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.

Our Sunday worship services are being in-person at the church and by video conference.   Please check our Facebook page for the latest church information and events.

Worship Service

Sunday: 10:00 am at the church and by Zoom

Our Sunday Worship Service is being held at the church and by Zoom video conference.  All are welcome to join us.  Please see the announcement below about Church Is Open, which contains info about our Covid-19 safety precautions.  Please use the Contact Us form to request the Zoom meeting ID and login credentials.

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Church Entrance

What To Expect

All are welcome to attend our Sunday Worship Service.  If you’re new, curious, or just wondering what it’s like or what to expect at our church, click on the link below for some info and pictures to help answer those questions.

What To Expect ->

God’s Words for You

For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.  Ephesians 2:10  NRVS

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

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Why I Go To Church

Why I Go To Church

- Why I Go To Church -   This is a question that some may ponder – why go to church?  I thought I’d provide an answer in the hope that my answer may help someone contemplating this question....

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Church Is Open

Church Is Open

 - We Are Open -   We are pleased to announce that as of May 30, 2021, we are back to holding our Sunday Worship Services in our church sanctuary.  Praise God!  It is so nice to be able to...

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Connect with Us

Connect with Us

With the outbreak of Covid-19, we have been using technology to help us gather on-line for our Sunday Worship Services.  We are using the Zoom video conferencing system which lets us participate in...

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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. ”