This month at St. Matthew United Methodist Church
Children's Benefit Foundation Inc.
A special program and concert is being held at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, 2540 W. Baseline Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202 on Saturday, April 28th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Children's Benefit Foundation works toward empowering children to make a difference in this millennium, to think COOL and do GOOD! Come join us for a delightful program by Cool Hands, a sign language group, and afternoon tea. Dr. Ruth Lim, a member of St. Matthew, is president of this organization.
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Financial Peace University
Monday evenings from April 23 to June 25, take Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace Class. For more information and to sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Women
Fundraiser Cake Raffle Tickets will be sold on the patio April 29. Tickets are $2.50 each or 3 for $5.00. You may win a professionally baked, decorated cake which you can order any time in the next year. You will have your choice of white, chocolate, yellow or marble cake and frosting color.
UMW UNIT MEETING
April and May - no regular unit meeting.
May 1 - 9:00 a.m. in C6/7.Program: “Godly Play is Good for the Soul” by Marilyn Seese, District UMW officer. Arranged by June Hanson.
Devotions: Ellen Sassano; Refreshments: Judy Garza
May 6 - 3pm - Youth Music Presentation. A concert featuring the talented youth of our church and community combine to present musical offerings, including performances by the Hands of Praise Youth Sign Language Choir under the direction of our own Rosemary Glithero. Also joining the concert is our own Children's Choir under the direction of Robin Watson.
Concerts at St. Matthew
May 20 - 3pm - Elements of Music - Music Appreciation “Gala” All of the various music ministries at St. Matthew will combine to end our inaugural season of concerts as they present music from diverse elements celebrating Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and the Fifth Element “Spirit”. This celebration occurs on Pentecost Sunday and you will be revitalized and lifted up as a result of the moving performances by the St. Matthew Sanctuary Choir, Handbell Choir, Hands of Joy Sign Language Choir, Hands of Praise Sign Language Choir, Children's Choir and More!
Fourth Fridays Out
Let us watch your children (Children 6 months to 11 years) Friday April 27, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This is our last 4th Friday Out before our "summer break". We will return in the fall.
Just Past Events at St. Matthew:
Sunday, April 8
Hands of Joy Concert 3 p.m.
The Hands of Joy began their magnificent concert with "Speaking Hands, Hearing Eyes" and with many beautiful, stirring songs between including "What the World Needs now", " By Our Love". "What a Wonderful World", and "America the Beautiful", ended with "How Great Thou Art". If you weren't there, you missed a blessed event!
Music for Gathering
"Christ the Lord is Risen Today"
Music Ministry by the Hands of Joy
Joining in the "Hallelujah Chorus"
St. Matthew United Methodist Church sponsored a petting zoo at the Dobson Ranch Eggstravaganza held Saturday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Laguna Azul Park, Dobson Ranch, Mesa. Over 200 children visited the petting zoo which was a huge success once again.
Monthly Book Readers Group
On Sunday, April 22, in B11 at 10:30 a.m. the Monthly Book Readers Group will review Rosemary, the Forgotten Kennedy.
We welcome the new Youth Ministries Coordinator.
Welcome to Eric Everett who received his Certification in Youth Ministry from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2014. Eric served on the staff of Paradise Valley United Methodist Church for seven years. He is an accomplished musician and has a background in both acoustical engineering and foster home management.
Photographs for the ChurchTrac Online DIrectory
The Big Green Backdrop Project has ended. All photos taken since the beginning of this project will be available for prints for all of 2018. Please contact Karen at email@example.com if you need anything. Thank you.
Wellness Support Group - now meeting weekly
Come to a non-judgmental environment to share, discus wellness goals and gain tips from each other! All are welcome. We meet Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in B12.
Sharing the Blessings
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity needs workers and meals at build projects. If you can assist with bringing lunch items for 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.
Tuesday Coffee Group
The group will continue to meet throughout the summer. Come join us for coffee and conversation on Tuesdays at Village Inn, Southern and Dobson (1115 S. Dobson Rd.) in Mesa, at 3:00 p.m. Everyone welcome. No reservations needed.
Opportunities- St. Matthew Needs You:
Congregational Care: Friendly Visitor
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.
Join the Sanctuary Choir! Or the Bell Choir!
Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm. and the Bell Choir rehearses 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 480-358-7923 for the Sanctuary Choir and Cullan Lucas at email@example.com for the Bell Choir.
Join the Hands of Joy Sign Language Choir
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! Contact Gail Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The Church Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Did you know we have a Lost and Found?
If you have lost an item, please check with the ushers. The Lost and Found is located at the end of the counter near the door to the Chapel.
Where to Find Forms on the Website.
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.