Open Hearts

Open Minds

Open Doors


point Our Mission

To achieve our vision, it is the mission of SUMC to faithfully seek, through prayer, Bible study, and corporate worship, guidance from God in Jesus Christ. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit we will:
- Praise God through inspiring and diverse worship opportunities to serve the needs of a broad and expanding faith community.
- Provide opportunities and encouragement for Spiritual Growth in the Christian Faith through worship, education, and music ministry programs.
- Extend God's Grace to others by welcoming all people to a caring Christian community.
- Care for the needs of the SUMC community, local community, nation and the world through individual outreach, Church sponsored programs, and the connectional outreach of the United Methodist Church.
- Advocate for Social Justice by making use of the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church to help discover and raise awareness of injustice wherever it may exist and seek to eliminate its causes.
- Commit our time, talents, and resources to sustain and grow the ministry of our Church

point Our Vision

SUMC is a community of people seeking to become faithful witnesses to God and Jesus Christ, led by the Holy Spirit. This Church is an inclusive community providing worship, education, and support to our fellowship, and Christian outreach to the world.

point Reconciling & Welcoming Statement

The United Methodist Church is a community of believers and seekers, with differences in age, class, nationality, race, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, abilities and limitations. We at SUMC recognize that there are attitudes, concerning these diverse characteristics, which violate the integrity of individuals and deny the richness of God's creation. Therefore we affirm our welcome to all people into our community of faith. We are committed to be a fellowship in which all persons feel a part of our family, enabling them to grow in their faith, to be fed by our fellowship and to contribute their talents to the life of the church in its worship, programs and outreach. We call the church and society to be sensitive to all persons and to advocate programs which attempt to ensure justice for all.

The Chronicle Newsletter

SUMC publishes a newsletter, The Chronicle, on a weekly basis except for summer months and holiday weeks during the program year. Typically this newsletter includes a message from one of the pastors; the preaching schedule; timely information on church school & commission events; concerns/celebrations of the congregation and pertinent information from the larger UM Church. To contribute news or to be put on the mailing list, you should contact the church office at sumc@sudbury-umc.orgClick here to see current issues of The Chronicle.
Sudbury United Methodist Church History

United Methodists have worshipped at our campus on Old Sudbury Rd. since 1959, but Methodists have been active in Sudbury since 1823.

Sudbury UMC is the largest Church in America constructed by the physical labor of the congregation. MORE

History of Methodism

SUMC is part of the worldwide Communion of Methodist Churches and a member of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Methodist movement was founded by John and Charles Wesley during the 18th century. The Methodist Episcopal Church was established at Christmas 1784 in Baltimore, MD. under the leadership of Methodism’s first Bishops, Thomas Coke and Francis Asbury. MORE

Our Role in the Community

SUMC plays an important Missional role locally, nationally and worldwide. We are part of the Sudbury Interfaith Council and support local shelters and soup kitchens.

We have worked at Rosie’s Place in Boston since 1974 and have had various other projects in the Boston area. – See the Outreach link and the Greenwood link.

We send work teams to Dominica and Nicaragua and have done so in Chile. We support missionaries worldwide and are the largest contributor to United Methodist Committee on Relief in the Annual Conference. MORE

Annual Conference

SUMC is a member of the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Conference covers New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont and parts of Connecticut.

In Methodism, the basic organization is the Conference, and each local church is a branch of it. The Bishop, Peter Weaver, was selected in 2004 to lead New England. He works with 9 District Superintendents. Ours is the Rev. Ron Wilson, based in Worcester. MORE

Back to Top  

E-mail the Webmaster