Local Missions

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.

ESL Celebrates 10 Years of Learning

Please call 908-852-3020, ext. 41 for class cancellations due to poor weather conditions.

Trinity celebrates 10 years of free English and Spanish classes on Saturday, September 17th with registration at 8 am. Intermediate English classes for speakers of other languages will meet 8:00 am – 9:30 am on Saturdays. And immediately following the intermediate courses, Beginner and Advanced English classes are from 9:30 – 11:00 am. 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.