Trinity actively participates in and supports a number of excellent local missions in northwest New Jersey. For any questions on these missions, please contact Mission Coordinator Frank Procaccini via the Trinity Church Office at 908-850-3020 or email.

Lord’s Pantry (Mon, Tues, Wed & Thurs from 9am-12pm. Closed for Holidays)

Located inside the “Barn” – adjacent to our main parking lot.

The Lord’s Pantry is a food distribution ministry that provides free food to those in need. Guests are invited to receive food once a month. Volunteers pick up food, stock shelves, assist guests and do related tasks.

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, Wednesday and Thursday. The Pantry is closed for holidays, so please check the outside door for closings.

Carmen Ministries

Carmen Ministries has a goal to provide every youthful offender the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel, to grow his or her relationship with Christ, and to become a responsible, contributing adult. This is accomplished through Bible study, 1:1 mentoring/spiritual fathering, small-group work, encouragement and ongoing support/assistance in the pursuit of continuing education at all levels and assistance in transitioning out of “the system.” Carmen Ministries works in correctional facilities throughout New Jersey with a focus on the Warren/Hunterdon County area.

Tony Wood, founder of Carmen Ministries, shares what this ministry offers young men and women: What Carmen Ministries Has Done for Me. Read the May 2011 testimony from a young man that he has supported.

Trinity supports and actively participates in Carmen Ministries. Please visit their Facebook page for more information.

Community-Wide Thanksgiving at Trinity

The Thanksgiving program is a community-wide, free dinner hosted by Trinity every Thanksgiving Day. It serves all those in the area and our congregation who would have been alone, have a financial burden or want fellowship with others during this day of giving thanks for our many blessings. There is a buffet-style dinner of delicious traditional Thanksgiving foods served from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m.

Family Promise of Warren County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network

Family Promise of Warren County and the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) address the immediate needs of homeless families in our communities. Family Promise of Warren County and IHN extends compassion, care, and hope to families through a network of host and support congregations and individual volunteers. Host congregations provide overnight lodging, meals, and hospitality to three to five families (up to 14 individuals) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. A professional social worker at the IHN Resource Center in Oxford where the guests spend the day, provides intensive case management and services to help families to become self sufficient.

For additional information visit www.wcihn.org and/or contact 908-453-2194.

Hope in the Hills of Warren

hope in hills photo aHope in the Hills of Warren began in the summer of 2010 with a cadre of volunteers from various denominations and churches, along with the Group Workcamps Foundation to start this powerful mission opportunity. Together they saw nearly 450 adult and youth volunteers from around the nation come to Warren County for one week to donate more than 12,000 work hours to repair homes for elderly, low-income, and disabled county residents. These repairs included the construction of wheelchair ramps, repair/replacing porches, interior/exterior painting, drywall repairs, mobile home underpinning, and more. This effort provided meaningful work for Warren County’s youth and adult volunteers, it affected their lives, and helped them to grow spiritually while also building a sense of community pride.

In the fall of 2010, Hope in the Hills of Warren became a chapter and community extension program for the Warren County Habitat for Humanity. While maintaining its core Christian values, the mission of Hope in the Hills of Warren remains, “as volunteers from different Christian denominations, our mission is to provide an opportunity to improve our community by sharing our love and skills.” Rather than rely on volunteers from around the nation to work within our community, Hope in the Hills of Warren is now depending upon local volunteers to donate a few days of their time to complete home repairs for those in need within our community. More information about this mission effort can be obtained by visiting the website.

Camden Neighborhood Center

Serving the local community by providing programs for the entire family. The mission is to “generously love our neighbors as ourselves with abundant service and hope today and every day”. Visit the website for more information here.

ESL & SSL Celebrates 10 Years of Learning

Trinity celebrates 10 years of free English and Spanish classes on Saturday, September 17th with registration at 8 am. Spanish classes for speakers of English and other languages meet on Saturdays at 8:00 am – 9:30 am. English classes for speakers of other languages will meet 9:30 am – 11 am as well as Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm. Trinity adults, along with Hackettstown High School Key Club members and volunteers, provide free childcare for the children of adult students during class times. We welcome children of all ages. All classes and childcare take place in the Trinity House at 212 East Moore Street. A community outreach of Trinity United Methodist Church to offer free weekly classes in English as a second language and Spanish as a second language. For any questions on this program please contact Sharon Townsend by email or call 908-637-4727.

Walk/Run for Ryan

An annual community event to honor the memory of one of Trinity’s youth. For any questions on this special walk/run event contact Bill Anzel by email or call 908-684-0379.