's intention is to provide families with basic nutritious food. Dessert items, snacks, coffee, etc. will be available only when donations are received.

In addition to our regular food program, the Lord's Pantry offers a supplemental USDA program to those who qualify: WIC, Medicaid, Food Stamp Program, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Supplement Security Income (SSI) or Low Income per current state guidelines. Anyone who has a least one of these qualifiers can receive USDA food, regardless of where they reside.

Again, the pantry is open from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The Pantry is closed for holidays, so please check the outside door for closings.

In an emergency, contact the Trinity United Methodist Church office at (908) 852-3020.


Thrift Shop and Furniture Annex

The Thrift Shot is a full-time ministry providing good, used clothing, household items and furniture at extremely low prices. We have two locations – the main shop on Main Street, next to the Trinity office building, and the Furniture Annex, located in the "Barn" – adjacent to our main parking lot. The Furniture Annex now also houses a year round Christmas Shop. To access the Furniture Annex you should enter the property from E. Moore Street where you will find plenty of parking next to the entrance.

The Trinity United Methodist Thrift Shop recently celebrated its 39th year, having been established in 1974. The hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. and on Tuesday plus Thursday we are also open from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. We are located at 211 Main Street in Hackettstown and can be reached at:

  • Trinity Thrift Shop: (908) 850-3669
  • Furniture Annex:     (908) 852-2247

Donations

 We accept gently used items, which are saleable/useable/wearable.  We are unable to take electronics, computers, printers, TV's, baby equipment, large toys, large appliances, mattresses, box springs, or exercise equipment due to either government regulations or space limitations. Shop volunteers may reserve the right not to accept items if they believe they cannot be sold.

We have "Trinity Treasures" which is quality merchandise at bargain prices.

A team of over 40 volunteers — who must be members of the church — stock shelves, assist customers, and do related tasks. They are under the direction of full-time directors, Maureen Storey for the shop and Joan Crouse for the Furniture Annex.

All items are donated to the shop, for which tax deductible forms are provided. Larger donated items may be picked up at homes by our church van. Please contact the Thrift Shop for more information, 908-852-2247.