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
- Ice Cream Socials
- Wine & Cheese Tasting
- Annual Golf Tournament
- Annual Convention
- Parents Night Out
- Adult Costume Parties
The Art Guild members have voted and have named their group the Art Angels! In October, members submitted designs and ideas for prospective Christmas cards and note cards to be used by the ECW and various outreach ministries. On Dec. 8th, (at both coffee hours) they will be offering art objects for sale with a portion of […]
Fr. Rick will lead a series for adults Monday night during Advent. What about the children? Come to the adult program and drop your kids off at the youth building. Have them dress in their PJ’s. I’ll get some of the older youth to assist me. We will feed them and tell them stories of Christmases […]
The advent series for 2013, titled “Reclaiming our Souls: The Spiritual Wisdom of the Enneagram” will take place on Mondays in December. Those dates are December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Dinner at 6:00pm & Program at 6:45 – 8:00pm. Everyone is invited to hear Fr. Rick teach on this very meaningful subject!
On Sunday, December 1st, we will have our annual intergenerational Advent Wreath Making. Supplies and an Advent prayer book will be provided with a donation request of $6.00 per wreath. This is always a wonderful experience for families to share and I highly encourage that your family participate in the Advent prayers each night. We will […]
The annual Parish Meeting and Chili Cookoff will be Sunday, November 24th at 6:00pm in Gruman Hall, following the 5pm service. Chili Cookoff begins at 6pm, with vestry selection and reportes presented at 7pm. There will also be live entertainment! It is a long standing St Matthews’ tradition that before the annual meeting each year, […]
The Art Guild’s next meeting will be Thursday, October 24th at 7pm. We will be discussing the 3rd &4th chapters of “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews. For more information, please contact Anne Sullivan or the parish office.
The youth’s annual haunted house will be held on Sunday, October 27th, 6:30 – 8:00pm in the portable. Everyone is invited to come if you dare. No one is guaranteed to survive!
It’s that time of year again! Time for the annual parish halloween party! Friday, November 1st, 2013 at Fr. Steve and Trudi’s house. Adults only, please, and costumes are required! Bring fingers for food (oops that should be finger foods) Fr. Steve’s famous “Witches Brew” will be served. BEWARE!
The Episcopacers, the St. Matthew’s running group, is seeking runners/walkers interested in participating in the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run on October 19, 2013 as members of the St. Matthew’s “Episcopacers” team. The Liz Hurley Breast Cancer Fund is a worthy cause, the survivor walk is inspiring, the entire event is a lot of fun, and […]
In conjunction with the Bishop’s visitation & Confirmation, we will celebrate with our annual picnic & pig roast on the church grounds on Sunday, October 6th immediately following the 11:00am service of Confirmation. Sign up in Gruman Hall to bring food. We also need folks to sign up in shifts for the roasting of the […]