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Parish Life

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

Sewing Sisters

If you sew and would like to work on your project with others who are sewing, you can come to St. Matthew’s on the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm. We have a great time together sharing our talents and project ideas. You may even get some fresh ideas, suggestions, and assistance! Bring your […]

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Foyers

Foyers will resume in the fall, giving everyone time to finish the 2014 Fall dinners and coming up with some new and exciting changes. So, look for the 2015 fall sign-up in August and if you have any suggestions, please let us know. Until then, feel free to get together with some of your old […]

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Lenten Series 2015: Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith

Lenten Suppers/Study – Wednesdays, Feb. 25 – March 25 @ 6:00 p.m. Imagine how different your outlook on life would be if you had absolute confidence that God was with you. Imagine how differently you would respond to difficulties, temptations, and even good things if you knew with certainty that God was in all of […]

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Mardi Gras Party!

The annual Mardi Gras Party will be on Fat Tuesday, February 17, at 6:00pm. Watch for sign up sheets in the Narthex. We need help with set up, decorating, clean up, and providing the great Cajun food. So get out your purple, gold & green attire, don your beads, wear your mask, and join us […]

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Sewing Sisters

If you sew and would like to work on your project with others who are sewing, you can come to St. Matthew’s on the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm. We have a great time together sharing our talents and project ideas. You may even get some fresh ideas, suggestions, and assistance! Bring your […]

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UAH Ice Hockey!

Are you interested in hockey or have you never been to a game and don’t know what all the fuss is about? Either way, your opportunity to attend a game is here! On SATURDAY, January 17, 2015 the UAH Chargers are playing the Anchorage, Alaska Seawolves at Von Braun Center and Rick and I are […]

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October 24-26, 2014 for CAMP DAY at Camp McDowell!

Come enjoy the day, or come for the entire weekend. There will be many opportunities to explore Camp McDowell and the wonderful programs and resources “God’s Backyard” has to offer. Stay tuned for more information and how to sign up–it will be fun for the whole parish!

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Confirmation, Parish Pig Roast, and Groundbreaking!

Bishop Sloan will visit and we will celebrate CONFIRMATIONS & BAPTISMS on Sunday, October 5th. Confirmation will be followed by our annual PIG ROAST and PARISH PICNIC on the church grounds. Also we will be breaking ground for the construction of our new Mission Building! There will be food and fun for everyone! Sign up […]

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Parish Clean-up Day!

WE ARE PLANNING A CHURCH GROUNDS CLEAN-UP DAY. The church grounds need some general cleanup & maintenance, trimming & grooming. Please join the effort on Saturday, Sept. 20th, 8:30am – Noon. We need everyone’s help in getting our grounds ready for the parish picnic & Bishop’s visit! Please bring your lawn & garden tools and […]

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Quilter’s Meeting

If you are a quilter or enjoy other sewing, the St. Matthew’s Quilters Group invite you to join us the first Monday of the month at 6:30 in Gruman Hall. We help each other by offering hints and support, and the fellowship is priceless. Come and join us. Please contact the church office if you […]

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