Our Mission & Vision
To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
We are a United Methodist Church, one of the 500+ churches within the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference. The United Methodist Church is a 12.8-million-strong global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as “practical divinity” has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
Mission & Purpose:
God loves you, and no one can separate you from that fierce love of God. Our purpose at Trinity United Methodist Church is to be an enthusiastic community of God’s love in action. Empowered by the Holy Spirit and guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ, we seek to share this love in response to human needs, hurts and hopes.
No one is unqualified to receive God’s abundant grace and love. Whether you’re new to church and faith or a longtime Jesus-follower, you will be loved regardless. All are welcome here.
Past Story: The Cornerstone
Trinity United Methodist Church has an amazing history, which began prior to 1853 when the Methodist Episcopal Society of South Amboy initially met in its members’ homes. The Methodists remained actively engaged in worship and Bible study, and as membership grew, they built a church and dedicated on November 16, 1854.
In April 1963, Cavalry Church reunited with us to form the Methodist Church of South Amboy. In 1966, the church purchased 10 acres for relocation from the Parkway Authority, and the cornerstone was laid September 22, 1968. A transition service was held on December 15, 1968.
In 1981, Cliffwood Church joined us, and our name was changed to Trinity United Methodist Church, one church born of three!
Over the years that Trinity United Methodist Church has grown and served the people of South Amboy and Sayreville, the church in the woods always has been a place where people found comfort and peace. Both members and their guests experienced God’s love and grace at this place and shared that love with one another.
But best of all, we have a place waiting for you! Whether you’re new to church and faith or a longtime Jesus-follower, we hope you will stop in, join in our current experiments to form a Christian community, and participate in building the Kingdom of God.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when I come in?
Services are on Sundays at 9:30am and are about 60-minutes long. As per the CDC and NJ state guidelines, masks are not required for folks who are fully vaccinated! We still affirm masking as a great way to keep our neighbors safe.
When you arrive, you will be greeted at our doors by one of our friendly ushers who will welcome you and help you find a good seat. We will also invite you to fill out an “I’m New Here” Card and place it in the offering plate during worship — that will be all we ask from you your first Sunday with us.
Is there Holy Communion offered during your worship service?
Holy Communion served on the first Sunday of each month.
Is there Sunday School offered for children?
Yes. Children leave for Sunday School after the Time with Young Disciples during the worship. During your first visit, you’re welcome to walk your children to the Sunday School to meet our teachers.
What should I wear?
Our church doesn’t have a dress code. Suit or T-shirt, dress or jeans, you are welcome to wear whatever is you.
Is your location close to me?
Our church is located in South Amboy and Sayreville. Many of our guests come from South Amboy, Sayreville, Parlin, South River, East Brunswick, Old Bridge, and Matawan.
What happens after service?
Please don’t leave right after worship! On the first Sunday of each month, there is fellowship and coffee hour with plenty of snacks, coffee, and tea following worship.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can,
In all the ways you can, in all the places you can,
At all the times you can, to all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
– John Wesley
815 Bordentown Ave, South Amboy, NJ 08879
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