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Parish Life

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The ministry of hospitality and fellowship involves the people of God sharing the joys and sorrows of life in the assurance of God’s power and presence in our lives. We come together in fellowship to renew, and become renewed, as a community of pilgrims journeying with God.

In addition to those opportunities to participate in the active parish life of St. Matthews listed in this section, we have many other opportunities as well:

Our Annual Parish Picnic, usually held in September in conjunction with the visit from our Bishop, provides an opportunity for us to visit as a parish family and really relax together.

Foyer Groups, which meet in parishioners’ homes on a monthly basis for the enjoyment of a common meal and the pleasure of good company.

We are always looking for new ways to bring people together in fellowship. These activities are just a sampling. If you would like to get involved in planning an event, or working to set one up with someone else, call the office and we will get you started.

  • Foyer Dinner Groups
  • Mid-week Bible Study
  • Parish Picnics
  • Potluck Dinners
  • Parish Retreats
  • Rummage Sale
  • Swim & Bar-B-Q Parties
  • Lenten Soup Suppers
  • Cinco deMayo Fiesta
  • Quilting Groups
  • Mardi Gras Celebration
  • Field Trips
  • Inquirer’s Classes
  • Annual Parish Meeting & Chili Dinner
  • Bowling Parties
  • Dinner Seminars
  • Concerts
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Wine & Cheese Tasting
  • Annual Golf Tournament
  • Annual Convention
  • Parents Night Out
  • Adult Costume Parties

Bunco Fun Night

Have you ever wondered what the game Bunco is? Would you like to have a laughter filled evening as you learn to play a social dice game involving 100% luck and NO skill! ECW is sponsoring an adult game night for all men and women to play a fun new game while socializing with other […]

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St. Matthew’s 25th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 9th 6:00 – 9:00 PM Open House, Reminiscing, Pictures, Food and Drink. A casual Reception with finger foods and drinks, video presentation, & sharing of memories. Casual attire. Saturday September 10th 2:00 – 9:00 PM Celebration Activities. Casual attire for all event. 2:30 PM Confirmation Services with Bishop Kee Sloan. 4:00 – 6:00 PM Pig […]

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Parish Pig Roast is right around the corner!

On Friday, September 9th, the pig will arrive and be put on the grill; the briskets will be wrapped and smoked; and the whoppers and other “true” stories will be told through the day and night. On Saturday, September 10th, the now roasted pork and beef will be pulled and shredded, the chicken will be grilled; the […]

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Young Adults (20s-40 group) Board Game Night

Date & Time: Saturday, April 23rd @ 5pm Bring: A side or dessert to share and any board games you enjoy. BBQ will be provided for dinner. Details: There will be food and a wide variety of board games that everyone will enjoy from strategy games to classic and party games. Child care will be provided. […]

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Advent Series 2015

Every Wednesdays, December 2nd – December 23rd, come join us for our 2015 Advent Series: Finding Bethlehem in the midst of Bedlam. 6:00pm dinner, program starts at 6:30pm. Christmas of confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam… which will you choose this year?

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Annual Parish Meeting and Chili Cook-off

The annual Parish meeting and chili cookoff is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd. Judging starts at 5:30pm and dinner starts at 6pm. This year’s competition includes: our traditional chili cookoff, best casserole, and best dessert! We need cooks, competition judges, and set-up/clean-up crews. Signup sheets for all of these are in the parish hall. The […]

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Art Angels Meetings, May 2015

The Art Angels meet on the 4th Thursday each month. Join us on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00pm. Anyone with a talent or with an interest in art of any form is invited to join us. For more info contact the church office.

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2015 Parish Retreat

It’s that time of the year! The 2015 St. Matthew’s Parish Retreat is June 5th-7th at Camp McDowell! Sign up to spend a weekend with your fellow St. Matthew’s members at beautiful Camp McDowell. Enjoy hiking, swimming, canoeing, nature walks, etc. So much to see and do in a most beautiful environment. Spend one night […]

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Wing and a Prayer Men’s Fellowship, May 2015

The men of St. Matthew’s meet every third Tuesday for wings & prayer. We will meet Tuesday, May 19th @ 6:00pm at Crickets in Madison. For more information, contact the church office.

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Mother/Daughter Banquet

Come join us on May 11th at 6:30pm for a treat. Our own sous chef, Fr. Steve & his trusty assistants, will be preparing a feast to celebrate our mothers and daughters in honor of Mother’s Day. The men of the parish will serve your meal and clean up. This event is for ALL ladies, […]

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