local missions

God’s Co-op Coat & Winter Clothing Drive

“Go make a difference” We sing it every week; we live it every day!

Throughout September & October, we will be collecting gently used winter coats and clothing for the clients of God’s Co-op. Located in Bernardsville, the Co-op provides food and other items for local residents, including veterans and seniors. Please drop off your donations in the labeled tote by the church’s main entrance doors (South Finley Ave.). (note: We hope to resume the scheduling of servants to distribute food at the Coop as soon as it becomes safe to do so.) Don’t forget to submit Community Service Forms anytime you serve.

Check out the September Tower Bell (click here) for more info.

God's Co-Op Food Pantry

This food pantry is an ecumenical effort to feed the hungry in Bernardsville and Basking Ridge. Over 200 individuals and families from our area are served monthly.

God's Co-op primarily serves three distinct and growing populations: veterans living on the grounds of the VA Hospital, local senior citizens, and our underserved hispanic neighbors.


The pantry is in need of helpers.  There are many different areas to help; from bagging food, handing out food, donating fresh vegetables, and helping with special events.


We need your help! If you are interested in volunteering please contact Terri Faltas.

Peter ebbE 

food donation center

Please help in supporting the Somerset County Food Bank.  

Each Sunday (or during the week) bring jars or canned food items, including boxes of cereal, pasta, tomato sauce, and other non- perishable food items.  Also most needed are canned soups/stews, as well as canned chicken and tuna fish along with peanut butter.

The donation center is located in the Narthex of Bishop Janes United Methodist Church. 

Somerset Food pantry back pack program

This program helps about 400 Somerset County students come home from school with something extra. Not homework, but food from the Foodbank Network of Somerset County for home cooking on the weekend.

The Foodbank’s seven-year-old Backpack Program insures students receiving nutritional assistance at school can also enjoy healthy meals on the weekends. Thank you for giving of yourselves for so many in need!

4 times a year we collect food for the Somerset County Backpack program. Please say tuned for the next time we will be collecting for this awesome program.

Community in Crisis

Our Vision Is to Be a Model Community for Substance Abuse Prevention and Education: Changing Lives, Enabling Futures.

Join us for any activity at our Hub, located in the Old Library in Bernardsville, NJ.

Click here for directions. 

For more information visit Community in Crisis online.


Throughout the year BJUMC participates in countless short-term mission projects. View the missions Board in our Church for more information. These missions include but aren't limited to:


- Christmas Gifts for Camp YDP, Patterson NJ

- Coat Drive

- School Supply Drive

- Backpack Ministry


And Much Much More! Get involved today!

At BJUMC, our Youth Group is very active within our church, leading various ministries, but also in missions near and far. Our Youth Take on about 4-5 mission projects a year, plus a summer week-long mission trip.

Local Missions have included:

- Soup Kitchen work

- Meal Packing to send to disaster areas

- Events at the Senior Living Community, Ridge Oak

-Diaper packing, supporting Trenton's Maker's Place

- Hurricane Sandy Relief

- Much much more, Join our Youth Group today to participate in youth Missions!

The 2020 Summer Mission Trip is to Appalachia through Appalachian Service Project.


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