St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church
Trenton, New Jersey
St. Bartholomew Lutheran Church is a community of believers that is rooted in God’s unconditional grace and love, striving to share God’s light of hope and salvation to scatter the darkness wherever it is found, through word and deed.
"Not Just Going to Church, but BEING the Church"
Our Community Partners
We understand the church as broad and large, encompassing people and places from a variety of different places. St. Bart’s connections to those other church and civil groups helps further God’s work in the world.
Ministry Partner Congregations
We and our "official" ministry partnership congregations support each other by intentionally participating in each other's efforts to live out Christ's Good News to the world. We worship together, we serve together, we share resources, and we have fun together!
Our current Minsitry Partner Congregations include:
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church in Ewing
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Princeton Junction
Children's Home Society of NJ
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey's mission is to find loving families for children, to protect children from harm, and to help parents find better ways to be parents so they can keep their children. CHS operates a day care using St. Bart's building.
United Mercer Interfaith Organization (UMIO)
UMIO is an interfaith alliance of leaders and faith based organizations working together to seek justice especially in marginalized populations of Trenton and the Mercer County area.
New Jersey Synod
The New Jersey Synod is a geographical grouping of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations that share the mission and ministry of the Church on the New Jersey territory. It is one of 65 synods in the ELCA. The NJ Synod is comprised of 175 congregations, which include almost 80,000 baptized members.
Thrivent - Central NJ Chapter
Thrivent Financial is a faith-based, non-profit membership organization that provides insurance, financial planning and supports the work of congregations.
The ELCA is a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives. Learn more about What We Believe.
We also work hard to put our faith into action. In today’s complex world, we strive to make a difference in practical, realistic ways.
With more than 10,000 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4.2 million members—we welcome you to experience this church right in your community. Explore the ELCA, and help us celebrate our gift of faith—with action.
Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) is a private, non-sectarian, charitable organization that depends almost entirely on the help of dedicated volunteers and generous financial support from individuals, churches, local businesses and community organizations.
TASK provides more than 3,000 free meals per week to people in need in the Trenton area. They direct their activities toward helping patrons achieve healthier lifestyles, increased self-esteem, and self-sufficiency.