St. Matthew's United Methodist Church

Love God, love your neighbors, and have fun doing it. Acton, MA
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
St. Matthew's United Methodist Church

Who We Are

A community of diverse beliefs, united in spiritual curiosity, practicing habits through which we encounter the Holy, and working for social justice. We help people discover God in their lives, and live in harmony with all that grace.

About Us

Vibe
Inclusive, Multigenerational, Casual, Creative, Spirit-filled, Progressive, Gay affirming

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education

Music
Traditional Hymns, A capella, Singer-Songwriter, Chanting

Denomination
Methodist (UMC)

Size
Medium

Language
English

Founded
1962

Plan Your Visit

Services

Contact

Address
435 Central St
Acton, MA 01720

Phone
978 263-2822

Website

Directions
Get directions on Google Maps

Our Services

What are services like?
A mostly traditional service, but with a lot of warmth, and directness. Lots of original music, and no stuffy prayers. (Stuffing is for furniture.) Our hope is to make scripture accessible, worship engaging, and prayer a natural act of paying attention. There's more silence and mystery than in a lot of talky-talky services. Kids are welcome.

What is the community like?
Loving, non-judgmental, gentle. No uppity, stiff, crabby people. Seriously. Well, OK, one old curmudgeon, but he's actually really nice.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come anyway. Heck, half the people here either aren't sure or think they are but are wondering what exactly that means. What's really true in your life? Where is the wonder in your experience? Where does the Beloved come to you? What needs healing? When you're truly silent, what do you hear deep within? Where do you find Wisdom? How do we help each other to love as radically as Jesus did? That's what we're interested in.

Leadership View all

Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Steve Garnaas-Holmes

Pastor since 1980 in Montana, New Hampshire and now Massachusetts. Writes music & poetry, loves kids, plays frisbee, practices contemplative prayer. A member of the Montana Logging & Ballet Co. (A music & comedy quartet. Don't worry; they're extinct now.) Steve believes you are a living Word of God, and hasn't ever been proven wrong about that.

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