Services & Visitor Information
Worship Together with Us
Sunday 9:00 am
Sunday School for all ages with nursery
Sunday 10:00 am
Traditional Service includes Communion first Sunday of the month
During the summer we participate in Community Services that start at 10:00 am, please check our calendar to confirm service times. We provide Sunday School for all ages Preschool to Adult. Our Nursery is available at all services.
We have a vibrant and growing Sunday School for children of all ages. We currently have classes for Preschool, Kindergarten & 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 4th & 5th, 6th through 8th (Middle School) and 9th through 12th (High School). We have wonderful teachers who are dedicated to help our children learn and grow within the church and themselves.
From June to September, we hold a "One Room" school for all ages with fun activities and Bible lessons.
Please check our photos to see our Sunday School in action!
First United Methodist Church of Hightstown
187 Stockton Street, Hightstown, NJ 08520
Weekly AA Meetings
Monthly Committee Meetings
2nd Monday at 6:30 pm Administrative Council
3rd Monday at 6:00 pm Trustees
4th Monday at 6:30 pm Finance
Men & Women's Activities
Women's group/UMW is on break at this time.
First Time Visitors
We love new visitors! If you are coming for the first time, please be sure to fill out a visitor slip for a special gift. Because God's welcoming spirit is alive in our church, we want to know more about how we can be companions on your journey. We look forward to meeting you!
Where is the church located?
We are the large stone church with the red doors on Stockton Street in Hightstown. Click here for directions to our church. Our telephone number is 609-448-0041.
What to expect when you visit
We want your first visit to our Church to be a warm and welcoming experience, and one way to do that, is to tell you what to expect.
What time are the services?
Our service time is 10:00 am service.
What should I expect when I get inside?
As you enter the doors to the Narthex, an Usher will hand you a worship booklet. This booklet contains all the service information. If you aren't sure of something, just watch to see what those around you do.
Where do I sit?
You can sit anywhere that you feel comfortable. If it's crowded, the Ushers will help you find a seat. If you arrive once the service has begun, an Usher will be happy to assist you to a seat.
The process of becoming a member of FUMCH begins by filling out a Visitor Card (found in the pew rack). Place the card in the offering plate, and we will be in touch with you in the next few days to let you know more about us.
Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. The Lord’s Supper reminds us that Jesus Christ is the host and that we participate at Christ’s invitation. This sacrament is representative of that special meal that Christ ate with his disciples on the night before his crucifixion.
Methodist believe in an “open communion” which means that all are welcome to receive the elements. This is different than some other denominations that require membership in order to participate.
Our communion liturgy begins with words spoken on Jesus’ behalf inviting “all who love him, who earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to live in peace with one another.”
We serve communion in one of two ways. Most times we ask that the people come forward to the altar rail and kneel to receive. Some times we serve communion by intinction, where each person dips their bread in a common cup.
A special communion offering is taken each communion Sunday that is used for the missions of the church.
Communion is served at both the 9 AM and 10:30 AM services.