THE MAKER'S PLACE
connecting neighbors with neighbors
MURAL AT TURNING POINT
UMC BY LEON RAINBOW
ABOUT THE MAKER'S PLACE
Built in 1935, the Lower Trenton Bridge reads, “Trenton Makes. The World Takes.” The changing economic reality of the city often challenges that message. Our aspiration is to create a place where all people are empowered to be makers, and where all people experience the abundant life of God the Maker.
A while back, a handful of folks in central New Jersey started dreaming about “The Maker’s Place,” a multiethnic and economically diverse community in the city of Trenton, where all people can experience the wide welcome of God, and where United Methodists from across central New Jersey can live out God’s love in action.
The Maker's Place is a new initiative of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey. The goal is to connect neighbors in Trenton with neighbors from central New Jersey, by opening a new neighborhood resource center that empowers poor and marginalized people in our capital city. Starting with initiatives centered around infants and families, and in partnership with four United Methodist churches in Trenton, we'll cultivate transformative relationships and help people build bridges out of poverty.
A COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE
of the United Methodist Church of Greater New Jersey
Volunteer. Donate Diapers. Become a Partner.
Whether you live near Trenton, and want to love your neighbors, or whether you live in Trenton, and want to share your assets and aspirations, we'd love to have you join in! Here are three ways for you to get involved:
Offer your hands-on help
You can volunteer with the Maker's Place! We will be distributing diapers at pop-up distribution events in Trenton, starting April 13th, 2019. Click the link below to learn more and to sign up as a volunteer!
Give diapers or host a Diaper Drive
You can donate diapers to the Maker's Place! You can deliver diapers to us in Trenton, or learn how to host a stress-free Diaper Drive in your church or community. To learn more, click the link below!
BECOME A PARTNER
Bring new mission to life
Invite Rev. Michael Reed or Rev. Susan
Victor to talk with you, your church, or organization. We'll tell you more about what we're doing, and how you can be involved with what's happening in Trenton.
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