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.   No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome at our church.

If you want to connect with God and learn about His message of hope and salvation, then click on the button below.

Worship Service

Sunday: 10:00 am

161 Chestnut Street
Gardner, MA  01440

Phone:  978-632-1978

Please join us.  Click on the link below for more info on our worship service.

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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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Weekly Scripture

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice.  Let your gentleness be known to everyone.  The Lord is near.”  Philippians 4:4-5  NRVS

To see more daily devotional scriptures, click on the link below.

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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 come to our weekly Bible Study.  Our Bible Study is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at our church on Chestnut Street.  Reading the...

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Food Pantry

Food Pantry

We operate a Food Pantry to provide food for those in our community who are in need.  We collect non-perishable food items at the church.  In your weekly shopping, please consider buying an item that you can donate. Please bring your donated food items to the front of...

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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. ”