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Dec 16th, 2016 by admin

Join Us for Christmas!

Our traditional Christmas Eve  Service, “Candles & Carols” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 24th.  Please join us for this special worship service.  Visitors are always welcome!   Learn about all of our Christmas events>>  »»

Dec 16th, 2016 by admin


MUSIKGARTEN is held Monday at 10am in the Fellowship Hall and taught by Jan Grewe. MUSIKGARTEN is musical playtime for babies – 5 years old. The class fosters mental, social and emotional development. Join us!

Dec 13th, 2016 by admin

Worship Team

The Worship Team is currently preparing music for Christmas. The team meets on Wednesday’s at 7:00pm. Snowbirds welcome!

Our Schedule

Sunday Worship Service: 11:00am
Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 am (Starting 1/10/15)
Stained Glass Workshop
Tuesday mornings 9am-12pm
Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm

Church Information

Matecumbe United Methodist Church is located at Mile Marker 81.8 (Oceanside) in the heart of Islamorada, Florida Keys.
Reverend Robert Pavey
Church office: 305-664-3661
Church parsonage: 306-664-9545

Our Mission

Practice the hospitality of Jesus Christ with visitors and members, strangers and friends in our Community.

We Welcome You

Whether you're an Island resident, regular snowbird or first-time visitor, we welcome you to worship with our small, friendly and family-oriented congregration. A Place to Call Home! Are you looking for a church while you're away from home? Are you looking for a place to share your gifts? Are you looking to refresh your faith? Are you living through a change in your life--wedding, moving, birth, death? We want to share our church home, our faith our gifts with you! Come see us on Sunday and let us welcome you in person.

Our History

We trace our roots as far back as 1894, when a one-room wooden Methodist Church was built on the beach in Upper Matecumbe Key. This building was later moved-probably floated between two sailboats - to the shore near the present-day Cheeca Lodge and Spa. The 1935 Hurricane destroyed much of Upper Matecumbe Key, including the Methodist church building. The church bell, however, was found and used to announce the worship service in a home. Through faith and hard work a new building for worship was constructed just north of the Hurricane Monument - the present location of the church.