We are the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church in Gardner, Massachusetts.  We are a welcoming faith community that offers God’s love and teachings to all people.

During the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, we have suspended our onsite worship services and in person gatherings.  Please check our Facebook page for the latest church information and live stream events that are available.   We have Faith Stories, Bible Passages, a Newsletter, and Devotions here that you might find helpful in this difficult time.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

Worship Service

Sunday: 10:00 am by video conference

To comply with state ordinances and CDC guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak, we are using call-in and video conferencing to conduct our Sunday Worship Service.  If you would like to join our video conference worship service, please use the Contact Us form to request the call-in and video conference details.

Ministry Meeting

How We Do God’s Work

We have several activities designed to do God’s work in our communities.  We call them our ministries and you can find out more about them  by clicking on the link below.

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God’s Words for You

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8  NRVS

To see more inspirational Bible passages, click on the link below.

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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Message From The Pastor   3-20-2020   Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ; My prayer is that you and your loved ones are safe and well.  A few days ago, I informed you that the Chestnut Street UMC would stay open for worship service on Sunday, March 22.  But the...

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Get Connected

Get Connected

We publish an e-newsletter called The Connection.  The purpose of our newsletter is to help people maintain a connection with God and with our church.  It’s targeted for those who may be curious or not be ready to attend a church.  You can see our latest edition by...

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Weekly Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study

 - Weekly Bible Study -   Would you like to learn more about God's teachings or what the Bible says?  Then please join our weekly Bible Study.  Our Bible Study is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  During the coronavirus outbreak, we are...

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“Worship is an important part of my life.  I don’t know where I would be without the Lord in my life.  The Lord is most present in my life during the hardest times and battles I have to face.  You may say really and my response is most definitely.  We all face difficulties. King David, also faced difficulty but he did not give up.  Instead, he worshiped in the face of loss and pain (see 2 Sam 12:20 NIV). It is so important that in times of pain and loss, we move toward God rather than ‘away’ from Him.  David showed us that we have to say, “I feel so much pain, I’m in agony, but I’m going to go toward God because I need Him more now than ever”.
I recently relocated to Massachusetts from North Carolina and was in a state of despair after leaving my friends and church community.  I wondered how and where I would find a new church home.  It did not take me long.  I found an awesome church family within the church community at Chestnut Street United Methodist Church.   The church has a pastor that is truly connected and devoted to God.  The Sunday worship services brings us closer to God every week.  If you are looking for a church family, come and worship with us at CSUMC.”


Church Member

“I began attending the Chestnut Street UMC church in 2017.  I was new to having a relationship with God and new to the Methodist faith.  I was immediately welcomed by the members.  The church is bright and beautiful.  I always feel the presence of the Lord when I’m in the Sanctuary.”


Regular Attendee

“I love and admire this church. They are very welcoming and the church always looks to do something new.  This Faith Community has its heart in the community.  It has a Thrift Shop (very cheap), Food Pantry, A monthly Community Supper will be starting up in soon.  This church has a big heart for the Community. ”