Open Churches

Meadowlands District

Leonia United Methodist Church: Full Time
396 Broad Ave
Leonia, NJ 07605

Worship Attendance 2022: 55
Professions of Faith 2022:  0
Parsonage provided:  Yes

Leonia United Methodist Church is making disciples for Jesus Christ from the center of Leonia, New Jersey. Our multi-ethnic membership is diverse in every way and centered on spiritual commitments and family life. More than 50% of the membership participates in community life. The major ministries are our connection with outreach programs including support for the homeless, CUMAC, meal programs, mission projects, peace ministries, etc. Worship services are spiritual, open, and music centered. Small groups throughout the week augment Sunday worship.


Raritan Shore District

Christ UMC in Piscataway
485 Hoes Ln
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Worship Attendance 2023: 144 (combined average online and in person)
Professions of Faith 2023: 5
Budget: $343,318
Parsonage provided: Yes

Christ UMC is a dynamic congregation hallmarked by its diversity. Located in Piscataway, NJ, we are surrounded by a variety of neighborhood types and only a few miles away from Rutgers University, downtown New Brunswick, and several suburban communities. Our church is located off of Route 18 which provides easy access to our facility from major highways like Route 287. It is a versatile building that offers several worship spaces, offices, classrooms, and meeting spaces. Our members represent many different ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, ages, theological and social views, and faith journeys. We offer a variety of worship experiences centered around music, community, and spiritual teachings. Our services range from traditional to gospel to contemporary. We offer 1 weekly in person service and a prerecorded online service. There are weekly prayer meetings held online, and Christian education opportunities on Sunday mornings. We have an active congregation involved with numerous small groups, activities, and community outreach opportunities. A significant number of our members have gone into ministry as missionaries and clergy. Like many churches today, we are striving to enhance the vitality of our ministry and the spiritual growth of our congregation.

Skylands District

Two Point Charge

Greenville United Methodist Church: Part Time
1686 Greenville Tpke
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Worship Attendance 2022:  38
Professions of Faith 2022:  0
Parsonage provided:  Yes

Greenville United Methodist Church is located in a sparsely populated rural community. We have one traditional style worship service at 9 am on Sunday mornings. The congregation is 99% Caucasian with one Bi-racial family. Our church is known for our VBS. Our ministries also include food pantry donations, Nurture Committee, Homeless Outreach, Craft-Quilt Outreach, Woman in Fellowship, Outside Worship: Easter Sunrise Service and Greenville Park Worship, Woman’s Group, and Bible Studies.

Drew United Methodist Church: Part Time
49 Sussex St # 51
Port Jervis, NY 12771

Worship Attendance 2022: 30
Professions of Faith 2022:  0
Parsonage provided: No

The Drew United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Broome and Sussex Streets in Port Jervis, NY. The large modern sanctuary connects to an entrance with offices and an education wing containing classrooms on the first level and a kitchen and Fellowship Hall on the second level. The congregation of the Drew United Methodist Church is predominantly older with Sunday worship attendance averaging between 30 and 35. Drew United Methodist Church has an active ministry that includes Sunday School for children and adults, a food pantry, church band and chorus, knitting group and seasonal bible studies.  The church makes its space available to the community and is used on a regular basis by the Girl Scouts and N.A.


Central District

Island Heights United Methodist Church: Full Time
111 Ocean Ave
Island Heights, NJ 08732

Worship Attendance 2022:  97
Professions of Faith 2022:  0
Parsonage provided:  Yes

Island Heights United Methodist Church is in a historic seashore community of 1700 residents in Ocean County on both the Toms River and Barnegat Bay.  We are a moderate to progressive theological, older congregation with 1 traditional service every Sunday.  Small groups and outreach ministries include choir, Sunday Workshop in lieu of Sunday School, UMW, UMM, Food Pantry, Caregiver Volunteers, Gardeners Club, Crafters, Knitters, Book Club.  Strong caring community within the church membership and with the town of Island Heights.

2-Point Charge

Pemberton United Methodist Church: Half Time
45 Hanover St
Pemberton, NJ 08068

Worship Attendance 2022:  30
Professions of Faith 2022: 5
Budget:  $153,000
Parsonage provided:  Yes

Pemberton United Methodist Church is a welcoming, loving, legacy multicultural church steeped in 252 years of history and activity. We enjoy a blended worship service with a diverse music program each Sunday. Congregants are a mix of middle-aged and seniors.

Pemberton UMC serves our community with a Food Pantry, God’s Closet Clothing Ministry (donated clothing is given to families in need), and Loads of Love laundry ministry, and we support AA and NA meetings with the use of our facilities. We are known to be a loving and welcoming congregation. We are in a season of transition and growth.  We are constantly striving to hear from our community about how we can meet their physical and spiritual needs.

Brown Mills United Methodist Church: Half Time
2 Pemberton Browns Mill Rd
Browns Mills, NJ 08015

Worship Attendance 2022:  100 (75 in person and 25 online)
Professions of Faith 2022: 
Parsonage provided: 

Browns Mills United Methodist Church is an active Community Church with a diverse congregation that is representative of the community. Our mission is Love, Serve, Nurture. We currently conduct a blended worship style with contemporary and traditional components. Our ministries include Joyful Noise Children’s Ministry, Dinner Church, Bible study Group, UMC Women in Faith, Caring Ministry, and a Prayer Chain Ministry. We serve the community in mission through our Food Pantry and Little Lambs Preschool. Other ‘interest’ small groups include a Stained-Glass group. With support from the GNJ Congregational Development Grant we started a new Ministry called Nurture Church that engages Creative Arts worship styles and events reaching diverse groups with a focus on “Growing together in Christ”. Our community events include Easter Egg Hunts, Trunk or Treat, Homecoming Service, Community Barbeque and Christmas Bazaar. Our Fellowship Hall is the go-to place for events in our community and serves Scout groups throughout the week. In 2023, we celebrated 150 Years and became a Field Education site for students from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Cape Atlantic District


2-Point Charge

Tuckahoe United Methodist Church: Full-Time
112 Rt 49
Tuckahoe, NJ 08250

Worship Attendance 2022:  86
Professions of Faith 2022:  0
Parsonage provided:  No

Tuckahoe United Methodist Church is in a rural setting about 25 miles south of Atlantic City. The population within 3 square miles is 2,411, with a median age of 40. We hold one traditional service a week at 9 AM each Sunday. Our congregation is made up of longtime members, many of whom attended as children. About 10% are younger families with children, 30% are single people. We offer Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and have a very strong and active United Methodist Woman fellowship. We are known in the community for our very active “little food pantry” and our monthly food drive.

Dennisville United Methodist Church: Full-Time
134 Main St
Dennisville, NJ 08214

Worship Attendance 2022:  44
Professions of Faith 2022:  0
Parsonage provided:  Yes

Dennisville United Methodist Church is a small country church located in the heart of the historic village of Dennisville, settled in the 1700s by ship builders. Dennisville is a very conservative, small congregation. There is one blended traditional/contemporary Bible-based service each Sunday and a mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Meeting. Our small congregation, with an average attendance in the upper 20s to mid-30s, has a five-figure mission’s budget which supports 14 missions at the local, national, and global levels. The United Methodist Women’s group has 15 very active members in missions and service. Additionally, we have a Men’s Breakfast Group in partnership with other local churches. We have an active and growing food pantry, which currently serves our community monthly. Dennisville is a small church with a big heart.


Delaware Bay District

Trinity United Methodist Church: Full Time
284 Cedar Rd
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

Worship Attendance 2022:  225
Professions of Faith 2022:  0
Parsonage provided:  Yes

Trinity United Methodist Church seeks to encounter, engage, and empower all people to become followers of Jesus Christ.  We have 3 Worship services each Sunday at 8:15 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM.  They are traditional, contemporary, blended in order as listed.  Trinity is exceptionally active in a wide gamut of community service.  Trinity offers a vibrant small group program and vital age specific ministries.  Youth programs, mission trips, food ministries, and community service groups such as scouting, AA, seeing eye dog training, and Stephen’s ministry group are parts of our outreach to the community.