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Welcome to Rock Church Ministries.  We are a multisite church with three locations; St. Matthews UMC in Sandown, NH, The Rockingham Church in Plaistow, NH and Rock Church Amesbury in Amesbury, MA.    With the combined strength of our three churches, we are able to do and offer much more as a church than ever could as individual congregations.   We are able to share resources, programs, staff, equipment and much more so that we can be all the more effective in sharing the love of Christ in our region..

Each of our three campuses are community oriented churches, ministering to persons of all ages, race, and condition. We gather together for family worship built on the cornerstones of strong Biblical preaching, prayer, and a vibrant music ministry. We also seek to share God's love through a variety of ministries.

These ministries offer a balance of inward focus for personal spiritual growth, and outreach to meet the needs of our community and our world. We believe that as followers of Christ, we are called to share the Good News in both word and deed!

What many people notice right away is the hospitality they experience the moment they enter the churches. Once you are around St. Matts, The Rock or Rock Church Amesbury for any amount of time, you’ll find that we focus on relationships. We believe in the power of personal relationships – through devotional groups, life groups, one-on-one relationships, and more! If you’d like to develop authentic, genuine and lifelong relationships with others, then you’ll be glad to know that new groups are forming all the time.


Our Churches are founded solidly on two key Biblical passages:

The Great Commission ~ "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit". (Matthew 28:19)

The Great Commandment ~ “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself". (Mark 12:30-31)


Based on these two foundational teachings, this is a place where people can find new life in Christ, can express their love for God in worship, and their love for neighbors through service.

Our worship services at St. Matthews and at Rock Church Amesbury are more of a traditional format. The services at the Rock in Plaistow are casual and upbeat. The music at The Rock is led by the Praise Team. Our Pastor's teachings help you apply the wisdom of Scripture to your daily life. Our Churches are family friendly where children are welcome.

So whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just investigating and asking questions about God, or a committed Christ follower who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home at one of our three locations.

You’ll find that this is a place where you really matter — because you matter to God.