Ministries We Support

Members of our Church participate in a number of organizations that reach out to our community, state, nation and to the needs of people throughout the world. Many of these are also supported financially by our church through the Outreach Budget.  Here is a list of them:

  • Africa University — We support the work of Africa University through our Outreach budget.
  • Aids Resource Foundation for Children — We usually give to this organization through the Christmas Card Alternative. Formerly it was “St. Claire’s Home for AIDS Babies”
  • Arm in Arm (formerly the crisis ministry of mercer county)– Works to prevent hunger and homelessness in the Princeton and Trenton area through many services including a food pantry, money for rent and help with utilities and medicines.
  • Church World Service (CROP Walk) — We help raise funds for use in fighting hunger around the world through the annual fall CROP walk.
  • CONTACT of Mercer County — A telephone ministry which provides free and compassionate listening, crisis intervention and safety services to the needy.
  • Habitat for Humanity, Trenton Area — Helps build new homes and renovate older ones in an effort to provide affordable housing.
  • Heifer International — The children of our Church School help raise funds to help families in the third world buy farm animals.
  • HiTops — A Princeton, NJ organization that promotes adolescent health and well-being through counseling, health education and a health clinic.
  • Homefront — Provides transitional housing, self-sufficiency training and counseling to families in the Trenton area who are moving from welfare or homelessness to affordable housing.
  • Hospice of New Jersey — Provides support and services to families facing the life-limiting illness of a loved one.
  • Housing Initiatives of Princeton — Helps families in the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing temporary housing and other assistance while they get back on their feet.
  • Isles — A community Development and environmental organization that fosters self-reliant families in healthy, sustainable communities.
  • Mercer Street Friends — Provides educational opportunities, job training, food, clothing, counseling and health services to the families of the Trenton area.
  • Not in Our Town — An interracial, interfaith social action group in Princeton committed to speak truth about ‘everyday racism’ and other forms of prejudice and discrimination.  Composed of representatives from faith congregations, it supports and promotes social justice, economic justice, and educational equity for all.  Its goal is for Princeton to become a town in which the ideals of friendship, community, and pride in diversity will prevail. Also visit the Not in Our Town blog for additional information.
  • Pastoral Care at Princeton Healthcare System — Provides counseling to hospital patients and their families as they cope with medical and other crisis issues. Navigate to the Religious Ministries page on this website.
  • Princeton Community Housing — Provides 463 units of affordable rental housing to families and individuals residing in the Princeton area.
  • Princeton Senior Resource Center — Provides programs and services that assist senior citizens, their families and their caregivers.
  • Princeton Young Achievers — An after-school program which provides homework support and individual tutoring and mentoring to children of low-income Princeton families.
  • The Neighborhood Center in Camden— The Camden Neighborhood Center reaches out to the residents of Camden. It is an urban outreach mission supported by the Greater New Jersey Conference of the United Methodist Church.
  • The Wesley Foundation at Princeton University — A campus ministry of the United Methodist Church which serves students at Princeton University.
  • Trenton Area Soup Kitchen — Provides meals to the hungry, tutors adults and encourages self-sufficiency through a number of programs.
  • United Front Against Riverblindness — Works to eliminate Riverblindness in the Kasongo region and two other regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo through the administration of Mectizan, a Merck medication. Dr. Daniel Shungu, a member of our church is the Executive Director.
  • United Methodist Communities — Provides quality housing and care services to senior citizens.
  • Womanspace — A residential emergency shelter program for battered women and their children. Also provides counseling, advocacy and legal assistance.