Mathewson Street
United Methodist Church
Sunday Worship Service 10:15 a.m.

134 Mathewson Street,
Providence, RI 02903

 401-331-8900 /

Rev. Jack Jones, Pastor

Regular Sunday Schedule 

Prayer & Friendship Breakfast

8:00 - 9:00 am
(Volunteers to help with serving and cleanup  are always welcome!)

Choir Rehearsal
9:00 - 10:00 am (2nd Floor)
(September through May. New members welcome!)

Adult Bible Study:
9:30 - 10:10 am

Family Breakfast & Worship Arts Program
9:30 -10:00 am - Family Friendship Breakfast
-11:15 a.m.  - Worship Arts for Children
(Artists and volunteers always needed: click here:)


Worship  Service

Including Eucharist Celebration, 2nd Floor

10:15 - 11:15 am

Coffee Time

Fellowship following Worship


Weekday Activities

Afia Center for Health & Wholeness

  Wednesdays and Thursdays:   12:00-4:00 pm


PICA Community Meal

Fridays:  5:00 - 6:00 m

(Volunteers are always welcome!)


Part-Time Job Opening: Nursery Worker

 MSUMC has an opening for a Nursery Worker on Sundays from 9:45 to noon ($50 per week).  If interested, please click here:

Nursery Application


CONSIDER MSUMC for your building needs


Our church has unique space in downtown Providence that is available for long- and short-term rentals. We have a newly renovated commercial kitchen with an adjacent 2800 square foot hall, a black box theater, a serene

chapel, and smaller meeting space that is perfect for programming, trainings, and offices. Suitable for non-profits, families, start-up businesses, and those that are independently owned. We are the perfect venue for weddings, reunions, fitness workshops, culinary trainings, pop-up dinners, dances, fundraisers, and parties. For more information, please click here:  MSUMC

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Our Mission
We are a church in the heart of the citysustained by the reconciling love of Godand providing hope for all people.

Our Character
We are one of the more than 300 United Methodist congregations belonging to the
Reconciling Ministries Network.  As part of the reconciling movement, we believe Christ's love is meant for all God's children. We thus welcome our brothers and sisters of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Our parishioners include heterosexual, bisexual, homosexual, and transgender individuals, as well as heterosexual, transgender, and same-sex couples and families. Our faces are shades of black, brown, and white. Our ages range from the very young to the very old. Some of us are people of means; others not so much. Our cultural backgrounds are diverse. But whatever our differences, we are united in believing that our hearts and actions should be guided by Jesus' fundamental dictum to "love thy neighbor."


LIVING PRAYER CENTER (24-hour-a-day intercessionary prayer "hotline") ...

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Calendar of regular & ad hoc activities: Calendar
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Upcoming and Recent Events of Interest to the MSUMC Community and Its Friends

*Celebrating All Saints Day by Returning to our Sanctuary*

On November 1st we returned to the sanctuary after 4 years worshiping in the Vivian Grant due to the ceiling collapse. It was also All Saints Day when we remembered those who have made a difference in our life as a congregation (both living and dead).


We gathered at 10:00 a.m. in the Vivian Grant Room to write the names of those saints on prepared slips of paper.  Next we processed into the sanctuary space and tied these on a tree branch while singing Oh When the Saints Go Marching In (with percussion and musical instruments, banners and great joy)


The worship service involved several special moments--including the premier of a choral anthem written for this occasion by our own Tom Jones and sung by an extended choir. (To hear this beautiful and inspiring composition, as sung by the MSUMC choir, and as played by MSUMC Choir Director and Pianist Eric Van Dervort, click here --> Our Forebears Dream.) Pastor Jack Jones welcomed six new members who have been worshiping with us at 8, 9:15 and 10:15. Former MSUMC pastor Keith Sanzen enjoyed this special celebration with us, as did representatives from groups using our building in their efforts to build community-- including RIOP and HeadsUp, Inc.


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