This month at St. Matthew United Methodist Church
We need volunteers for Sunday Greeters. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
We need volunteers for Communion Prep by giving time cutting bread and arranging for Communion Sundays.. You will be reimbursed for bread and juice purchases. E-mail email@example.com if you can help.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity needs workers and meals at build projects. If you can assist with bringing breakfast items for January 27, lunch items for April 14 and May 12 or build on any of these days contact Pat Reed at (602) 316-3724 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Email email@example.com for meal planning.
Wellness Support Group
Please come to a non-judgmental environment to share & discuss wellness goals and gain tips from a licensed counselor and a Cross Fit Instructor. The sessions will be held on January 28, February 4 and 11 at 10:30 a.m. in Room B12
Family Promise Volunteer Luncheon
There is a special volunteer celebration on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. This is the first of what will become a yearly, staple event for Family Promise…all about honoring and celebrating YOU! Because after all, YOU are our miracle workers. Please see the complete information under the Serve Tab, Family Promise.
Monday Night Bible Study
United Methodist Women District Meeting
EAST DISTRICT UMW LEADERSHIP ENRICHMENT EVENT
Theme: Galatians 6:9; Saturday, January 20, 9:00 am-2:00 pm; Tempe First UMC, 215 E. University Dr., Tempe, 85281. Registration Fee: $15 (Includes lunch). Please contact our UMW president, Ruth Dales, no later than January 11 to register. 480-560-0780. All UMW members invited and encouraged to attend.
See District Newsletter for complete details:
Monthly Book Readers Group
The Book Readers Group will be meeting on Sunday, January 28 at 10:30 in 11B. We will discussing The Noel Diary by Richard Paul Evans.
Photographs for the ChurchTrac Online DIrectory
St. Matthew's software system for keeping track of member data has changed. Our new system, ChurchTracOnline, is web-based. The new system allows for you to upload your information including pictures and email addresses onto the system by yourself. You will be given the "address" to enter the directory and review your information. In addition, we are offering an opportunity for you and/or your family to be photographed so that your new picture will accompany your information.
The sessions for January are completely filled. Sign-up sheets are available for February 4th. See Karen after 10 a.m. service in the Chapel. Or if you are interested and want to be photographed, please contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Belle in the office at 480-838-7309. This is an ongoing project which will be continued until everyone who is interested has an opportunity to be photographed. Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can plan further sessions if needed. Thank you so much for your interest in this project. Karen Neuberg, Church Photographer
Just past events at St. Matthew United Methodist Church:
January 9th UMW Unit Meeting
We had a nice unit meeting last evening, with a good program presented by John Lester about his African Safari. About 18 attended. We missed those of you who have been ill and could not be there.
December at St. Matthew United Methodist Church
The 9:00 a.m. Christmas Choir Cantata was one of the most beautiful, uplifting, joyous experiences St. Matthew has had! Thanks to the Sanctuary Choir and the Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Ben Shafer, for the glorious music that filled a full sanctuary this morning. The congregation gave them a well-deserved standing ovation!
4:00 p.m. Children's Family Worship: "God's Promise Came True" . See Live Broadcasts under Worship Tab
5:00-7:00 p.m. Living Nativity - a wonderful presentation by our Youth and some not-too-cooperative animals!
9:00 p.m. Worship presented a view of "The Manger: Presence" by Rev. Dr. Joan Miller. The Sanctuary Choir thrilled us with "O Holy Night", followed by communion and candle lighting.
11:00 p.m. Meditative Worship with Candle Lighting and Communion
Hands of Joy Concert
The Hands of Joy Annual Christmas Concert was held on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. They were joined by our Hands of Praise Youth Signing Choir. If you weren't there, you missed an uplifting joyous experience.
Join the Sanctuary Choir! Or the Bell Choir!
The choirs are back in full force with the Sanctuary Choir resuming rehearsals on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. and the Bell Choir rehearsing on Thursdays at 6 p.m. We would love to have you be a part of a choir this season. All you need is a willing heart, a desire to sing or learn to play the bells, and a little bit of time! For more information on the choir or any of our other Music Ministries, please contact Ben Shafer at email@example.com or at 480-358-7923.
Join the Hands of Joy Sign Language Choir
Rehearsals have begun! Join us Wednesdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm in the Chapel. All are welcome! You do not need to know how to sign. If you would ever want to just learn some sign language but never perform with the choir, you are more than welcome to join us. You only need a love for the Lord and an adventuresome spirit!
New Office Hours
The Church Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
New Forms have been added
New forms have been added under the Forms tab. If you need visitation, medical equipment, or use of a room or space on the patio, please check for the proper form. Youth forms are also located in that section.