Who We Are

At St. Matthew United Methodist Church, God is creating a 21st century community that is thoughtful and inclusive of all God’s people. The people of St. Matthew are drawn together by the commitment to live out the Great Commandment as articulated by Jesus in Mark 12:29-31. Jesus said, “‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’” And then Jesus added this, “‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” These commandments define who we are and what we do as a faith community. We worship and study together to grow in our love for God and we serve in our community and world to grow in love for our neighbors. All are welcome to join us as we live out the promises we make when we join the United Methodist Church - to faithfully participate in the life of the church through our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service, and our witness.

As a United Methodist congregation, St. Matthew is part of an 11 million person strong global Christian movement. We trace our unique heritage to the work of John Wesley, an eighteenth century Anglican priest who lived in England. Wesley and the early Methodists were concerned with helping people experience God’s grace and grow in faith through disciplined Christian living and service to others. We invite you to learn more about our larger connection at the official website of the United Methodist Church.


Interested in joining St. Matthew as a member? Have questions about what it means to be United Methodist, or what church membership is all about?  

We periodically hold a new member orientation. This orientation will introduce you to some fine people, explore basic Christian beliefs, practices of Methodism, and show you opportunities where you can get involved. For further information, call the church office at (480) 838-7309. Childcare is available upon request during these sessions.