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.

Visit our Trinity Thrift Shop page for information on hours, how to reach us, what you can find, and how to donate. You can click to our thrift shop webpage by clicking on the blue tab at the very top of our home page, it’s titled simply, Trinity Thrift Shop.

 

Additional Ministries at Trinity

There are many opportunities to become involved at Trinity. To volunteer for any of these ministries, contact our church office, 908-852-3020 or take a minute and go to our Volunteer sign-up page and indicate how you’d like to help. We appreciate any time you have to offer.

Church Mice

Church Mice is a team of persons that provides sanctuary care at Trinity by replenishing supplies and checking to make sure things are in order.

Office Volunteers

Office volunteers at Trinity are a team of persons who serve in various ways in support of the ministry of the church office. This includes such tasks as copying, making phone calls and stuffing worship bulletins.
Property Ministry

Property Ministry provides for the care and upkeep of our physical campus. Persons work in small teams doing simple care for our buildings and grounds
Lay Visitation

Lay Visitation is a team of persons who visit the homes of senior citizens and shut-ins. Persons typically make two visits a month, and serve under the leadership of two coordinators.
Interfaith Hospitality Network

Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is a ministry to the homeless in Warren County. Trinity participates in this network of churches who take turns hosting persons who are homeless. Four times a year we receive up to 14 homeless persons who sleep in our facility. We provide dinner and companionship, while during the day they travel to the IHN office to make calls and contacts in seeking permanent housing, jobs, etc.
Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Trinity offers a free Thanksgiving meal for anyone who cares to join us. Trinity offers this turkey dinner annually and invites volunteers to assist in a variety of ways.

Prayer Shawl

Prayer Shawl is a dedicated team providing prayer shawls for the sick, grieving and others. Hand-made by our 3 prayer shawl small groups, folks gather to pray, knit, crochet and share in fellowship. The shawls are distributed wherever a need is found.

Lord’s Limo

The Lord’s Limo offers assistance in getting from the parking lots to worship services. On Sunday mornings for our 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. services, as well as Christmas Eve, this six passenger golf cart brings people from the parking lots to the entrance of the main building.
Ministry Teams

Ministry Teams at Trinity provide many opportunities to serve by participating in one of our formal ministry teams on an ongoing basis. These teams meet regularly to accomplish tasks in support of such areas as worship, membership, finance, and personnel.