Monday, March 4, 2024

Houses of Worship

People in the area seeking peace, solace & fellowship attend some of these houses of worship.

Breakpoint Community Church
Pastor Bart Young
493 US-46 E, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908 269 5551
Breakpointchurch.com

Calvary Assembly of God Church
Pastor Chuck Davis
450 Schooleys Mountain Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-6093
https://www.calvaryag.church/about-us

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Rev. Leo Salvania, Pastor
302 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908 852-3320
https://olofa.org

Church of the Covenant
Rev. Jim Jordan
319 Blau Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-850-8910
http://www.churchofthecovenant.net

Drakestown Methodist Church
The Rev. Sharon Hoff
6 Church Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-4460
http://www.drakestownchurch.com

Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Mary
Rev. Fain Webb
346 High Street, Hope, NJ 07844
908-818-9661
http://www.stlukestmary.com

Evangelical Free Church of Blairstown
Pastor Todd Nathan
11 Lambert Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-362-8979
http://efcbnj.org/

First Presbyterian Church
Rev. David Harvey
1 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-362-5254

First Presbyterian Church of Hackettstown
Rev. Erin Hayes-Cook
291 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-4011
http://www.fpchackettstown.org/

First United Methodist Church of Blairstown
Rev. Pedro Antonio Pillot
10 Stillwater Road, Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-362-6693
Firstumcblairstown.com

Hackettstown Baptist Church
Pastor Randy Anderson
916 County Road 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-6577
http://www.hackettstownbaptistchurch.com

Harmony Hill United Methodist Church
919 Fairview Lake Rd, Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-4868
https://www.umc.org/

International Mahabira Jain Mission
Jai Pat S. Jain
171 Hope Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-362-0130
https://www.siddhachalam.org/

Jewish Center of Northwest Jersey
Rabbi Dr. Andy Dubin
115 Youman’s Ave., Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-0762
https://jcnwj.org/

Knowlton Presbyterian Church
Rev. Andrew Schwartz
3 Knowlton Rd, Columbia, NJ 07832
908-459-5170
https://www.knowltonpca.org/

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Reverend John Welge
168 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-362-9405
https://www.lcotgs.com/

Marksboro Community Church
Pastor Steve Stoltzfus
1042 State Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825
908-386-6654

Mountaintop Church
Pastor Matt Jones
6 Naughright Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 0784
908-850-5477
https://www.mtopag.org/

New Beginning Church
Pastor Peter Thompson
1 Academy Ln. Green Township NJ 07821
973 288-1073
https://newbeginningschurchnj.com

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Roman Catholic Church

Fr. Abuchi F. Nwosu
203 Newton-Swartswood Road
Swartswood, NJ 07877
973-383-3831
www.olmcswartswood.org

Panther Valley Ecumenical Church
Guest Preacher is Rev. Deacon Jeanette T. Hile
1490 County Road 517, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-5444
https://www.panthervalleychurch.org/

Saint James Episcopal Church
Fr Wayne Sherrer
214 Washington St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908 852-3968
http://stjameshackettstown.org/

Saint John’s United Methodist Church
Pastor Carla Costantino
354 High St, Hope, NJ 07844
908-459-5759
http://www.umc.org/

Skylands Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
No pastor, group speakers
1811 NJ-57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-684-4040
http://www.skylandsuu.org/

Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Father ST Sutton
17 Elm St, Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-1985
https://stjosephnewton.org/

Saint Jude Roman Catholic Church
Fr. Ronald L. Gendernoa
7 Eisenhower Rd, Blairstown, NJ 07825,
908-362-6444
https://stjudech.org

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church
Pastor Wasyl Kharuk
PO Box 162, Great Meadows NJ 07838
908-689-2352
www.stnicknj.org

Saints Peter & Paul
Roman Catholic Church
Rev. Grzegorz Podsiadlo
360 Route 46. Great Meadows, MJ 07838
908-637-4269
www.peterpaulgm.com

Stillwater Presbyterian Church
Ken Hash
901 Stillwater Rd, Newton, NJ 07860
973-579-6686
https://stillwatersfamily.com/

Temple B’nai Shalom
President: Mark Hoffman
15 Oak Street, Franklin, NJ, 07416
and
13 Washington St, Newton, NJ 07860
973-827-5655

Tranquility United Methodist Church 
Pastor Fred Laux
5 Kennedy Road, Tranquility, NJ 07879
908-852-0218
https://www.tranquilityumc.org/about

Trinity Methodist Church
Rev. Erica (Milone) Munoz, Lead Pastor
213 Main St, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-3020
https://catchespirit.org

Walnut Valley United Methodist Church
Pastor Wen-Ling Lai
4 Vail Road, Columbia, NJ
908-362-6516
http://walnutvalleyumc.blogspot.com/

Western United Christian Church
40 Kennedy Rd, Tranquility, NJ 07879
908-850-8081
https://www.westernhillsnj.com/

Yellow Frame Presbyterian Church
Rev. Michael Nelms
1 Yellow Frame Rd, Newton, NJ 07860
973-262-3152
https://www.umc.org/

Yelens Choban
MB Journe, Contributing Writer
Contributing Writer

MB has been a resident of Frelinghuysen for the past 22 years. She lives in an old farmhouse on the side of the road. She enjoys the simple life, puttering in her flower garden, practicing Qi Gong under her redbud tree, or creating art on the deck.
MB's experience as a journalist began when her son was quite young, she began writing for The Paulinskill Valley Chronicle, often bringing him to work with her. Her responsibilities were writing articles with photos, selling ads, and billing. This suited her, as a single mother not wanting to be separated from her small child.

She considers herself a lover of nature, often seen photographing its beauty. She has worked as a seasonal employee of YMCA Camp Mason for the past 17 years. She is a teacher and mentor of children, always emphasizing the YMCA’s core values - caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. She tries to listen carefully to each individual she interviews, getting their viewpoint. That is why she likes to write about the interesting people and places that make Warren County such a nice place to live.