Welcome

We warmly welcome you to worship, learn, and serve with us!

Our Phone Number: 480 838 7309

 

 

Sunday Schedule

9:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

 

Our Location

2540 West Baseline Road, Mesa, Arizona 85202

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Current Events

 

In faith, we share the sad news that on Monday, January 15, 2018, C.P. ("Chuck") Morriss passed away. He was a dear friend of St. Matthew UMC.  The memorial service is still in the planning stages at this time.  Condolences may be sent to:
Jal Morriss & Family
400 N. Coronado St. #1074
Chandler, AZ 85224

 

This month at St. Matthew United Methodist Church

Opportunities:

We need volunteers for Sunday Greeters.  Contact jgann1329@gmail.com 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 lastof4@cox.net if you can help.

Family Promise:
St Matthew will be supporting the Family Promise organization by hosting families from Feb 11th through Feb 18th in the B building. Over 25 St Matthew volunteers have signed up to help support and be blessed by this wonderful mission. Contact Bimal Dey for more information.
Sharing the Blessings:
St Matthew members have distributed food boxes every other Saturday to the needy families in our neighborhood. We get the food in bulk quantities from Midwest food bank and from Salvation Army and repackage them into individual boxes that can support a family of four for 3-4 days. The leftover food is given to various school social workers to be distributed to needy families and children in those schools. Contact Bill Hedges for more information.

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 preed@tempeunion.org.  Email billbarb62@cox.net 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

Rosemary James has purchased the DVD’s for the Bible Study Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore.  It is a study of the Holy Spirit and the Fruits  of the Spirit and taken from the book of Galations.     This is a wonderful advantage for our Bible Study program.   The book,  Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore is available via Amazon or Lifeway Christian Book store  (1955 S Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ ) Participants are asked to purchase the book before the first class.   Cost is  approx  $19.00. Class is free and open to all. Class began in C4 on Monday evening January 15, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. and continues until March 26, 2018. Anne Dutton will facilitate, and Barb Hedges will be co-facilitator.

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:  

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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 karen.obscureobservations@gmail.com 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

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Christmas Eve

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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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 ben@stmatthewmesa.org 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!  

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New Office Hours

The Church Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Friendly Visitor

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"Friendly Visitors" is something we would like to begin right away! St. Matthew members who are unable to be part of our worship service for a variety of reasons, need someone to call on them, or visit them.  If you are interested, please contact the office and let Belle know, thank you. 

 

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.

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