SEEKING TO HELP
AS JESUS WOULD
We serve out of our devotion to Jesus and our love for all people.
We seek to meet people's needs with love and humility on Christ's behalf.
Children ages 3 through 12 have the opportunity to learn about the Bible and how to love God through Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Confirmation class is offered for 7th & 8th graders and a youth group is available for 7th to 12th grade students.
Lunchtime Ministry is a soup kitchen/drop-in center providing food and companionship to everyone that comes through our doors at St. Matthew Trinity on the corner of 8th and Hudson Streets in Hoboken. Four days a week, Monday through Thursday from 8 AM to 12 PM, we provide a warm meal, hospitality, and community for our neighbors who are homeless, marginally housed, or just hungry.
Worship at St Matthew Trinity is an expression of the unity of our church - the people of God - and its continuity with Christians across the ages. We continue in our liturgies the gestures, songs, and words by which Christians have identified themselves and each other for two thousand years.
St. Matthew Trinity is a sponsoring member of the Clergy Coalition Shelter, whose ultimate goal is to end homelessness one person at a time. Mark Singleton serves as President of the Shelter Board and many congregation members volunteer to prepare and serve dinner there and support the Shelter financially. For more information about the Shelter and volunteer opportunities, go to: http://www.hobokenshelter.org
In Jesus' Name Charities
In Jesus’ Name has been providing emergency food, formula, milk, and winter clothing to the more vulnerable (especially children) in Hoboken for 24 years. This ministry is hosted by Our Lady of Grace RC Church on Willow and 4th Streets. St. Matthew Trinity supports this ministry financially and through volunteering. Around 18% of Hoboken’s population of 40,000 lives below the poverty line. Learn more: http://www.injesusnamecharities.com
The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
St. Matthew Trinity supports the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) which works with affiliates and partners to resettle refugees, protect unaccompanied refugee children, advocate for just treatment of asylum seekers, and seek alternatives to detention for those who are incarcerated during their immigration proceedings. Learn more: http://www.lirs.org
Lutheran World Relief
We support Lutheran World Relief (LWR) who works with partners in 35 countries to help people grow food, improve health, strengthen communities, end conflict, build livelihoods and recover from disasters. Learn more: http://www.lwr.org
ELCA Disaster Response
The ELCA Disaster Response is another way of aiding particular needs, such as a hurricane, flood, or other disasters. You can give online at http://www.elca.org/disaster or send a check payable to "ELCA Domestic Disaster Response" or “ELCA International Disaster Response” to ELCA Disaster Response, P.O. Box 71764, Chicago, I