Welcome to the Trinity United Methodist Church in Hackettstown, aka “Trinity”! If you’re here for the first time, we are grateful that God has lead you here. Review the Get Connected pages and the Mission Central site to learn more.  Our Media section has sermon recordings and News & Events offers a glimpse into the kinds of programs and activities we offer.

For any questions contact our Trinity Church Office. telephone 908-852-3020. The office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday. You can also send us an email at info@catchthespirit.org.

Journey of Faith Series 

Pastor Frank Fowler sat down with a number of Trinity Church members recently. Listen to them describe their individual journeys of faith. Click on any of the images below to hear their testimony.

Test 01 Arlene Test 02 Bob
Test 03 Julie Test 04 Linda
Test 05 Liz

Want to learn what our parishioners give as reasons for why Trinity is their church? Click here to read the 10 reasons given.

While this website contains a wealth of information that can help explain who we are, please feel free to contact us personally for any questions. Our church office can be reached at 908-852-3020, or just send us an e-mail. Thank you for your interest.

Where to Park and Which Entrance is Best

There is a large parking lot behind the main church building, and this parking area may NOT be entirely visible from Main Street. Turn right down Moore Street ( going west) and left ( going East ) …..Moore Street is the nearest cross road to the church….and when half way down Moore Street turn right into the parking lot. You will see a large Trinity sign at the entrance. Review the map below for details. We offer several services and while our campus is accessible from many different entrances, we’ll suggest which one is best.

Entrances for Sunday Worship

8:15 a.m. Chapel Service – use the entrance at the very back of the red brick building……the entrance is under a canopy. Walk straight ahead to the Chapel.

9:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sanctuary Worship – enter by the main side entrance at the circular drive, where you will see two antique light poles on either side of the walkway. Once inside you will see a Welcome Center straight ahead, where you may obtain information about the church. After entering the building turn right to go to the sanctuary. In addition our two Main Street doors will give you direct access into the sanctuary.

Entrance for Saturday Night Worship

5:00 p.m. – this service is in Trinity House, on the corner of our campus on Moore St. Parking is available on the side of the building or across Moore Street.Enter by the doors under the covered canopy with the white columns.

Trinity Campus and Church Map

Take advantage of our campus map, as well as our Church School map to get acquainted with our facilities. Upon arriving at Trinity Church, ask to obtain a classroom map, in either the Church School office (located just inside the lower entrance to Sunday School classrooms, or from the Visiitor’s Desk inside the doors leading up from the sidewalk ramp and parking lot. Of course, do not hesitate to ask anyone should you be uncertain of the right entrance to one of our services, or our classrooms.

Trinity Church Campus Map May 2014

Our Four Styles of Worship

Trinity offers 4 weekend worship services to provide varying styles and times of worship.


5:00 p.m. Saturday Night Worship – This is a casual, family-friendly service in which worshipers sit around circular tables, often with coffee or refreshments. There will usually be families with little children, senior citizens and all ages in between. The service music is by a praise band, with upbeat contemporary songs, using a screen to project words, scripture passages and other items. Leadership rotates among the pastoral staff.

Younger children may go to Saturday Night Tots during the sermon, where two adults offer a teaching time. Refreshments are offered before and after the service, which ends about 6:00 p.m. Occasionally there will be a post worship event such as a family movie or a pot luck supper.


8:15 a.m. Chapel is a small and quiet worship service in our intimate chapel. Worship is in a traditional style, with hymns, scripture, prayers, etc. Leadership rotates among the pastoral staff.

9:15 a.m. Contemporary Worship is in our main sanctuary. This service is musically led by a Praise Team, and includes congregational singing of several praise songs, followed by scripture, prayer, and other typical worship components. Words to the songs and scripture are projected on screens.

The design is somewhat informal, and the service is typically led by Senior Pastor Frank Fowler, with pastoral or lay liturgists. The service ends at 10:15, and during this 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. hour our Church School classes are held.

Nursery care is provided during the service and parents may take a silent beeper with them into worship to keep in touch with the nursery leaders.

10:45 a.m. Traditional Worship is in the sanctuary. This service features hymns sung with our organ, and vocal musical groups of children, youth and adults, along with music by our English Handbell choirs. The service is designed to last until 12:00 noon, and is typically led by Frank Fowler with clergy and lay liturgists.

If you need childcare during our worship services, please accept the loving kindness of our dedicated team of care givers at Trinity.

  • Saturday Night Worship – offers childcare for children aged birth through 4 years old.
  • Sunday Worship at 9:15 a.m. – offers childcare for children up to age 3. Ages 3 and above attend Church School.
  • Sunday Workship at 10:45 – offers childcare for children aged birth through 3 years old. Creative Activities is available for ages 4 up to children attending the 2nd Grade.

Note: Silent beepers are available for parents.

Here is a link to a map of our Sunday school classrooms.

From 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. each Sunday, coffee and refreshments are available in our fellowship hall, very near to our sanctuary and chapel.

For all of our worship services we invite you to come as you are, with the expectation that you will be warmly welcomed, and that if you come with an open heart and mind, God will bless you in some way.