Founded in 1782, our current church was built in 1836. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Centre Street features a Paul Revere bell, mechanical town clock, George Stevens tracker organ, and large Tiffany-style stained glass windows. We are an historic congregation with open doors and progressive thinking.
We believe in a loving, all-welcoming God. All are children of God. We believe in the Bible and Jesus as the head of the church and we listen for the still small voice of God in today's society: "God is Still Speaking!"
Centre Street Church is an Open and AffirmingChurch 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 as well as racial, ethnic, or socio-economic status.
We welcome all to share in the life and leadership, ministry, fellowship, sacraments, responsibilities, and blessings of participation in our faith community.
Centre Street Congregational Church is a proud, community-centered church, sponsoring:
The Machias Food Pantry (Mondays 1 - 6 pm). To make the pantry a pleasant place to shop, we use an appointment system. Please drive in during pantry hours to set your appointment. Presently, when you come for your appointment, you must wait in your car so we can all be COVID safe!
This Good Shepherd pantry is also partnered with the Eastern Area on Aging's Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
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No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey you are welcome!