Ministry Partners

Strategic ministry partnerships with outside organizations are vital to the success of our church’s mission and vision. Partnerships with other organizations have the potential to concentrate the community’s focus on a particular problem, create alliances among organizations that might not normally work together, and keep the community’s approach to issues consistent. Most importantly, partners can advocate for our church’s goals while contributing their own contacts, skills, talents and assets, allowing our church to broaden its impact while accessing new audiences. For more information on our partners, please contact Jack Scharf. Here is a listing of our current ministry partners:

The Market Street Mission

The Market Street Mission is the oldest mission in New Jersey and has been serving the poor, homeless and addicted men for over 130 years. Our church provides bible studies, worship, and sponsors for the mission and we are grateful for our alliance with the ministry of the Mission.

WALK TO EMMAUS

The Walk to Emmaus is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen our church through the development of Christian leaders and disciples. Each Walk lasts three days and is led by a team of clergy and lay leaders. To date over two million Methodists world-wide have made this Walk and have been spiritually enriched. The cost of the Walk is $300 and scholarships are available. There are both women and men reunion groups meeting at our church.

PLATINUM MINDS

Currently African Americans comprise approximately 12% of the Morristown population. A critical problem in this community is that less than 25% of its African American males graduate from High School and only 50% of 4th grade boys in New Jersey pass the NJ ASK exam.
Platinum Minds, Inc. was founded in 2007 as a 501 (c) 3 corporation to help address this critical problem. The current Executive Director of Platinum Minds is one our church’s members, Ms. Yvette Long.

Platinum Minds Mission is to collaborate with other community organizations to assist academically motivated young boys from environmentally challenged neighborhoods with achieving their full academic potential and becoming leaders in their communities to effect positive change.

CHILDREN ON THE GREEN

Children on the Green provides quality child care and early education for children of all families living or working in the diverse Morristown area.

The value of early childhood education is indisputable and profound. Children on the Green provides quality child care and early education that promotes the growth and development needs of all our children in a caring, nurturing environment.

Our church was instrumental in founding Children on the Green (COG) in 1994. Since opening its doors, its philosophy has been that every child deserves access to a quality early education program regardless of their means. Through charitable grants and individual donations, COG offers scholarships for children with demonstrated need, providing them with access to quality education and developmental opportunities unavailable to them in other centers. We are the only child care center in New Jersey that provides full scholarships to children referred to us by local homeless and battered women’s shelters.

For more information contact Andrew Cattano or call 973-984-0094.

DREW THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL

Drew Theological School is a community of scholars, ministers and activists that for nearly 150 years has been educating rooted, innovative and courageous leaders for service to the Church, the academy and society.
Theological School students and faculty gather in historic Seminary Hall in The Forest, a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey. With modern classrooms and Craig Chapel, the Theological School also comes together online, through social media and for live-streamed events.
Founded in 1867 to provide organized theological education for Methodist Episcopal Church ministers, the Theological School is proudly grounded in and seeking to embody the Wesleyan and Methodist tradition of bold ideas that impact people’s lives for the good. Morristown UMC has been a partner in training new ministry candidates through its internship program for over 30 years.

UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE ON RELIEF (UMCOR)

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) responds to disasters in the United States and around the world by working with communities and local partners. When a disaster overwhelms a community’s ability to recover on its own, UMCOR provides essential relief supplies and supports long-term rebuilding efforts. While UMCOR is not a first-response organization, it stands ready to accompany communities in need over the long haul of their recovery until a “new normal” is established after a crisis. “Early in and last out” is a guiding principle of UMCOR.

UMCOR comes alongside those who suffer from natural or human-caused disasters – be it famine, hurricane, war, flood, fire or other events—to alleviate suffering and to be a source of help and hope for those left most vulnerable. We provide relief, response and long-term recovery grants when these events overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on their own. UMCOR also provides technical support and training for partners to address emerging and ongoing issues related to disaster relief, recovery, and long-term health and development. UMCOR is a 501(3) Charity and receives contributions throughout the year to support its many relief projects.
Our church provides opportunities for supporting UMCOR’s relief work through special donations during the course of the year and by participating by providing relief kits and supplies. For more information please contact us.

GREENFAITH

Because the Earth and all people are sacred and at risk, GreenFaith is building a worldwide, multi-faith climate and environmental movement.
Together our members create communities to transform ourselves, our spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate, loving and just world.

We envision a world transformed, in which humanity in all its diversity has developed a shared reverence for life on Earth. Religious and spiritual communities everywhere generate a moral awakening to the sacredness of Earth and the dignity of all people. Together, we are building resilient, caring communities and economies that meet everyone’s needs and protect the planet. The era of conquest, extraction, and exploitation has given way to cooperation and community.

VILLAGES IN PARTNERSHIP

OUR VISION is a world in which communities from across the globe work together in partnership to transform each other’s lives, so that people are relieved from suffering and can begin to achieve their full potential.
OUR BELIEF is that we can empower people to raise themselves from extreme poverty by coming alongside them as partners to share each other’s burdens, resources and solutions.
OUR MISSION is to build partnerships between villages in the developed world and villages in Malawi to bring about life-changing development for all.
OUR METHOD is to work with local development experts in Malawi to implement programs designed to simultaneously address the inter-connected web of root causes of extreme poverty: lack of access to clean water, food insecurity, poor health care, inadequate education, insufficient infrastructure, and lack of economic opportunities.
OUR MOTIVATION is to respond to the call of Jesus Christ to love and serve the poor, the hungry, the widowed and the orphaned.