VISION & VALUES
Trinity United Methodist Church is a caring Christian community that believes in the sacred worth of every person. Through worship, fellowship, education, and mission, Trinity practices the belief that God is calling us to love and care for one another.
As a community, we have nine foundational values that are at the core of all that we do:
Hospitality – Our circle is always open, and we all work to ensure that every person we encounter feels welcomed and loved.
Hope – We strive to embody the hope we find in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Grace – Jesus Christ gave us grace, so we freely bring grace to others.
Resurrection – We participate in God’s work to bring healing and new life where there are broken places.
Ministry of All Believers – We believe we are all called to a load-bearing role of the church and ministry in our lives through good stewardship of our time, talents, and gifts.
Good Neighbors – We strive to strengthen our faith by supporting the local economy and serving the people of Trinity.
Connection –We want all in our congregation to feel known and have a place to belong. We focus on the importance of doing ministry out of meaningful relationships.
Richard Romero has successfully served in multiple cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments in the last eight years, including Asbury UMC in Camden, Aura UMC in Monroeville, and St. Luke’s in Long Branch. He served as a community organizer for the Shalom Center at Drew University. Richard is a coach and mentor. He holds degrees from Montclair State University in Religious Studies (B.A.) and Drew University Theological School (M.Div. and D.Min.). Pastor Richard trained with the National Plan for Hispanic Ministry and Community Development/Church for All People. He was a professor of Christian Spirituality at Eastern University and is passionate about worship, Biblical literacy, theology, and justice ministries. He is an artist who loves spending time with his wife, Pastor Amarilys Gonzalez, and son, Nathan.
Rev. Dr. Richard Romero
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OUR METHODIST HERITAGE
Trinity United Methodist Church of Bordentown is a part of the United Methodist Church. Methodism traces its roots back to John Wesley, an Anglican priest in the Church of England, in the 1700s. John and his brother Charles intended to revitalize the church by forming small groups that met regularly and followed a “methodical” pursuit of the radical love of neighbor.
Methodists, as we are today, formed in 1968 after merging the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church to become the United Methodist Church. Methodism first spread to Ireland and then to America, officially becoming a denomination in 1784. Today, United Methodist membership stands at over six million worldwide.
United Methodists have long been known for emphasizing personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. For United Methodists, social consciousness has always gone hand in hand with faith. We support mission and justice work locally, regionally, and worldwide.
To learn more about what we are as United Methodists, you can visit the following websites: