Centre Street Congregational Church A shared, open and affirming ministry of the United Church of Christ in Machias, Maine
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Welcome to Centre Street Congregational Church, a proud Open and Affirming member of the United Church of Christ. If you're searching for a welcoming, joyful faith community with a strong peace and justice orientation, you just found it. At Centre Street, no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!
Historic church. Progressive theology.
Centre Street was founded in 1782, and our building, dating back to 1836, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The church is situated squarely in the center of this quintessential New England town, and our tall white steeple is visible as you travel Highway One into town from either direction. But Centre Street is about far more than history and tradition. At this “Christianity plus” church, we honor the heritage of Christianity and follow the way of Jesus. At the same time, we strive to encourage and support your spiritual growth no matter what your faith tradition. After all, we are all searching for meaning and God's presence, no matter what label we might choose to put on our religion.
While honoring our rich history that stretches back more than 250 years, we are actively seeking new and exciting ways to follow God's call into the twenty-first century. Everyone is welcome at Centre Street, whether you live here in Machias or participate in our ministry via social media.
Open and Affirming Statement
We, the congregation of Centre Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, declare ourselves to be open and affirming of all people. With God's grace, we seek to be a congregation that embraces differences of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, mental and physical abilities, and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic status. We welcome all to share in the life and leadership, ministry, fellowship, sacraments, responsibilities, and blessings of participation in our faith community.
Worship 10:00 a.m. First three Sundays in the sanctuary and streamed on Zoom. Fourth Sundays on Zoom.