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Welcome to St. Matthew's UMC of Newbury Park

St. Matthew’s UMC is a spiritual home for everyone who seeks to love God, serve others, and create ways to embrace and engage our community. This is a family church that strives to engage the deeper meaning of the Lord’s definition of family.
We are partners with the Westlake Village UMC and the Thousand Oaks UMC in reaching families who live between our congregations. We are also partners with our United Methodist Church worldwide in sharing God’s love in the most difficult of circumstances. We have been the first team in and the last to leave in catastrophes around the Globe. Our United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently on site with the people of Lahaina, Maui- where we lost our historic Lahaina UMC buildings. However, our Lahaina community & congregation are serving those who suffer from this fire. Additionally, they are receiving our financial and prayer support daily.
As the Lead Pastor, it is my prayer that you discover who we are and who’s we are. We wish to serve those in your world and the world as a whole- in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Peace for the Journey,
-Pastor Jim Powell


Join us for Worship Sundays at 10:00am in our Sanctuary or online at Facebook.
Past Worship services are posted on our YouTube page the following week.


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Deepening Our Relationships

We all struggle to understand our relationship with God and others. Whether you are recently curious or already committed to following our Lord Jesus Christ, join us in conversations about our faith journey.

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Here’s what’s happening:

Small Group Fellowship

Join us for our Advent Study after Thanksgiving

Group Study

  • Tuesdays 10am Pastor’s Study – all are invited (Wesley Room)
  • Wednesdays 11am Men’s Study (Fireside Room)
  • Thursdays 1pm in Camarillo (Carol’s home)
  • Fridays 10am in the Wesley Room
  • 1st Saturday of the month: Men’s Breakfast. All ages are welcome to Denny’s at 8am in Newbury Park
  • 2nd Saturdays of the month: Women’s Breakfast. 12/9 8:30am potluck and “box of Tea” Exchange in the Sanctuary. Questions? Contact Kathy Martin at

ADVENT STUDY: Shadow and Light begins in December. Books are $13


Building Relationships with God and Each Other!

Study Groups, Worship Bulletins, Sunday School, Youth



Year Round:

Quilt & Crafters Fellowship 10:00am-noon Wednesdays. Create items to sponsor the purchase of pediatric wheelchairs, or come work on your personal projects with this multi-church group. THANK YOU for your support!

Upcoming Events:

  • December: ACTION Community Christmas Shoppe gift collection. Bring unwrapped toys through December 3rd or volunteer to support the event on December 9th More Information
  • December: Meals for the Homeless. Christmas Eve our SERVE Team will deliver hot meals to Harbor House on behalf of our congregation.

Within the Walls

Offerings of Service in our Worship, administrative roles or for Membership Care


Outside the Walls

Ways to serve beyond our Walls include item collections, service to organizations and mission trips


St. Matthews is committed to a Ministry and Mission to all generations in our church, community, and world!

You are invited to join our Church Family’s faithful support of our mission to love and serve in the name of Jesus Christ!


Learn more about how we give our time and talent to God.